EAP in a Globalizing World: English as an Academic Lingua Franca
This volume consists of a selection of papers presented at the Biennial Conference of the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP), held at the University of Durham in the UK in 2007. Reflecting the theme of the conference, this volume considers English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in the context of English as an international language. Some of the papers directly address the notion of an academic lingua franca. Others look at EAP as it exists in the global context. At the heart of all the papers is a commitment to EAP competence.
1 Nov 2009
Number of pages: 104
I. EAP AS A LINGUA FRANCA
English as a Lingua Franca at a Swedish Technical University: An Effective Medium?
Different not Deficit: Towards a More Critical EAP Pedagogy
A Memory like a Camel: Global EAP in a Foundation Certificate
Harmonious ELF or a Cacophonic Clash of English Varieties?
II. EAP IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT
Nigerian EAP Teachers and New Knowledge Technologies: What Competencies do we have?
Advantages of Content-Based Instruction (CBI) over English for Specific Purposes (ESP) in Further Education Settings in China
How Global is EAP?
The Role of Turnitin within the Formative Process of EAP: A Tool for Global Academic Culture?
III. EAP COMPETENCE IN A GLOBAL WORLD
From Ethnographic Investigation of Oral Academic Genres to Specific EAP Course and Materials Development for Law
British and Swedish Students Reading English
Action Research into Pre-Sessional Students’ Differentiation of Assessments Using Findings to Improve Courses
Postgraduate Students’ Perceptions of Using English for their Studies in Syria and Wales
Dr Melinda Whong is a member of the BALEAP Executive Committee, sharing the roles of Publication and Research Officer. She has taught, managed and developed EAP materials for pre-sessional courses and is currently a lecturer in English Language Teaching in the Department of Linguistics and Phonetics at the University of Leeds.
Melinda is about to publish another book, this time with Edinburgh University Press, called Language Teaching: Theory and Practice.
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