Certificate for Teaching through English in Higher Education (TEHE)

What is the TEHE certificate?

A statement of individual achievement in demonstrating pedagogical competences to teach through English in Higher Education

Who is it for?

Higher education faculty who teach through English as an additional language

How does it work? 

The candidate:
Provides a copy of ID & registration document
Completes a self-assessment readiness review
Conducts a recorded (video) teaching session of maximum 20–30 mins
Completes a self-appraisal of the teaching session
Receives a competence analysis and grade

What is assessed?

The teaching session, and a personal reflection on teaching through English

What are the grades?

Pass Distinction
Pass
Not yet Achieved

Where is the test evaluated?

Why the University of Jyväskylä?

The University of Jyväskylä is an international centre of excellence, home to PISA, TIMSS, PIRLS, PIAAC, and other significant worldwide benchmark surveys. In the field of Education, it is positioned among the world’s top 100 in the 2018 THE World University rankings, and in the top 150 of the 2018 QS World University Rankings. Personnel have specialised in professional development for teaching through English in higher education since the early 1990s.

Which organisation manages the test?

The University of Jyväskylä Language Centre with EduCluster Finland, University of Jyväskylä Group

How do you prepare for the test?

Guidelines are provided on expression of interest.

Where is the test taken?

The candidate takes the test independently at a location of their own choice.

When can the test be taken?

Tests can be taken throughout the year.

Who are the TEHE academic advisors?

David Marsh Ph.D, Hon.D. is Director, Innovation & Outreach, at EduCluster Finland, University of Jyväskylä Group. He has experience of tasks in over 40 countries, contributed to over 150 publications, presented over 300 invited keynotes at international conferences, and received 5 degrees from the United Kingdom, Finland and Spain.  Long-term experience of working across the European Union has been complemented with assignments in Africa, Central, East & Southeast Asia, the GCC countries, North and South America.  His work has been recognised through various awards including the English-speaking Union (2008), the Estonian Educational Sciences (2009), Doctor honoris causa at Valencian International University (2013), and Honorary Chair, Catedrático Extraordinario de Educación Bilingüe, UCAM, Spain (2017). Having been instrumental in developing processes for transforming language learning, and teaching academic subjects through English, he co-launched Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) under the auspices of the European Commission. Since the 1990s, he has been involved with designing competence-building solutions, and quality assurance mechanisms, for higher education academics to teach through English.

Peppi Taalas Adj. Prof. Dr. works as the permanently appointed Director of the Language Centre at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. She has extensive expertise in (language) learning technologies, new learning cultures, and professional staff development programmes. Her current research interests are educational and organisational change processes both on policy and practice levels, including change in learning and teaching cultures, staff development, and teacher roles and attitudes in technology-enhanced language learning settings. She has been involved in many national and international research and development projects in the area of knowledge society, teaching innovation and the future of education. She is currently working on re-designing higher education language teaching into a multimodal and multilingual competence building as part of the university degree.

What does TEHE cost?

1–20 persons

300

per person

21–40 persons

250

per person

41 plus persons

225

per person

(excluding tax if applicable)

How do I find out more?

Please contact tehe@educluster.fi

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