The Language Centre at the University of Leeds hosted a one-day Professional Issues Meeting (PIM) on the relationship between Intercultural Communication and EAP on Friday 17th June, 2022. The PIM was held on campus at the University of Leeds and presentations were live-streamed where possible. Colleagues were also able to submit and view recorded presentations online.
Professor Prue Holmes, University of Durham
Professor Adrian Holliday, Canterbury Christ Church
Both plenary speakers are leading scholars in intercultural education and have considerable experience in ‘EAP-related’ activities working with students from diverse disciplinary and linguistic backgrounds in HE contexts.
Intercultural communication (IC) is a well-established area of linguistics, applied linguistics and sociolinguistics and yet its explicit relationship to English for Academic Purposes (EAP) can be overlooked or articulated only indirectly.
Lecturers, tutors and practitioners in EAP are often interested in interculturality or intercultural communication from various perspectives including the role of intercultural communication and awareness in academic contexts. EAP practitioners, like many of the students we teach, are often cultural sojourners to academic disciplines in which they may not be typical subject experts. In this sense, we might use our linguistic, intercultural and ethnographic knowledge and expertise to understand the genres, literacies, expectations and practices of particular disciplines and academic communities, as well as of the larger academic culture in higher education institutions.
Themes or issues which presenters may wish to address:
Please see the attached document for the details of the plenaries and talks: PIM EAP and IC Programme Friday 17 June
Some of the talks have been pre-recorded and they can watched below or through the BALEAP YouTube channel
Liz Molyneux_Internationalisation of the curriculum what does it mean for EAP_What does it mean for EAP
Debra Jones_Towards an intercultural pedagogy what role can EAP play
Christina Laporda_Re-defining Intercultural Competence
Matthew Thurston_Developing positive global attitudes in a TNE environment
Matthew Ketteringham et al._Developing intercultural communication in a TNE
Jim McKinley_Fostering intercultural competence
Adrian Holliday_Unlocking the intercultural expertise our students bring with them
Deirdre McKenna_The impact of an in-sessional EAP programme
Victoria Jack_Assessing transcultural communication_ handing over to the students
These will be made available soon.