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Writing for a Purpose | LearnEnglish | British Council

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This is a great collection of learning resources, designed by Andy Gillet (@UEfAP | http://www.uefap.com/) for the British Council. The resources draw on the BAWE corpus work done by Hilary Nesi and Sheila Gardner, published as Genres across the Disciplines: Student Writing in Higher Education (CUP). Students (and teachers) can learn about the 13 genre families identified and their relevance to UK university study. The website materials are ESRC funded - and free for all to use.

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Nicely designed e-learning resource with integrated activities.

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Digital EAP

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Technology in English for Academic Purposes
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A great site from David Read at ELTC, Sheffield University. Dedicated to the intersections of EAP, EdTech and social media.

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▶ Steve Kirk: Teaching ‘EAP’: Enabling Academic Participation, E-merging Forum 5, Moscow - YouTube

Steve Kirk, Director of EAP Pre-Sessional programmes and a senior teaching fellow at Durham University English Language Centre (UK) TOPIC: «TEACHING ‘EAP’: E...
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My keynote presentation on EAP, teacher knowledge and pedagogy. British Council E-merging Forum, Moscow. Thu 12 March 2015

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The Cultures of EAP: Celebrating and Exploring Diversity - Webinar recordings freely available

The Cultures of EAP: Celebrating and Exploring Diversity - Webinar recordings freely available | The EAP Practitioner | Scoop.it
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A very welcome collection of webinars on EAP in places we don't often hear much about: Poland, Algeria, Rwanda and beyond. Congratulations to David Read and the team at Sheffield Hallam University (UK) and to OUP for bringing this new event online - and free to all.

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Academic English: Why use real academic materials? - An interview with Martin Hewings Part 2 - YouTube

In this part of the interview Dr Martin Hewings talks about the benefit of using authentic reading and listenig materials and academic corpus to teach academ...
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Using real academic material to help students learn practical English skills for university study.

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Exploring teacher beliefs in teaching EAP at low proficiency levels - YouTube

Alexander, O. (2012). 'Exploring teacher beliefs in teaching EAP at low proficiency levels'. Journal of English for Academic Purposes. 11/2. 99-111. Further ...
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Olwyn talks about the work behind her 2012 JEAP publication, looking at teachers' views of working with low-level EAP students.

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▶ Blended EAP Professionals: A Critical Grounded Theory (Part 2) - YouTube

"Part two of a Two Hour Seminar on a Critical Grounded Theory of Blended EAP Professionals. Delivered at Kellogg College, The University of Oxford on 18 Jun...

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Genre Across Borders (GXB) - an international, interdisciplinary network of researchers, theories, and resources

Genre Across Borders (GXB) - an international, interdisciplinary network of researchers, theories, and resources | The EAP Practitioner | Scoop.it
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"Genre is a concept and construct that crosses disciplinary, national, methodological, conceptual, and pedagogical borders. The aim of "Genre across Borders" (GXB) is to advance genre theory and research by helping scholars and students cross these borders through access and scholarly contribution to reference guides and online networking"

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Good academic writing – it's about revision not editing

Good academic writing – it's about revision not editing | The EAP Practitioner | Scoop.it
Creative writers are accustomed to the idea that their writing must go through several drafts. However, much of the advice on offer to academic writers proceeds as if all they have to do is produce...
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Don't edit. Don't edit. Don't edit. Revise. A great post from one of my favourite bloggers. If, like me, you're struggling with your own academic writing, this will come as a wake-up call. As EAP teachers also, however, how might we best bring our international students to an awareness of this essential facet of good writing?

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English Communication for Scientists

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English Communication for Scientists is a brief guide on how to communicate more effectively in English, no matter how much previous experience you have.
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A six-unit online course in science-oriented writing.  There are some interesting tips here for speakers of different languages...but no differentiation by academic discipline. Some generalisations do, of course, hold, however, and so there is some useful material here - if taken critically. See what you think.

 

Illustrations here and there by the Times Higher Education cartoonist, Jorge Cham.

 

Thanks to @annehodg for bringing this to my attention.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, December 8, 2013 1:27 AM

This looks great for university ESP courses, aimed at learners themselves rather than teachers.

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Challenging Loss: Language, Culture, and the Future of Academic Writing Research and Teaching | Christiane Donohue, EATAW Plenary Workshop (28.06.2013)

"Challenging Loss: Language, Culture, and the Future of Academic Writing Research and Teaching" Christiane Donohue, EATAW Plenary Workshop

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"This workshop drew on the work of 2013 conference presenters as well as examples of research in French contexts to bring out specific traditions of research and teaching of academic or scientific writing and writing institution in contexts of "home" or primary institutional languages across Europe."

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Writing for a Purpose | LearnEnglish | British Council

Writing for a Purpose | LearnEnglish | British Council | The EAP Practitioner | Scoop.it
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This is a great collection of learning resources, designed by Andy Gillet (@UEfAP | http://www.uefap.com/) for the British Council. The resources draw on the BAWE corpus work done by Hilary Nesi and Sheila Gardner, published as Genres across the Disciplines: Student Writing in Higher Education (CUP). Students (and teachers) can learn about the 13 genre families identified and their relevance to UK university study. The website materials are ESRC funded - and free for all to use.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, July 24, 2013 2:08 PM

Nicely designed e-learning resource with integrated activities.

