With the increase in students joining academic English-language courses, the teaching of English for Academic Purposes is a rapidly expanding profession. There are, however, few specialist handbooks for the practising teacher in this field.
Since the publication of the first edition of EAP Essentials, the number of international students joining English-medium undergraduate and postgraduate courses has continued to rise, and this book has continued to play an important role in the inducti....
[show more]on and continued professional development of EAP teachers around the world. This second edition maintains the features that made the first edition so valuable, with the addition of insights and additional classroom materials that reflect current developments in the field.
EAP Essentials is grounded in the authors' extensive practical experience in the EAP classroom. It bridges the gap between the theory and practice of EAP teaching, by distilling the insights from recent research into ideas that can be applied in teaching and materials development. The book builds confidence through a range of practical tasks and by providing case studies of real teachers and students. This enables the teacher to reflect on best practice and identify ways to develop their own teaching skills.
EAP Essentials offers original and practical ideas appropriate to a wide variety of contexts. The accompanying free Classroom Materials also provide a large number of well-trialled materials that can be copied for use within the classroom.
The book contains ten chapters, each one underpinned by up-to-date research, and backed up with a list of recommended further reading.
Unit 1: The context of EAP
Unit 2: Text analysis
Unit 3: Course design
Unit 4: Reading
Unit 5: Vocabulary
Unit 6: Writing
Unit 7: Listening and speaking
Unit 8: Critical thinking
Unit 9: Student autonomy
Unit 10: Assessment