EAP | English for Academic Purposes


The term EAP refers to the teaching or studying of English courses that have a particular focus on areas of the language that are related to academic study, this type of course is one of the more common forms of ESP teaching. As with most English language programs, EAP courses will normally include the teaching of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, however, the course will also include other more specific skills that the student will need in order to succeed in the field of higher education. The academic skills covered are likely to include things such as essay writing and academic vocabulary, as well as study skills including exam preparation and note taking.