Teaching English for Specific Purposes (013X5)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

The aim of the module is to enable you to develop knowledge and critical understanding of current theories and research in Teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP), including Academic contexts and Young Learners. The teaching and assessment will enable students to reflect upon ways in which ESP differs from General English, how teaching younger language learners differs from adults, and analyse how these manifest themselves in classroom practice, materials and assessment.The module is assessed through a portfolio, which will allow you to explore a specific aspect of pedagogy or educational context in more depth, and consider applications to their own professional development as teachers.


100%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 18 hours of contact time and about 282 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.