Teacher Training and Professional Communication

The Department of English Language and Linguistics offers courses in Professional Communication and Teacher Training.

Postgraduate student reading a book

Courses are developed and taught by researchers and teaching staff with expertise in the following areas:

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Professional Communication

Examples of current and past courses include:

  • A short course in Advanced English and TEFL for Japanese Secondary School teachers
  • A short course in English for Academic Purposes and Teaching Methods for academics from the China University of Mining and Technology

Courses in development

  • Short course in English Language Teacher Training aimed at students interested in a practical course in teaching methods
  • We also offer modules in TEFL, English for Academic Purposes and Professional Communication on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • Courses are both practical and research-led, drawing on research carried out by recognised researchers in the department, who also supervise PhDs in these areas.

For more information, contact Dr Suganthi John.