Internationalisation of higher education has become a priority for universities around the world. Universities around the globe
strive to internationalise the curriculum, establish international partnerships through exchange in collaborative degree programmes, faculty exchanges, attracting PhD students and international students, publishing in international journals, collaborating with international research partners to raise the global presence
and profile of their institution. This has resulted in an increasing importance being placed in English medium instruction, EMI, in universities. EMI refers to teaching academic subjects in English rather than teaching the English language itself. EMI is a growing global trend as programmes or courses taught in English have been increasing in many universities at an unprecedented pace. This series of MOOC lectures will explore a wide range of relevant
theoretical and practical issues, such as definitions of EMI and the rationale behind this growing trend, the driving forces, motivating universities to implement EMI. The course will also give an overview
of perceived benefits of EMI as well as the challenges facing stakeholders, including students, teachers, administrators and policymakers. These lectures are designed for anyone involved in EMI, practitioners, students, researchers, administrators, and policymakers alike. They are recommended as essential viewing
for anyone interested in EMI. In these lectures, we raise critical questions surrounding what has become a fashionable trend in the internationalisation of higher education. There is no one way to approach EMI. I hope you watch these lectures with a critical eye reflecting upon your own contexts to consider how this may be approached
in a context-sensitive manner. EMI presents many challenges. But by engaging key stakeholders, we can aim for successful
and sustainable policy implementation.