Teacher development course

Certificate in Teaching English for Academic Purposes

Who is this course for?

Teaching EAP entails training students, usually in a higher education setting, to use language appropriately for study. EAP teachers often work in universities or schools which prepare students for study in English-medium universities. This sector is in continuous growth and provides many new opportunities for ESL teachers. If you already work in this ELT sector or would like to move into it, then this course would be suitable for you.

What will you learn?

The Teaching EAP course covers a range of topics within the Teaching English for Academic Purposes environment, including:

  • Contexts & learners
  • EFL/ESL vs. EAP
  • Student needs in EAP
  • Developing learner independence
  • EAP skills
  • Introduction to skills
  • Listening & speaking
  • Reading & writing
  • Teaching resources and assessment
  • EAP materials exploited
  • Assessment
  • Technology

How will this course help you develop?

This course will help you improve your knowledge of academic study skills, critical thinking, independent learning, and research skills. It will help you make the most of previously acquired teacher skills and resources, as a means of ensuring that EAP learner needs are met. The content is both theoretical and practical, as a means of giving teachers both an understanding of this branch of ELT, as well as ideas and tasks to explore and reflect on in the EAP classroom.

How will the course work?

For information about how this course works, the schedule and how you will be assessed, we recommend reading our FAQs section at the bottom of this page.

Course tutor

As a participant of the Teaching EAP course, you will receive personalised guidance from Tim Brown.

How can you take this course?

Online one-to-one course

  • Flexible – study over 3 or 6 weeks
  • 30 hours
  • Personalised attention from an expert tutor
  • Feedback on tasks and live tutorials

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