Resource Center for EMI
The Resource Center for EMI (RCEMI) at National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) was founded in 2022, with its core mission being to help higher education institutions across Taiwan to establish and promote EMI (English as a Medium of Instruction) professional development programs. Supported by NTNU’s leading educational research and success in internationalization, RCEMI will create a forum for all Taiwanese universities and colleges to share bilingual education experiences and foster a common goal for all.
RCEMI is committed to training EMI faculty, teaching assistants (TAs), and academic literacy English tutors to enhance the efficacy of bilingual teaching, and to promote resources sharing and field-based cross-university cooperation in all of our partner institutions. The key services we provide includes the following:
- Cross-University Support System
- EMI Faculty Professional Development Program
- Inter-University EMI Community of Practice
- EMI TA Professional Development Program
- Academic Literacy English Tutor Training Program
Since starting to promote the Program on Bilingual Education for Students in College (BEST), National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) has accumulated a considerable number of achievements in the EMI Professional Lecturer Development and Teacher Assistant (TA) Training programs. NTNU not only has abundant experiences in cross-university community management but also has numerous faculty members across various specializations who have completed EMI training and served as Mentors. The EMI TA digital training courses themselves are also diverse and of high quality. In addition, NTNU has been invited to share its experiences in promoting bilingual education to post-secondary institutions including the Center for Bilingual Education of National Taiwan University, the Center for Teaching and Learning Development of National Taipei University of Education, Chung Shan Medical University, National Chung Cheng University, Chung Yuan Christian University, Tzu Chi University, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, National University of Tainan, and Kainan University. We hope to continue sharing lecturer training resources with other universities as we learn and grow together.
As a member of the National Taiwan University System, NTNU has allied with the National Taiwan University and the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology to establish a course-sharing system. In the future, we will be working with neighboring universities to determine a suitable mechanism for the sharing of EMI courses and resources. Furthermore, for our upcoming launch of NTNU Online, we have amassed digital English teaching courses in various specializations from universities nationwide. We hope that this will serve as a foundation for sharing digital course resources from our Regional Resource Center for Bilingual Education in the future.
The Resource Center for EMI (RCEMI) has appointed one Chief Executive Officer, 2 Vice Executive Officers, 3 Postdoctoral Fellows, and 4 Project Managers. Their office tasks are as follows:
Planning and implementation of 5 major programs: Interuniversity Support System Establishment, Professional EMI Lecturer Development, Interuniversity EMI Lecturer Community Collaboration, EMI TA Training, and Academic English Tutor Training.
1. Develop and promote EMI training courses and events to colleges and universities nationwide.
2. Coordinate subsidization and assist in system establishment as well as external affairs for promoting EMI training.
3. Regularly review and check the progress of promotions, performance indicators, and subsidization.
The RCEMI will adopt a dual-track approach to program promotion and development. On top of sharing resources and supporting EMI teachers and TAs in training, RCEMI is instrumental in developing course modules. RCEMI hopes to effectively assist all colleges and universities in Taiwan to foster English lecturers and TAs as well as reap benefits from professional bilingual teaching resource sharing and cross-university collaboration.
Resource Center for EMI (RCEMI)
TEL: (02)-7749-5904 | (02)-7749-5905 | (02)-7749-5922
Office hours: 8am – 5p.m.