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Sheffield Hallam University: Teaching English for Academic Purposes

Institution Sheffield Hallam University
Department Sheffield Hallam University
Web http://www.shu.ac.uk
Email admissions@shu.ac.uk
Telephone (+44) 0114 225 5533
Study type Taught

Summary

1. Course summary - Help your students to understand complex academic discourse.

  • Understand student transitions as they access higher education, study specific disciplines and tackle academic culture.

  • Critique learning approaches and the role of the EAP practitioner.

  • Apply a syllabus informed by the BALEAP competency framework.

  • Progress in your teaching and educational management career with a postgraduate qualification and transferable academic credit.

Professional EAP practice opens up a range of exciting career opportunities across the globe. On this flexible short course, you’ll build on your EFL knowledge, pedagogy and professional practice and discover how you can teach EAP effectively in a higher education context.

2. How you learn This online course is part-time and lasts 16 weeks. Flexible and dynamic eLearning enables you to fit the course around your own personal and professional commitments.

You’ll look at EAP and the contexts in which it is taught. You’ll also study academic language, particularly the disciplinary discourses, genres and assessments that students encounter. Finally, you’ll focus on learner transitions, the development of courses and EAP Quality Assurance.

You learn through

  • watching screencasts

  • reading recommended texts

  • taking part in online discussion

  • independent and small group work

  • conducting analyses

  • focusing on your own topics of interest

  • reporting writing

  • close supervision with a university academic

Applied learning The English language has emerged as a dominant force in academic life across the globe. Millions of students struggle to make sense of academic texts, come to terms with their disciplines and write high-stakes assessments.

EAP is a growing market nationally and internationally and there is currently an increasing demand for well-qualified EAP practitioners who can enable students to cope with the demands of academic study and research at universities.

This course is designed for experienced teachers of English who wish to specialise in teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and develop a career in higher or further education and related contexts.

The course draws on the BALEAP competency framework for UK and international teachers. This accreditation scheme is increasingly becoming a desirable requirement for EAP teaching roles. Members of the course team can support you with applying for professional accreditation with BALEAP.

After completing this course, you may wish to develop your research in teaching EAP and use the academic credit to progress onto an MA or PhD in TESOL and develop an EAP specialism.

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