English for Academic Research: A Guide for Teachers

  • Adrian Wallwork

Part of the English for Academic Research book series (EAR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Academic Written English: What It Is and How to Teach It

  3. Academic Presentations: What They Are and How to Teach Them

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      Pages 97-97
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  4. Strategies for Teaching Writing and Presenting

  5. Syllabus and Lesson Plans

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      Pages 169-169
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 217-234

About this book


Scientific English is possibly the most rewarding area of EFL teaching. It differs from English for Academic Purposes (EAP) as it is directed to a much smaller audience: PhD and postdoc students. Courses on Scientific English are held in universities throughout the world, yet there is very little support for teachers in understanding what to teach and
how to teach it.

This guide is part of the English for Academic Research series. Part 1 of the book sheds light on the world of academia, the writing of research papers, and the role of journal editors and reviewers. Part 2 gives practical suggestions on how to help your students improve their presentation skills. In Part 3 you will learn how to teach academic skills using nonacademic examples. Parts 1-3 are thus useful for anyone involved in teaching academic English, whether they have used the other books in the series or not. Part 4 suggests two syllabuses for teaching writing and presenting skills, based on the two core books:

English for Writing Research Papers
English for Presentations at International Conferences

This book will help you i) understand the world of your students (i.e. academic research),
ii) plan courses, and iii) exploit the What's the Buzz? sections in the books on Writing,
Presentations, Correspondence and Interacting on Campus.

Adrian Wallwork has written over 30 books covering General English (Cambridge University Press, Scholastic), Business English (Oxford University Press), and Scientific English (Springer). He has trained several thousand PhD students from all over the world to write and present their research. Adrian also runs a scientific editing service: English for
Academics (E4AC).


EAP (English for Academic Purposes) ESP (English for Special Purposes) EFL (English as a Foreign Language) scientific English Trainer's/Teacher's guide non-native English-speaking academics non-native speakers

Authors and affiliations

  • Adrian Wallwork
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  1. 1.English for Academics SASPisaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32685-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32687-0
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