Teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP) PGCert, Certificate

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    3508
    Tuition (Full programme)
    3508
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #172 Online
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 EAP, while furthering your knowledge across the range of key concepts and issues related to teaching EAP.
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About

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.

Studying by supported distance learning allows you to choose when and where you study, meaning you do not have to take a career break. We pride ourselves on the level of support we provide our distance learning students. Our award-winning library has world class facilities for distance learning students. You will have full access to our other support services and will be assigned a personal tutor. Out virtual learning environment Blackboard offers a wide range of study support material, and you will have the opportunity to join an interactive web-based community of fellow students around the world.

If you have any questions about this course, join us for a live online chat with academic tutors and admissions staff.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
  • Skill Disciplines
    Language Skills, Communication

Programme Structure

The general teaching aims of the course are to develop the knowledge and skills required of an expert EAP practitioner. These elements are based on the competency framework used by BALEAP, the global forum for EAP professionals:

  • Academic practice: academic contexts, disciplinary practice, academic discourse, personal learning, development and autonomy
  • EAP students: student needs, student critical thinking, student autonomy
  • Curriculum development: syllabus and programme development, text processing and text production
  • Programme implementation: teaching practices, assessment practices

(Please note: due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website (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.)

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

This course is aimed at teachers and other professionals working in the TESOL field. You should have:

  • at least a second 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 one year’s full-time equivalent teaching experience.

We will also consider serving teachers if you have equivalent qualifications or qualified teacher status and significant experience.

If you are not a native speaker of English you must have a proficiency level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in all sub-sections.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 3508 International
  • GBP 3508 EU/EEA


Funding

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