Surviving a crash course in EAP writing

a Cambodian experience

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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)
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)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Surviving a crash course in EAP writing: a Cambodian experience'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this