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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

The Centre for Academic Language and Development will be offering one-week, intensive TEAP courses in January, April and August 2022. 

The staff who will deliver these courses have specialist knowledge of TEAP and its portfolio requirements. They will draw on their personal expertise to give you a solid understanding of the relevant TEAP competencies, offering insight into areas such as assessment and feedback.

Among the specialists delivering the course will be two of BALEAP’s Senior Fellow assessors and two members of BALEAP’s executive committee, including the organisation’s TEAP officer.

For a full year after the course, you will continue to have access to a wealth of online materials and a community area, where you can maintain contact with a supportive community of TEAP peers.

Information on dates, location, content and more can be found on the University of Bristol’s TEAP page.

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 2021: Spring Course (3-28 May), Summer Course (2-27 August) and Autumn Course (1-26 November)



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 40 hours to complete, though with a recommended commitment of 50-60 hours of your time. Most of this is flexible.

Daily one-hour live online sessions are at 12:00 BST 13:00 CEST Mon-Thurs and some Fridays. Live pair tutorials are scheduled to mutually convenient timeslots.

Full details and application forms are available at:

Download our Application form TEAP 2021

For further information see:

For queries, contact IFCELS Head of Department: William Hetherington 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 (remote / online) 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
  • Ten weekly seminars/workshops (remote sessions in Teams)
  • Online course materials and full access to online library resources
  • Extra tutorial support for assignments (portfolio)
  • February 2022 to May 2022

For full details and an Application Form, please contact For queries about the programme, 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, language testing, 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 2022.

Fees: £1415


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:

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:

University of Surrey – Part-time Online TEAP Course

Part-time Online TEAP Course (October – December, January – April)

This 11 week course aims to provide you with the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence to apply for EAP teaching positions. Designed to be convenient to undertake alongside work and other commitments, the course is delivered by our team of experienced EAP professionals in the School of Literature and Languages.

The content is delivered through mini lecture videos supported by tasks and interactive webinars. It is advised to allocate approximately 4 hours per week to complete the content, including the weekly one-hour interactive webinar (scheduled on Wednesdays at 12pm UK time). Informed by the BALEAP Competency Framework, indicative content includes:

  • Principles of EAP Course Design
  • Technology Assisted Teaching of EAP
  • Testing and Assessment in EAP
  • Materials Design, Selection and Coursebook Evaluation
  • Roles of the EAP Teacher and Learner
  • Needs Analysis in EAP
  • Linguistic and Rhetorical Features of Academic Discourse
  • Critical Thinking in EAP
  • Teaching of the four key skills


You will also have full access to relevant electronic materials including journal articles and books via our university library. A certificate of TEAP will be awarded upon completion.

A 10% discount is available for this course for students and staff at the University of Surrey.

For full details (including fees, course dates and how to apply) see:

Norwich Institute for Language Education (NILE) - Teaching English for Academic Purposes

NILE’s Teaching English for Academic Purposes is a professional development course, also available as a 30-credit module on the NILE / University of Chichester MA in Professional Development for Language Education.

This is a fully online course over 8 weeks (approx. 4 – 5 hours work per week) followed by an assignment-writing period dependent on qualification pursued (NILE certification: 4 weeks; Trinity Certificate for Practising Teachers: 8 weeks; MA module: 24 weeks). The course is fully tutor-led with small groups (max. 16) and involves asynchronous interactive work and live sessions. You will have access to specialist NILE resources and eLibrary throughout the course.


Key content:

  • The influence of culture on EAP
  • Identifying student needs and adapting to contextual constraints
  • Fundamentals of EAP assessment
  • Key principles in EAP
  • Materials evaluation, adaptation & design
  • Content in the EAP classroom and designing ESAP courses
  • Discourse and Genre Analysis
  • Integrated teaching and learning
  • Incorporating technology into the EAP classroom
  • Teaching study skills


Course fees:

With NILE certification: £495

With Trinity certification: £745

As  a MAPDLE module: £1150


Course dates:

Start January, April, September each year


Further details: or contact: