Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is an ever-changing continuum of controversies in teaching approaches, which requires practitioners to navigate their classroom practice in the face of specific teaching and learning contexts. These controversies might include English as a Foreign Language (EFL) vs. English for Academic Purposes, English as a Lingua Franca Academic (ELFA) vs. Native Speaker Paradigm (NSP), Technology vs. Traditional Classroom Practice, Skills vs. Self-Regulation Strategies, and English for General Academic Purposes (EGAP) vs. English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP). How the practitioner creatively navigates these controversies might create bridges along the continuum, or lead to favouring one approach over another.
Key questions the conference explored are: