TELSIG: “The show must go on!: Embracing and shaping EAP online”

Hudson, J. , Antoniou, C., Coulson, C., Tzanni, P., Read, D. and Wallace, F. (2021) TELSIG: “The show must go on!: Embracing and shaping EAP online”. BALEAP Biennial Conference 2021: Exploring Pedagogical Approaches in EAP Teaching, University of Glasgow, 06-10 April 2021.

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Session outline The session will involve: an introduction to the SIG and its committee members. a practical workshop. a round-table discussion with a panel of EAP experts and with which attendees will be able to contribute and respond to the questions addressed. Event 1: A practical one-hour workshop to be led by Celia Antoniou and chaired by Craig Coulson. Introduction to EAP teacher-research: Getting started with your own EAP online classroom-based research project Description: This workshop will focus on how EAP colleagues can engage in practitioner research for continuing professional development and for the benefit of their students. Current teaching conditions have encouraged colleagues in the field to develop innovative practices in their teaching settings (BALEAP, 2021). To support this, our workshop aims to guide those who are interested in designing small-scale online research projects introducing a number of key considerations for the design stages (Davis, 2019; Hanks, 2017; Pearson, 2017) with an emphasis on presenting practical approaches to developing a small-scale online research project, suggestions for collecting online classroom-based data, and exploring ways of reporting them (BALEAP, 2013). The session will hopefully inspire colleagues in the field to explore and understand their own practice and teaching contexts in more depth, and potentially change things for the better. Event 2: A 30 mins round-table discussion with guest speakers, David Read (ELTC/University of Sheffield) and Fiona Wallace (University College London), on how the current pandemic situation and move to online teaching has influenced our approach to learning and teaching EAP with technology. This event will be facilitated by the SIG committee: Penny, Craig, Celia, and Jolanta. Will online teaching transform EAP? Description: 2020 was the year that brought about radical changes to Higher Education and EAP through the sudden mass implementation of online courses (Rapanta 2020). Is 2021 the year we see these changes becoming a regular fixture? In this round-table discussion we would like to invite you to reflect and discuss with us about how we respond to this new reality. We are hoping that, through discussion, we will all be able to form a clearer vision of the road ahead. Below are some of the questions we are aiming to answer: How are we going to meet students' expectations in the online environment? How is technology going to impact the EAP sector? How will technology affect EAP jobs across HE? What is the technology skillset that an EAP tutor needs? Are online EAP courses likely to continue alongside face-to-face courses?

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Keywords:EAP, TEL, online, TELSIG, academic English, EAP pedagogy.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hudson, Mrs Jolanta
Authors: Hudson, J., Antoniou, C., Coulson, C., Tzanni, P., Read, D., and Wallace, F.
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Copyright Holders:University of Glasgow, BALEAP TELSIG
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