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Snapshots of EAP Research Journeys (May 2013)

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A good read. This is a collection of ten short and personal research-oriented narratives from professionals working within EAP. Areas of focus range from assessment to teacher beliefs to programme management. 

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Academic Reading Circles (ARC) - Tyson Seburn (@seburnt)

Slides from session Oct 12, 2013
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Academic Reading Circles (ARC)is an approach to assigning roles to EAP students for improvement of comprehension and engagement with texts. It's something Tyson (@seburnt) speaks and writes about widely.Check out his website and blog for more if you're interested - http://fourc.ca

 

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Doctoral EAP

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a collection of experiences, reflections, resources and rants
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A long overdue initiative to bring together students, researchers, practitioners and other professionals in English for Academic Purposes, to talk around issues of doctoral studies - Starting out, developing, failing, failing better, collaborating...and staying proudly in the field after completing, such that we change things from the inside.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 23, 10:19 PM

This looks like an interesting site worth exploring

 

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English for Academic Purposes in Neoliberal Universities: A Critical Grounded Theory

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The critical grounded theory presented in this book offers valuable insights on the social processes and strategies used by Blended English for Academic Purposes Professionals (BLEAPs) at higher education institutions, as they struggle to negotiate
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PDF copy of this excellent book. Available via Gregory Hadley's Academia.edu site. I bought the hardback and ordered a copy for our university library. This should be on everyone's reading list. Important work. Thanks to @muranava for bringing my attention to this version, and to @alexanderding for recommending the book in the first place.

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The Importance of Listening to International Students - Prof. Tony Lynch - YouTube

Professor Tony Lynch, Personal Chair of Student Learning (English for Academic Purposes). Inaugural lecture 2012

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Academic English: How Is It Different? - An interview with Martin Hewings - YouTube

Martin Hewings discusses what makes teaching and learning academic English different from general English, and introduces Cambridge Academic English - the ne...
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The value of using an integrated skills approach to Academic English

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Research writing: Constructing community and negotiating identity. Ken Hyland, Free Linguistics Conference 2014 - YouTube

"Research writing: Constructing community and negotiating identity" by Prof. Ken Hyland, September 2014 More Free Linguistics Conference talks @ http://www.f...

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▶ Blended EAP Professionals: A Critical Grounded Theory (Part 1) - YouTube

First Part of a Two Hour Seminar on a Critical Grounded Theory of Blended EAP Professionals. Delivered at Kellogg College, The University of Oxford on 18 Jun...
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International Student Lifecycle Resources Bank

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A rich source of information, resources, scholarship and research from the HEA.

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Whose English? A window into written academic ELF

Whose English? A window into written academic ELF | The EAP Practitioner | Scoop.it

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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Shona Whyte's curator insight, February 4, 2014 12:01 PM

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

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Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education (ICLHE) - Journal of Academic Writing

Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education (ICLHE) - Journal of Academic Writing | The EAP Practitioner | Scoop.it
The Journal of Academic Writing is an international, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on the teaching, tutoring, researching, administration and development of academic writing in higher education in Europe.
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Vol 3, No1 of the The Journal of Academic Writing (produced by EATAW) is a special issue on the area of 'integrating content and language in higher education (ICLHE)', with a focus on student learning and academic writing. The journal is open source and thus available to all.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, October 24, 2013 4:36 AM

This one is open access.

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English Only? Exploring the Importance of Academic Writing Across Languages | Paul Kei Matsuda, EATAW Keynote (12.07.2013)

"English Only? Exploring the Importance of Academic Writing Across Languages" Paul Kei Matsuda (27.06.2013)

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This is the opening keynote address at the EATAW conference in Hungary, held 26-29 June 2013. In an antidote to the omnipresence of ENGLISH for Academic Purposes in most of what we read (and perhaps think), Paul Kei Matsuda considers the importance of other languages for academic purposes.

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VU Amsterdam Metaphor Corpus

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This is an online corpus that has been hand-annotated for all metaphorical language use. It covers four broad registers: academic texts, fiction, newspaper texts, and conversation - and can be used to generate tables and concordances by genre. The corpus is creative commons licensed, so open to use. The underlying work is presented in the book, Steen et al (2010) 'A Method for Linguistic Metaphor Identification' (John Benjamins - here: http://bit.ly/16dGCEB).

 

Metaphor is everywhere and it perhaps underexploited in EAP teaching and learning. Might this be a useful tool for the EAP practitioner?

 
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History of EAP and of BALEAP

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This is a panel discussion on the history of EAP and of BALEAP, organized and chaired by Richard Smith. Panellists: John Swales, Andy Gillett and Meriel Bloor. The discussion was held at the Biennial BALEAP Conference (‘The Janus Moment in EAP: Revisiting the Past and Building the Future’), University of Nottingham, 20 April 2013.

 

You can listen to an audio-recording of the panel discussion (1hr 25 min) by clicking on the photo on the website.

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