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English-Medium Instruction: Insights, Challenges, and Best Practices for Educators

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Segment: Content-based English

Hosted by: National Geographic Learning Global

Category: English-Medium Instruction

Presenters: Tracey Gibbins, Luciana Wilson

Join us for an engaging discussion that will empower you on your EMI journey! This session will explore the challenges and best practices around implementing an English Medium Instruction (EMI) curriculum at bilingual and international schools. Drawing from Tracey Gibbins’ recent TIRF Insights paper and the real-life experiences of educators in schools worldwide, this session will enable you to:

• Build an understanding of EMI and explore the reasons behind the significant increase in EMI curriculums over the past two decades.

• Discover the benefits and challenges associated with adopting an EMI approach.

• Learn best practices to overcome these challenges and support teachers and learners in the EMI classroom.

• Hear about real-life experiences of educators worldwide, with practical insights for those currently implementing an EMI approach or aspiring to implement one.

Tracey Gibbins is a writer and consultant specializing in English education. Tracey holds a Master of Arts in English Education from New York University and a Master of Science in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh. Tracey has taught English in the United States and the United Kingdom and English Language Arts to middle and high school students in New York City. She has over a decade of experience as an author and developer of English materials for international publishers. Tracey lives with her family in New York.

Luciana Wilson is a Program Manager for Global Marketing at National Geographic Learning, based in the United States. She manages all Content-Based English programs designed for bilingual and international schools. With over 10 years’ experience in the K-12 school market, she has held positions in product development and marketing in Brazil and in the US. She has three bilingual children and treasures the journey of raising them with a multicultural mindset.

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