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UNIVERSITY ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE Teaching English for Academic Purposes Sheffield Hallam University




Course info


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.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study UNIVERSITY ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE Teaching English for Academic Purposes.

Online/Distance with attendence (6 months)

Tuition fees

£2,410.00 (2,48,518) overall cost

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom


Entry requirement for international students

Two years of general English classroom-teaching experience. Working or planning to work in a HE, FE or related educational contexts. Where English is not your first language, you must also show evidence of English language ability.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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