BALEAP PIM: From EAP Teacher to EAP Teacher Educator

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Event details

Saturday 12 November 2022
9:30am - 4:30pm


Please note: This event has now taken place.

BALEAP PIM: From EAP Teacher to EAP Teacher Educator

12 November 2022 at The University of Sheffield

This PIM will focus on the transition from EAP Teacher to EAP Teacher Educator. Although there is a lot of support available to those transitioning into EAP from more General English teaching, very little support is available to those EAP practitioners working or wanting to work with other teachers. Working with other teachers may involve observing on a summer school, preparing and delivering a series of workshops as part of a teacher education programme or mentoring and supporting teachers new to EAP. 

This PIM will provide a space to share ideas and best practice including practical ideas, workable approaches and useful methods of working with other teachers. This event will be of interest to Senior Teachers, DOSs, Teacher Trainers and Educators and indeed anyone who works with or is planning to work with other teachers in an EAP context.

We welcome papers in a variety of formats (including 30-minute presentations with 10 minutes for Q&A, 40-minute workshops and poster presentations) relating to the theme of supporting and working with other teachers. We also welcome 20-minute recorded presentations and 40-minute, live-streamed workshops from colleagues who cannot attend the event. Presentations can be individual or joint. 

The event will be delivered in-person with some plenaries and workshops live-streamed.

We welcome proposals from teachers, teacher trainers, teacher educators, lecturers and tutors who have experience of or an interest in working with or supporting EAP teachers. We are particularly interested in papers giving participants a clear takeaway which can be applied in a variety of contexts.

Areas of Relevance

Areas of relevance include, but are by no means limited to:

  • Becoming an EAP teacher trainer/educator 
  • Transitioning from General English teacher trainer to EAP educator
  • Observation and feedback
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Planning and delivering workshops
  • Designing teacher education programmes
  • Formative and summative assessment of teachers
  • Creating online content for teachers
  • Current practice and future directions

Plenary Speakers

Lindsay Knox Head of Teacher Development & Scholarship in Languages (Centre for Open Learning, University of Edinburgh)
- Becoming an EAP teacher educator in a global landscape of EAP practices - Abstract

Helen Donaghue (Senior Lecturer Learning Enhancement and Academic Development, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh)
& Marion Heron (Associate Professor in Educational Linguistics, University of Surrey) 
Post Observation Feedback Literacy - Abstract

Full Event Schedule

Location and time

The event will take place in-person in the Diamond at the University of Sheffield from 9:30am to 4:30pm on Saturday 12 November 2022.


Registration costs £100 for an in-person ticket and £20 for an online ticket with a 25% discount for BALEAP members. You can register for the event on BALEAP's website:

BALEAP PIM: From EAP Teacher to EAP Teacher Educator - Registration

Submit a proposal

Proposal submissions for the event are now closed.

Further Information

For any queries, please contact the organising team at or visit the BALEAP homepage.


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