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 “
Design our new SIG logo and win £25 to put towards an SJ-related book of your choice from http://www.hive.co.uk! We would like to open a call for a new logo for the ‘EAP for Social Justice’ Special Interest Group. This should visually capture the main ethos of our SIG. The logo will feature on our website, socialContinue reading “#eap4sj SIG New Logo Competition!”
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”
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:”
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”
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”
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