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Disclaimer: The posting of information regarding the Teaching of English for Academic Purposes (TEAP) courses on this page is a service that BALEAP provides to its members. However, BALEAP does not accept responsibility for the content or quality of any of the courses. Should you have any queries about the information provided here, it is suggested that you contact the institution concerned directly.

SOAS - short TEAP courses

Introductory teacher training courses for English teachers wanting to move into teaching English for Academic Purposes.

SOAS runs two TEAP courses each year, one part-time course from January to May and one full-time intensive course in August.


TEAP Part-Time Course: 17-Jan to 16-May 2018 (Wednesday evenings)

TEAP Full-Time Course: 6-17 August 2018


£900 (discounted to £850 if paid before 1 November 2017 for the part-time course and before 1 May 2018 for the full-time course)

Key features:

  • Overview of SOAS EAP curriculum, showing language and subject integration
  • Introduction to the theory and practice of EAP across all skills
  • Observations of lessons in EAP at SOAS
  • Development of EAP teaching materials, with analysis of published materials
  • Analysis of the specific needs of EAP learners

Download our 2018 courses flyer and our application form.

For further information see:

For queries, contact Head of TEAP courses: Tony Corballis at

Sheffield Hallam University - PG Certificate

PG Certificate TEAP (Teaching English for Academic Purposes)

Study a course designed for experienced teachers of English who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in teaching English for academic purposes (EAP). There is an increasing global demand in higher education for specialised teachers in EAP, and this course gives you the ability to develop your career into this area.

Key points

  • Suitable for graduates with experience teaching English to speakers of other languages.
  • Explore the key issues involved in teaching EAP and develop the competencies needed to work in this area
  • Develop an understanding of the conventions of the UK academic culture.
  • Learn to critique areas of existing research to support and develop your own teaching.

Distance learning – ten months. Starts September.

Fees: £2,135 for the course (2017/18 academic year)

The Sheffield Hallam University PG Certificate is credited at 60 credits, one third of those needed for the MA TESOL which is offered at Sheffield Hallam University.

For more information see: or contact Dr Diana Ridley via

University of Leicester – PgCert

PgCert Teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP)

The PgCert in Teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP) provides a valuable opportunity for existing or potential teachers of English for Academic Purposes (EAP), within the UK and overseas, to build their skills and gain a qualification in TEAP from a top ranking UK university.

The course modules relate to and are closely informed by the BALEAP competency framework.

Key Facts

  • Mode of Study: Distance Learning
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Start Date: October


Studying by supported distance learning allows you to choose when and where you study, meaning you do not have to take a career break. You will also have full access to the University’s support services. The University’s virtual learning environment ‘Blackboard’ offers a wide range of study support material, and you will have the opportunity to join an interactive web-based community of fellow students around the world.



Lancaster University - MA

MA in Language Testing (by Distance)

The MA in Language Testing is designed to meet the needs of professionals who are involved in language testing and evaluation, including EAP professionals who need to be able to assess EAP learners’ progress and achievements on EAP courses as well as learners’ EAP proficiency. This Masters programme provides you with a solid grounding in language test design, construction and evaluation, and in research design. This ensures that your testing and evaluation practices and the policies you create within your own contexts conform to international standards of validity and reliability.

With a compulsory three-day orientation seminar in Lancaster to launch the course, five online modules, and a dissertation, it is ideal for part-time learning. It offers opportunities to base your coursework and dissertation on issues within your own educational contexts. The course is designed so that you do not have to leave your workplace to pursue your studies; after the three-day Orientation Seminar in Lancaster at the start, the entire programme is done online.

Key facts

  • Mode of study: Online
  • Duration: 2 years part-time study
  • Start: September

More information:

Lancaster University - Summer School

Language Testing at Lancaster Summer School

The Language Testing at Lancaster summer course is for those individuals or teams whose work or personal interests involve them in language test construction and development at the local or national level. Weeks 1 and 2 of the course will help participants build on their knowledge of language testing by providing theoretical input on issues central to language testing and hands-on opportunities to develop test items. In addition, two further one-week courses focus on the analysis of test data: Week 3 focuses on the role of inferential statistics in classical test theory while week 4 offers an introduction to modern test theory.

