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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.

University of Bristol - Short intensive TEAP course

In 2020 the Centre for Academic Language and Development at the University of Bristol will be running three one-week intensive TEAP courses with slightly different target audiences.

January 6 -10: we particularly welcome those with more EAP experience who would like to work toward the BALEAP TEAP Fellow or Senior Fellow. The 5 strands (A-E) of the BALEAP TEAP competencies will be addressed.

March 30 – April 3: we are flexible regarding the level of this course and will adjust the course according to the needs of the group

June 8- 12: we particularly welcome those with less EAP experience – perhaps a pre-sessional summer programme or some non-EAP teaching experience. This course will focus more on the core elements (C1 & C2) of teaching practice, assessment and feedback leading to a claim for Associate Fellow

In all cases the group size will be kept to around 14-16 and we welcome participants from a range of different backgrounds.

The scheme of work covers a 5-day week from 9:00 -5:00 and there will be preparation tasks and reading outside of those hours. It really is intensive!

There is no teaching practice. Teaching observation will be done using a video clip.

The course is not assessed. Participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Accommodation is not available through the university.

The registration fee of £400 will be payable through the University of Bristol online shop. Application can made through email to from September 2019.

University of London SOAS - Part-time online TEAP courses 2020

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

Due to the pandemic, SOAS now only runs online one-month TEAP courses.


TEAP Part-Time Online Courses for 2020: May (sold out), August (sold out) and November (places still available). The November course dates are 2nd – 27th.



Key features:

  • Needs analysis of EAP learners and their motivations
  • Overview of approaches to language-subject integration
  • Introductions to EAP theories and practice
  • Teaching the four language skills in EAP and linked EAP micro-skills
  • Introductions into how critical thinking underpins EAP
  • Evaluation and development of EAP teaching materials

The course will require a minimum of 30 hours to complete, though with a recommended commitment of 50 hours of your time. Most of this is flexible.

Daily one-hour live online sessions are fixed at 12:00 BST 13:00 CEST Mon-Thurs (subject to amendment) and pair live tutorials scheduled to mutual convenient time slots.

Full details and application forms are available at:

Download our TEAP application form 2020

For further information see:

For queries and up-to-date details, contact Head of TEAP courses: Tony Corballis at


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

Certificate in Teaching English for Academic Purposes

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.

Further information: Certificate in Teaching English for Academic Purpose

Registration period:10.01.2019 ~ 01.07.2019 | 10.01.2019 ~ 12.08.2019

Training period:15.07.2019 ~ 19.07.2019 | 19.08.2019 ~ 23.08.2019

Training location:Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China

Expiry date of early bird price:20.03.2019 Early bird price: 4300 (approx. £450)

Host unit:Institute of Leadership and Education Advanced Development

4800 (approx. £500)

Our website:

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

Yuren Zhang:

Chenyue Zhu: 0512-81884656.

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:


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 £300 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 - MA-level TEAP module

Teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP)

The University of Brighton offers a 20-credit Masters Level TEAP module as part of their MA TESOL or for external candidates.

Key features:

  • Develop a practical and theoretical understanding of EAP teaching practices
  • Explore the issues around academic cultures and literacy
  • Critically examine, select and develop EAP materials
  • Informed by the BALEAP Competency Framework
  • Suitable for teachers with experience of EFL, ESOL or EAP
  • For external students, the cost is £714
  • 10 three-hour sessions from February 2020 to May 2020

For details of the progamme and to apply, please contact:

Sheffield Hallam University - MA-level Professional Certificate


Teaching English for Academic Purposes

A flexible on-line course for EFL practitioners who want to develop a career in EAP and those currently teaching EAP who want to deepen their understanding of academic discourse, learner needs and language learning pedagogy.

The course is informed by the BALEAP competency statements and led by a BALEAP Senior Fellow and experts in the EAP knowledge-base.

The course lasts sixteen weeks and fits around your teaching and other commitments.

The two learning-oriented assessments are applied to your own context and are reflective.

This is an academic course for 30 post-graduate credits, which can be used to support further study and career development.

Dates: Starts January 2020.

Fees: £1240


For more information:

Or contact: John Wrigglesworth,

CPD face-to-face version available to groups on request.

University of Leicester – PgCert

PG Certificate in Teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP) – Online

The PgCert TEAP provides a valuable opportunity for existing or potential EAP teachers, within the UK and overseas, to build the skills required of you as an expert practitioner plus gain a TEAP qualification from a top ranking UK university.

The modules you will study relate to – and are closely informed by – the competency framework set out by BALEAP, the leading professional organisation for EAP in the UK.

