A series of workshops for lecturers, tutors, teachers and doctoral students working in the field of English for Academic Purposes

‘It is not enough that teachers’ work should be studied: they need to study it themselves.’
(Stenhouse, 1975, p. 143)

English for Academic Purposes is characterised by a reciprocal and dynamic relationship between research and teaching: dilemmas arising in the EAP classroom inspire research questions, and in turn, research guides future teaching practice. Therefore, EAP practice is very much enriched when teachers engage in research and disseminate their findings to the wider EAP community.

The aim of these three short workshops is to work with members of BALEAP to plan a small-scale research project in their own teaching context and support them in preparing the project for journal publication. Workshop 1 focuses on why we should write and publish, and what makes an EAP practice-based paper publishable. Workshop 2 will focus on publication itself: selecting the right journal, tailoring writing to the audience, and arguing newsworthiness. Workshop 3 will focus on the review process, dealing with reviewer comments, and how to promote our published articles.

Wednesday 24th January 18:00-19:00 (GMT)
W1: Why publish practice-based research and what makes practice-based research publishable?

Wednesday 7th February 18:00-19:00 (GMT)
W2: Selecting a journal and identifying the contribution.

Wednesday 21st February 18:00-19:00 (GMT)
W3: Navigating the review process and life after publication.

Sign up here.

The workshops are planned as a series; therefore, we strongly recommend signing up for all three.

The deadline for registration is 15th January and is on a first-come-first-served basis (20 places).

If you have any questions about registration, please email admin@baleap.org and research@baleap.org.

Dr Lisa McGrath

Lisa is an associate professor in educational linguistics at the Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University. Lisa has published widely on English for research and publication purposes in journals such as Applied Linguistics, Journal of Second Language Writing, English for Specific Purposes and Journal of English for Academic Purposes. She has served as Associate Editor of the Journal of English for Academic Purposes, and now sits on the editorial board. She is currently co-editing a special issue of the Journal of Second Language Writing on innovation in L2 writing task design. Lisa teaches various writing for publication and doctoral writing workshops, as well modules on the EdD, MA Education and MA TESOL.