In this webinar on Thursday 16 November, we will discuss Develop EAP: A Sustainable Academic English Skills Course, winner of the 2017 British Council ELTons Award for Innovation in Learner Resources.
In the first part of the webinar we will talk about key features of the course e.g. collaborative learning, exploiting e-learning spaces and use of QR codes. The second half of the talk will focus on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and their suitability for EAP programmes, being relevant over multiple cohorts and to single or mixed discipline classes and learners of different language levels, including native English speakers.
Date: Thursday 16 November 2017
Time: 16.00 UK time (find out the time where you are).
About the speakers
Averil Bolster, with a teaching career of 22 years, has worked in many different contexts, from language schools to companies to universities delivering general English, examination preparation, ESP and EAP classes. She has also delivered management training modules for the IDLTM and DELTA. She was responsible for developing the EAP programme at the University of Macau and is the co-author of Academic Presenting and Presentations, a research-based presentations course book which was a finalist for the 2016 British Council ELTons Award for Innovation in Learner Resources and Develop EAP: A Sustainable Academic English Skills Course, which won the award in 2017. Most recently, Averil worked on an education project in Finland and is about to begin her PhD studies at the University of the Basque Country in Language Acquisition in Multilingual Settings (LAMS).
Peter Levrai has been teaching EFL/ESL since 1995 in a wide variety of contexts, including business, technical, examination preparation and EAP. He recently worked on developing EAP courses at the University of Macau and has a keen interest in developing bespoke training materials and courses to meet specific needs. He is the author of English for the Energy Industries and co-author of Academic Presenting and Presentations and of Develop EAP: A Sustainable Academic English Skills Course, winner of the 2017 British Council ELTons Award for Innovation in Learner Resources. Peter has just finished working at the University of Eastern Finland on a project for Saudi Arabian educators as part of Vision 2030 and is looking forward to starting PhD studies at the University of the Basque Country, with a particular focus on collaboration.
Read a blog post by the presenters: 'How to prepare your learners for an English-speaking university'.
Download the presentation slides in pdf format below.