24 Nov 2020

About English for Academic Purpose (EAP)

About EAP English for academic purpose (EAP) entails training students, usually in a higher education setting, to use language appropriately for study. It is a common forms of English for specific purposes (ESP). EAP helps students improve their language skills about listening, speaking, reading, grammar, and vocabulary development. In addition, students are introduced to a new way of teaching, test-taking, note-taking, academic vocabulary usage, research and library skills. EAP has been proven to be effective for students to be prepared in terms of language for undergraduate programs in college and university level. This is proven through tests such as TOEFL language in the United States and IELTS in the United Kingdom. Moreover, the importance of teachers’ roles will be mentioned in this article.


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