The Janus Moment: Revisiting the Past and Building the Future – Proceedings of the 2013 BALEAP Conference

Michael Kavanagh, Lisa Robinson


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ISBN: 9781782602248

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The Janus Moment in EAP: Revisiting the Past and Building the Future

This volume contains a selection of papers from the Biennial BALEAP Conference held at the University of Nottingham, UK in April 2013. The papers reflect various aspects of the conference theme: ‘The Janus Moment in EAP: Revisiting the Past and Building the Future’.

Several papers cover perennial, yet still important, aspects of EAP, such as academic speaking, academic writing and assessment. Others describe and evaluate developments in the field, or how materials, practice, programmes and outcomes are being developed. Most research and interventions described here contribute directly towards either student or teacher engagement, or both. Perhaps unsurprisingly, both the opportunities offered and the challenges posed by technology feature too. The position of EAP in academic institutions, a common topic of debate, recurs within the volume, as does inevitable change faced by the profession.

Taken together, the papers provide a wide-ranging cross-section of EAP activity and thought. This cross-section is necessarily partial; even so, the volume represents the variety and energy which characterises EAP today.

BALEAP, the global forum for EAP professionals, supports the professional development of those involved in learning, teaching, scholarship and research in EAP in order to enhance its quality in institutions of further and higher education.


Format: Paperback


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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