Academic Teaching Excellence (ATE) is a training course that has been developed to help academic staff who teach their subjects through the medium of English.

Designed in close co-operation with the University of Oxford, the course draws on the latest research in the field of English as Medium of Instruction (EMI) and is delivered by very experienced trainers, who have received special training for teaching ATE.


Degree courses in Europe are increasingly being taught in English, often where neither teacher nor students are native speakers. ATE has been specifically designed to improve the overall quality of academic teaching, by offering useful techniques for day-to-day teaching in lectures and seminars, and updating the language skills of lecturers.


  • develops a good understanding of the communication principles that underlie academic teaching with English as the medium of instruction
  • improves the quality of teachers’ communication with their students, through more confident and effective teaching in English
  • teachers benefit from the latest research into English as a medium of instruction
  • through intensive micro-teaching sessions, teachers are able to get feedback,  analyse and review their current teaching practice
  • increases a higher education institution’s chance of attracting the most talented students and staff.


  • 35-hour course delivered over five consecutive days (7 hours per day)
  • Designed for 10-14 lecturers from all academic disciplines with a minimum level of English B2 (ref. the Common European Framework of Reference).
  • Delivered at your institution in the teaching environment your staff is used to, without the additional expense of international travel and accommodation costs.
  • Course fees for courses taught at your institution are fixed for a group of up to 14 participants. 
  • The course fee includes all the materials and refreshments for the 5 days. 

Course information

  • Levels

    minimum B2

  • Course format

    5-day course

  • Course locations

    Open course: Prague
    Closed course: at a location of your choice

  • Price

    Open course: 19,000 CZK / per participant
    Closed course: please contact us for a quote


  • "I started to think not only about content but about form and process with regards to my teaching."
  • "A good balance of theory and practice."
  • "It was practical, interesting and challenging."
  • "Really good motivation to think about the learner and learning."
  • "The micro teaching feedback will help me enormously."

ATE course at Technical University Liberec

ATE Open course

Contact us for details and registrations.

This 5-day course is open to all university lecturers (minimum B2) no matter their discipline, who teach their subjects in English to non-native English learners. 

To apply for this course, kindly send your name, your level of English, your faculty and the name of your institution.

Please note that the course will require a minimum of 8 participants to run.

ATE for institutions

We can offer the course at a time and place convenient to you. You will make the decision on who will participate in the course.

Please contact us for a proposal and quote.