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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 Content

Syllabus Plan

The module will include the following topics:

  • The role of English in global higher education and research;
  • The nature of academic discourse;
  • Analyzing academic texts through genre and corpus analysis;
  • EAP needs analysis;
  • EAP teaching methodologies;
  • Syllabus design and assessment in EAP.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities16 hours8 x 2-hour Seminars and tutorials
Guided independent study24 hoursDirected reading: seminar preparation/review
Guided independent study40 hoursDirected reading: further exploration of chosen topics
Guided independent study10 hoursFormative assignment preparation
Guided independent study60 hoursSummative assignment preparation

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).


Other Learning Resources


English for Specific Purposes:

Journal of English for Academic Purposes: