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APA Citation Style

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Reference list and in-text citation rules

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Whose English? A window into written academic ELF

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Ray Carey and colleagues are "compiling a corpus of these English-language examiners’ statements submitted in 2011 & 2012 to six University of Helsinki faculties. We finished this task last month, ending up with 402,0135 words of text (the WrELFA corpus overall has passed 800,000 words since my last update). During that process, Ruut compiled figures from each of the faculties on how many examiners’ statements were submitted and what language they were written in. This post looks at where English stands in the examination process of one of the top research universities in Europe."

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Some statistics on use of English in Finnish academia by faculty and mother tongue as a preliminary to further analysis.

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TELT: English for Academic Purposes

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Websites related to Academic English collected over the past two years.  Sites for learners, teachers, and researchers, including academic word lists, online activities, and research articles.

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Putting together links for pre-service English teachers preparing for French competitive teaching exams, I revisiting a number of useful sites for vocabulary development and planning presentations.

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TESOL Journal - OPEN ACCESS

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Volume 4, Issue 1 - March 2013

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Open access for limited time: invited essay by William Grabe and Cui Zhang on EAP

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EAP and Technology-enhanced Learning: summer seminar Oslo

7th Summer Seminar: June 6th—7th, 2013

 

Theme: EAP and Technology-enhanced Learning

The keynote talks will be by Martin Barge, Jessica Cooper and William Tweddle from Queen Mary, University of London, who have extensive experience in developing technology-enhanced courses in EAP.

This is what they propose for NFEAP 2013:

«Our talk will be on creating online materials for EAP students. We will cover the whole process: planning and design, sourcing content, selecting authoring platforms, piloting/trialling and revising the material (what some call an ‘iterative’ development process) and tracking its use. We will base this on our experiences of creating the “Academic English Online” materials that we created for our students at Queen Mary University, London. So our paper will be based on real experience, but will also be underpinned by key literature in the field of Computer Assisted Language Learning.»

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Academic Phrasebank

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See also the UEFAP site. http://www.uefap.com/

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 18, 2013 11:48 PM

The University of Manchester put together this 39 page document of phrases used in academic writing organised by function and with comments for users. An almost dauntingly comprehensive list, but I can see applications for teaching and learning EAP, probably with advanced learners.

Luciana Viter's comment, January 19, 2013 7:01 AM
Thanks, Shona, a very helpful EAP resource.
Shona Whyte's comment, January 20, 2013 12:34 AM
There seems to be a lot of interest in this sort of resource. I'm curious about how people see it being used for language teaching and learning.
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Building e-AP Awareness: Steve Kirk

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"I think there are two kinds of e-AP tool: those that connect fairly directly to teaching practice, and those that can help inform, organise and build EAP teacher scholarly knowledge."

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The role of technology in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) - application of the TPACK framework, and call for integration, stability, open practices ...

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Cambridge English Teacher webinar: Hewings on EAP

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Writing in English for Academic Purposes: challenges for teachers (and how to overcome them)

Martin Hewings
21st November 2012, 15:00 GMT

 

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You have to register for the site, but the webinar seems to be free.

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Appellation(s)/Naming, labelling, addressing: Atelier ASP, SAES Dijon, mai 2013

Dans le cadre du congrès annuel de la SAES, les présidents de l’atelier Anglais de spécialité– GERAS, Anne Magnet de l’Université de Bourgogne et Michel Van der Yeught de l’Université d’Aix-Marseille, lancent un appel à communications sur le thème choisi par l’atelier : « Aspects de l’appellation dans l’expression linguistique du spécialisé – Implications linguistiques, discursives, culturelles et didactiques en anglais de spécialité ».

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How to make yourself understood by international students: The role of metaphor in academic tutorials

A paper on the British Council's Teaching English site by applied linguists Jeannette Littlemore, Fiona MacArthur, Alan Cienki and Joseph Holloway.

 

Abstract:

"In recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of international students studying at British universities.  This paper reports on a study of oral interactions between lecturers and international students studying at a British university and a Spanish one. Metaphors and gestures were identified as being used successfully and less successfully in different exchanges. The paper concludes with a number of recommendations for making the most of the potential metaphor has to offer in academic tutorials."

