Top EAP resources part 2

My top (online) EAP resources part 2

After writing my first post on some of the online English for Academic Purposes resources I use and since my next pre sessional EAP course (6th!) is just around the corner, I thought it was time for round two. Time to write about some more online EAP resources I use/ will use.  Some of these websites are solely geared towards EAP, but others can be used for general English as well.

Online EAP resources

Englishcentral

This website has a lot of videos which you can tell your students to watch as a self access study task. The videos focus on various elements and there are level descriptors. What I really like about this website is that on each video there are tabs. Watch/ Learn/ Speak. You can tell your learners to watch a video and then do the follow-up exercises. Some are gap filling tasks. After that they can practise as there is a recording button and the icing on the cake is that they get feedback on how they said the word. How great is that? I often send my learners to the Pronunciation courses.  There is also an academic English course worth checking out (Academic courses).

 Various corpora
True story: I was writing a blog post the other day and was a bit confused about which preposition should follow the word feedback, so I asked people on Facebook if the could suggest a website which would enable me to see words in use and the most common prepositions used after these words. I got lots of comments (Thank you everyone : )) and the two that I have been using ever since are just the word and the British national corpus.Getting your learners to use corpora is imperative as they often do not know how a word. Finding the right preposition is also another difficulty students may have. By using the corpora they will find examples of the words in sentences. Just the word has examples of correct and incorrect usage as well as a tab that shows how frequently a word followed by a preposition is used.
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Baleap. org

Baleao is where I normally go to look for EAP jobs. It is also where you can find links to EAP related websites.There were two links that I didn’t know of. I checked them out and am now presenting them to you. The first one is the Prepare for Success website. You can send your students to this website during the first week of the EAP course if this is held in the UK. There is a lot of information about p[preparing yourself and studying in the UK (videos/texts followed by tasks which provide feedback) which are useful for your international students ( mainly newcomers).

 
 The other website that I found interesting is the Academic English Online website (Queen Mary University of London). This website has different tabs which focus on various EAP skills. I particularly liked the academic writing tab. You can press the academic tab and find other tabs with information about different features of academic writing. There are exercises which are also followed by feedback. Once again, your students can go to this website as part of a self access study task.
 
 
 
 

Edufind.com
Here you can find an online grammar. There are clear tabs for grammatical phenomena. Your students can find rules followed by examples and sometimes even counter examples. The grammar is categorised by parts of speech. The icing on the cake is that after your learners check rules, they can practice the grammar by doing short exercises and/or a thorough test.

 

 
Resources on universities’ websites

These are websites that do not require signing in or registering. The resources are free. The University of Kent  has free pdf files on all the academic skills. You can find information and mini lesson plans on listening, reading, writing, critical thinking and speaking. The writing development center on Newcastle University’s website.You can give this to your students for self-study.  The university of Reading also has a website with lots of study tips for learners and information about punctuation, grammar and so on.

Mendeley

Your students can use Mendeley to reference and organise their Pdfs.

Good Presentation skills vs. Bad presentation skills videos

I very often use these two videos when I teach presentation skills.

Delivering a bad presentation: spot the mistakes

Delivering a good presentation: identify the good points.

3 minute thesis

This is actually something like a competition held by the University of Queensland. We used it at Sheffield uni this year. These videos are great to practice listening, to get your learners to understand what a thesis, and they can look at the presentation skills as well.

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Till next time……

 
 
 

 

 
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