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

Pearson 2017 Research Call is now open. The purpose of the Call is to contribute to the validation of the Global Scale of English and the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic). Faculty members, doctoral students and qualified freelance researchers are invited to submit proposals of relevance to the following research areas: Content validity; […]

Published: 6 December 2017

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A new organisation, EAP in Ireland, has been organised to develop a community in Ireland similar to BALEAP. EAP in Ireland hopes to give everyone the space to share perspectives and experiences about the EAP industry as well as share best practice and research. The organisation seeks to bridge the gap between research and practice […]

Published: 10 October 2017

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Proposals are invited to lead one of next year’s Pre-Conference Workshops preceding the 2018 EALTA (European Association for Language Testing and Assessment) Fifteenth Annual Conference at the TestDaF-Institut, Ruhr-Universität, Bochum, Germany. The workshops begin at 2pm on Tuesday 22 May 2018, and continue all day on Wednesday 23 May, finishing at midday on Thursday 24 May. The Conference itself […]

Published: 18 July 2017

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Norwegian Forum for English for Academic Purposes 11th Annual Summer Conference, Oslo, 8-9th June 2017 The theme of this year’s Norwegian Forum for English for Academic Purposes 2017 Summer Conference, to be held on 8-9th June at the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, is EAP and Positioning. The plenary speakers are Ursula Wingate and Lesley Gourlay. […]

Published: 25 April 2017

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IELTS Speaking Assessment Research (UK) Cambridge English Language Assessment and Cambridge University Press are looking for learners of English in the university or university pathway context, preferably with experience of preparing for IELTS for a research pilot project. We are assessing a speech analysis tool developed by a partner company offering an simulated IELTS speaking […]

Published: 16 February 2017

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InForm, which is a teaching and learning focused journal for International Foundation Programme (IFP) professionals, is inviting the submission of articles for the next issue, published this December. The deadline for article submission is 31 October. We are interested in articles related to the variety of academic disciplines commonly found across international foundation programmes and […]

Published: 28 September 2016

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Pearson is inviting researchers in the fields of language testing, second/foreign language education, linguistics and applied linguistics to participate in their 2016 external research programme. Faculty members, doctoral students as well as qualified freelance researchers are invited to submit proposals to investigate the validity of the Global Scale of English (Pearson metric of English language proficiency, […]

Published: 29 June 2016

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