What have participants gained from the programme?
Recent TEAP participant feedback (2017-2020)
"Enhanced my teaching ... gave me so much confidence ... greatly exceeded my expectations … one of the best courses I have been on ... my enthusiasm and professional curiosity have boosted ... my experience at SOAS was superb!"
"Really impressed by how student skills development is scaffolded ... loved seeing what ideal curriculum should look like ... discovered the ‘joys’ of material development ... greatest gain was the confidence to plan lessons."
"Enormous thought and energy in creating such a professional and high-quality course ... meticulous way of organising the programme ... a truly amazing job. I am now a convert of the flipped classroom ... and the videos are a treasure trove!"
"Really positive group learning ... high calibre of fellow participants ... great experience exchange ... building bonds with peers and teachers was wonderful ... networking opportunities and career advice given ... a real team spirit ... I met amazing people, both teachers and students ... expanded my network of intelligent, creative colleagues."
"I feel fit for a TEAP role and I could not be happier... am convinced that I’ve reaped some long-term career benefits... great to bridge the gap between general English and EAP... found a career path I can wholeheartedly follow."
"Ultimately it gave me the confidence boost I need to get a move on in my career...think I really love teaching English for academic purposes and study skills! It was your personal commentary and reflections, coming from such depth of experience and knowledge, that was so invaluable."
"Terrific insight into teaching EAP and specifically at SOAS... useful examples of good practice... quality of facilitation and their expertise were excellent... lots of practical ideas... I'll put my students’ needs and class differentiation more prominently now."
"Thought-provoking, intelligently delivered... everything from interactions to instructions to teaching was just great! ... I'm ready to make the next step and jump into TEAP."
"I gained so much from this course... a great opportunity to learn from very experienced teachers and share ideas... broadened my horizons and met interesting and creative teachers I hope to stay in touch with."
"Masses of food for thought... lots of very useful materials and handouts... the writing assessment was especially relevant. I've a good handle on all the components of EAP now...am just loving TEAP!"
"I’ve moved to Spain but came back to do your TEAP course with my mum! We both got immediate work right off the back of it, so now my twin sister is interested too!" (Her sister then completed the TEAP course the following summer)
Key features:Analysis of the specific needs of learners in EAP contexts:
- Overview of SOAS EAP curriculum, showing how language and subject can integrate
- Insights into building the four skills and micro-skills in EAP
- Evaluation of EAP materials
- Opportunities to develop your own EAP teaching materials
- A dip into pedagogy theory with plenty of practical teaching ideas
SOAS and IFCELS:
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. Situated in Bloomsbury in the heart of London, it uniquely combines language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, with the largest concentration anywhere of academic staff focused on Africa, Asia and the Middle East. SOAS research directly informs public thinking, government policy and issues affecting the lives of people globally, in areas such as democracy, development, economy, finance, public and corporate policy, human rights, migration, identity, legal systems, poverty, religion, and social change. The SOAS library attracts scholars from around the world. SOAS is among the world’s most international HEI with about 60% of students from outside the UK, five times the global average (source: QS).
The International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies department is part of the SOAS Foundation College, with a staff of 40+ teachers and subject lecturers. They provide undergraduate and post-graduate foundation programmes for students who proceed on to bachelor, masters or doctoral studies at SOAS University of London and other high-profile universities. IFCELS, renowned for integrating academic subject study with language development, also runs the university’s pre-sessional English courses, various summer programmes, and in-sessional provisions in language and study skills support for degree students across all disciplines.
Venue: Online Learning
Start of programme: May, August or November
Mode of Attendance: Part-time
Who is this programme for?:
This one-month, part-time but quite intensive teacher training programme is designed for teachers who desire or intend to teach on English for Academic Purposes programmes to prepare or support undergraduate or postgraduate students.
“I want to teach in British university pre-sessionals as well as preparing IELTS candidates here in Italy, so a short introductory course like this is ideal for me!” (pre-course comment from a participant)
The TEAP course fee is £450.