Coventry University

Coventry University

Teaching English for Academic Purposes

This programme provides professional development for English language teachers and focuses on the theory and practice of teaching English for academic purposes (TEAP). The course also draws on innovative research carried out by members of the School of Humanities, which includes work on genre, corpus linguistics, and lexicography.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a good Honours degree (2.2 or above). Applicants who are not native speakers of English need to have a proficiency level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6 in writing); or Cambridge Proficiency Grade C or above; Certificate of Advanced English Grade A or B or CEFR B2/C1. Applicants who do not hold a degree relevant to this programme may also apply.

Course modules

Modules include: theories, approaches and methods language learning and teaching; EAP course delivery (teaching, learning and feedback in the EAP classroom); corpus analysis and pedagogy; teaching English in higher education; EAP course design and language testing; understanding academic English. Optional modules include: developing language teaching materials; analysing written and spoken discourse; sociolinguistics and English language teaching; grammar and phonology for the English language teacher; business English; investigations in TEAP professional practice portfolio; dissertation in TEAP.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessed tasks have been integrated into this programme to offer students a stimulating assessment experience and to enable them to reflect on their work, as the programme is designed to train teachers who will assess work themselves. Each module will normally have 2 assessment tasks and students will receive feedback on the 1st first task before they submit the 2nd one. The assessment tasks include seen examinations, presentations, essays and reports, corpus-based syllabus and course design, microteaching, reflective test design, e-learning object design in group and peer observation reports.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,799 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,280 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,799 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,799 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,799 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,799 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,799 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 11,280 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,799 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,799 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years

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