Call for Papers

Hi everyone,

The conference is steadily creeping up on us, so I thought I would remind all of you about the Call for Papers, as the deadline is just a few weeks away.

We are thrilled to be hosting our very first EAP in Ireland conference this October. The theme of the conference is EAP as a Learning Opportunity: New Directions and Opportunities. It will take place on October 6th at the Marina Institute, Dublin. We would love you all to spread the word to anyone you think would be interested in attending the event, particularly your own colleagues and institutions.

We would invite you to submit abstracts to be considered and also confirmation of your attendance to the event. As this is our first conference and with the organisation being quite new, it is paramount that we reach as many people as possible and to let people know that we exist. We also want to give individuals and institutions the platform to collaborate, learn and discuss approaches of EAP with each other. Undoubtedly, this conference will also be a major networking event, whereby people working in the industry can come together and get to know people working in the EAP sphere.

Primarily the EAP in Ireland committee are looking for proposals for papers, posters, workshops,  or panels engaging with the key debates and themes within the field at the moment, which include but are not limited to:

  • EAP to date: origins, state of the art, the future

  • Innovations in EAP Pedagogy: Approach, Method, Methodology

  • EAP teacher education

  • EAP management

  • Critical approaches to EAP

  • Curriculum and assessment

  • Language development and/vs. study readiness

  • EAP and the disciplines: fostering understanding, encouraging collaboration

  • The position of EAP within institutions

  • Developments of/in pathway programmes

  • EAP within post-primary education

  • Humanistic approaches to EAP

  • Action research in EAP

  • Corpus Linguistics and EAP

  • Digital literacies in EAP

  • EAP and creativity

    Speakers should forward an abstract of not more than 350 words (including type of presentation, indicative references and five key words) for the attention of conference organisers Jessica Garska and Julie Butters to conference@eapinireland.org by 5PM Friday, 6 July 2018. Along with their proposals, speakers should include a biographical note of approximately 50 words.

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