 

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The paper includes video clips and close analysis of speech and gestures in interviews involving native-speaking UK lecturers and non-native international students.  It shows how comprehension problems occur due to use of metaphorical languages, but does not suggest native-speakers avoid such language, but rather suggests "ways for lecturers to accommodate to L2 speakers’ difficulties in understanding metaphorical language uses in ways that do not involve complete avoidance of metaphor or result in impoverishment of the interaction."

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Confé­rence John Swales : From context to text (Laboratoire LaTTiCe)

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From Context to Text: Investigating Structures, Functions and Forms in Today’s Research Article

John M. Swales

 

(The University of Michigan)

 

In a changed research world wherein English-language journal articles are becoming de rigueur, the non-native speaker of English faces difficulties in communicating complex messages

 

Which transitive verbs tend to passivize (and which not)?

How do methods sections vary?

Why are certain purpose clauses sentence-initial?

Who uses “volitional” verbs (we wanted to...) and why?

Why are there fewer definite articles in medical research?

Is there an answer to the “we” v. the passive choice?

What is the role of sentence-initial of-phrases?

Why is interestingly so interesting?

 

Recent research on research English has focussed on evaluation, criticism and author identity. However, for both descriptive and pedagogical reasons, it is important not to ignore the “nuts and bolts” that hold discoursal edifices together.

 

REFERENCES

M. Charolles. (2005). Framing adverbials and their role in discourse cohesion from connection to forward labelling. Paper at Symposium on Exploration and Modelling of Meaning, Biarritz.

K. Fløttum (ed.) 2007. Language and discipline perspectives on academic discourse. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press.

D. S. Giannoni. (2008). Biomedical laboratory narratives: Linguistic and disciplinary traits. Verbal/visual narrative texts in higher education.

R. D. Huddleston. (1971). The sentence in written English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

K. Hyland. (2004). Disciplinary discourses. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

A. Olsson & V. Sheridan. (2012). A case study of Swedish scholar’s experiences with and perceptions of the use of English in academic publishing. Written Communication, 29: 33-54.

C. Pérez-Llantada, R. Plo & G. B. Ferguson (2011). “You don’t say what you know, only what you can”: The perceptions and practices of senior Spanish academics regarding research dissemination in English. English for Specific Purposes, 30: 18-30.

E. Rowley-Jolivet & S. Carter-Thomas (2011). Citing as a writing problem? A cross-cultural study of the citation behaviour of French researchers publishing in English. Paper presented at PRISEAL 2, Poland.

J. M. Swales. (2004). Research genres: Explorations and applications. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

J. M. Swales & C. Leeder. (2012) A reception study of the articles published in English for Specific Purposes from 1990-1999. English for Specific Purposes, 31: 137-146.

E. Tarone et al. (1998/1981)). On the use of the passive and active in Astrophysics journal articles. English for Specific Purposes, 17: 113-32.

S. A. Thompson (1985). Grammar and written discourse: Initial vs. final purpose clauses in English. Text, 5: 55-84.

P. R. R. White (2003). Beyond modality and hedging: A dialogic view of the language of intersubjective stance. Text, 23: 259-284.

S. Wulff, U. Römer, & J. Swales (2012). Attended/unattended this in academic student writing: Quantitative and qualitative perspectives. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory, 8: 129-157.

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Paul Nation's "Vocabulary Profiler"

Paste in a text and it produces an analysis with the words colour-coded for their vocabulary level.


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A fascinating tool that teachers can use to classify words in any text. Highlights common general English words, academic words etc using different colours.
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Crossed Wires II: the evil that is plagiarism

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Stuff  teacher trainers tell novice teachers:
'Always check your instructions for tasks and activities.'
'Check that everyone understands the vocabulary you are presenting,'
'Grade your own language to the level of the students.'
That last one!
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Crosscultural differences and "the evil that is plagiarism." 

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Focusing on language in EAP: Craig Thaine webinar

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This webinar will explore undergraduates' and EAP learners' self-perceived needs in relation to explicit grammar and vocabulary learning. It will also examine learners' study preferences when they need to focus on language.

During the webinar you will learn about ways to help learners negotiate and work with useful language that can be found in authentic EAP texts.

Topic:

Focusing on language in EAP with Craig Thaine

Date:

January 21st 2014

Time:

15:00 GMT

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Just posting on this topic ...  I'm assuming this is a free webinar, though sponsored by Cambridge University Press, with whom the speaker has co-authored an Academic English textbook series.

