SOAS University of London

International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies

Teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP) 2018

IFCELS in SOAS University of London runs two Teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP) courses every year, at our central London campus in Bloomsbury:

TEAP courses are designed for qualified teachers wanting to move into teaching EAP (Teaching English for Academic Purposes) but whose experience to date is mainly in English teaching or related areas of education other than TEAP. 

“I gained so much from this course! I had the opportunity to learn from very experienced teachers, to share ideas with amazing colleagues from a variety of backgrounds. All the lecturers were highly competent and very inspiring; I am leaving with a boosted confidence, feeling fit for a TEAP role and I could not be happier!”  – Summer 2017 TEAP participant

"I’ve gained lots of new ideas for materials. I've broadened my horizons and met interesting and creative teachers. I hope to stay in touch with them in the future." - Summer 2016 TEAP participant 

"The quality of facilitation and their expertise were excellent and I am convinced that I shall have reaped some long-term career benefits." - Summer 2016 TEAP participant 

"Lots of practical ideas for teaching EAP ... the writing assessment was especially relevant ... the observations gave me real insight ... I've a good handle on all the components of EAP now." - Summer 2016 TEAP participant 

“One component I really enjoyed was the teaching observation which gave me a better idea of the students and of the cycles. Ultimately it gave me the confidence I need to move on in my career.” – Summer 2017 TEAP participant

“I did your TEAP course a couple of years … I live in Spain and came over to do the course with my mum … We both got work right off the back of it, so now my twin sister is interested too!”  – Summer 2015 TEAP participant

“… the course provided us with opportunity for reflective exchange on our practices, greatly enriched by the participation of teachers from a variety of countries and academic traditions.” – Summer 2017 TEAP participant

"The structure of the SOAS IFCELS courses are among the best I've ever seen. Both learners and teachers we observed were impressive." - Summer 2016 TEAP participant

“I discovered areas in which I’d like to improve, met admirable peers, and found a career path I can wholeheartedly follow. For all this, my thanks.” – Summer 2017 TEAP participant


Follow the links to the

TEAP Part-Time Course

TEAP August Course