2017 Sino-Foreign Collaborative Institutions Symposium: New Directions for EAP in China


The theme of the 2017 Sino-Foreign Collaborative Institutions Symposium is the delivery of English for Academic Purposes within China, in the context of educational internationalisation, an increase in English Medium Instruction (EMI) and an increasing focus on an applied skills-based approach to the teaching of English.

The symposium welcomes speakers from institutions across the continent that are leading the delivery of modern EAP curricula and programmes, on a range of topics which are of great relevance to language specialists in China today.

Presentation format

Speakers are invited to speak for 20 minutes. Presenters will present on a single topic related to the themes described below. Up to 10 minutes of questions and discussion will follow each presentation.

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


  • Collaborating with academic departments; joint delivery of programmes and courses
  • Working within specific academic discourse communities and with specific communicative genres


  • EAP and new technologies
  • Developments in corpus linguistics and EAP


  • New EAP teaching techniques in a Chinese context
  • Innovative EAP assessments.

Submission information

Abstracts for individual presentations should be between 200 and 300 words. Please submit your abstracts to: [email protected].

Submissions are due Tuesday 31 January 2017. Applicants will be notified of results by Friday 3 February 2017. All speakers need to accept invitations and register by Tuesday 28 February 2017.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at the same address: [email protected].


Attendance at the symposium: RMB 200

This includes refreshments and lunch. Speakers are invited to attend for free.

National EAP Training Day

This event is being held in conjunction with the National EAP Training Day.

Symposium and EAP training day joint ticket: RMB 650.