University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP)

The programme aims to provide you with the core competencies required for the design and delivery of effective teaching programmes in English for Academic Purposes (EAP), while furthering your knowledge across the range of key concepts and issues related to teaching EAP. This course will develop the knowledge and skills required of you as an expert EAP practitioner. The course aims to provide you with: Enhanced employment prospects in the field through gaining a specialist postgraduate qualification and developing the knowledge and skills required of an expert EAP practitioner; knowledge of academic practice, academic contexts, disciplinary practice, academic discourse, personal learning, development and autonomy; understanding of EAP students' needs, student critical thinking and student autonomy; skill in syllabus and programme development, text processing and text production, as well as in programme implementation and assessment practices; the ability to manage, reflect and enhance your own learning; opportunities to extend your range of transferable skills, including your study and research skills

Entry requirements

This course is aimed at teachers and other professionals working in the TESOL field; students should have: at least a 2nd Class Honours degree (or its equivalent from a non-UK university; GPA 3.0 or above), preferably in English language, linguistics or education, and a recognised qualification in teaching English as a foreign language, and at least 1 year's full-time equivalent teaching experience; we also consider serving teachers if they have equivalent qualifications or qualified teacher status and significant experience; if the applicant is not a native speaker of English, they must have a proficiency level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in all sub-sections.

Course modules

Academic practices: Values, practices and conventions in university settings; EAP students: Adapting to the new academic environment; curriculum development: creating an EAP programme; programme implementation: Teaching EAP.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a variety of methods including blogs, essays and reports; full details of the assessment for each module can be found with the module details.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 3,303 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 3,303 per Whole course (England) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 3,303 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 3,303 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 3,303 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 3,303 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning February 2017 GBP 3,303 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning February 2017 GBP 3,303 per Whole course (England) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning February 2017 GBP 3,303 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning February 2017 GBP 3,303 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning February 2017 GBP 3,303 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning February 2017 GBP 3,303 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

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Distance Learning

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