What is academic teaching excellence (ATE) about?

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

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 updating lecturers’ language skills and offering useful techniques for day-to-day teaching.

What does ATE deliver?

By registering for the ATE training course, you will:

  • develop a good understanding of the communication principles that underlie academic teaching with English as the medium of instruction
  • improve the quality of your communication with your students, through more confident and effective teaching in English
  • benefit from the latest research into English as a medium of instruction
  • through intensive micro-teaching sessions, acquire advanced communication skills in English through analysing and reviewing current teaching practices
  • help your higher education institution attract the most talented students and staff.

How long does the course last?

The ATE course lasts five days, and is delivered in person by well-experienced and qualified teaching staff.


Here is what some of the participants of the ATE course are saying:

“I improved my skills that I can use in teaching in English”

“You improve your English language in combination with the didactics and teaching knowledge.”

“I learned how powerful interaction can be as a teaching tool in class”

“I found it really useful to learn how to teach well in an English context.”


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