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BALEAP AGM and 50th Anniversary Event

2nd April 2022 @ 10:00am - 6:30pm

The BALEAP AGM and 50th Anniversary Event will take place on Saturday 2 April at the University Language Centre, University of Manchester.  This will be a full day celebrating BALEAP’s 50th anniversary and the 20th anniversary of the Journal of English for Academic Purposes (JEAP).   The AGM is members only but the rest of the day is open to members and non-members.  It is a free event and will conclude with drinks and snacks.

The programme offers sessions showcasing the wide range of activities that BALEAP members are involved in, providing opportunities to learn more and get involved if you wish to.

10:00-11:15 Welcome and Opening plenary session: Looking back on the last 50 years of SELMOUS/BALEAP
11:15-11:35 Coffee/tea break
11:35-12:45 Plenary session: BAS criteria launch; TEAP criteria launch; Research and Publications website launch
12:45-13:30 Lunch break (sandwich lunch will be provided)
13:30-14:15 AGM
14:15-15:00 SIGs session
15:00-15:15 Coffee/tea break
15:15-16:00 BAS / TEAP / Research – Informal drop in and Q&As
16:05-16:55 Lightning talks: Looking forward to the next 50 years

Stella Bunnag, Susan Finlay, Joanne Shiel, Elisabeth Wilding, Samantha Wilson: The future of EAP includes TNE

Dr Cristina Ivanovici: What does the future hold for using TED talks in EAP teaching?

Angelos Bakogiannis: BALEAP: Building Academic Literacies (AL) into English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Angeliki Apostolidou and Stella Bunnag: Metaverse: another buzz word or a real future in the EAP classroom?

Closing plenary session

17:00-18:30 Drinks and snacks

Plenary sessions will be streamed via Zoom for those who have registered to attend the event online. The recordings will be made available via BALEAP YouTube channel after the event.

Three lightning talks are delivered asynchronously via the BALEAP YouTube channel. You can engage in conversation using the comments function under the videos on YouTube. The presenters will answer your questions by 8 April.

  • Dr Kevin Haines and Rina de Vries: International and Intercultural Communication for Academic Purposes [SLIDES]

  • Dr Lisa McGrath, Dr Helen Donaghue and Dr Raffaella Negretti: The evolution of the EAP lecturer – staff developers of the future [SLIDES]

  • Ana Vučićević and Laura Duncan: Interdisciplinarity and collaboration: Perspectives from STEM



Anniversary event Twitter hashtag: #BALEAP50


2nd April 2022
10:00am - 6:30pm
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