We are pleased to announce the 15th annual Norwegian Forum for English for Academic Purposes summer conference, which will take place on Thursday the 9th and Friday the 10th of June 2022 at Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet), Oslo, Norway.
To write is to begin. No matter how experienced the writer, one must always begin, and begin again. And perhaps no writer – whatever their experience – is ever entirely safe from the anguishing feeling of beginning for the first time, regardless of how many times they have begun before. NFEAP this year takes the opportunity to think about all the beginnings that take place in academic writing and development – the beginning of a text, the beginning of a sentence, the beginning of a seminar, of an undergraduate degree, of an academic career. What do we, as EAP practitioners, have to say about the many beginnings of academic development, the drafts and redrafts, false starts, beginner’s luck?
We welcome work that tackles any kind of academic beginning, in relation to EAP theory and practice. We invite proposals that explore EAP concepts; EAP training methods, principles, practices and research; needs analysis, syllabus and materials design, teaching strategies and methodological issues; group/interdisciplinary teaching; critical EAP; e-learning and technology; academic identities; academic literacies; any other relevant topics.
Please submit your abstract of no more than 300 words by March 15th, 2022 by following this link. The standard length for presentations is 30 minutes (20 minutes for presentation, plus 10 minutes for discussion). You will be notified of the outcome of the review process by April 1st 2022.
Ann Torday Gulden has been, for many years, a tireless and vital advocate for EAP in Norway, and this scholarship is named in her honour. This annual scholarship contributes up to 5000 NOK to the expenses of an EAP teacher or researcher to come to the conference and present their work. We seek to support work that is distinctive and original and that exemplifies innovative approaches to EAP theory and practice. It is open to all, but we particularly encourage graduate students and early career researchers to apply – please check the box in the submissions form if you would like to be considered for the scholarship.
The 2000 NOK conference registration fee includes refreshments and lunch for both days of the conference and the conference dinner on Thursday evening.
Please note that the NFEAP is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to assist with conference travel or subsistence.
We would like to thank you in advance for your contribution to the 15th NFEAP summer conference and look forward to having the opportunity to discuss and disseminate your work.
We very much hope that NFEAP 2022 will be an in person, face to face conference, and that is what we are planning at the moment. But if increased restrictions on travel or gatherings make that impractical, we will move to an online format.