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Please see the revised guidelines from June 2020. https://www.baleap.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/AUG-BALEAP-Guidelines-on-English-Language-Tests-for-University-Entry-August.pdf The revised document is available above for your reference. I would encourage colleagues responsible for or in involved in English language assessment to read through the document with a view to commenting on the contents and particularly to suggest additional information about bespoke tests that they […]

Published: 3 August 2020

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BALEAP membership renewals will take place during July for 2020/2021. The membership year runs from 1st August 2020 to 31st July 2021 and current memberships expire on 31st July. If you have an Individual Membership or are one of the representatives of an Institutional one, this will affect you. The cost of Individual Concession, Individual […]

Published: 30 June 2020

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Dear colleagues, I have revised and extended the guidelines from March 2020. BALEAP Guidelines on English Language Tests for University Entry (Version June 2020) The revised document is available above for your reference. I would encourage colleagues responsible for or in involved in English language assessment to read through the document with a view to […]

Published: 19 June 2020

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The University of Glasgow’s English for Academic Study has kindly agreed to share their plans for online observations and we would like to thank Carole MacDiarmid and her team for this. We look forward to further discussion after the summer so that we can all share our experiences of online observations. Teacher Development: EAP CPD […]

Published: 3 June 2020

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We are happy to announce the details of BALEAP’s new funding scheme. The focus is on Narratives of innovation and resilience: Supporting student learning experiences in challenging times. Further information can be found in the Narratives of innovation and resilience 2020 document. Up to ten awards of £750 each have been budgeted for out of […]

Published: 30 March 2020

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Dear colleagues, BALEAP (2) Guidelines on English Language Tests for University Entry I have revised and extended the guidelines which were last worked on more than a decade ago. In the guidelines to be replaced, for example, there is no mention of the Trinity ISE or about the changes brought about by the UKVI’s acceptance […]

Published: 19 March 2020

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Following on from the successful nomination of Bella Reichard, our current Web Officer, to the role of BALEAP Treasurer, we are now calling for nominations to the role of Web Officer which will become vacant at the AGM in March 2020.  This is also a second call for nominations to the role of Information and […]

Published: 7 February 2020

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See below fantastic examples of EAP professionals working collaboratively with colleagues in a range of different roles. Really great projects to help students thrive academically and prepare for meaningful, rewarding futures. Useful insights for the EAP community will be shared over the next few months – shaping the future of EAP. Thank you to @ukcisa […]

Published: 7 November 2019

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If you have examples to share of collaborating with colleagues from learning development, employability, volunteering or student unions or would like to set up a new collaborative project in 2019-2020 to help students thrive academically and prepare for meaningful, rewarding futures, please see the two types of funding that BALEAP has just made available. Info […]

Published: 18 March 2019

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Many thanks to all who were involved in the BALEAP PIM on Assessment which the Birmingham International Academy, University of Birmingham had the pleasure of hosting on Saturday. We hope that all speakers and attendees enjoyed the day. Special thanks from BALEAP to Lorraine Mighty and team for organising the day. The slides from the […]

Published: 1 March 2019

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