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International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies

EAP Teacher Training (part-time)

An Introductory Teacher Training Programme

Mode of Attendance: Part-time


Who is the programme for?

This ten-week part-time teacher training programme has been designed for teachers who intend to teach/are teaching English for Academic Purposes to undergraduate or postgraduate students in the UK or elsewhere.

'I was delighted to hear that IFCELS is running a part-time TEAP course this year. This will give me an opportunity to develop as an EAP teacher and fit the course into my already busy schedule' 
(Recent TEAP applicant)

What have participants gained from previous TEAP courses?

'A lot of insight into the nature of EAP and on specific methods used at SOAS. Many examples of good practice which I am keen to implement in my institution. A lot of food for thought and lots of very useful materials and handouts to mull over'

'Another way of looking at how EAP works in another country with their expectations and standards, and a good time to reflect on my own work and practice'

'It gave me the foundation to build on, both as a teacher and a learner. I identified areas where I had no prior knowledge or experience'

‘This course would be good for new teachers to bridge the gap between general English and EAP’

‘I gained a huge amount. I now have a much better understanding of theory and practice in EAP and feel much more confident about EAP teaching’

It was a learning rich experience that I would recommend to anybody thinking of moving into teaching EAP’

(Participants feedback on the 2004 – 2014 courses) 

Key features

  • Observations of lessons in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at SOAS
  • An overview of the EAP curriculum developed at IFCELS/SOAS, showing how language and subject can be closely integrated
  • An opportunity to discuss and develop your own EAP teaching materials
  • An introduction to the range of published EAP materials available
  • An analysis of the specific needs of learners in EAP contexts
  • An opportunity to develop a special interest area 


There are 4 different components within the course:

  • Seminars/workshops
  • Lesson observations
  • Materials development
  • Self-access study


SOAS, University of London is the only Higher Education Institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. Uniquely combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, it has the largest concentration in the world of academic staff concerned with Africa, Asia and the Middle East. It houses the United Kingdom’s national collection of books and periodicals on Asia and Africa in its library, which attracts scholars from all over the world. It is the 11th most international HEI in the world (source: QS), with 53% of students coming from 130 countries outside the UK.
SOAS is situated in the heart of London. Its Bloomsbury campus is in Russell Square next to the Senate House, the Headquarters of the University of London. Both the British Museum and British Library are very near, and the West End with its theatres, cinemas galleries, concert halls, restaurants and shops is within easy walking distance. The SOAS campus is also conveniently situated for all main underground lines, Euston and King’s Cross/St Pancras stations and many bus routes.
The International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies department (IFCELS), with a staff of 50+ teachers and lecturers, provides a range of undergraduate and postgraduate preparatory programmes for international students throughout the Academic year. Students continue their BA, MA or PhD studies at SOAS, other University of London colleges and universities all over Britain. IFCELS also runs the SOAS Presessional English Courses and a Summer Programme for international students combining subject study with English language studies. In addition, IFCELS runs insessional English provision, offering language and study skills support for degree students across SOAS.


23rd April to 25th June 2015, Thursdays from 10 - 13.00


The course fee is £520 (for registration before 31st January 2015) 
After this date the fee will be £570.

Please note that there is a 10% discount available for SOAS students and alumni

Application Procedures

Enquiries and Application forms should be sent to :

Claire Laubier, TEAP Course Leader
IFCELS Dept, Teacher Training
SOAS University of London
23 - 24 Russell Square
London WC1H OXG

Tel: 020 7898 4800

E-mail: cl33@soas.ac.uk

or see the Part-time TEAP Application Form 2015 (pdf; 92kb)