Course content

The course aims to demystify EAP and bridge the gap between EAP and your previous experience of teaching English as a second language.

Our CertPT will provide you with:

  • a recognised Trinity CertPT level 6 qualification
  • unique insights into 2 world class UK universities
  • expertise from EAP professionals at the University of Manchester and Goldsmiths, University of London
  • a deeper understanding of:
    • the field of EAP teaching within higher education
    • the theoretical and practical elements of teaching general and specific EAP on Pre-sessional, Foundation, Pre-Masters and In-sessional courses
  • the confidence to identify your existing transferrable teaching and language skills in order to:
    • evaluate, adapt, design, deliver and reflect on EAP materials
    • adapt and apply existing teaching skills to an EAP context
  • opportunities to develop your professional reflective skills.

Your studies will include:

  • 4-6 hours per week of interactive trainer-led sessions in groups of up to 16 people
  • A minimum of 6 hours per week of reading and tasks to be completed in both study groups of up to five students and individually online
  • 2 individual tutorial meetings with a trainer, personalised to support your needs.

Sample timetable

Sessions in weeks 1-3 are from 9.00-12.00

Sessions in weeks 4-10 are from 9.00-11.00

WeekTuesdayThursday
1 Introduction to the course and the case studies Overview of the EAP context in Higher Education settings
2 Understanding learner needs Academic listening and speaking skills
3 Academic reading skills and criticality Academic writing skills and criticality
4 Evaluating listening and speaking EAP materials Evaluating reading and writing EAP materials
5 Adapting EAP materials Academic Language and vocabulary
6 Using Corpus Learner autonomy and student-led tutorials
7 Expressing stance: Grammatical and lexical strategies Designing EAP materials
8 Teaching an adapted resource Reflecting on resource use and giving feedback
9 Assessing academic writing skills Assessing academic speaking skills
10 Current topics in EAP What next? Insights from professionals in the sector

Please note this content is indicative and may vary.

All times stated are UK time.