What are your favourite EAP websites? 14


I think our field is generally fairly poorly served on the internet, there are not a huge number of sites dedicated to EAP or developing the types of skills EAP students need. However, there are a few out there worthy of consideration and which I feel confident recommending to my students:

Academic Phrasebank

Very well known site that collects together common phrase chunks to use in academic writing

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Academic Vocabulary

This site from Nottingham University helps students learn more about the Academic Word List (AWL) and do practice activities based on it. The highlighter is particularly useful for helping them identify words in a text that come from the AWL.

Flax

A great site to help students develop their knowledge of vocabulary and collocations. The section on collocations where students can type a word and select the corpus to take it from can really help them develop a fine-grained knowledge of a word’s usage.

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What websites have you found most useful to recommend to your students or use with them in class?


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About David Read

I work at the English Language Teaching Centre at the University of Sheffield as the Director of TEL (technology-enhanced learning). I've been an EFL/EAP teacher and teacher trainer for over 20 years and have worked in 14 different countries. Settling down is clearly an issue for me.


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    A Holbrook

    Like David I have been working in EAP/Teacher training for a long time. I used to teach on the university’s MED TESOL and taught a module known as ‘Web Assisted Language Learning’ (this was before web 2).

    I have this website which I use with my colleagues. I have not updated it recently so it might have a few broken links. Let me know if so. I usually review it in September. It is a very simple site and focuses on sites which might facilitate the work of EAP teachers.:

    http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/insess/ltsig/sites.html

    I hope this group takes off. I am sure we have a lot to share

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      David Read Post author

      Thanks Andrew for that, a really useful list and based on it, I decided to create a page of favourite EAP websites with some of them on it. Anyone can add to the list by clicking add to list (though you will need to briefly sign up for list.ly). I’m hoping teachers will be able to add their own favourite sites to the list.

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