Making Language Visible in the University English for Academic Purposes and Internationalisation Author: Bee Bond

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31 Aug 2020
New Perspectives on Language and Education
Multilingual Matters
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This book focuses on the nexus of language, disciplinary content and knowledge communication against the background of the economic, cultural and ideological forces of Higher Education’s current push for internationalisation. It suggests the need for a greater synergy between language and content experts and argues that change needs to be implemented through policy rather than on an ad-hoc basis by individual teachers. It is a call to action for English for Academic Purposes practitioners to find a way out of the silo of their own centres and work to assert influence over the wider context in which they work. The book begins and ends in the practice of teaching, with a focus throughout on understanding the barriers and enablers to that practice within a particular context.


This volume scrutinises the role of English for Academic Purposes within the university. Through careful and thought-provoking analysis, it reveals a worrying disconnect, but also provides strategies for closing the gap, to the benefit of all stakeholders. This book can inform EAP practitioners' understanding of the role of their subject and should be required reading for all university administrators.

- Diane Pecorari, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Author Biography:

Bee Bond is Associate Professor of English for Academic Purposes at The University of Leeds, UK. Her research interests include language and policy, English for Academic Purposes curriculum development, international student experiences through language, and content-led academic language teaching.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional

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