A hands-on guide for practitioners, this book prepares instructors to teach in-sessional English for Academic Purposes (ISEAP) higher education courses. As university cohorts become more diverse, there is demand for in-sessional EAP courses not only to support international students, but also increasingly as a provision for all students. This informative resource explores the varying formats of ISEAP courses and how they are embedded within and alongside students’ degree programmes in the United Kingdom and beyond.
In accessible chapters, authors Neil Adam Tibbetts and Timothy Chapman present illuminating findings drawn from interviews conducted with experts in the field and highlight the challenges that students and practitioners face. Avoiding prescriptive recommendations, Tibbetts and Chapman address different models and contexts of ISEAP courses at the university level and offer guidance and tools for practice. Covering key topics such as pedagogies, logistical challenges, and the wider university context, this book not only provides a roadmap to the often ill-defined but essential domain of ISEAP but also provokes questions and ideas for further reflection, guiding the reader towards a deeper understanding of their role and development in context. Engaging and inviting, Tibbetts and Chapman’s helpful text is a necessary resource for teachers to design and lead successful ISEAP courses.
Introduction Section A The In-sessional Within the EAP Context 1. The state and status of ISEAP 2. Pedagogies and teaching ISEAP 3. Logistical issues in ISEAP Section B In-sessional EAP: Its Role Within the Wider University 4. Changing contexts in ISEAP 5. The ISEAP practitioner 6. Beyond ISEAP Appendix