Key facts

  • Mode of study: Face-to-face at Lancaster University
  • Duration: four weeks, which can be taken separately as relevant to individual’s needs
    • Weeks 1&2: Theory and practice in language test development
    • Week 3: Classical test theory
    • Week 4: Introduction to modern test theory
  • Timing: Second half of July and first half of August

More information:

University of Glasgow - Online Course


Teaching English for Academic Purposes: Online Course (TEAP Online)

English for Academic Study at the University of Glasgow offers a fully online masters-level course in Teaching English for Academic Purposes

 Key Facts:

  • Masters level 20- credit course
  • Fully online
  • This post-graduate level course  in Teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP) course is for teachers interested in developing their understanding of practices and skills required for teaching English for academic purposes (EAP). The course is designed around three key themes: exploring academic contexts, understanding and producing academic texts, and EAP course design and assessment.
  • Cross- referenced to the TEAP Competency Framework and the BALEAP TEAP Fellowship Scheme
  • TEAP Online mirrors the face-to face course run as an option on the MEd & MSc TESOL, but with the added  flexibility offered of a fully online mode. You will have full access to the University’s extensive online library resources and IT support.

For more details see our webpages:

Or contact:


Coventry University - PG Cert

PG Cert in Teaching English for Academic Purposes

The Post Graduate Certificate in TEAP is an excellent choice for teachers who already have an MA in an ELT related field and now wish to specialise in TEAP. It can also be taken as a first step towards an MA for those who have experience teaching English for Academic Purposes. It is most relevant to foundation, pre-sessional and in-sessional Higher Education contexts.

The course is informed by the BALEAP Competency Framework, and thus can support teachers in preparing for BALEAP Associate Fellow/ Fellow/ Senior Fellowships.

The PG Cert is worth 60 credits and consists of 4 x 15 credit modules.

The following four modules are timetabled to run in the second semester 2016-17, i.e. January to April 2017 and would constitute a full time study load. Module 3 will also run in first semester (September 2016 to January 2017):

  1. Understanding Academic English
  2. Corpus Analysis and Pedagogy
  3. Theories, Approaches and Methods of Language Learning and Teaching
  4. Teaching English in Higher Education

Modules 1 and 2 draw significantly on BAWE corpus research on academic genres and registers conducted at Coventry and led by Professors Hilary Nesi and Sheena Gardner.

Accreditation for Prior Learning (APL) of 30 credits for modules 3 and 4 may be possible for those who have completed an RSA Dip TEFLA or equivalent.

Normal duration for the PG Cert is up to nine months full time and eighteen months part time, but it can be completed in one semester as indicated above. Additional modules may be available in 2017-18.

Fees: £1,933 for the full PG Cert (2016/17)

For more information search for TEAP in the Coventry University Course Finder at  or contact

Coventry University - MA, PG Dip

MA in Teaching English for Academic Purposes, PG Dip in Teaching English for Academic Purposes

The MA (Master of Arts) and PG Dip (Postgraduate Diploma) in TEAP are post-graduate courses for those wishing to specialise in the Teaching of English for Academic Purposes. It is expected that participants will have had some experience of teaching or studying EAP and wish to develop their expertise in teaching English to international students on foundation, pre-sessional or in-sessional courses.

The course is informed by the BALEAP Competency Framework, and thus can support teachers in preparing for BALEAP Associate Fellow/ Fellow/ Senior Fellowships.

The MA is a one-year full time or two year part-time 180 credit course.
The PG Dip is a nine month full-time or eighteen month part-time 120 credit course.

Full time MA and PG Dip students usually take four 15 credit modules in each of their first two semesters and MA students complete the final 60 credit module in the third semester.

These six 15 credit modules are mandatory:

  1. Understanding Academic English
    This module is designed to support TEAP Unit A: Academic Practices
  2. Corpus Analysis and Pedagogy
  1. Theories, Approaches and Methods of Language Learning and Teaching
  1. Teaching English in Higher Education
  1. EAP Course delivery: Teaching, Learning and Feedback in the EAP classroom.
    This module is designed to support TEAP Unit C: course delivery
  2. EAP Course Design and Language Testing.
    This module is designed to support TEAP Unit D: course design

Modules 1 and 2 draw significantly on BAWE corpus research on academic genres and registers conducted at Coventry and led by Professors Hilary Nesi and Sheena Gardner.

Accreditation for Prior Learning (APL) of 30 credits for modules 3 and 4 may be possible for those who have completed an RSA Dip TEFLA or equivalent.

Modules 5 and 6 draw significantly on the in-sessional and pre-sessional research and development by numerous members of staff at Coventry, and their wide international teaching experience.

