Surviving a crash course in EAP writing: a Cambodian experience

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    Abstract

    This chapter describes how I, as a relatively inexperienced English for academic purposes (EAP) teacher, survived the writing component of an intensive EAP course. It also describes the pathway to survival for the learners, none of whom had ever previously studied EAP. Survival seems to me the most fitting description of our situation, as we were all under intense pressure from the principle stakeholders – the people funding the program and my teaching institution – to perform well and, indeed, to aim high and actually overachieve. In the end, the surviving cohort of learners attained a reasonable level of proficiency in writing academic English, and I lived to teach another day.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPlanning and teaching creatively within a required curriculum for adult learners
    EditorsAnne Burns, Helen de Silva Joyce
    Place of PublicationAlexandria, Va.
    PublisherTeachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
    Pages221-238
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Print)9781931185400
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Publication series

    NameTESOL language curriculum development series
    PublisherTeachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

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