BALEAP Conference 2019

University of Leeds
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th April 2019
‘Innovation, Exploration and Transformation’

BALEAP invites you to join its 2019 biennial conference, which will be hosted in Leeds, UK from April 12 to 14, 2019. International scholars and practitioners will come together to share recent work and discuss how our collective efforts can advance the future of English for Academic Purposes. The conference will feature pre-conference workshops, distinguished international plenary speakers, panel discussions, individual paper and poster presentations, concurrent workshops, symposia and BALEAP’s now signature early evening Pecha Kucha session for more informal idea-sharing and networking.


Following from the theme of the conference in Bristol 2017, which placed the student at the heart of the conference, at Leeds we aim to shift the emphasis onto the EAP Practitioner. The BALEAP 2019 conference theme, Innovation, Exploration and Transformation is intentionally broad, allowing a range of interpretations, thus taking into account the varied interests and approaches within the EAP community. Through innovative practices, exploration of who we are, what we do and why (both individually, institutionally, and across our wider, global community), we can collectively transform perceptions and understandings.

We encourage proposals from all involved in EAP and would be particularly pleased to receive papers from international members of the community, those working collaboratively across disciplines and those involved in staff and student support, policy making and from students themselves.

We also aim for a conference that continues to connect with a wider academic community, whilst acknowledging that there is still a need for careful consideration of our own practices, knowledge and understanding. We therefore hope that BALEAP 2019 will form part of a reflexive approach to our work with others.

Keynote Speakers

Nigel Harwood - University of Sheffield

Is everything rosy in the EAP garden? Points to ponder from a study of proofreaders of student writing

Cynthia White – Massey University, New Zealand

EAP Practitioners Transitioning to Scholarship: how agency matters


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