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Discussion of the impact of institutional initiatives on the development of EMI in the French
context has been minimal due to the particular way in which EMI has emerged in France. The
aim of this paper is to explore the impact of a teacher development initiative set up in 2014 at
the University of Bordeaux in order to help disciplinary teachers make the transition to teaching
their discipline in English. The objective here is to explore how local context is impacting this
shift in teaching and learning practices through EMI.