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UNIVERSITY ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE Teaching English for Academic Purposes

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Qualification

    Professional Certificate

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    JAN-22

  • Duration

    6 months

Course summary

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

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

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • a variety of EAP practitioner roles
  • HE education management
  • pre-sessional teaching and course leadership
  • International Foundation Programme curriculum development
  • academic literacies and study skills support
  • learning development.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 2,410overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    44th out of 81

    80th out of 106 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    118 59%

    47th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    48th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    37th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    105 51%

    72nd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    57 57%

    87th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    20th

    35

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