Entry and Admissions
Short Course / CPD
No Partner College
Teachers will receive a certificate of completion which lists topics covered in the course.
If you would like us to arrange a teacher development course for your group, you have 2 options:
- choose one of the following teacher development themes listed below as 1-4
- mix and match by selecting topics which would be of most use or interest to your group
If there is a topic you are interested in which is not listed here, let us know and we’ll do our best to cover it in your course.
1) Language Teaching Methodology Upgrade
For practising teachers who want to spend time evaluating language teaching methodologies and looking at practical applications and would like to be introduced to different perspectives on methodology. Typical topics include:
2) Language Testing
- Overview of language teaching approaches, methods & techniques
- Improving learners’ English grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation
- Teaching language skills and microskills
- Teaching aspects of English discourse: language in context
- Designing materials for language teaching
- Classroom activities for active learning
- Teaching Language through literature
- Teaching intercultural communication skills
- Undertaking classroom research
For teachers with little or no experience as well as more experienced test designers. Typical topics include:
3) Teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP)
- Principles of language testing: reliability, validity, authenticity and practicality
- Levels in language testing and the use of frameworks such as the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR)
- Different item formats: multiple choice, cloze, multiple matching
- Assessing Reading, Speaking, Listening and Writing
- Designing test specifications
- Statistical measures to evaluate and develop tests
For English teachers who prepare students to study or support students studying in English medium courses in universities or other institutions. Topics covered include:
4) English Language for International Academics
- EFL, EAP and ESAP: how do they differ and what are the implications for EAP teachers?
- Analysing and understanding learner needs in different EAP contexts
- EAP goals and learning outcomes
- EAP skills & microskills in syllabus design for EAP
- TEAP methodology, materials and activities
- Designing EAP materials using authentic sources
- Assessing EAP
- Text and discourse analysis as tools for the EAP teacher and student
- Observing classes in action
For international academics who need to teach their subject in English, or to present and publish their research in English. Topics covered include:
- Intensive development of English language skills and language knowledge for non-English specialists (e.g. scientists and engineers)
- Aspects of the discourse and register of Higher Education in English
- Cultural differences in academic goals, approaches and conventions
- Presentation skills for effective teaching in English
- Presenting research at international conferences
- Writing up research for publication in English
If you come in the summer (July – August), your group will be able to take part in a range of social activities organised for our Summer School.
You can also participate in our summer social programme including: lectures; socials and film evenings.
In addition, we can organise trips to places of interest in the North of England, such as The English Lake District, York, Liverpool, Brontë Country.
Class hours per week (standard): 20 hours per week plus social events
Certificate of completion: Certificates list topics covered in the course
Class sizes: Maximum of 20 teachers per class
Minimum age: 18
Learning Environment & Assessment:
We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.
Learning outcome & aims
We aim to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to equip UCLan graduates with the confidence and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work.
Industry links & professional accreditation
We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.
Work experience and international opportunities
At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.
The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.
UCLan is recognised for its outstanding course provision which gives students the skills, knowledge, and personal attributes necessary to succeed at the University and in their future careers. To find out more about the experiences of our students, read our success stories.
From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.
Fees & Funding
You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE
For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.
How to Apply
Contact us with the following details and we’ll put together a proposal for you.
- Content you would like us to cover
- Length of course in weeks or days
- Number of participants
- The best dates for you to arrive and leave
Telephone: +44 (0) 1772 896427