EAP in Ireland is delighted to announce its second annual conference, to be held at University College Cork on Saturday, 5 October, 2019. This year’s conference aims to investigate and discuss EAP within its broad range of academic and institutional contexts. The focus of the event is the changing nature of the interaction/relationship and drivers of collaboration between EAP and disciplinary colleagues; innovations in the teaching, learning, assessment and ethos of EAP; and the creative approaches and solutions EAP practitioners and researchers are championing and adopting in the face of a range of academic and institutional challenges.
As EAP extends beyond its traditional home in the academy, we invite proposals which investigate developments in EAP outside the university. The pathway sector, for example, can be a site of innovation as well as a focus for criticism of the impact of the neoliberal agenda on education in general, and on EAP in particular. These tensions and contradictions remain under-researched, and their critical assessment is of clear interest, particularly in view of the many under-reported innovations that take place in this sector.
Karl Kitching, University College Cork
Alex Ding, the University of Leeds