Reading Time: 5 minutesThis paper explores students attempts at Grammatical Metaphor through the use of nominalization. Student errors with nominalization are identified to create a framework of the intermediary stages students pass through as their writing develops.
Reading Time: 4 minutesThis article reports on a corpus-based study of the discourse of university lectures, which aimed to identify linguistic patterns that could help EAP / L2 students with note-taking. It finds some ‘standard’ formulaic expressions, as well as other discourse markers used by lecturers to highlight key terms or concepts.
Reading Time: 4 minutesThis article explores discrepancies between the topics included in ELT textbooks and the actual topics of conversation in English learners’ encounters with peers.
Reading Time: 5 minutesThis article details the rationale and development of a new, easy-to-use scale to measure student comprehensibility. The scale is applicable to multiple L1 backgrounds, does not measure speakers against “natives”, and has practical uses in the classroom.
Reading Time: 4 minutesThis study took place in the US against the backdrop of increasing numbers of international students. The concern of the researchers seems to be that international students in US universities might be perceived differently by EAP teachers as compared to their subject teachers (e.g. a Biology lecturer or a History tutor).
Reading Time: 5 minutesDurrant’s research project on the Academic Vocabulary List reminds us of the need to consider all vocabulary lists with a critical eye
Reading Time: 3 minutesIn this article, Swan & Walter criticise top-down approaches to teaching general reading and listening comprehension and highlight what it might be more effective to focus on instead.