Introducing teap


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This is an introduction to the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English for Academic Purposes - a distance learning programme developed by the English Teaching Unit and the School of Education at the University of Leicester.

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Introducing teap

  1. 1. Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English for Academic Purposes English Language Teaching Unit School of Education
  2. 2. • The Pg Cert in Teaching English for Academic Purposes is a distance learning course for existing or potential teachers of English for academic purposes leading to a postgraduate certificate awarded by the University of Leicester. • Being an a hundred per cent online course, the PG cert TEAP is available in all parts of the world with internet connection. It is delivered via the Blackboard VLE, a globally established, extremely stable and easy to use online learning environment. Blackboard is the official VLE at the University of Leicester.
  3. 3. Introducing the course The course landing page
  4. 4. • The course is organized into four modules, all of which are closely informed by the BALEAP Competency Framework for Teachers. BALEAP is the leading professional organization for teachers of EAP in the UK. The modules are divided into three units. Each unit contains 2 week worth of input and output activities arranged in a series of six steps. • The steps are designed to emulate pedagogic practice. Input activities are audio, audio-video or reading based. Output activities, called e-tivities, are based around collaborative learning tools: wiki, blog or discussion forum – all found on Blackboard.
  5. 5. The Modules The structure of a module
  6. 6. The Units Step 1: warm up
  7. 7. Step 2: contextualization
  8. 8. • The e-tivities and discussion for a are moderated by an experienced EAP teacher trainer. Consideration must be given to the particular skills of encouraging participation, and provoking reflection and investigation on the part of the learners. • YouTube videos and Talis Aspire reading lists can all be accessed from within the Blackboard environment. This keeps the course materials behind one single log in and reduces the frustrations of multiple loggins and learning new environments as well as reducing the number of technical issues.
  9. 9. Steps 3 and 4: input
  10. 10. Step 5: output
  11. 11. Steps 6: consolidation
  12. 12. The course also aims to demonstrate the power of online tools for EAP teaching. Participants experience using a range of web2 tools for their work learning based tasks. Work based learning gives participants the opportunity to apply EAP learning and teaching theory to their own teaching contexts as well as provide evidence of how far they meet BALEAP professional criteria.
  13. 13. The work-based learning portfolio Sample portfolio on Padlet ®
  14. 14. The electronic reading lists Course general electronic reading list on Talis Aspire ®
  15. 15. Unit electronic reading list on Talis Aspire ®
  16. 16. Study Support Study guides and tutorials
  17. 17. A great deal of attention has been given to the incorporation synthesis of a range of tools and platforms to create a socially engaging online community to support distance learners wherever they are in the world.
  18. 18. The discussion board
  19. 19. Blogs
  20. 20. Wikis
  21. 21. The online assessment and marking
  22. 22. Further information