淡江大學國際事務學院110學年度第1學期
全英語教學教師期末座談會
The College of International Affairs, Tamkang University
end-of-semester EMI teacher symposium for the 1st semester
of the 2021 academic year

國際事務學院配合本校推動高教深耕計畫國際化面向執行,增進全英語教學效益,推動全英語教學課程相關活動,於110年12月3日辦理「全英語教學教師期末座談會」,出席人員為本院全體專任教師。

包院長於開場致詞時表示,校長已在多項會議中宣布本院將逐步轉型為全英語教學學院,今天藉由此座談會,希望各位師長若對於雙語化學習計畫或者轉型過程有任何的疑問,請提出來討論。今天也邀請到王副校長列席指導。

會中歐研所張福昌老師、陳麗娟老師、崔琳老師及拉美所黃富娟老師提出以下建議:
一、全英語教學計畫實施時間太倉促,教師與學生均無心理準備,是否可有緩衝期及相關配套措施。
二、老師們很樂意配合學校政策,但並非所有老師都是至英語系國家留學的,授課時相對會有點吃力,學校是否亦可安排老師英文培訓課程。
三、全英語教學造成師生很大的壓力,全程都需要用英語授課及講解,第二週起同學明顯的缺席不上課,是否需這麼嚴格要求,可否雙語方式進行。
四、拉美所老師都很願意配合動學校政策,但本所目前只有4位專任教師,且需同時準備3種不冋語言授課,造成很大壓力,是否有其他配套措施。

王高成副校長回覆如下:
一、原申請計畫書訂於2025年EMI目標值為40%,因考慮實際實施困難度,第二次計畫修訂時修改為30%,且並非各所均需開設30%的EMI課程,而是全院EMI課程達30%即可。
二、EMI定義應是70%以上使用英文授課,該門課程即可定義為EMI課程。
三、本計畫推動無法有緩衝期,教育部規定自110學年度起實施,但做法可以適度調整,授課教師可以申請一位TA協助,但因經費有限,以大學部教師優先。
四、將舉辦EMI教育訓練營,原則上採實體方式進行,對象為3年內有英語教學經驗之教師。
五、將設EMI教學諮詢服務,可安排一對一諮詢,並要求3年內有英語教學經驗之教師至少參加一次。
六、安排與昆士蘭大學國際訓練合作,訂於110年2月17日、2月18日舉辦線上EMI培訓課程,請各系所各推派一位教師參加。

The College of International Affairs, in line with the University's efforts to promote the implementation of the Higher Education Deep Sprout Project on the internationalization level, to enhance the effectiveness of EMI, and to promote EMI-related activities, held the end-of-semester EMI teacher symposium on December 3, 2021, with all full-time faculty members in attendance.

In his opening remarks, Dean Pao said that the President had announced in many meetings that the College would gradually transform into a college fully utilizing EMI, and today, through this symposium, he hoped that if the faculty had any questions about the bilingual learning program or the transformation process, they would bring them up for discussion. Vice President Wang was also invited to attend today’s meeting.

During the meeting, Dr. Fu-Chang Zhang, Dr. Li-Juan Chen, Dr. Lin Cui from the Graduate Institute of European Studies and Dr. Fu-juan Huang from the Graduate Institute of Latin American Studies made the following suggestions:
1. The implementation time of the EMI program is too short and abrupt, and the teaching staff and students are not mentally prepared, so is there any buffer period and related measures.
2. The teachers are happy to cooperate with the University's policy, but not all of them have studied in English-speaking countries, so it is a bit difficult to teach in English, so can the University arrange English training sessions for the faculty.
3. All teachers and students are under a lot of pressure in EMI courses, and they need to teach and explain in English the whole way. From the second week, there were very obvious number of student absentees. Doe the requirement need to be so rigorous, and would it be possible to conduct the classes in both languages.
4. The teachers of the Latin American Institute are willing to cooperate with the University's policy, but as there are currently only four full-time faculty in the Institute, and they need to prepare to teach in three different languages at once, this is causing a lot of pressure, so are there any approaches that can be taken.

Vice President Gao-Cheng Wang’s responses were as follows:
1. In the original application proposal, the EMI target value was set at 40% by 2025, but considering the difficulties in the actual implementation, the second amendment of the program revised the target to 30%, and it is not all institutes need to offer 30% of EMI courses, but that the EMI course across the entire college is to reach 30%.
2. The definition of EMI is when more than 70% of the courses is taught in English, the course can be defined as an EMI course.
3. There is no buffer period for the program, as the Ministry of Education stipulates that the program has to be implemented from the 2021 academic year, but the implementation can be adjusted appropriately, where faculty can apply for a TA to assist with the teaching. However, due limited funding, priority is given to undergraduate faculty first.
4. EMI training camp will be held. In principle, the training camp will be conducted in person, and targets teachers who have had experience of teaching in English in the past three years.
5. EMI teaching consultation service will be set up. One-on-one consultation can be arranged, and teachers with had experience of teaching in English in the past three years will be required to attend at least one such consultation.
6. The University will arrange for collaboration and training with the University of Queensland. The plan is to hold an online EMI training course on February 17-18, 2021, and each department/institute is invited to send one faculty member to participate in the training.