Certificate in Teaching English for Academic Purposes Course

Institute of Leadership and Education Advanced Development

This course provides relevant training on English for Academic Purposes course design and delivery for those who are devoted to teaching academic English. Particularly, it helps university English teachers to better implement the concept of “student-centred active-learning”, supporting the students’ academic study in the medium of English (e.g. academic discussions, academic presentations and academic writing) instead of regarding the language as a kind of exam skill. The course encourages the participants to reflect on themselves and their work from different perspectives, improving their understanding on the roles of EAP teachers, discovering relevant linguistic theories and facilitating the practitioners to put methods into practice through combining the classroom observation and reflective practice. The course is divided into five modules: The EAP Teacher as Language Expert, Observation and Teaching Practice , Teaching the Language Skills, EAP Course Design and Assessment, Materials and Techniques.