Teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in Japan

Studies from an English-medium University

  • Rachael Ruegg
  • Clay Williams

Part of the English Language Education book series (ELED, volume 14)

About this book


This book focuses on appropriate English for Academic Purposes instructional concepts and methods in the Japanese context. It investigates a variety of pedagogical techniques, addressing the fundamental academic English skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing – as well as assessment and materials development. All the research included was conducted in Japanese university settings, thus shedding new light on the effective implementation of EAP teaching and learning activities with Japanese learners of English. This book is of interest to anyone working in an EAP context at the secondary or tertiary level, especially those which include Japanese learners.  


English for Academic Purposes English in Japan Language education in Japan English-medium instruction Academic English English as a Foreign Language teaching English in Japan Japanese universities Japanese English learners autonomy in learners academic writing

Editors and affiliations

  • Rachael Ruegg
    • 1
  • Clay Williams
    • 2
  1. 1.Victoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand
  2. 2.Akita International UniversityAkitaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-8263-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-8264-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-6967
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-6975
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