Teaching English for Academic Purposes at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. 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. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. 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.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Compulsory modules Advanced Professional Certificate In Teaching English For Academic Purposes (Teap)

Assessment method


Entry requirements

Two years of general English classroom-teaching experience. Working or planning to work in a HE, FE or related educational contexts.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Our postgraduate fees vary depending on course, level and mode of study. Each postgraduate course page tells you how much the tuition fees are, and what additional costs you might have to budget for during your studies. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Teaching English for Academic Purposes at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS