Taught course

Teaching English for Academic Purposes

University of Nottingham · School of Education

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Entry requirements

2:2 level (or international equivalent). Applicants without a first degree but with an approved, relevant professional qualification will be considered on an individual basis. Minimum of nine months' full-time classroom English language teaching experience (650 hours of part-time experience).

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

This course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to become a competent, research-informed and innovative English for academic purposes (EAP) practitioner.

Worldwide, there has been a significant increase in the demand for EAP teachers. This growth has stemmed from the expansion of English as a medium of instruction, internationalisation of the higher education sector, increasingly dominant position of English as the language of education and research, and rapid expansion of access to higher education.

This course focuses on the development of teacher competencies to improve the academic literacy of students. It entails knowledge and skills that incorporate much more than basic mastery of classroom management skills and knowledge of language systems.

In order to achieve this, and as EAP is essentially interdisciplinary, this course draws on a wide range of intellectual sources including:

  • second language acquisition
  • applied linguistics
  • psychology
  • sociology of education
  • epistemology and philosophy
  • ideology
  • cultural studies
  • media studies

Core elements provide a deep understanding of the role of EAP in academic contexts, academic discourse and literacies and appropriate EAP pedagogies.

You will develop your intellectual skills and enhance your teaching skills and understanding of EAP through activities which include collaborative work and engaging with academic staff.

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.5 in any element)

Fees and funding

See information on how to fund your masters, including our step-by-step guide. Further information is available on the school website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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