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Postgraduate Module Descriptor


EFPM837: Teaching and Researching English for Academic Purposes

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Aims

1. Develop a critical understanding of current approaches to the teaching of English for Academic Purposes (EAP);

2. Develop a critical understanding of current key issues and debates in EAP research and scholarship;

3. Critically review the procedures of analysing needs as a stage in EAP syllabus design;

4. Increase awareness of the language and structure of EAP texts;

5. Develop an awareness of genre and corpus analysis and the role of research into language use in the design of EAP courses and materials; and

6. Develop a critical understanding of programme development and testing techniques appropriate to EAP.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate a critical understanding of key issues in EAP research and scholarship;
2. apply an understanding of needs analysis in the design of appropriate EAP courses;
3. demonstrate a critical understanding of key aspects of teaching and testing methodologies appropriate to EAP;
4. use techniques of genre and corpus analysis to deepen their understanding of EAP;
5. present samples of needs/language analysis for group and class discussion;
Discipline-Specific Skills6. demonstrate a critical understanding of the role of specific needs and learner diversity in language education;
7. explain and justify the rationale behind the choice or design of teaching and testing materials;
Personal and Key Skills8. engage in independent study and group/pair work;
9. analyse critically relevant academic literature; and
10. demonstrate an understanding of the nature of academic texts.