How To Write EAP Materials

More and more students are studying English these days because it’s simply imperative for their studies. English for Academic Purposes (EAP) material aims to teach students not only the language they need for their studies, but also the key study skills. EAP is taught in many varied settings around the world, and generic published materials often do not meet the requirements of the individual institutions, meaning that teachers frequently have to supplement with their own materials.

This book provides:

  • an in-depth discussion of the challenges of writing excellent skills- and language-based EAP materials.
  • a checklist at the end of each section to help you review the material you’ve written.
  • frequent tasks to focus on the crucial issues.
  • footnotes to explain technical terms and an alphabetical glossary for a ‘dip in and out’ reading experience.

This book forms part of the ELT Teacher 2 Writer training course. The course is designed to help you write better ELT materials, either for publication, or simply to improve the quality of your self-produced classroom materials.

How To Write EAP Materials forms part of our How To Write Excellent ELT Materials: The ESP Series compendium.

Julie Moore

After an early career as an EFL teacher, working in Greece and the Czech Republic, Julie moved into ELT publishing initially as a lexicographer. She worked on learner’s dictionaries for all the major UK dictionary publishers before branching out into writing other ELT materials. She’s written materials for General English courses such as Global and Navigate, and she has a special interest in vocabulary, working on numerous vocabulary resources including ETpedia Vocabulary and Key Word for IELTS.  She became interested in EAP while teaching on pre-sessional courses at Bristol University and has worked on EAP materials projects including Oxford EAP (C1), Oxford Academic Vocabulary Practice and the Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English.

She’s now based in Bristol in the UK. She regularly blogs and tweets about EAP, vocabulary and corpus research. Her website is and she tweets as @lexicojules

Julie Moore

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