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Call for papers open for EAP conference 2019

Sources and Resources: Engaging with the Academic Community

Plenary speaker: Hilary Nesi, Coventry University. 

We are holding a one-day English for Academic Purposes conference on Saturday 09 March 2019. We invite practitioner-­focused proposals in the following areas:    

  • Citation and stylistic choices
  • Argumentation
  • Paraphrasing and synthesis
  • Citing new and non-­‐standard sources
  • Citation and stance
  • Citation in spoken discourse
  • Pedagogical approaches to sources
  • Reasons for quoting
  • Mechanics of citation
  • Misuse of sources    

This list is not exhaustive; any relevant topics will be considered.    

Sessions will be scheduled for 30 minutes, and may take the form of a presentation or a workshop. All sessions should end with a section   outlining implications for teaching practice.

Proposals of 300 words should be sent to Kerry Tavakoli, Conference Facilitator (kt9@st-­‐ on the 2019 Presentation Proposal (Word, 351 KB) form.

Deadline for abstracts: Monday 07 January 2019.

EAP conference in previous years

ELT has held an EAP conference for teaching professionals for the last six 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.


Call for papers

Call for papers 2019 (PDF, 310 KB)

Download a copy of the 2019 Presentation Proposal (Word, 351 KB) 

All proposals to be sent by email to Kerry Tavakoli:

Key details

Date: Saturday 09 March 2019

Time: Registration starts at 9.15am

Venue: University of St Andrews (building to be confirmed).

Registration fee: Delegates £75, Students £35.

A registration link will be available on this page in the coming weeks.

Conference Facilitator

Kerry Tavakoli
Phone: +44 (1334) 462255