Presentation Formats:

  • Presentations (20-25 minutes) on a specific topic followed by the opportunity for questions and discussions.
  • Workshops (50 minutes) in which a facilitator leads attendees in discussing, reflecting on or applying the theme of the activity.

Presentations might address (but are not limited to) the following topics:

  • Is EAP global or local?
  • What does it mean to teach EAP in local contexts?
  • How do we adapt EAP curricula in different contexts? What are some of the local innovations?
  • How do we maintain our identity as EAP practitioners in increasingly globalised academic communities?
  • How does English as the academic lingua franca impact EAP teaching?
  • How has EAP pedagogy changed in recent years and how does this affect us?
  • How can the changes in EAP teaching meet the increasing demands of internationalisation, multilingualism, and challenges (e.g. COVID-19) in higher education?


Proposals for presentations and workshops should not exceed 250 words. When submitting an abstract, please also send a brief bio of up to 100 words.

Proposals should be submitted to the conference email address:

Call for Papers opened on 12 October 2020, with an extended deadline of 14 March 2021.

Note: Excellent papers will be selected for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of English for Academic Purposes: Research and Practice with the call for papers deadline on July 31, 2021. The guest editors of the special issue are Chen Chen, Liming Deng and Ian Bruce. Any enquires about this special issue and submissions can be sent to Chen Chen (Email: High-quality papers will be compiled into a theme book to be published by XJTLU Imprint.