The 3rd China EAP Association Annual Conference & the 2nd International Symposium on EAP in Asia

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  1. The 3rd China EAP Association Annual Conference & the 2nd International Symposium on EAP in Asia

    May, 19-21, 2017

    Theme: Research on teaching EAP: Technologies and beyond

    Venue: Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

    Co-hosted by:
    China English for Academic Purposes Association (CEAPA) and Huazhong University of Science and Technology

    Confirmed keynote speakers:
    • Guangwei Hu (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore): Disciplinary influences on English for Academic Purposes
    • Yongyan Li (University of Hong Kong, China): EAP writing instruction for graduate students: What can we learn from the experiences in the U.S. and Europe?
    • Dilin Liu (University of Alabama, U.S.A.): Cognitive and corpus linguistics-inspired approaches to lexicogrammatical usages in written academic English
    • Xiaofei Lu (Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.): Towards the synergy of corpus-based and genre-based approaches to EAP writing research and pedagogy
    • Diane Pecorari (Linnaeus University, Sweden): 'I wouldn't be starting from here': Addressing plagiarism in English-medium environments
    Important dates
    • Abstract Submission Deadline: March 1, 2017
    • Abstract Requirement: 200 words with title, name, affiliation and contact details
    • Notification of Acceptance: March 30, 2017

    Submission Guidelines

    Abstracts should be submitted to: Miss Sherry Jiahui Gu at EAP2017@126.com
    For more details, please go to: http://www.ceapa.cn/c.asp?id=54
    Title:
    25 words maximum
    Abstract: 200 words maximum
    Short bios of presenter(s): 50 words maximum per presenter
    Conference working language: English


    Themes of the conference include, yet are not limited to:

    1. New technologies in EAP research
    2. Development of Academic literacy
    3. Research articles writing and publication
    4. Teaching EAP through technologies
    5. Development EAP testing and assessment
    6. EAP teacher development
    7. EAP curriculum and course design
    8. EAP theories
    9. Critical thinking in teaching EAP
    10. Connection between EGP and EAP (EGAP and ESAP)
    11. EAP materials and text-books development
    12. Innovations in EAP research and pedagogy


    Five types of presentations:

    1. Paper presentation (20-minute presentation + 5-minute Q & A, 1-3 presenters)
    Present on-going or completed research results

    2. Workshop (50 minutes, 1-4 presenters)
    A hands-on session to address a topic

    3. Forum (50 minutes, 3-6 presenters)
    Present a topic (minimum 3 panel members) and discuss it with participants

    4. Demonstration session (15 minutes, 1-3 presenters)
    Present and share innovative and practical ideas or teaching materials with participants

    5. Poster display (1 hour, 1-2 presenters)
    Display on-going or completed research results on a notice board and answer participants’ questions


    Pre-conference workshops

    Two pre-conference workshops are to be organized by CEAPA Center for Research Writing and Publishing in English on May 19, 2017:
    • Pre-conference workshop 1: Using corpus technologies for EAP teaching and research (Presenter/s to be confirmed, Morning, May 19)
    • Pre-conference workshop 2: Publishing in international journals (Co-hosted by Dr Yongyan Li, University of Hong Kong, China, and Dr. Guangwei Hu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Afternoon, May 19)

    Conference fee: 800 RMB or 130 US dollars

    Pre-conference workshop fee: 100 RMB or 16 US dollars for each workshop

    Organizing Committee
    • The 3rd China EAP Association Annual Conference
    • The 2nd International Symposium on EAP in Asia