The practice of EAP in Australia: A rose by any other name?

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Since its emergence in the 1970s, the field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) has enjoyed a period of significant expansion and is now a multi-million-dollar industry worldwide. Individual EAP practices, however, are not necessarily universal, and may differ considerably depending on particular operational contexts. This chapter provides one practitioner's subjective overview of EAP in Australia and contrasts this with the practice of EAP in the author's home country, the UK. Key concerns relevant to both contexts are then considered, and the chapter concludes that the future stability of EAP in both Australia and the UK may in fact be facing a number of threats.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeaching and Learning English for Academic Purposes
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent Research and Practices
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781536129687
ISBN (Print)9781536128147
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • EAP in Australia, EAP in the UK, status of EAP practitioners, privatisation of EAP, future stability of EAP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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