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New developments in BALEAP, conference announcements and other items of interest to EAP practitioners

BALEAP has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the British Council in Turkey to collaborate on setting up a National Minimum Standards Scheme for Turkish Higher Education English preparatory programmes. Our collaboration will begin with this call for consultants to share EAP expertise in the pilot of the scheme with 10 universities in the coming academic […]

Published: 17 August 2018

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The November 2018 PIM in Essex is now taking proposals on the topic of Academic Literacies and EAP. Registration for the event is also open now. This event is held jointly with ALDinHE. Further information, registration and the call for papers and proposal form can be found on the event page.

Published: 16 August 2018

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In line with new data protection regulations, BALEAP needs your consent to use your personal data for the purposes for which they were collected (e.g. membership and events administration). Please look out for an email asking you to opt-in, and reply before 25th May.

Published: 15 May 2018

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Maxine Gillway, our current chair, facilitated a day of presentations and workshops on EAP Curriculum and Assessment Development in Dublin on April 28th, 2018. https://eapinireland.org/workshops/ The day was attended by 22 participants from 12 different institutions around Ireland as well as two from the UK. We hope this will be the beginning of a fruitful collaboration between the new EAP […]

Published: 3 May 2018

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Maxine Gillway, current BALEAP Chair, represented BALEAP at the invitation of the Chinese EAP Association as part of a panel for an EAP teaching competition in Shanghai on Saturday April 21st, 2018. Fourteen teachers each taught a group of 8 students for 20 minutes. Memorable moments included an exemplary data driven focus on nominalisations across genres; a visualisation […]

Published: 3 May 2018

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The winner of the 2017 BALEAP Dissertation Award was announced at the AGM 2018. Congratulations to… Anna Murawska Title: Can academic reading empower EAP students? Awarding Body: Edinburgh University Abstract Academic reading has so far unduly played a peripheral role in EAP and the academic literacy research agenda. This work draws on constructivist approaches to […]

Published: 27 March 2018

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The BASC has ratified the following nine TEAP Fellowships, from the November 2017 submissions: Senior Fellow, TEAP Mentor and Assessor Carole MacDiarmid, University of Glasgow Senior Fellow Elizabeth Allen, University of Bristol Fellow Paul Hendrie, University of Bristol David Munn, University of Sussex Simon Williams, University of Sussex  Associate Fellow Lucy Atkinson, University of Northampton Jo Kukuczka, University […]

Published: 17 March 2018

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BALEAP members are busy planning events for 2018. Currently, the following are confirmed: 24th March (Reading): A day with two different events and the AGM in the middle of the day. Choose between a TEAP workshop and a ResTES. Register here for either of the events or simply the AGM (free lunch included). 12th May […]

Published: 6 February 2018

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Thanks once again to those of you who volunteered for a role on the BALEAP executive committee and to those who proposed or seconded them. Events officer: Kerry Tavakoli was the sole nominee for the role of events officer so will be confirmed in her post at the AGM in March.  Many of us know Kerry through the […]

Published: 31 January 2018

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BALEAP recently invited members to stand for election to the Executive Committee. For each role, no more than one nomination has been received, so the new post holders will be confirmed by the AGM in March. Congratulations to: Sarah Brewer, Incoming Chair (to become Chair in 2019) John Slaght, Testing Officer Gary Riley-Jones, TEAP Officer […]

Published: 10 January 2018

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