Proposal Submission & Review

As the focus shifts to the practitioner in this conference, it seems sensible to make use of the TEAP competency framework as a way into identifying key strands for the conference around the main theme.

These key strands are:

  • Academic Practice
  • EAP Students
  • Curriculum Development
  • Programme Implementation
  • Scholarship/ Research/ CPD

You are invited to submit a proposal for one or more of the following formats:


We invite submissions for papers on the conference theme and focusing on one or more of the key conference strands.  The goal of these papers is to share knowledge and to encourage critical dialogue among conference participants. Papers will last 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions. Priority will be given to completed research/scholarship projects.


Workshops provide a hands-on, practical and interactive experience, focussing on one of the key conference strands. Workshops should be used to demonstrate and/or explore effective practices in EAP or provide hands on experience of research/scholarship tools and methods. Workshops will last 90 minutes.


We invite proposals for symposia focusing on one or more of the key strands with the conference theme. Symposium must coherently address a key strand of the conference by proposing multiple perspectives & papers featuring a minimum of 3 speakers. The conference theme and key strand(s) can be addressed from research, theoretical and/or practice perspectives. Each symposium will last 90 in total with 20 minutes of this time allocated for audience questions and dialogue.


The BALEAP conference will display posters throughout the duration of the conference. We especially invite proposals for posters that take up important and timely topics related to the conference theme. Posters should present preliminary or completed work, or consideration of the field of EAP in general.


This is an increasingly popular format of presentation at BALEAP conferences. Pecha Kucha is a 6 minute and 40 second presentation of 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each. Fitting in with the conference theme, a Pecha Kucha presentation takes a more informal look at the field of EAP and the work of practitioners, scholars or researchers within it with the aim of inspiring, entertaining and/or stimulating ideas.


This allows space for short 10 minute (max) demonstrations or explanations of innovative classroom practice. This offers an opportunity for hands-on work on a specific aspect of learning and teaching in EAP, providing participants with ‘take home’ ideas for their classroom or EAP centre.

The deadline for submissions is the 8th of October 2018. Each proposal will be reviewed by multiple reviewers from different institutions. Proposals including primary research should indicate adherence to local ethics practices.

Notices of acceptance will be sent no later than 20 November 2018.

For detailed information regarding submission guidelines for all presentation formats please download this pdf.

Please note: Abstract Submission has now closed

Some Considerations as you prepare you submission.

Note: these will form the basis of criteria for abstract selection

Questions and Rationale

  • Important question(s) related to EAP, the conference theme, and/ or the conference threads are identified, articulated and explored
  • An understanding of EAP issues and/or existing scholarship in the field is demonstrated

Outcomes and Insights

  • For data-based papers: Evidence and/or findings are reported
  • A description of how the work contributes to the understanding or practice of EAP is provided

Reflective Critique

  • Evidence of a critical/reflective approach

Theory/ Methods/ Framework/ Models

  • The theories/ methods/ frameworks/ models being used are explained and justified.

Audience Engagement

  • Planned opportunities for active audience engagement in the session are described
  • Opportunities for audience participation in the discussion are included
  • Effective pedagogical practices are demonstrated