We are pleased to announce the 16th annual Norwegian Forum for English for Academic Purposes summer conference, which will take place on Thursday the 15th and Friday the 16th of June 2023 at Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet), Oslo, Norway.
The theme for the 2023 conference is EAP and Time.
NFEAP this year is about the relationship between EAP and time. Time – the amount of it, the quality of it, conceptions of it – is everywhere in learning support, language education and writing development, but rarely comes into focus. Is it a paradox, for example, that we consider writing development a lifelong process but often expect students to master the essentials of writing in a matter of weeks? In contrast, might there be things that are better taught quickly than slowly? In what time does learning take place? What are the relationships between psychological time and institutional time?
We welcome work that is conceptual (e.g. EAP and cultural memory, the politics of time in higher education) and practical (e.g. the supposed linearity of the writing process, the timing of interventions, transfer of learning). We invite work that considers time in relation to 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; learning technologies; academic identities; academic literacies; any other relevant topics.
Bronwyn T. Williams, University of Louisville, USA
Alke Groppel-Wegener, Staffordshire University, UK
Please submit your proposal using 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 2023.
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 2200 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.