The leap into TEAP

the role of the BALEAP competency framework in the professional development of new EAP teachers

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    Abstract

    Teaching English for Academic Purposes is a mature and expanding discipline which has the potential to inform teaching practices in other areas of ELT with its needs-driven contextualised approach. In the UK the British Association of Lecturers of English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP) plays a key role in setting and maintaining standards in EAP, through its accreditation of pre-sessional courses and also through the specification of a framework of EAP Teacher Competencies. This framework now informs the approach to recruitment and professional development of teachers on BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses . In this talk I will derive some ‘taken for granted’ aspects of EAP which are essential for new teachers to understand. I will present key aspects of the BALEAP competencies framework divided into core competencies which new EAP teachers can reasonably be expected to bring with them to their new role and advanced competencies which require further development. I will suggest some of the attributes that new EAP teachers need to acquire to work successfully in EAP.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProfessional and Academic English
    Subtitle of host publicationJournal of the IATEFL English for Specific Purposes Special Interest Group
    Place of PublicationReading, UK
    PublisherGarnet Education
    Volume42/2
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013
    EventIATEFL English for Specific Purposes SIG Conference 2010 - Bilkent University School of English Language, Ankara, Turkey
    Duration: 18 Jun 201019 Jun 2010

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    ConferenceIATEFL English for Specific Purposes SIG Conference 2010
    CountryTurkey
    CityAnkara
    Period18/06/1019/06/10

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    Alexander, O. (2013). The leap into TEAP: the role of the BALEAP competency framework in the professional development of new EAP teachers. In Professional and Academic English: Journal of the IATEFL English for Specific Purposes Special Interest Group (Vol. 42/2). Reading, UK: Garnet Education.
    Alexander, Olwyn. / The leap into TEAP : the role of the BALEAP competency framework in the professional development of new EAP teachers. Professional and Academic English: Journal of the IATEFL English for Specific Purposes Special Interest Group. Vol. 42/2 Reading, UK : Garnet Education, 2013.
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    Alexander, O 2013, The leap into TEAP: the role of the BALEAP competency framework in the professional development of new EAP teachers. in Professional and Academic English: Journal of the IATEFL English for Specific Purposes Special Interest Group. vol. 42/2, Garnet Education, Reading, UK, IATEFL English for Specific Purposes SIG Conference 2010, Ankara, Turkey, 18/06/10.

    The leap into TEAP : the role of the BALEAP competency framework in the professional development of new EAP teachers. / Alexander, Olwyn.

    Professional and Academic English: Journal of the IATEFL English for Specific Purposes Special Interest Group. Vol. 42/2 Reading, UK : Garnet Education, 2013.

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    Alexander O. The leap into TEAP: the role of the BALEAP competency framework in the professional development of new EAP teachers. In Professional and Academic English: Journal of the IATEFL English for Specific Purposes Special Interest Group. Vol. 42/2. Reading, UK: Garnet Education. 2013