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Teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP)

University of Leicester

9 months
3200 GBP/full
3200 GBP/full
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The Teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP) programme of the University of Leicester 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.


Course description

The Teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP) programme of the University of Leicester 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.

Programme Structure


  • Academic Values and Practices
  • EAP Students
  • Assessment and Feedback
  • Teaching Practices

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 9 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


  • Fully structured
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General 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
  • Plus: a recognised qualification in teaching English as a foreign language
  • Plus: at least one year’s full-time equivalent teaching experience.
  • Plus: two references that validate your qualifications and work experience.

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

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3200 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3200 GBP for the full programme during 9 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3200 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3200 GBP for the full programme during 9 months.


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