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PDELT TEAP Online (Teaching English for Academic Purposes)

The University of Warwick is delighted to introduce a 10-week online course for teachers who wish to develop a better theoretical and practical understanding of Teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP) in higher education settings. The PDELT TEAP course provides a wonderful opportunity for in-service teachers to work alongside experienced teachers and trainers working in EAP, to investigate key issues in the design and delivery of academic English courses, and to develop and practise their pedagogical skills.

For each 10 week course there are 6 hours per week of teaching, consisting of a 1 hour webinar, 2 hours of asynchronous input and three hours of tasks.

COURSES STARTING FROM 26th APRIL 2021

Overview

Delivered as part of a blended learning course, live input sessions will help participants focus on the core competencies necessary to becoming an effective EAP teacher. The course will be participant-focused. Participants will be expected to apply theory and their own research findings to their practice. The live input will be supported throughout with a dedicated online course site that offers a range of resources for participants to draw upon, including readings, forums and other activities.

All the resources used in the course will be selected from current policy, practice, values and conventions in TEAP and will be informed by best practice, with particular reference to the Competency Framework for Teachers of English for Academic Purposes (British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes) https://www.baleap.org/

Aims of TEAP

  • Learn about current principles and best practice in EAP teaching
  • Think about EAP course design and lesson planning in light of your own teaching context and the needs and expectations of your students and institution
  • Explore the study skills and academic literacies approaches to EAP
  • Examine the role of student autonomy and criticality in academic settings
  • Investigate language variation across different academic disciplines (genres, discourse etc)
  • Identify an area of professional interest that can be the focus of your own action research project
  • Reflect on your prior teaching experience as you engage with the course
  • Work with peers to design a teaching resource that could be used in your own teaching context
  • Learn to evaluate resources and to develop creative, effective and relevant EAP teaching-learning materials
  • Develop research skills with a view to enhancing pedagogy, supporting learner outcomes, and engaging in professional development

Click here for Learning Outcomes and to Meet the Team