TAFA NOVA’s EMI Quality Management Program© (EMI QMP) is the World's first Quality and Learning Outcome focused solution model for International EMI Universities.
EMI falls in the intersection of the fields of Teaching of English Language and the Teaching of Academic Subjects in universities. Thus, the EMI QMP is neither a devopment project for English Language Preparation Programs nor about the language proficiency of lecturers and managers. Essentially, the EMI QMP has a unique focus on the quality standards of academic subject delivery via English at EMI universities.
Tafa Nova's innovation is to place a greater focus on Institutionalization while embedding the concepts of Policy, Quality, Sustainability and Learning outcome at the core of the design of the EMI QMP.
Essentially, the EMI QMP is a Policy Maker level Institutional Innovation project that is spread over years to ensure Institutionalisation and Sustainability.
To put differently, at its core the EMI QMP is a Change Management Program that aims to seamlessly execute the EMI QMP with a focus on Quality, Sustainability and Learning outcome.
TAFA NOVA's EMI Quality Management Program is by design flexible enough to effectively address the contextual needs of the particpant universities.
Definition: Macaro and Akıncıoğlu (2017) define English Medium Instruction (EMI) as the use of English (for example sole use, partial use, code switching and so on) to teach academic subjects (other than English itself) in countries or jurisdictions where the first language of the majority of the population is not English.