Writing for a purpose

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This presentation described the development of academic writing materials based on findings from the British Academic Written English (BAWE) corpus. The materials are genre- and discipline-specific; they aim to raise teachers' and learners' awareness of the types of writing produced by students studying at university level in the medium of English, and to improve the quality of student writing, especially the writing produced by users of English as a second or a foreign language. They are freely available at http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/writing-purpose/writing-purpose, on the British Council LearnEnglish site
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIATEFL 2014: Harrogate Conference Selections
EditorsTania Patterson
Place of PublicationFaversham, Kent
ISBN (Print)978-1-901095-68-5
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventIATEFL - Harrogate, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Apr 20145 Apr 2014


Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Internet address

Bibliographical note

This presentation was given at the Annual International IATEFL Conference & Exhibition, Harrogate 2014. The interview is available online at https://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2014/interview/interview-sheena-gardner-and-hilary-nesi . The new set of EAP materials are available on the LearnEnglish website at http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/writing-purpose/writing-purpose


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