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Let’s Talk about Race in EAP: Practitioner Perspectives

– 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 SJ SIG’s Black Lives Matter Statement

– 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”

Online Classes as a Remedy for Loneliness and Isolation during COVID-19

– 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”

A ‘safe space’ in ‘cyberspace’? Refugee students in synchronous online EAP classes

– Aleks Palanac – The argument for classrooms to be set up as physically and viscerally safe spaces for refugee students and others who have experienced potentially traumatic events is not new (e.g. Horsman, 2004; Kerka, 2002), and the application of this work to English language learning contexts is beginning to gain more momentum andContinue reading “A ‘safe space’ in ‘cyberspace’? Refugee students in synchronous online EAP classes”


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