When dealing with academic texts, you must be very adept at reading. Soon returning to my MA studies, I can honestly say I’m not looking forward to jumping deeply into the majority of academic texts I face reading, with their overly complicated language and references to researchers I barely know of (if at all) and […]
Look at this image. What is Superman doing?
Yes, that’s what I first thought too. I’m sure we’re not alone. Given what we know about Superman and his adventures, a second look enables us to realise he’s not trying to extinguish the light coming from that bad guy with his bodily fluids. We […]
During the last #EAPchat, we talked about the difference between general ESL/EFL and EAP in terms of seriousness and credibility at large. You can see the transcript here. If asked, how would you answer this question: Out of general English and EAP, which is more serious?
This weekend brings everyone 5th Virtual Round Table Web Conference. You should check it out. There, I’ve discussed #EAPchat during its opening Symposium. On Sunday, I’ll be talking about using blogs for intensive and extensive reading practice and yep, Ghandi and the Occupy Wall […]
On the first day, language learners go in, sit in a theatre-style tiered classroom altogether, unclear about what it will be like to study a content university course. It’s their first time to do so. They fear that they will understand little. And they’re right. They expect that writing downthe slide points […]
The second #EAPchat took place on Twitter on Monday, March 5 revolving around the question: Is the Academic Word List (or other lists) relevant for EAP programs? Mura Nava (@muranava) kindly summarised the chat here, with minor additions made by myself.
Yes, I was supposed to present my three-minutes this morning at the #TeachMeet International, but because of technical difficulties in logging in, I decided to go back to bed instead of fooling around with it any longer. I promised to record my presentation on The Highlighter Role of Academic Reading Circles (ARC) in […]
It’s the Christmas…/cough/…holiday season and with it come the wish lists full of toys, games, clothes and gadgets. Although many of the gifts under this tree contain those things, none of them contain the more abstract wishes I have for English language teachers everywhere.