“Access to literature for EAP practitioners: an international study of the challenges experienced in accessing literature for teaching, scholarship and research purposes”

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  • Do you teach or research English for Academic Purposes?  
  • Do you work with students and others to understand any form of academic communication (in English) and academic cultures? 
  • If you use or would like to use literature for these purposes, do you have any difficulty accessing relevant sources?  

This project aims to identify the type of literature that teachers/practitioners access or would like to access to inform teaching, scholarship and research related to their role of teaching EAP. It aims to discover whether teachers in different contexts have access to literature they would like to use and how any difficulties in accessing literature are managed.  

Participation options. 

Please provide responses to this Microsoft Form survey. It should take no more than 20 minutes of your time. You can also request a PDF or html version of the survey.   The survey will close on 31st August 2023.  

  • You can also take part in an individual interview to talk about your experiences of accessing literature for your teaching, scholarship or research role. 
  •  Or you can take part in a focus group (of up to 5 people).  

Please contact Yanhua Liu on yanhualiu@hkust-gz.edu.cn or Michelle Evans on m.j.evans2@leeds.ac.uk if you would like to be involved in an interview or focus group. A detailed information document will be shared with you at that time.  

Please also use these contacts for any further questions you have about the project and your participation.  

The research team includes Dr Michelle Evans (University of Leeds, UK), Dr Yanhua Liu (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Guangzhou) and BALEAP Research and Publications officers Dr Laetitia Monbec and Dr Susie Cowley-Haselden. 

Please find below the project Information Document for further information.