Like for many in our EAP community, our minds are still buzzing from the wealth of insights gained from the rich range of sessions offered at the recent online BALEAP 2021 conference hosted by the University of Glasgow. Ever keen to identify social justice (SJ) related aspects of EAP practices and pedagogies, we’d like toContinue reading “Teasing out the social justice strands from the BALEAP 2021 Conference”
– Paul Breen – Imagine that EAP were a country, not a subject or a discipline. Where would it sit upon the map of higher education? Would it be an island or somewhere on the edges of the landlocked continent that is academia? Maybe it would be like Korea, an archipelago hanging beneath the udders ofContinue reading “FUSION – taking positive steps to fight precarity”
– Julie Umarova – Podcast version of this post available here No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark you only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well you have to understand, that no one puts their children in a boat unless the water isContinue reading “Life Lessons from Refugees: Glimpse into a teacher’s diary”
Providing pastoral support for refugees on university language programmes: It’s not a career – it’s a life choice
– Pascale Roussel – Podcast version of this post available here I’m the first point of contact for sanctuary-seeking students – refugees and asylum seekers – at the University of Leicester. I work as Programme Administration Team Leader and University of Sanctuary Facilitator for the Centre for International Training and Education, which includes the English Language TeachingContinue reading “Providing pastoral support for refugees on university language programmes: It’s not a career – it’s a life choice”
– EAP for Social Justice SIG – As part of the Visions: Looking Back and Looking Ahead PIM hosted by the University of Kent last month, we ran a World Cafe session focusing on Visions of Social Responsibility in EAP. We felt that, after a year which has posed many challenges to us all, andContinue reading “Visions of Social Responsibility in EAP: Reflections from World Cafe at Kent PIM”
– EAP for Social Justice SIG – We were delighted to welcome participants to our second webinar, Let’s Talk about Race in EAP: Practitioner Perspectives, which took place on 27th August 2020. We heard from two EAP practitioners, Henry James Robinson and Lorraine Mighty, who shared invaluable insights into how their lived experience of how race,Continue reading “Let’s Talk about Race in EAP: Practitioner Perspectives”
– EAP for Social Justice SIG – The murder of George Floyd in the USA earlier this year sent shockwaves around the world, highlighting to many the stark truth that, after 400 years of struggle, racial discrimination still has a presence and is causing tangible harm in our societies. As the EAP for Social JusticeContinue reading “EAP for SJ SIG’s Black Lives Matter Statement”
– Julie G. Umarova – ‘My husband is in Greece. I’m trying to survive here with my two sons. It is very hard for me. My life made sense with your lessons. It gave me hope. It made my difficult times beautiful.’ – Tahmine, 34 These sadness-evoking lines are not from a recent issue ofContinue reading “Online Classes as a Remedy for Loneliness and Isolation during COVID-19”
Pre-sessional English language courses: university telecollaboration as a driver of Global North / South student-contact for engineers
– Bill Guariento – Abstract This paper discusses the potential offered by telecollaborative links between universities in the Global North and the Global South. It draws on data from the English for Academic Study Telecollaboration (EAST) project, an online pre-sessional partnership between Science, Engineering and Technology students at the University of Glasgow and at the IslamicContinue reading “Pre-sessional English language courses: university telecollaboration as a driver of Global North / South student-contact for engineers”
Following on from our first webinar, in which we laid out the rationale for our SIG’s existence and heard from participants regarding which areas of social justice they felt were most pressing with regard to EAP, we invite you to post your reflections on the following questions in the comments section below: What do youContinue reading “EAP for SJ SIG: What We’re About”
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