The #EmergingEnglish Higher Education English Medium Content Teacher Community of Practice (CoP) webinar series was held on the 16, 18, 23 and 24 June.

This consisted of a series of webinars aimed at developing and promoting a national Community of Practice (CoP) for English Medium (EM) content practitioners or EAP/ESP practitioners within Higher Education in China. The events primarily shared tips and ideas on how teachers had adapted to teaching without a face-to-face audience but also included more general challenges and solutions of English Medium Instruction or EAP/ESP and reflected on how lessons learned could be integrated into future practice.

Over 700 participants worldwide participated in the live webinars, with more than 10,000 people watching the webinar recordings and over 80,000 following the webinar recording posts on our social media channels.

Positive feedback and comments from the audience included:

  • “It’s really a wonderful webinar!”
  • “Great. I hope we can do this more. We can learn from each other!”
  • “Webinar has great impact to my teaching professional development so far.”
  • “Very good ideas.”
  • “Thank you so much for the great presentation and insights!”

Webinar details:


Webinar 1
16 June 17:00-18:30

Webinar 2
18 June 17:00-18:30


Challenges and solutions of English Medium content teachers with or without face-to-face engagement in the classroom


Dr. Zhang Xu, Associate Professor, Beijing Institute of Technology

Dr. Sun Xiaodan, Associate Professor, Southwest Jiaotong University

Ms. Wang Yiping, Lecturer, Jilin Agricultural University

Dr. Du Huizhen, Associate Professor, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Dr. Kong Xianglei, Associate Professor, Nankai University 

Dr. Xu Jian, Professor, Chongqing University


Webinar 3
23 June 17:00-18:30

Webinar 4
24 June 17:00-18:30


Responding to recent challenges and solutions of English-medium content teachers within Higher Education in China

Responding to recent challenges and solutions of EAP/ESP teachers within Higher Education in China


Dr. Cheng Shu, Associate Professor, Central South Universitya

Dr. Guo Fengping, Lecturer, South East University

Dr. Wang Jian, Associate Professor, Kunming University of Science and Technology

Dr. Zou Bin, Associate Professor, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Vu Thi Thanh Nha (Nha Vu), Ph.D, VNU University of Languages and International Studies

Dr. Du Jianying, Associate Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Materials for download: 

Last but not least, a summary of the Q&A is available, which includes the questions raised by the audience in written form and the answers provided by the speakers.

Note: Expressed views are the speakers’ own based on their context and experience and do not necessarily represent the views of the British Council.