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Q1. What is an EMI (English as a Medium of Instruction) course?
A: EMI refers to the courses offered in non-English speaking institutions where the delivery of content, teacher-student interaction, the learning and academic support materials, and the demonstration and assessment of learning outcomes are 100% in English. The relevant instructions are as follows:
Q2. How is the EMI course different from the original English-taught course?
A: EMI courses should be 100% in English for the delivery of content, teacher-student interaction, the learning materials, and the demonstration and assessment of learning outcomes (such as oral presentations, assignments, or tests). Student interactions in small groups may be in other languages to facilitate mutual understanding and creative thinking, and teachers should ensure that at least 70% of classroom communication is in English.
The only requirement for English-taught courses is that the teacher's syllabus and the delivery of content shall be in English (in some circumstances, this may be supplemented by Chinese), with no requirement for the percentage of students using English in class discussions or presentations.
Q3. How can students get information about the EMI courses offered by each department?
A: For course information, please refer to the course catalog system and select "EMI" in the "Other Items" column. The "Remarks" column of the course will be marked with the word EMI.
Q4. What are the restrictions for students taking EMI courses?
A: For course requirements, please refer to the course catalog system, where detailed information on course requirements is available in the "syllabus" column of each course.