EAP: English for any purpose?

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Green, Jonathan H.. 2008. "EAP: English for any purpose?" The International Journal of Learning. 15 (7), pp. 63-72.
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EAP: English for any purpose?

ERA Journal ID20233
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AuthorGreen, Jonathan H.
Journal TitleThe International Journal of Learning
Journal Citation15 (7), pp. 63-72
Number of Pages10
Year2008
Place of PublicationChampaign, IL. United States
ISSN1447-9494
1447-9540
Web Address (URL)http://www.Learning-Journal.com
Abstract

EAP (English for Academic Purposes) explicitly aims to support students' learning tasks in other English-medium academic courses – from writing papers in Anthropology to giving presentations in Zoology. Are EAP courses in fact serving these goals? What, if any, benefit do college students believe they are getting from their English courses? Do instructors in the other disciplines, like Anthropology, perceive students using skills, whether grammar or referencing, they have learnt in the English class? This paper reports on a pilot questionnaire, conducted in an international college in Thailand, for a full study that will attempt to answer these questions. The presentation focusses on preliminary findings as to students' perceptions of what kind of transfer occurs and how it occurs. It raises some concerns that the full study will need to take into account, such as the role of the learner in a transfer framework.

Keywordshigher education; english for academic purposes; language education; transfer of learning
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390303. Higher education
390104. English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
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Byline AffiliationsMahidol University, Thailand
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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