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Why do we need EAP word lists? | Michael McCarthy

The EAP vocabulary challenge If you are like me, and your English for Academic Purposes (EAP) teaching typically consists of a mixed group of students from a variety of language backgrounds and a variety of academic disciplines, then you know … Continue reading


Using Corpora for EAP Writing Development

Maggie Charles has taught English for Academic Purposes for more than thirty years and was consultant and contributor to the Writing Tutor in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English and the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary.  Do you spend hours … Continue reading

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The Cultures of EAP Online Conference

David Read, the Academic Director for Technology Enhanced Learning at the University of Sheffield, introduces a brand new online conference for teachers of EAP. On the 15th and 16th January 2015, Oxford University Press and the English Language Teaching Centre … Continue reading


Moving into EAP: navigating the transition

What exactly is EAP and how should it be taught? Edward de Chazal, a freelance consultant, author and presenter, discusses the challenges and opportunities for teachers moving in this area of English language teaching ahead of his webinar on the subject.  First … Continue reading


EAP in the classroom Part Three – Developing student independence

In the last of a three-part series on teaching EAP, Edward de Chazal, a freelance consultant, author and presenter, looks at effective strategies to help students work more independently.  In English language teaching in general, and EAP in particular, independence is talked about a lot. Teachers … Continue reading