EAP Assessment for Social Justice 

Wednesday, 29th September 2021, 12:45-14:00 (BST)  The BALEAP Testing, Assessment, and Feedback and EAP for Social Justice Special Interest Groups would like to warmly invite you to our online event. TAFSIG and EAP4SJ recently teamed up to bring you an interview with Dr Jan McArthur in which she explored how assessment might function as a tool for social justice in HigherContinue reading “EAP Assessment for Social Justice “

Delivery or Deliveroo? Rethinking the Summer Pre-Sessional

Within EAP, pre-sessional courses have become as synonymous with the British summer as washouts at Wimbledon, picnics in the park and saucy postcards from the seaside. The majority of UK universities provide a glossy menu of such courses for international students whose proficiency falls below standard entry requirements (Pearson, 2020, p.420).  If you type theContinue reading “Delivery or Deliveroo? Rethinking the Summer Pre-Sessional”

Assessment for Social Justice: A joint EAP4SJ and TAFSIG interview with Dr Jan McArthur

LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE In this first ever joint SIG interview by Jo Kukuczka, Jan McArthur, author of ‘Assessment for Social Justice:  Perspectives and practices within higher education’, shares her thoughts on: 1. Why assessment for social justice?2. What is the key to the justice of assessment?3. What is assessment that promotes greater socialContinue reading “Assessment for Social Justice: A joint EAP4SJ and TAFSIG interview with Dr Jan McArthur”


 Social Justice perspectives informing academic language and literacy pedagogies  – call for bloggers, vloggers, writers and speakers Dear all, In light of the ongoing calls to examine the nature, the impact and the lack of diversity implicit in using English as a Global Language as well as increasing  awareness of social justice in academic languageContinue reading “EMERGING VOICES:”

Let’s Keep Talking About Race in EAP – Reflections on Learning and Next Steps

Today marks the sad anniversary of George Floyd’s murder. Whilst we are relieved to see that some justice has been served in his case, we are well aware that similar injustices continue to affect families and communities across the world. We have also seen the Covid-19 pandemic disproportionately affect people racialised as Black, Asian andContinue reading “Let’s Keep Talking About Race in EAP – Reflections on Learning and Next Steps”

Teasing out the social justice strands from the BALEAP 2021 Conference

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”


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