Continuing Education: Teach English for Academic Purposes

Move into university teaching for a more stable and rewarding teaching experience.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (118 ratings)
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You will learn how to design an EAP course with or without a textbook.
You will learn how to foster academic vocabulary acquisition in your students.
You will learn how to teach and assess listening and note-taking skills.
You will learn how to teach and assess discussion skills.


  • An interest in professional development
  • Some knowledge of or experience in teaching ESL or EFL


"This lecture enforced my teaching and gave me a number of ideas."

"The slides and videos are visually appealing. The structure and pace of the course were clear and manageable."

"This is a well instructed course with lots of info and examples about how to deliver EAP classes."

If you have ever wanted to help your students who want to get into university, you may have been frustrated with the lack of support offered in the way of teacher training. Making the transition from being a grad student in TESOL, or even from being an ESL/EFL teacher to teaching EAP can be daunting. This course seeks to fill that training gap, and will provide you with the knowledge you need to get started teaching EAP.

Please note that this course does not cover teaching composition or academic writing, as those areas would require their own course. Writing is mentioned briefly here, but you would do well to do some independent research on teaching second language writing. In addition, you are not given strategies for teaching academic reading in this course. The aim here is to give teachers who are new to EAP a foundation from which to build a course or courses.

If you need to transition into teaching English for Academic Purposes, enroll today and be a confident teacher tomorrow. Your students will thank you!

Who this course is for:

  • ESL/EFL Teachers who are new to EAP
  • Recent MA TESOL graduates who would like to know more about teaching EAP

Course content

5 sections11 lectures1h 17m total length
  • What is an EAP Course?


Quality Training for English Language Teachers & Students
ELT Online
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ELT Online provides quality professional development opportunities to those in the field of English Language Teaching; as well as high-quality training to English Language Learners. Specialties include Business English, English for Academic Purposes, New Teacher Training, and Test Prep Courses.

The instructor, Joshua Durey has been in the field of ELT since 2003 as a teacher of English to speakers of other languages. During that time he has taught in four countries and has helped 1,000s of students improve their General and Business English. He earned his BA in Business Management from the University of Arkansas, and his MA in Teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language from the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England.