EAP 2013 – The Future of English for Academic Purposes

Attendance free, limited to 100 participants
Online registration from 6th March at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PHCSFHR

Conference schedule:

09:30 Welcome and opening remarks
David Bowskill (Language Centre, Humboldt University Berlin)
Anne Hodgson (Events Co-ordinator of the English Language Teachers’ Association Berlin-Brandenburg)

09:45 Plenary lecture
Martin Hewings (English for International Students Unit -University of Birmingham, UK/Cambridge University Press) Applications of corpus analysis in EAP research, learning, and teaching.

10:45 Coffee break

11:15 Parallel workshops

  • Assessment: mod. Annette Stemmerich (Language Centre, Free University Berlin)
  • English for Teaching: mod. Martin Bradbeer (Technical University Wildau) and David Bowskill (Language Centre, Humboldt University Berlin)
  • Task-based Language Learning: mod. Mat Plews (Language Centre, Humboldt University Berlin)
  • Writing for Research: mod. Jeffrey Verhey (Language Centre, Humboldt University Berlin)

12:45 Lunch

13:45 – 14:25 Afternoon presentation 1st session

  1. Gary Anderson (Cambridge University Press): English Profile
  2. Tom Ottway (International Study Centre, University of Sussex/Oxford University Press): Critical thinking in EAP—The Hero’s Journey
  3. Steve Kirk (Durham University): Can EAP be good for your ELF?
  4. Evan Frendo (Cambridge English Language Assessment): Analysing corpora to teach financial English

14:35 – 15:15 Afternoon presentation 2nd session

  1. Judith Mader (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management): Issues involved in teaching culturally mixed groups and the way forward
  2. Dale Coulter (Berlin School of English): Lexical Approach and lexical notebooks in EAP
  3. Conrad Heyns (University of the Arts, London): Training for EAP Teachers – Successfully spinning plates…
  4. Ed Hackett (Oxford University Press): Placement Testing – What can it tell us about the communicative competence of students?

15:15 Coffee break

15:45 Panel discussion: The future of EAP
Nick Byrne — Director of Language Centre. London School of Economics
Nicky Owtram — Director of Language Centre, European University institute Florence
Tom Ottway — Head of English at the International Study Centre, University of Sussex
Thomas Vogel — Director of  Language Centre, Viadrina University Frankfurt/Oder

Chair: David Bowskill

16:45 Closing remarks

17:00 End