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BALEAP PIM – Intercultural Communication and EAP

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In  November 2017 TILT and Nottingham Trent University welcomed more than a hundred delegates to their PIM on Intercultural Communication and EAP.

  • From: Saturday 18 November 2017, 9 am
  • To: Saturday 18 November 2017, 5 pm
  • Location: Newton Building, City Campus,
  • Booking deadline: Wednesday 8 November 2017, 10.00 am
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In  November 2017 TILT and Nottingham Trent University welcomed more than a hundred delegates to their PIM on Intercultural Communication and EAP.

In today’s globalised yet increasingly polarised world, communication skills, cultural knowledge, cultural sensitivity and open-mindedness towards others would seem to be more important than ever. The task of helping all students develop this core intercultural competence is surely one to be shared by all educators, but as EAP teachers we are perhaps better placed than many to address it, to increase awareness of its importance and share our best practice with colleagues in other disciplines.



Registration (tea/coffee provided)




Plenary Presentation

Prof. Adrian Holliday, Canterbury Christ Church University

EAP as small culture formation on the go: recovering and building on the communicative and cultural experience our students bring with them


Mazhurnaya, Orszulik & McCormack, Reading

An experiment in introducing inter-cultural competency into the EAP classroom

Zheng, Portsmouth

What influences student integration in international classrooms? Issues of language, identity, representation and resistance

Bond, Leeds

‘We just talk in Chinese because we’re all Chinese people’


Brydon & Husmann, Northumbria

Examining the usefulness of assessment in a credit bearing module at Foundation Level:  Intercultural Communication

Smyth, QMUL

Using literary works to explore relation between law and social justice in the EAP classroom

Colledge & Rashwan

The influence of Intercultural Competence on the internal dynamics of a multicultural work team


Kennedy, NTU

How public thinking can support the teaching of intercultural communication in the EAP classroom

Bell, Richardson & Ahmed, Herriot Watt

Presentation and peer review of learning materials designed to facilitate intercultural group work, reduce misunderstanding and promote positive attitudes to diversity

Koukouraki, Durham

Intercultural Competencies for Teaching in an Internationalised Higher Education Environment




Lund, RCA

Moving from EAP-centric one-way model of intercultural communication towards a two-way process of acculturation within institutions

Sjoberg, Birmingham

Laying the Foundations - Intercultural Exploration as a Bridge to Academic Skills

Davidson, Zayed Univ. Dubai

Developing cultural sensitivity towards Arab learners


Jack, York

From EAP to academic citizenship through transcultural communication

Groves, Birmingham

The foundation year as shared, constructed space

Wentworth & d’Abreu, Oxford Brookes

Towards a global literacy:  strategies for the ICC classroom


Matthewman, Goldsmiths

We’re all in it together: How EAP tutors have helped their colleagues in one university to develop clearer and more inclusive writing practices.

Fromm, Hertfordshire

Speaking English outside the classroom and intercultural communication in friendship groups

Yamamoto & Gardos, Bristol

Connecting the dots between students and tutors from various cultural backgrounds




Courtenay, Kent

Adapting the IFP to provide a ‘safe space’ for students to adjust to UK HE culture & systems through student support and QA procedures

Shiel, Leeds

Setting up a transnational collaboration - challenges and opportunities for greater communication across different cultures

Gee, Lazarski

Using language analysis to develop student critical understanding of the cultural norm in undergraduate International Relations course books


Prehous, Coventry

The Global Product Pitch: raising intercultural awareness in the EAP classroom and beyond

Butt-Bethlendy, NTU

Developing a knowledge and skills framework for teaching staff involved in transnational collaborative partnerships

Daulah, North South Univ. Bangladesh

Developing culture specific material for Bangladeshi university students


Closing discussion (Prof. Adrian Holliday, Donna Humphrey, TBC)



Resources from this event can be accessed online here.

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Newton Building, City Campus

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