SINTER announces Call for Applications for the free course ‘English as a Medium of Instruction’ offered by the Consulate General of the United States
The Consulate General of the United States in Porto Alegre, through its Regional Office for English Language Instruction (RELO), the Online Professional English Network (OPEN), and Ohio University, are offering UFSC professors the course English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI).
It will be an eight-week online course in English with Ohio University, starting on 23 August to 23 November 2021. The course is free of charge and there are 10 openings for UFSC professors to be selected by SINTER.
The target audience is UFSC permanent faculty members (not retired) who are proficient in English (B2, C1, C2) and who offer or intend to offer extension courses and regular courses in their respective areas of knowledge in English.
The objective of this training is to provide teachers with tools and methodologies to develop strategies for teaching disciplinary content in English and share their learning and materials with other professors, thus contributing to the internationalization of UFSC.
The course will enable them to identify the challenges professors and students face in their EMI classes and develop strategies to help students learn the course content while developing or improving their English language skills. In addition, professors will be in an international group with participants from around the world.
Topics include course design, program development, creating lessons and materials, interactive teaching in English, and supporting learning through technology.
The course, developed by Ohio University, will be in English and will require approximately 8-10 hours of work/week.
To apply for this opportunity, please check the requirements in the Call for Applications and its annexes:
Applications are open until 20 June.
In case of doubts, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of International Relations (SINTER) announces the list of pre-selected students for the Erasmus + UFSC – UAB Program, in accordance with the Call for Applications 9 SINTER 2021 UAB Undergraduate :
Maria Eduarda Machado Bernhardt
Sofia Rocco Stainsack Rocha
Vítor Pluceno Behnck
Should any interested party wish to file an appeal against the preliminary results of the selection process, they may do so until 12 June 2021, according to item 10.1 of the Call.
The Office of International Relations (SINTER) will hold on Friday, 11th June, the online welcome reception for international students who will begin their studies in the virtual modality in the first semester of 2021 at UFSC.
Exchange students are entering UFSC through Bilateral Agreements or through partnerships with associations and federal programs. For this semester, the international students in the Incoming Program are from France, Italy, Peru and the United Kingdom; and from Argentina and Uruguay through the AUGM Program. UFSC will also welcome a student from Honduras through the Exchange Program for Undergraduate Students (PEC-G).
The event will be broadcasted on youtube at 2pm (Brasília time).
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major impacts on several spheres of our society, such as in the area of education. At the level of Higher Education, the pandemic had a catalyst role in the consolidation of remote learning. Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina in partnership with Universidad del Valle (Colombia) were pioneers in this process.
The process began when the coordinators of the cooperation agreement between the two institutions, Professor Lívia Arcêncio do Amaral (Brazil) and Professor Esther Cecília Wilches Luna (Colombia), who were already developing projects together, established contacts with the offices of international relations of their respective institutions with the aim of offering undergraduate students from both institutions the opportunity to carry out exchange of academic experiences virtually.
In 2020, 23 courses were offered in the pilot program and 17 students from UFSC and 10 students from UNIVALLE participated in its first edition. The experience was considered very fruitful by both teachers and students, particularly in a context of such difficulties in maintaining engagement in the educational process.
The professors behind the initiative are evaluating the experience with the intention of deepening the existing cooperation, offering even more opportunities to the academic community of both universities.
The occurrence of the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the process already planned by our university regarding virtual mobility. Thus, to complement other initiatives already in progress, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) has developed its Virtual Mobility Program for extension courses (PMV). The initiative aims to strengthen relations with our foreign partners in order to offer an international environment and contribute to the academic intercultural education of future global citizens.
Within a plurilingual and multilingual linguistic policy, each course has its own language, such as Portuguese, Spanish, English, Italian and French. The 2021 edition also includes a course in LIBRAS (Brazilian Sign Language), which is taught in English. It should be noted that the courses are taught asynchronously, which will allow students to participate at a time that is most convenient for them. The courses are aimed at our regularly enrolled students, students from partner institutions and the external community.
The main benefits for a student taking part on this type of initiative are: global learning for all and integrated into the curriculum; applied learning; development of skills needed for the 21st century; intercultural awareness and competence development; interdisciplinary application of knowledge; diversity and inclusion; scalable and low cost internationalization; and high impact practice for teaching and learning.
The 10 courses offered take place from June to August 2021, and two classes of each course are planned. For more information about the application period and the program content, please consult https://pmv-sinter.ufsc.br/.