EAP conference at the University of St Andrews

The International Education Institute has held nine events for teaching professionals in the last ten years. What started as a workshop back in 2011 has become a conference recognised by English for Academic Purposes (EAP) professionals from all over the world as a go-to event for sharing ideas and best practice.

Next year's conference

Welcoming nearly one hundred delegates each year, the conference addresses popular topics in the EAP community. The title of next year's conference is "Anybody out there: addressing audiences in academic discourse".

The conference will take place on Saturday 29 February 2020.

The plenary speakers will be:

  • Ursula Wingate from King's College, London, with a presentation titled "Developing audience awareness in novice writers".
  • Zak Lancaster from Wake Forest University, North Carolina.

Call for papers is now open

English Language Teaching invite practitioner-focused proposals in the following areas:

  • genre and discipline specificity
  • materials development
  • what constitutes common knowledge?
  • addressing imagined audiences
  • inter-disciplinary writing
  • professional discourse
  • escaping formulaic models
  • writing for publication
  • reflective writing
  • teaching different audiences

The list is not exhaustive, other 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. 

Poster presentations are also welcome, especially from Master's students.

Submit a proposal

Complete the proposal form by Monday 13 January 2020. Proposals should contain 300 words.

Conference archive

Take a look at the archive below to get a snapshot of previous EAP conferences, and presentations available for download.