The 3rd China EAP Association Annual Conference & the 2nd International Symposium on EAP in Asia

The 3rd China EAP Association Annual Conference & the 2nd International Symposium on EAP in Asia

May, 19-21, 2017

Theme: Research on teaching EAP: Technologies and beyond

Venue: Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

Co-hosted by:
China English for Academic Purposes Association (CEAPA) and Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Confirmed keynote speakers:
  • Guangwei Hu (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore): Disciplinary influences on English for Academic Purposes
  • Yongyan Li (University of Hong Kong, China): EAP writing instruction for graduate students: What can we learn from the experiences in the U.S. and Europe?
  • Dilin Liu (University of Alabama, U.S.A.): Cognitive and corpus linguistics-inspired approaches to lexicogrammatical usages in written academic English
  • Xiaofei Lu (Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.): Towards the synergy of corpus-based and genre-based approaches to EAP writing research and pedagogy
  • Diane Pecorari (Linnaeus University, Sweden): 'I wouldn't be starting from here': Addressing plagiarism in English-medium environments
Important dates
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: March 1, 2017
  • Abstract Requirement: 200 words with title, name, affiliation and contact details
  • Notification of Acceptance: March 30, 2017

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts should be submitted to: Miss Sherry Jiahui Gu at
For more details, please go to:
25 words maximum
Abstract: 200 words maximum
Short bios of presenter(s): 50 words maximum per presenter
Conference working language: English

Themes of the conference include, yet are not limited to:

1. New technologies in EAP research
2. Development of Academic literacy
3. Research articles writing and publication
4. Teaching EAP through technologies
5. Development EAP testing and assessment
6. EAP teacher development
7. EAP curriculum and course design
8. EAP theories
9. Critical thinking in teaching EAP
10. Connection between EGP and EAP (EGAP and ESAP)
11. EAP materials and text-books development
12. Innovations in EAP research and pedagogy

Five types of presentations:

1. Paper presentation (20-minute presentation + 5-minute Q & A, 1-3 presenters)
Present on-going or completed research results

2. Workshop (50 minutes, 1-4 presenters)
A hands-on session to address a topic

3. Forum (50 minutes, 3-6 presenters)
Present a topic (minimum 3 panel members) and discuss it with participants

4. Demonstration session (15 minutes, 1-3 presenters)
Present and share innovative and practical ideas or teaching materials with participants

5. Poster display (1 hour, 1-2 presenters)
Display on-going or completed research results on a notice board and answer participants’ questions

Pre-conference workshops

Two pre-conference workshops are to be organized by CEAPA Center for Research Writing and Publishing in English on May 19, 2017:
  • Pre-conference workshop 1: Using corpus technologies for EAP teaching and research (Presenter/s to be confirmed, Morning, May 19)
  • Pre-conference workshop 2: Publishing in international journals (Co-hosted by Dr Yongyan Li, University of Hong Kong, China, and Dr. Guangwei Hu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Afternoon, May 19)

Conference fee: 800 RMB or 130 US dollars

Pre-conference workshop fee: 100 RMB or 16 US dollars for each workshop

Organizing Committee
  • The 3rd China EAP Association Annual Conference
  • The 2nd International Symposium on EAP in Asia