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Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP)

Course Description

The Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP) will 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 modules you will study relate to - and are closely informed by - the competency framework set out by BALEAP, the leading professional organisation for EAP in the UK.

The course will 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.

This course is a unique platform for developing your experience and knowledge of TEAP because it combines the knowledge and experience of our School of Education in delivering distance learning courses with the skills of staff from our English Language Teaching Unit, who are active practitioners in teaching EAP.

Course Modules Include:

• 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 will be through a variety of methods including blogs, essays and reports.

(Please note: due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website (http://www.le.ac.uk) or/and Terms and Conditions (http://www2.le.ac.uk/legal) for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.)

Visit the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP) page on the University of Leicester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Candidates should normally be teachers or others working in the TESOL field who have at least a second class honours degree or equivalent from a non-UK university (GPA 3.0 or above), a recognised qualification teaching English as a foreign language plus at least one year's full-time equivalent teaching experience. Degrees in English language, linguistics or education are preferred. Serving teachers who have equivalent qualifications / qualified teacher status and significant experience may be considered. Candidates who are not native speakers of English need to have a proficiency level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in all sub-sections.

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