Investigating English for Academic Purposes provision in South Asian HE

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Investigating English for Academic Purposes provision in South Asian HE. / McCulloch, Sharon; Indrarathne, Bimali; Jahan, Akhter; Gnawali, Laxman; Hussain, Nasreen; Nauman, Sarwat ; Jayawardena, Sameera; Abeyawickrama, Wimansha.

61 p. Spring Garden : British Council. 2020. (TeachingEnglish, ELT Research Papers).

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McCulloch, S, Indrarathne, B, Jahan, A, Gnawali, L, Hussain, N, Nauman, S, Jayawardena, S & Abeyawickrama, W 2020, Investigating English for Academic Purposes provision in South Asian HE. British Council, Spring Garden. <https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/L016_ELTRA_Final.pdf>

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McCulloch, S., Indrarathne, B., Jahan, A., Gnawali, L., Hussain, N., Nauman, S., Jayawardena, S., & Abeyawickrama, W. (2020). Investigating English for Academic Purposes provision in South Asian HE. British Council. https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/L016_ELTRA_Final.pdf

Vancouver

McCulloch S, Indrarathne B, Jahan A, Gnawali L, Hussain N, Nauman S et al. Investigating English for Academic Purposes provision in South Asian HE. 2020. 61 p.

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McCulloch, Sharon ; Indrarathne, Bimali ; Jahan, Akhter ; Gnawali, Laxman ; Hussain, Nasreen ; Nauman, Sarwat ; Jayawardena, Sameera ; Abeyawickrama, Wimansha. / Investigating English for Academic Purposes provision in South Asian HE. 2020. Spring Garden : British Council. 61 p. (TeachingEnglish, ELT Research Papers).

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abstract = "This study investigates understandings and practicesaround English for Academic Purposes (EAP) inhigher education (HE) in four South Asian countriesin which English is the primary medium of instructionin HE: Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.The study aimed to establish the extent to whichcritical thinking, the use of source materials andthe avoidance of plagiarism were perceived as usefulby three stakeholder groups, and whether and howthese are taught in university English courses.Questionnaires, interviews and focus groups wereconducted with students, EAP tutors and subjectlecturers at 14 HE institutes in Bangladesh, Nepal,Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Observations of teachingwere also carried out, and syllabuses, policydocuments and teaching materials were examined.Findings revealed that, despite all three stakeholdergroups reporting that these aspects of EAP wereimportant for students to learn, they were notsystematically taught nor included in syllabuses.English teaching in universities focused on generaland some professional English rather than EAP,and teacher-centred styles of teaching meantthat students enjoyed few opportunities to speak.The key concepts explored in this study were poorlyunderstood by staff and students, and teaching staffwere hindered from teaching EAP by lack of trainingand poor communication with academic departments.",
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AU - McCulloch, Sharon

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AU - Jahan, Akhter

AU - Gnawali, Laxman

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AU - Nauman, Sarwat

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