University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Teaching English for Academic Purposes

This course aims to equip students with the skills necessary to become competent, research-informed and innovative English for Academic Purposes (EAP) practitioners; the course focuses on the development of teacher competencies required to improve the academic literacy of students, and entails knowledge and skills that incorporate much more than basic mastery of classroom management skills and knowledge of language systems; in order to achieve this, and on the basis that EAP is essentially interdisciplinary, the course draws on a wide range of intellectual sources including: 2nd language acquisition; applied linguistics; TESOL; psychology; sociology of education; epistemology and philosophy; ideology; cultural studies; media studies; core elements in course promote a deep understanding of the role of EAP in academic contexts, academic discourse and literacies, and appropriate EAP pedagogies.

Entry requirements

A relevant recognised 1st degree (at least 2nd Class Honours) and 2 years full-time experience in general 2nd language English (EFL) teaching; IELTS:7.0 (no less than 6.5 in any element); TOEFL IBT: 100 (minimum 20 in speaking and 19 in all other elements).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning £ 8,360 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MA Distance learning £ 8,360 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

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On line/Distance Learning

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