Postponed - Developing Materials for English for Specific Academic Purposes

Date: 17 April, 2012
Location: Room B18, Amenities Blg, Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham
Event type: workshop

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Due to unforeseen circumstances this workshop has been postponed.  A new date will be scheduled asap.

It is becoming more widely recognised that students on both in-sessional and pre-sessional courses benefit from working with materials and resources which have been developed with specific disciplines in mind. This workshop will focus on the practicalities of creating discipline-specific materials: how to locate appropriate source materials; and how to work with this content, as non-specialists in the discipline, to create activities which will help students to develop the skills and strategies they need to succeed on their degree programmes. Materials which have been created at Nottingham for a range of disciplines, (eg Law, Business, Built Environment and Health Sciences) will be used as exemplars, before participants with a special interest in those disciplines work together to begin to develop their own materials. Each group will present the first drafts of materials created during the workshop, and it is hoped that when these are in their final versions, group members will pilot them, refine them as necessary and perhaps subsequently share them via a web page for use by course participants.

This workshop will be of interest to:

  • Those who teach ESAP on in-sessional courses and wish to develop their own materials
  • Those who are interested in developing materials for discipline-specific pre-sessional courses
  • Those who are interested in ESAP, but who are not, as yet, involved in it

We hope that the principal outcomes of this workshop will be that participants will:

  • see the advantages of developing discipline-specific materials for their students and feel encouraged to do so
  • receive practical advice and help to begin developing their own discipline-specific materials
  • feel motivated to share the final versions of their discipline-specific materials with the other participants of the workshop.


  • There is a registration fee of £75.00 to attend this event.
  • Please note that we reserve the right to retain the fee of £75 if you do not notify us by Wednesday 9 April 2012 that you are unable to attend.
  • Full details of our charging policy are available.
  • Lunch will be provided.
  • Please list which discipline of interest in the comments section of the registration form when registering : Law, Business, Built Environment, Health Sciences
Remember that you can apply for the HEA UK travel fund to attend this event. To find out more, visit the HEA website or download the application form here