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EAP conference 2019

Sources and Resources: Engaging with the Academic Community

In our eighth annual EAP conference, we are exploring the subtleties of successfully engaging with the academic community. This is the ultimate goal of our students, although they may not be fully aware of this. Engagement occurs on a number of levels, through spoken discourse, reading the academic literature and in a great variety of written genres. For many students, using the literature appropriately in their work is fraught with difficulties including what to cite, how to cite it and how to weave this into their own argument.

Plenary speakers

  • Hilary Nesi, Coventry University

Citation in student writing - what do they do, and why do they do it?

  • Nigel Caplan, University of Delaware

"Someone will agree that …”: Lexicogrammatical Adventures in Source Use

EAP conference logo for 2019

EAP conference in previous years

  • 2018 No Innocent Bystanders: Stance and Engagement in Academic Discourse. Plenary speaker: Zak Lancaster from Wake Forest University, North Carolina.
  • 2017 Go with the Flow: coherence and cohesion in EAP discourse. Plenary speaker: Nigel Caplan from University of Delaware.
  • 2016 Finding the Balance: Language and Content in EAP. Plenary speakers: Dan Jones from University of Leicester and Steve Kirk from University of Durham.
  • 2015 Assessment in EAP: what’s the score? Plenary speakers: Hilary Nesi from Coventry University and Diane Schmitt from Nottingham Trent University.
  • 2014 Innovation in EAP: the key to the future. Plenary speakers: Edward de Chazal from E M de Chazal Consulting Limited and Steve Kirk from University of Durham.
  • 2013 Materials for Thought: moving best practice in EAP forward. Plenary speakers: Louis John Rogers from University of Reading and Diane Schmitt from Nottingham Trent University.

EAP Conference Presentations Archive

Visit the Conference presentations archive to have a look at presentations from previous years and the history of the conference.


Registration is now open

Visit the EAP conference booking page to register.

Fee: Delegates £75, Students £35.

Conference timetable

Take a look at the EAP Conference 2019 timetable (PDF, 122 KB). This is still subject to change, the final version will be available as part of the digital programme to be published here in the next few weeks.

Key details

Date: Saturday 09 March 2019

Venue: Medical and Biological Sciences Building, School of Medicine, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9TF.

Time: Registration starts at 9am.

How to get to St Andrews

Accommodation in St Andrews

Conference Facilitator

Kerry Tavakoli
Phone: +44 (1334) 462255