She stoops but doesnt conquer: why straight EAP isnt for lower level students Ian Lebeau London Metropolitan University i.lebeau@londonmet.ac.uk BALEAP.

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She stoops but doesnt conquer: why straight EAP isnt for lower level students Ian Lebeau London Metropolitan University i.lebeau@londonmet.ac.uk BALEAP PIM, Bristol, February 2011 Slide 2 Slide 3 Slide 4 Structure of session 1)Some reasons EAP is now taught at lower levels 2) Problems with this approach Slide 5 Slide 6 Slide 7 Slide 8 Slide 9 I hear many teachers say that students need general English before they can tackle EAP but Im not really sure what they mean by general English. If they mean the English that is found in many coursebooks, then this is English to talk about yourself, your likes, dislikes and hobbies; this is English for conversational purposes. My Teaching English Blog, Olwyn Alexander Slide 10 Problems with General English coursebooks Masuharas analysis Reading: scarcity of extensive reading Writing: neglect of writing Speaking: lack of purpose, specified audience and real-life outcomes 10 Slide 11 Slide 12 Slide 13 Language Leader: some topics from Pre-Intermediate invasive species of animals the low birth rate in Germany forensic science how sleep affects us the use of gold in industry the relationship between sport and business Slide 14 Language Leader: beyond conversation presentations negotiations meetings Slide 15 Language Leader: EAP skills study skills writing skills 15 Slide 16 understanding learning styles keeping a learning diary time management improving your listening making notes exploring reading texts describing charts Language Leader: Pre-Intermediate study and writing skills Slide 17 describing a process a comparative essay a for-and-against essay correcting your writing giving a short talk doing exams Language Leader: Pre-Intermediate study and writing skills Slide 18

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