The course will provide you with:

  • Enhanced employment prospects in the field through gaining a specialist postgraduate qualification (60 post-graduate credits) and developing the knowledge and skills required of an expert EAP practitioner.
  • Knowledge of academic practice, academic contexts, disciplinary practice, academic discourse, personal learning, development and autonomy.
  • Understanding of EAP students’ needs, student critical thinking and student autonomy.
  • Skill in syllabus and programme development, text processing and text production, as well as in programme implementation and assessment practices.
  • assignments which are designed to promote learning, reflection on practice, and continuing professional development.
  • The ability to manage, reflect and enhance your own learning.
  • Opportunities to extend your range of transferable skills, including your study and research skills.
  • Small group tuition to allow for extensive and personalised tutor support and feedback.

Studying by supported distance learning allows you to choose when and where you study, meaning you do not have to take a career break. We pride ourselves on the level of support we provide our distance learning students. Our award-winning library has world class facilities for distance learning students. You will have full access to our other support services and will be assigned a personal tutor. Out 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.

The course runs for 9 months starting in October with four 15-credit modules.

Fees for October 2019 are £3,200.  A 20% discount is available if you can produce a reference from a line manager at a BALEAP member institution, confirming your employment at that institution.  There are also discounts available for institutions who fund 5 students or more in a two year period and partner institutions.  Please contact us for further details regarding institutional discounts.



University of Northampton - PG Cert TEAP/ PG Dip TEAP / MA TEAP


The University of Northampton is pleased to introduce their suite of master’s level courses (from PG Cert to full MA) for people who teach / or who are interested in teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP). This distance learning programme has been designed to not only develop you as a TEAP practitioner, but also for you to develop the skills and experience necessary for publishing research in EAP. The programme is aligned to the BALEAP TEAP competencies and will enable you to work towards compiling your BALEAP TEAP portfolio. There is no discrete teaching practice element to the programme, although you will be encouraged to apply what you learn to your current teaching practice (if teaching). There will be an option to join us in Northampton for a summer school to undertake teaching practice and observations.

Led by BALEAP TEAP accredited, experienced practitioners and academics the MA TEAP is a collaborative and supportive network that applies theory from Education and Applied Linguistics to classroom practice and the BALEAP TEAP competencies. Graduates from the programme will be TEAP practitioners who can positively contribute to the field from a theory-driven yet practice focused perspective.


PG Cert TEAP: Starting 28th January 2020

Varieties of EAP (30 Credits)

Language in EAP (30 Credits)

PG Dip TEAP: Starting 21st September 2020

Knowledge in EAP (30 Credits)

Politics of EAP (30 Credits)


Dissertation (60 Credits)


Home/ EU and International: £2,160 per 60 credits (fees for January 2020)

To find out more:

Informal enquiries:

Course information:

University of Nottingham - MA, PG Dip, PG Cert

Teaching English for Academic Purposes (by distance learning) – PLEASE NOTE recruitment has been suspended for the academic year 2020/21 until further notice

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

Coventry University - MA, PgDip, PgCert

MA in Academic Writing Development and Research

Post-graduate Diploma in Academic Writing Development and Research

Post-graduate Certificate in Academic Writing Development

The MA in Academic Writing Development and Research, along with its associated PgDip and PgCert, will prepare professionals who want to specialise in the support of students and academic staff in writing for assessment or for professional publication. The programme is intended for those working in English-medium institutions or programmes, whether you work in wider contexts where English is a first or additional language. The Master’s and allied programmes will prepare you to help students and staff, whether L1 or L2 English users, write for assessment or for scholarly dissemination.

The Certificate in Academic Writing Development includes modules on teaching and supporting academic writing, supporting writing for professional publication, and writing centre management. It also includes a module that interrogates the dominance of English in scholarly dissemination.

The Master’s and Diploma in Academic Writing Development and Research additionally include modules on writing in the disciplines and research methodologies for investigating academic writing. On the Master’s programme, you will write a dissertation in which you can focus on issues appropriate to your own context.

With an optional four-day face-to-face session each term in Coventry, six online or blended modules, and a dissertation for the Master’s, this programme is ideal for professionals already working in writing support. The course is designed so that you do not have to leave your workplace to pursue your studies, but you can choose to attend the face-to-face sessions and work directly with your colleagues and the lecturers.

Key facts

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

More information:


Lancaster University - MA and PG Cert

MA in Language Testing (by Distance)

Postgraduate Certificate 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 short orientation seminar 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.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Language Testing comprises the first three modules of the MA programme. It will appeal to students who want to develop their knowledge and skills in language testing but are perhaps unable to commit to a longer period of study or to a dissertation project. Students who are successful on the PgCert programme can transfer easily to the second year of the MA programme. Graduates holding the PgCert qualification may return later to complete the full MA programme.

Key facts

  • Mode of study: Online
  • Duration: MA is 2 years part-time study; PgCert is 1 year part-time study
  • Start: September

More information: