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We offer a selection of short courses in languages to prepare you for your career.

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We offer a wide range of languages including British Sign Language, Chinese and Russian, at a host of levels. Our classes are taught by skilled and experienced tutors over three terms and are open to adult learners.

Teaching English for Academic Purposes

Overview

If you are a teacher of English as a foreign language, you may be interested in developing your career in the direction of teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP). If so, then this distance learning module should provide you with the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence to apply for EAP teaching positions. 

Successful completion of the module will evidence your knowledge of teaching EAP to prospective employers. The module is also eligible for recognition of prior learning on our Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA course.

Topics

On this 15-credit level 7 masters module, indicative topics include:

  • Linguistic features of EAP
  • Roles of teachers and learners
  • Analysing EAP learners’ needs
  • EAP course design
  • Designing EAP materials
  • Teaching academic writing
  • Assessment in EAP
  • EAP courses

Delivery methods

This module is delivered by a team of experienced EAP professionals, using interactive distance learning technology and innovative toolsCourse content consists of video lectures, supported by online tasks and discussions with access to relevant electronic reading materials through membership our library. The module will be assessed via two summative written assignments.

Dates

Date Description
10 February 2020 Start date
30 March - 24 April 2020 Four-week break
25 May 2020 Final assignment deadline

This module will take place over 11 weeks, with a four-week break after the first seven weeks.

Eligibility

A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree, ideally in English or languages, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. Teaching qualifications such as the CELTA, Trinity TESOL Certificate or a PGCE will also be taken into consideration, along with TEFL/TESOL experience.

English language requirement

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.5 in Writing and 6.0 in each other element.

Fees

  • UK/EU fees - £625
  • Overseas fees - £1,367

How to apply

We aren't currently accepting formal applications for this module.

Contact us

For further information, please contact the module leader, Gavin Floater: g.floater@surrey.ac.uk.