Bisogni e preoccupazioni del corpo docente impegnato in English Medium Instruction (EMI)
Una prospettiva italiana post-pandemia
As a global phenomenon, internationalisation exerts a great impact on Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) all over the world. Among the stakeholders mostly affected are the academic staff. The situation is especially critical in Italy, where teacher training was not a priority in pre-Covid times and where the outbreak and effects of the pandemic have been severe. These circumstances contribute to making Italian university teachers’ needs and concerns in post-pandemic EMI (English Medium Instruction) an area particularly worth exploring. This contribution investigates the case of a middle-sized public University in Northern Italy, where a needs analysis questionnaire was sent to the academic staff to understand how they address the additional challenges that internationalisation poses to teaching, with special regard to the provision of EMI. We also inquired into whether the pandemic has modified the teachers’ styles of teaching, and in which ways.