Thinking of developing your career to teach English for Academic Purposes? These publications from Garnet Education can help you understand the theory and put it into practice.


Teach EAP

An introduction to principles and practice

Access EAP

Enacting EAP principles in practice at upper intermediate level

Access EAP

Enacting EAP principles in practice at intermediate level

EAP Essentials Chapter 3 Course design

Garnet Education have kindly agreed to make Chapter 3 of this teacher handbook available for download. With the challenges facing EAP centres in moving their courses online, it is essential for course designers and teachers to reflect on the core principles of course design: progression, recycling and transferability to other contexts. Please respect copyright and download one copy for your personal use. Please do not distribute multiple copies of this file.

Academic publications

Alexander, O. & Gorham, J. (2022). Trips Tours and Random walks: using Legitimation Code Theory to understand teachable moments in online lessons. Unpublished research paper.

Alexander, O. (2019) “The contribution of Halliday to EAP writing instruction: A personal journey”. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 41/3.

Alexander, O. (2017) “Engaging with quality via the CEM model: Enhancing the content and performance management of postgraduate in-sessional academic skills provision”. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 27/1, pp. 56.70.

Sloan, D., Porter, E. & Alexander, O. (2013)“Yes you can teach an old dog new tricks”. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 50/3, pp. 284-296.

Alexander, O. (2012) “Exploring teacher beliefs in teaching EAP at low proficiency levels” Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 11/2, pp. 99–111.

Alexander, O. (2010) “The leap into TEAP: the role of the BALEAP competency framework in the professional development of new EAP teachers”. Invited Keynote at the combined conference of IATEFL ESP SIG and Bilkent University School of English Language, Ankara, Turkey. Journal of the English for Specific Purposes Special Interest Group, 42/2, 21–24, 2013.

Alexander, O. & Argent, S. (2010) “Making EAP accessible for low level learners”. Folio, 14/1, pp. 13–15

Alexander, O. (2009) “Learning together in teams” Chapter 10 in Adult Learners: Context and Innovation, a TESOL Classroom Practice series. ISBN 9781931185615

Alexander, O. (2008) “Teaching Language through content in EAP”. Modern English Teacher.

Alexander, O. (2007) Groping in the dark or turning on the light: routes into teaching English for academic purposes. In Lynch T. and Northcott, J. (Eds.) Symposium on Teacher Education in Teaching EAP. University of Edinburgh Institute for Applied Language Studies.

Alexander, O. (1999) “Raising Audience Awareness in EAP Writers Using Reader-Response Protocols”. Issues in EAP Writing Research and Instruction. CALS: University of Reading.

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