Two 15-credit options are chosen from the following:

  1. Grammar and Phonology for the English Language Teacher
  2. Analysing Written and Spoken Discourse
  3. Sociolinguistics and English Language Teaching
  4. Developing Language Teaching Materials
  5. Business English
  6. Investigations in TEAP

For the MA in TEAP one of the following 60 credit modules is also required:

  1. TEAP Professional Practice Portfolio
  2. Dissertation in TEAP

September, January and May starts are available for this course, with September and January starts preferred for full-time students.  Please note that module availability is subject to demand.

Fees: £5,799 for the MA and £3,866 for the PG Dip (2016/17)

For more information search for TEAP in the Coventry University Course Finder at  or contact

Aston University - intensive course

Professional Development Course in Teaching English for Academic Purposes

31 July – 11 August 2017

Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham B4 7ET

Have you recently started teaching EAP? Or are you thinking of moving into EAP? Or would you perhaps like to enhance your existing EAP skills teaching, and network with like-minded professionals? If you would like to learn more about teaching EAP, this is the course for you.

Our 2-week full-time introductory course, led by experienced teacher trainers, will give you the opportunity to:

  • gain insights into EAP approaches, principles and practices
  • observe live lessons delivered by experienced EAP teachers
  • design and evaluate EAP materials and assessments
  • experience and reflect on teaching EAP through micro-teaching.

Assessed by: a group presentation and an individual portfolio of work

Award: Aston Module Achievement, 10 credits

Fee: £890 (discounts available for group bookings)

For further information, email Kate Wakeman at


Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) - intensive TEAP course

Certificate in Teaching EAP (CTEAP)

The Certificate in Teaching English for Academic Purposes has been created by Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University to advance the very best practice in EAP in higher education in China and beyond. It is the only qualification of its type in China and is designed for employers to recognise a teacher’s excellence in the field. It is a practical certificate that will have a direct impact on a teacher’s understanding of EAP and their classroom practice.

The CTEAP is not just a training course but is a transformative experience, which encourages teachers to think of themselves and their work differently and to position themselves differently within their places of work.

Dates: 16 to 27 July 2018

Fees: RMB10,688 (Approx. £1200). Discounted to RMB9,988 (Approx. £1,100) for applications received before 16 June 2018.

Fees include: all course tuition and materials and, upon completion, the CTEAP certificate.

Accommodation: we can offer ensuite accommodation at the Wencui International Apartments, also a range of reasonably priced hotels are located near the university. We offer transfers to and from Shanghai Pudong airport.

Location: Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. 20 minutes high-speed rail from Shanghai. Suzhou is widely regarded as China’s most beautiful city, with many UNESCO protected areas. Why not experience China whilst undertaking our professional development course?

Visa: we can offer advice on easily getting a visa to come to China.


XJTLU is the largest independent international university in China and is the result of a partnership between the University of Liverpool and Xi’an Jiaotong University. The Language Centre at XJTLU is the largest in Asia, with over 150 full-time teachers delivering a range of EAP courses to students from all disciplines and at all levels; from pre-sessional to PhD research students.

The CTEAP is aimed at teachers:

– from China and overseas

– who are currently teaching in higher education but wish to specialise in EAP

– looking to position themselves as leaders in their institutions

– who wish to enter into teaching in higher education

– at Chinese institutions looking to teach more EAP in future

– high school teachers preparing their students for higher education


Our EAP teaching model is to foster a student-centred active learning environment grounded in your students’ actual needs. On the course you will receive practical training in how to design and deliver an EAP curriculum. You will carry out micro-teaching practice with your fellow trainees and reflect upon your practice. You will also engage in a discussion of the role and position of the EAP professional and the linguistic theories that underpin this role.


The course is divided into five distinct modules that make up the core of the course:








These modules are informed throughout by four constant threads that run through the certificate:

English as an international language

Critical thinking

Observation and reflection

Review and consolidation


The certificate is reflective and practical and looks very specifically at how teachers can apply the new ideas to their own teaching contexts.


On the course you will have regular opportunities to carry out micro-teaching with your fellow trainees, each focused upon a different aspect of delivery. You will receive feedback from your peers and your trainers and then reflect upon your own techniques. Many of our previous trainees have described this as one of the most useful and enjoyable aspects of the course.


The CTEAP calls upon some of the best lecturers at XJTLU and in other collaborating institutions. Past guest lecturers have included Dr Roberto Donna speaking about how XJTLU’s business school works with EAP language experts, Dr Anthony Manning (University of Kent, UK) on EAP assessment regimes, Dr David Oakey (University of Liverpool, UK) on teaching grammar and Eoin Jordan (St Andrews University, UK), who marking and grading on EAP modules.



