TEACHING ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES - 2021/2
Module code: ELAM021
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This module will focus on addressing the needs of learners in specific educational contexts. The module will cover methods commonly used for matching learning needs to the requirements of the target language situation (TLS).
This module will be of interest to:
• students enrolled on the MA TESOL course who are interested in developing an understanding of EAP teaching;
• teachers with some experience of English as a Foreign/Second Language or a related area who are interested in moving into teaching EAP.
School of Literature and Languages
FLOATER Gavin (Lit & Langs)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- contextualising EAP within ESP
- ESP and EGP: variety of courses/programmes
- the EAP learner: pre-sessional and in-sessional contexts
- analysing the EAP learner’s needs
- principles of EAP course design
- materials design, selection and coursebook evaluation
- key linguistic and rhetorical features of academic language
- wide-angle EGAP and narrow-angle ESAP courses
- role of the EAP teacher
- role of the EAP learner
- testing and assessment in EAP
- teaching the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, and their related micro-skills in an academic context.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||Essay (2,000 words)||60|
|Coursework||Report (1,500 words)||40|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
- a critical understanding of key principles related to teaching EAP
- practical knowledge and skills needed to teach and assess in an EAP context
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- a 2,000 word essay taken from a choice of titles
- a 1,500 word report built on constructing a needs analysis tool and interpreting the results
The formative assessment for the module will be carried out using a range of online tasks.
Group and individual feedback on tasks will be provided during the input sessions.
Individual feedback on the assessed work will be provided online via SurreyLearn.
- This module aims to review and evaluate EAP with regard to the role of the English language learner and tutor. In addition, it will review and evaluate the kind of language commonly used in EAP contexts. It will then concentrate more specifically on how these principles can be applied to academic contexts both for learners intending to study in Higher Education on pre-sessional programmes and other learners already enrolled on degree courses on in-sessional programmes.
|001||On successful completion of this module, students will be able to: identify where EAP fits into the wider ESP context||K|
|002||Recognise the linguistic features typical of academic genres||CK|
|003||Analyse academic contexts and relate these to teacher and learner roles in EAP||CK|
|004||Identify the pedagogical and linguistic needs of the EAP learner||CKPT|
|005||Understand and apply basic principles of EAP course design||KPT|
|006||Understand and apply basic principles of EAP materials evaluation and selection||CKPT|
|007||Identify key criteria for EAP assessment||KPT|
|008||Differentiate between the demands of pre-sessional and in-sessional teaching||PT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
- enable students to acquire in-depth knowledge of theoretical issues in EAP teaching and learning, through an exploration of scholarly writing in the field
- encourage student participation and independent learning, thorough online resources, scholarly reading and participating in online discussions.
- enable students to engage in analytical and evaluative thinking, to analyse and evaluate concepts, theories and practices associated with EAP learning and teaching through online lectures and engaging in independent study
- acquire in-depth knowledge of the principles underlying the teaching of English for Academic Purposes thorough online attendance, and discussions.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- input lectures delivered online via SurreyLearn
- online discussion groups
- practical and reflective tasks based on set readings
- Students are expected to engage in extensive reading of scholarly writing in order to follow lectures and participate in online discussions
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Reading list for TEACHING ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/elam021
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2021/2 academic year.