EAP Essentials: A teacher's guide to principles and practice Handbook with CD-ROM
Author: Olwyn Alexander, Sue Argent and Jenifer Spencer
Published: 1st June 2008
Level: All levels
EAP Essentials: A teacher's guide to principles and practice
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.
EAP Essentials: A teacher's guide to principles and practice 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.
EAP Essentials 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 CD also provides 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.
The latest research adapted for classroom use
Practical approach allows teachers immediate engagement with EAP materials
Real case studies document classroom experience of teachers and students
CD-ROM includes original ideas and well-trialled materials for teaching in a variety of contexts
Written by practising EAP trainers from Heriot-Watt University
Look out for Access EAP, the course by the same authors!
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