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ELIP International and Online Programs

The ELIP Academic and Global Communication Program offers teacher training in many areas.

English as the Medium of Instruction (EMI)

The English as the Medium of Instruction Teacher Training Program supports content-area professors as they re-develop their courses to be taught in English—English as the medium of instruction (EMI). By the end of this training, each content professor will develop an understanding of the needs of students as they learn content in English and also re-design a course with English as the medium of instruction. This redesign can include course materials, delivery, and assessment in English, as well as strategies to use technology in the classroom.

English for Specific Purposes (ESP)

The English for Specific Purposes Teacher Training Program prepares teachers to specialized English courses, such as English for business, English for law enforcement, or English for tourism. By the end of this training, instructors will have the skills they need to design courses and materials for specific language learning needs in all skill areas.

Teacher training projects are customizable in content, scope, length of program, and delivery. ELIP can hold training workshops at partner institutions, on the beautiful Ohio University campus, online, or a combination of in-person and online.

Contact Dr. Dawn Bikowski, ELIP Director, for information about this opportunity.

International Projects

The English Language Improvement Program (ELIP) in the Linguistics Department at Ohio University is excited to work with international partners on international projects. ELIP provides students with customized instruction and services that result in the attainment of concrete academic and professional communication skills.

“Our programs are engaging, relevant, and customized for your educational needs. We invite you to come to Ohio University, a beautiful and international campus in Athens, Ohio. Or we are pleased to work with you in your country, providing training, program assessment, or curriculum development at your location. We work with teacher training as well as giving courses for English language learners, and we specialize in English for Specific Purposes courses. Please contact us at elip@ohio.edu with any questions you have. We are happy to work with you,” says Dr. Dawn Bikowski, ELIP Director.

What & Why?

The English Language Improvement Program (ELIP) offers a variety of programs and services for international projects. These projects can occur either outside of the U.S. or in the U.S. at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

ELIP International Projects is proud of the programs we offer and excited to work with international collaborators. We offer the following benefits:

  • All sessions are interactive and allow for maximum learner engagement.
  • ELIP International Projects uses innovative technologies and pedagogies.
  • Our faculty are experienced, professional, and hold Ph.Ds.
  • We offer flexibility and build customized programs to meet your needs.
  • Projects at Ohio University offer the latest innovative technologies and outstanding computer facilities.
  • Attendees receive a certificate upon completion of their program.

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