The CTEAP runs full-time for two weeks with training sessions, workshops, feedback workshops and peer teaching and professional development taking place Monday to Friday. The certificate has more than 20 hours of training sessions per week plus all of the other activities. Self-study and reflection will take place in the evenings.

Most training sessions and workshops are led by two or more trainers allowing for a greater variety of input and for lively discussion to take place.

Registration and Consultation

For organizations and individuals who wish to sign up for participation, please fill in the registration form on the ILEAD website.

For enquiries about registration, please contact

Shuo He:; 0512-81884655;

Chenyue Zhu: 0512-81884656.

For more information see:

University of Sheffield - online course

Learning Technologies in EAP: A Practical Course for Teachers

The English Language Teaching Centre at the University of Sheffield are now offering a fully online CPD course called Learning Technologies in EAP. This course is designed for EAP teachers who see the value of technology in the classroom but who feel they lack the confidence or skills needed to integrate it effectively. A brief overview:

  • It’s an 11-week course running twice every academic year from September to December and January to March
  • It’s based in practice so teachers are learning and trying things out at the same time
  • It provides practical skills and knowledge of various tools to help teachers get started.
  • It offers a supportive learning environment with two experienced online tutors guiding you through the whole course
  • It has interactive and engaging content, including video of real EAP lessons using technology.
  • It costs £250 for one person to take the course
  • It has discounts for an institution if they pay for five participants or more
  • It has a scholarship scheme through which five teachers from developing countries take the course for free from the fees of paying participants

You can see an example of some of the interactive course content here and you can also take a short survey here to check your suitability for the course.

If you want to learn more about the course, including testimonials from previous participants, please go to the link below on our website:

Learning Technologies in EAP online course information

University of Brighton - Part-time TEAP course

Bridging the gap between teaching EFL and English for Academic Purposes.

The University of Brighton runs a TEAP course each January. It is a part-time course with 40 hours of input over 10 weeks (10 Wednesday evenings and 2 Saturdays).



Key features:

  • Analysis of the specific needs of EAP learners
  • Overview of EAP curriculum and assessment criteria, for EGAP and ESAP courses
  • Assessment and feedback on EAP courses
  • Introduction to the theory and practice of EAP across all skills
  • Development of EAP teaching materials, with evaluation of published materials
  • Student autonomy, critical thinking and the use of technology embedded throughout


  • Formative feedback on a student assignment
  • Written assessment: a lesson plan/ materials and rationale

For queries, contact the course leader: Nancy Carter –

Bristol University - Short intensive TEAP course

Short intensive TEAP course:

April 9-13th 2018  at the Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies, Richmond Building 105 Queens Road, Clifton

Participants are assumed to have teaching experience (but not necessarily in EAP or EFL). We aim to recruit a small mixed cohort (14–16) to generate fruitful discussions from a range of differing perspectives. Small group work will sometimes be mixed and sometimes streamed according to background.

The 5 strands (A-E) are based on BALEAP TEAP competencies. The course will cover all aspects necessary for Fellow level. Those aiming for Associate or Senior Fellow should still benefit from the course.

There will be 21 hours contact time with additional reading and preparation for a small group project (materials or assessment focus).

No teaching practice is included. Teaching observation will be done using a video clip.

The registration fee of £350 will be payable through the University of Bristol online shop. A code will be given on receipt of a successful application

See link for course outline: TEAP SOW2018

For further information contact:

University of Nottingham - MA, PG Dip, PG Cert

Teaching English for Academic Purposes (by distance learning)

This course aims to equip you with the skills necessary to become a competent, research-informed and innovative English for Academic Purposes (EAP) practitioner.

The MA TEAP focuses on the development of teacher competencies required to improve the academic literacy of students, and 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 on the basis that EAP is essentially interdisciplinary, the course draws on a wide range of intellectual sources including:

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

This course is studied online. There are Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate exit points. It starts in September or February and can be completed in just three years. It is part-time only.

The course comprises four 30-credit modules, plus a 60-credit dissertation.

Key features:

  • practitioner focus
  • VLE – interactive
  • focus on the political aspects and the wider context of higher education
  • analysis of the rapidly changing role and status of EAP in different international contexts
  • analysis of disciplinary variation of genres
  • discussion of academic conventions from a critical perspective

For further information on this course see:

For academic enquiries, contact Dr. Martha Jones, Course Leader, at