CEAPA - BALEAP2021 International Conference 暨第七届中国学术教学研究年会

2021-05-28 9:00 AM

2021-05-30 5:00 PM

School of Languages, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou (PRC) +Online

CEAPA - BALEAP 2021 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 暨第七届中国学术教学研究年会 will be held from 28 to 30 May, 2021 in Suzhou. Given the current situation of COVID-19, all the international and national delegates can ONLY participate online. Online platforms used and guidance will be provided once your submissions are accepted.


  • Dates: 28-30 May 2021 (Beijing Time)
  • Venue: Online (School of Languages, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, PRC)
  • Hosts: School of Languages, XJTLU
    CEAPA (China EAP Association)
    BALEAP (The British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes)
  • Conference language: English


The School of Languages of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is pleased to announce a Call for Abstracts for the forthcoming conference “CEAPA- BALEAP 2021 International Conference: EAP as a Glocal Language”.

In the globalised academia, English has become a lingua franca, and an increasing number of educational institutions have adopted English as a medium of instruction (EMI). As this phenomenon is burgeoning all over the world, traditional English for Academic Purposes (EAP) teaching, which happens mostly in Anglophone settings, struggles to meet the needs of students who are studying in non-Anglophone contexts. Meanwhile, English language teaching in higher education in EFL settings is also undergoing a transition from English for general purposes to English for Academic Purposes. This change can be seen particularly in China, where many universities are undertaking a change from College English Teaching (CET) to EAP teaching. These two strands can perhaps merge at some juncture, where EAP becomes a Glocal language.

We welcome abstracts on 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 globalized 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 impact us?
  • How can the changes in EAP teaching meet the increasing demands of internationalization, multilingualism, and challenges (e.g. COVID-19) in higher education?

To participate, please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words to Glocal2021@xjtlu.edu.cn. 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 (Chen.Chen@xjtlu.edu.cn). High-quality papers will be compiled into a theme book to be published by XJTLU Imprint.

For further information on the conference and on abstract submission, please see the conference webpage here or contact the organisers using the conference email address: Glocal2021@xjtlu.edu.cn.

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