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The following EAP-related books have been reviewed by BALEAP members. Please note that the opinions expressed in these reviews are not necessarily those held by the organisation.

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Reviewed by Christine Healey

Is there a way out of the silo? At the 2017 BALEAP Conference there was much discussion on the need to get out of the ‘EAP silo’. Wingate’s recent book could be a useful escape manual.  The book needs to be read in the context of the recruitment and retention problems which can sometimes beset […]

Published: 4 December 2017

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Reviewed by Lyndon Taylor (Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University)

How does Dr. Anthony Manning’s new book differ from other contributions to the field of language testing? The book does not deal with the minutiae of test item writing and analysis or to theories relating to the assessment of a particular language skill. Rather, it takes a broad view of issues worthy of serious attention […]

Published: 27 June 2017

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Reviewed by Claire Philip

  If, like me, you are someone who thinks TED talks are a great teaching resource, but sometimes lack the time or inspiration to create supporting materials, then this is the course book for you!   For those of you who haven’t yet discovered the world of TED talks, more information can be found at www.TED.com. […]

Published: 5 June 2017

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Reviewed by Peter Gee

The book is divided into 45 two page units and these units are thematically organised into six sections. Sections 2-6 are supported by two page review units. Each unit is further subdivided into page length sections that each introduce related elements for example Unit 21 Statistics examines Describing proportions and Talking about averages. The authors […]

Published: 23 May 2017

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Reviewed by Stephen Peters, University of Bristol

Why do we reach out for a reference work on research methodology? Brian Paltridge and Aek Phakiti suggest a number of reasons including using the compendium as scaffolding for research students starting out on a topic or approach; additionally, the University of Sydney based lead contributors also stretch this to ‘experienced researchers’ (perhaps, supervisors) wanting […]

Published: 10 April 2016

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Reviewed by Debrorah Clarke

This powerful book speaks to EAP teachers, disillusioned with their role as educators, and researchers frustrated by the difficulty in embedding pedagogic theory in the EAP curriculum.  Chun achieves this voice through both his discussion of key political, social and cultural issues found in everyday life and his account of his collaboration with an EAP […]

Published: 4 June 2015

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Book Reviewed by: Steven Peters

This monograph from Lia Blaj-Ward is a welcome addition to the literature and resources that support researcher and research-engaged development in EAP and related fields. Thoughtful and suggestive, the text encourages engagement in, not only with, educational research. As such it reflects similar calls in wider educational policy and academic communities (e.g. Winch, Oancea and […]

Published: 25 March 2015

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Reviewed by Michelle Evans

This EAP teacher guide is an accessible and practical introduction to EAP teaching. It can be used by those at the beginning of their EAP teaching career as well as more experienced EAP professionals. The structure is reassuringly familiar to many course books used by EAP teaching teams across the UK. Indeed the contents page […]

Published: 8 September 2014

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Reviewed by Dr. Qian Zhang

The book is part of six-book series from the Collins’ Academic Skills Series and published in 2013. In addition, the series has won the Innovation in Learner Resources award at the British Council ELTons 2014. This self-study course book is designed for “students on pre-sessional or Foundation courses as well as for first year undergraduate […]

Published: 8 September 2014

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Reviewer: Dr David Keeble

Grammar Sense 2nd edition by Cheryl Pavlik (OUP 2012) is a text book aimed at the basic user of English and is a suitable grammar for use in a general English course preparing students for intermediate level EAP programmes. It comes in a single volume (GS1) or divided in two, (GS1a and 1b) with each […]

Published: 10 April 2014

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