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Corpus project links: EFL vocabulary, writing and more

Corpora interfaces

VIEW: Variation in English Words and Phrases (online) http://view.byu.edu/MICASE: The Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English (online) http://micase.umdl.umich.edu/m/micase/ ;

 

Using Google as a corpus

http://www.hltmag.co.uk/may00/idea.htmhttp://www-writing.berkeley.edu/tesl-ej/ej26/int.html

 

Corpus exercises

http://web.quick.cz/jaedth/Introduction%20%to20CCS.htmhttp://learningresources.eli.ubc.ca/corpus/links/lab.pdfhttp://learningresources.eli.ubc.ca/corpus/links/lab1.pdf

 

Learner errors

http://elex.amu.edu.pl/~przemka/concord2adv/errors.htmhttp://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/my-english.html


Word families

http://www.uefap.com/vocab/build/building.htm

Phrasal verbs

 

http://eslcafe.com/pvhttp://englishpage.com/prepositions/phrasaldictionary.html

 

Presentation skills

http://www.see.ed.ac.uk/~gerard/Management/art1.html

 

Transitional devices

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/transitions.htm

 

Academic writing and register

http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/cill/eap/academicstyle.htmhttp://www.roehampton.ac.uk/learningdev/writing_for_ac/register.asphttp://www.uefap.com/materials/matfram.htmhttp://owl.english.purdue.edu/

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Writing links: NPCC Arkansas tutor recommendations

Tutoring services at the National Park Community College in Arkansas have this 27-page annotated collection of links to other university resources for writing: from topics and planning through drafting, revising, and editing, style sheets (APA, MLA), plagiarism. Suitable for high intermediate/advanced EFL/ESL students, particularly EAP, but also for instructors to select from. I can't find an author or a direct link from the website, but this resource certainly deserves a wider audience.
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Academic reading circles: Tyson Seburn

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My students very often tend to do the required course readings once, struggling not only with comprehension, but also relating the content from week to week. In order to both improve comprehension...

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Concrete suggestions for helping EFL/ESL learners understand and discuss assigned readings while also developing other academic skills (moderating discussion, summarising, re-expressing meaning in alternative forms).  Handouts and examples from the classroom, including minimal and richer student responses.

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Demand High EAP

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"I strongly believe we need to be (re)creating a climate of knowledge building in the EAP classroom." Steve Kirk

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Steve Kirk argues that in language for academic purposes classes, fluency activities where learners "just speak" are insufficient: learners also need to learn to develop "contentful" contributions.  

 

I think a) this is also true of other second/foreign language teaching contexts and b) a strong version of task-based teaching can help address this concern.

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Academic English Online (QMUL)

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"Academic English Online is a new web-based resource of materials designed for students of Queen Mary (University of London) to develop and broaden their skills in academic English."


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This looks like a very rich resource suitable for intermediate university learners and above.  Content is divided into Writing, Reading, Speaking and Grammar, and presented in short sections with activities for learners and feedback which can be hidden or revealed.

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Steve Kirk's curator insight, December 11, 2012 12:03 PM

Queen Mary's University, London, have now made available for free a set of online EAP resources for supplementary study. These were previously developed and only made availablje internally to QMUL students. The task bank is now open access.

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Slightly outside the usual scope of this page but may be useful.

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Research on teaching vocabulary: Paul Nation

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Paul Nation has a huge number of publications on vocabulary, particularly in relation to second language learning and teaching.  Many of the older articles are available for free download.

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A personal philosophy of principled eclecticism for language teaching

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Scott Douglas, assistant professor at the University of British Columbia, teaches English as an Additional Language (EAL), particularly EAP (English for Academic Purposes).

 

He's taken the time to write up a personal philosophy of education, detailing how and why he teaches the way he does.  He covers constructivism, Freire and Krashen, as well as critical thinking.

 

An interesting read, and a useful exercise for individual professional development as well as for teacher training classes.

 

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The White Elephant in the Room: Extensive Reading in ELT/EAP

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Sharon Turner teaches EAP at Sabanci University in Turkey and has many ideas about "enticing" learners into reading longer, more demanding texts as well as reading for pleasure.

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6 Free Tools to Easily Cite Resources for Students and Researchers

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Here are some free tools to help you learn how to include citations in your research papers...
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Academic Word List exercises: University of Nottingham

Word lists and various useful tools for manipulating texts.


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Nice set of tools and activities for English for Academic Purposes.

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The word lists can be found elsewhere but the highlighter tools and gap-fill maker are unique tools from Nottingham.