Main Menu ☰
Sub Menu ☰

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.

Please click here for a list of books still available to be reviewed

If you are interested in becoming a reviewer, register your interest here. Please consult the Guidelines for Reviewers, available here.

Publishing Companies and other interested parties can contact the Book Reviews Co-ordinator here to send books for review.

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

Reviewed by Gemma Stansfield

DELTA Academic Objectives: Writing Skills is part of a series that aims to help students adapt to the ‘challenges of studying academically in the English language’. This book aims to prepare students for academic writing at undergraduate and postgraduate level and is pitched at CEF levels B2 to C1. The book has 12 units, two […]

Published: 24 March 2014

Read more

Author: Louis Rogers

Delta Academic Objectives is a series of course books designed to help students adapt to the challenge of academic study in English. Reading Skills, first published in 2011, begins with a contents map which details each chapter unit topic title, the focus for understanding the text, using the text to develop reading skills, critical thinking […]

Published: 1 November 2013

Read more

Reviewer: Victoria Rowe

The purpose of Cambridge Academic English Advanced is to prepare students to study at university level in English. It aims to develop students’ language and key academic skills such as critical thinking, paraphrasing, referencing, writing a proposal and listening to lectures.  The book is an integrated skills course, developing students’ skills in an academic context […]

Published: 28 February 2013

Read more

Book Reviewed by: Victoria Rowe

Oxford EAP Upper Intermediate prepares students to study at a university in English. The book is an integrated skills course, which develops students’ skills in an academic context at a higher level. This coursebook consists of twelve units.  Each unit has an academic focus, including describing and defining, identifying evidence in a text and developing […]

Published: 27 February 2013

Read more

Book Reviewed By Joy Robbins.

This course book is designed as a pre-sessional program for future ICT (Information & Communications Technology) students of around upper-intermediate level. The focus is predominantly on receptive skills, with each of the 12 units alternating between listening and reading development. This is from Garnet’s recently-released suite of ESAP course books, all of which follow the […]

Published: 11 February 2013

Read more