All things EAP

On this page you will find all the posts I have written about English for academic purposes. The words/phrases in italics is where you can find the link to the rest of the post.

EAP stories

Inspired by the Teaching EAP blog post discussing the requirements of teaching English for Academic Purposes, I realized that many teachers who teach EAP come from different backgrounds and have different teaching experiences.  When you look at job ads for EAP posts, you very often see that universities look for teachers with an MA in TESOL or […]

Resources: My top (online) EAP resources

After writing my EAP course overview post, I thought to myself, “why not write about my go to EAP websites?” So, here are a few of the websites I use.

Study Groups

We all  include group work in class, but what about study groups after class? I was first introduced to the idea of study groups when I taught a presessional English for academic purposes course a few years ago.

Presentation Skills

The PPT effect: Tips on how to give academic presentations

PowerPoint. A great tool. Before going on I must say that I am not a PowerPoint wizard nor are my PowerPoint slides and presentations the quintessence of PPT.

Using assessment criteria to teach presentation skills

If you teach presentation skills for Academic or even Business English Purposes, you may find this post interesting. Today, I will talk to you about a little project I did and talked about at the Cultures of EAP online conference held last week.

EAP presentation skills perceptions: a small study

In this post I am going to talk a bit about EAP (English for academic purposes) and presentation skills in relation to learner problems and students’ perceptions. I will do this by sharing with you a small case study.

EAP vs. BE presentation Skills

Under the umbrella of English for Specific Purposes you will find Business English and Academic English. In both contexts, students are asked to give presentations.

Presentation skills Needs Analysis Questionnaire

Here is a needs analysis questionnaire you may want to use with your EAP students when teaching presentation skills.  I teach pre-sessional EAP in the UK and my learners are international students who are doing an MA

Academic Writing

Drawing in the EAP classroom. In this post you will find suggestions on how drawings can help your students understand difficult EAP topics.

Plagiarism-Helping your students avoid it

The big P word. Plagiarism. If you have taught English for academic purposes, you know this is a buzz term.


Ideas for activities to use in class in order to help your learners summarise.

EAP writing-Being in the learners’ shoes

Isn’t interesting how, sometimes you teach something, and then when you actually do what you are teaching, you see how hard it is? Well, that is what happened to me. I went from a teacher to a learner

Pre-sessional EAP courses Information

EAP (pre-sessional) courses. An Overview

A couple of teacher friends who will be teaching EAP (English for academic purposes) have been asking me questions about what to expect and what it is like

How to start working as a (pre-sessional) EAP tutor

This post gives just a few tips on the whole pre-sessional EAP experience in the UK. So, before we move on you may ask, ” What’s a pre sessional EAP course?”

Induction Week

I started working at Sheffield University on the pre sessional English for Academic Purposes course last Monday, and time has flown without me realising it.

Error Correction

IATEFL 2015: Chris Smith’s talk about Error Correction in EAP.


Delta- Module 3 EAP specialization-Presentation Skills

Since I completed and passed the  Cambridge Delta, I thought it would be a good idea to share with you my module 3 assignment. Module 3 is the long assignment. You have to write up to 4500 words on anything you want to specialize in. I chose EAP.

Delta books


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