EAP Links

Useful Links for EAP




 Specific subjects




  • The Guardian Style Guide (Useful information on aspects of style: spelling, punctuation, capitalisation, hyphens etc.)



All skills


Study skills



  • ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe)
  • Cambridge Assessment (Information on FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS etc.)
  • IELTS (English language test for UK university entrance)




Other reference




  • abebooks.co.uk (“the world’s largest online marketplace for secondhand, rare, and out-of-print books”)
  • Amazon Books (A very large general Internet bookshop in USA)
  • Amazon Books UK (The UK branch of Amazon)
  • BEBC (Bournemouth English Book Centre)
  • Bookfinder.com (Search for out of print or used books)




  • academic.writing (Interdisciplinary perspectives on communication across the curriculum)
  • Applied Linguistics (Applied Linguistics publishes research into language with relevance to real world problems.)
  • Assessing Writing (Forum for ideas, research and practice on the assessment of written language)
  • ELT Journal (Oxford University Press’s English Language Teaching Journal)
  • ESP Across Cultures (Refereed international journal from University of Foggia, dealing with a wide range of specialised fields)
  • ESP World (English for Specific Purposes World – Web-based Journal)
  • Forum (US Department of State: English Language Teaching publication)
  • Ibérica (Journal of AELFE – Europea de Lenguas para Fines Específicos)
  • International Student Experience Journal (Peer-reviewed online publication for those involved in the field of researching, teaching and providing services to international students in higher education in the UK and other English speaking countries)
  • Internet TESOL Journal (Monthly web-based journal)
  • Journal of Academic Writing (The journal of the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing)
  • Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education (The journal of the  Association for Learning Development in Higher Education)
  • Journal of Pragmatics (A forum for pragmatic studies in sociolinguistics, general linguistics, conversation analysis, discourse analysis, cognitive linguistics, computational linguistics, applied linguistics and other areas of linguistic research.)
  • Journal of Second Language Writing (Reports of research and discussion of central issues in second language and foreign language writing and writing instruction)
  • LTR (Language Teaching Research Journal)
  • Prospect (Australian Journal of Teaching/Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages – 1985-2009)
  • ReCALL (The journal of the European Association for Computer Assisted Language)
  • Reading in a Foreign Language (Refereed online journal of issues in foreign language reading and literacy)
  • System (An international journal of educational technology and applied linguistics)
  • TESL-EJ (TESOL web-based Journal)
  • TESOL Quarterly (Important journal from TESOL International)

TESOL/Applied Linguistics Journals



  • BALEAP (An organisation of professional teachers, lecturers, testers, course designers, etc., involved in EAP around the world)
  • ALDinHE (Association for Learning Development in Higher Education)
  • BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics)
  • EATAW (European Assosciation of Teachers of Academic Writing)
  • IATEFL (International Association of English Language Teachers)
  • TESOL (The web site of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc., an international association dedicated to the effective teaching of English worldwide.)
  • AELFE (European Association of Languages for Specific Purposes)


  • AntConc (A freeware corpus analysis toolkit for concordancing and text analysis.)
  • BAWE (British corpus of academic writing in English).
  • BNC (British National Corpus)
  • CCCC Bibliography (Conference on College Composition and Communication Bibliography of Composition and Rhetoric)
  • COCA (Corpus of Contemporary American English)
  • Compleat Lexical Tutor
  • CompPile (Inventory of publications in post-secondary composition, rhetoric, ESL, and technical writing)
  • Daily Lesson Plan (From the New York Times)
  • ESL Employment (Jobs worldwide in ELT/ESP/EAP. Career-related information, lesson plans, activities and related resources)
  • IPA – Unicode (The International Phonetic Alphabet in Unicode)
  • Intellectual Property (Information on copyright, designs, patents and trade marks.)
  • MICUSP (Michigan corpus of upper-level student papers).
  • Oxford Text Archive (Dedicated to the collection, description, preservation and dissemination of electronic textual resources.)
  • Sketch Engine (On-ine language analysis)
  • Teaching English (Resources for teachers from the British Council and BBC)
  • Teaching Grammar (A new site on teaching grammar, maintained by Geoff Dean and Dick Hudson).
  • Word&Phrase.info (An alternative interface to COCA, focusing on academic writing)
  • WordSmith Tools (Windows software for finding word patterns.)

Teaching Methods

Sources for making exercises

  • Nvu (A very good free html editor)
  • Audacity (A good free sound editor)


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