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Teaching English for Academic Purposes
Transcript of Teaching English for Academic Purposes
-Create and present effective presentations
-Participate and facilitate discussions appropriately
-recognizing lecture structure
-recognizing important lecture signposts
-recognizing implied information
-evaluating for important information
-recognizing intonation and voice emphasis
Students of English for
Academic Purposes (EAP)
-Educated immigrants intending to attend post secondary education
Teaching of EAP
to prepare students whose first language is not English to succeed in higher education
EAP students may...
Require EAP courses as a prerequisite to starting their post-secondary education
Be taking EAP courses concurrently with their degree.
So what does EAP
EAP programs offer classes in academic...
These general skills are needed by
nearly all EAP students.
Attention should be given to each student's academic goals and specific skills they will need for their field
Business Cases& Reports Persuasive Essays
-describing processes & developments
-revising & editing
-deduce meaning of unknown vocabulary within text
-recognizing the main idea apart from supporting information
-recognizing fact from oppinion
-thinking critically about texts
-skimming & speed reading
Culture Works "Canadian Studies Class"
-Arts, Entertainment & Sports
-Business, Industry & Non-profit
-Environment & Conservation
-First Nations & Multiculturalism
-post-secondary test prep
Courses may also provide practice for...
-Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
-International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
So, what are some of the challenges of teaching English for Academic Purposes?
Build awareness of how post-secondary institution functions
Have knowledge of what each department expects out of it's students
Must gain a deep understanding of each discipline
Becoming an EAP teacher
Gerard Paul Sharpling
believes that if inexperienced EAP teachers are
it might allow them to "adapt as necessary" (Sharpling, 2002, 83).
Situation in Canada
-Few institutions offer formal EAP programs
-Some institutions use an outside organization (ex. Culture Works)
-Training for EAP teachers not formalized & qualifications required will vary from one institution to another
EAP will probably expanded and modify to meet the demands of increasing enrollment of international students and educated immigrants in the years to come