EAP Within the Higher Education Garden: Cross-Pollination Between Disciplines, Departments and Research

John Wrigglesworth


Proceedings of the 2011 BALEAP Conference.

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EAP Within the Higher Education Garden: Cross-Pollination Between Disciplines, Departments and Research

This volume consists of 21 papers from the BALEAP Biennial Conference held at the University of Portsmouth in the UK in 2011. The papers contribute to a wide range of current debates within English for Academic Purposes and reflect the eclectic theme of the conference: ‘EAP Within the Higher Education Garden: Cross-Pollination Between Disciplines, Departments and Research’.

The volume reflects the strength and vitality of EAP research, which is in part a consequence of its heterogenous nature and willingness to draw on a wide variety of scholarship. In the first plenary paper, Janette Ryan outlines the changing institutional context created by the popularity of an international education. In the second, Ian Bruce shows how negotiating texts within specific disciplines is made easier through a genre-based pedagogy. Several papers show how discipline-specific pedagogies can be implemented, but there is also a section demonstrating successful corss-institutional approaches. The specific/general distinction is taken up and developed in papers which focus on assessment and argumentation. The volume is rounded off by papers presenting work which encourages professional development and good practice in learning, teaching and research.

BALEAP, the global forum for EAP professionals, brings together practitioners to share, critique and cultivate EAP practice and develop good quality teaching and research of academic English, study skills and the wider student experience.


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Section I: Plenary paper

Vocabulary, English for Academic Purposes and the Janus Moment: Mind the gap BY AVERIL COXHEAD

Section II: Academic speaking

Constructing spoken EAP BY PAUL ROBERTS
Intercultural communication in ESAP: Investigating prosody in the doctor–patient interview through video dubbing By DAWN CREMONESE
Prosody in spoken academic discourse BY ROMANA KOPEčkOVÁ AND SIMON GOOCH

Section III: Assessment

What do EAP practitioners know about academic assessment in situ? Two disciplines, two practices, two outcomes BY HANIA SALTER-DVORAK
Looking for the academic voice: Assessing undergraduate writing BY EMMA BRUCE AND LIZ HAMP-LYONS
Creating an authentic listening test for a Business English pre-sessional programme BY JENNIFER METCALFE

Section IV: Developing materials, practice, programmes and outcomes

From ESAP to ‘EVSAP’: Developing materials to teach very specific lexis on an International Business course BY ANDREW PRESHOUS
Adapting the scaffolding academic literacy pedagogy for an EAP context BY KARIN WHITESIDE AND STUART WRIGLEY
‘How can I help?’: The role of EAP course assistants in supporting pre-sessional students’ writing BY TONY LYNCH
‘Put on the spot’: Collaboration and development in the EAP post-observation conference BY LISA ROBINSON
Arabic-L1 speakers’ difficulties with reading in English BY ANNE KAVANAGH
Longitudinal statistical assessment of EAP program impact on Chinese students in degree study BY GARRY DYCK AND ROD LASTRA
Looking back and moving ahead: The development of an academic writing and language unit BY PETER THOMAS AND PAULA BERNASCHINA

Section V: Academic writing

The PDP and avoiding the five pitfalls of Reflective Writing BY SOPHIA BUTT
Helping Ukrainian students cross cultural barriers in academic writing: Focus on the sentence BY LARYSA SANOTSKA
The ‘revealing’ pronouns: The role of 1st person pronouns in defining authorial stance in English and Russian research articles in Sociology BY IRINA SHCHEMELEVA
Balancing old and new activity types on an academic writing website BY HILARY NESI AND SHEENA GARDNER
DELTA writing: Can academic writing be scored automatically? BY LIZ HAMP-LYONS AND JANE LOCKWOOD

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