ELT-14

Academic Writing: Process and Product

Milestones in ELT

Milestones in ELT The British Council was established in 1934, and one of our main aims has always been to promote the wider knowledge of the English language. Over the last 75 years, we have issued many important publications that have set the agenda for ELT professionals, often in partnership with other organisations and institutions. As part of its 75th anniversary celebrations, we are re-launching a selection of those publications online. Many of the messages and ideas are just as relevant today as they were when first published. We believe they are also useful historical sources through which colleagues can see how our profession has developed over the years. Academic Writing: Process and Product This volume, published in 1988, consists of papers from the eponymous University of Reading Conference of 1985. The choice of Academic Writing as a theme was designed to counteract the perception that it was the ‘Cinderella of EAP’, and the Conference aimed to enable practitioners to benefit from recent research in the teaching of writing from outside ELT as well as within the field. The papers dealt individually with different aspects of academic writing and its teaching, including that of essay writing, project writing, scientific writing, writing for examinations, and article writing. Interaction between learners and teachers, and between subject and language teachers are discussed. The publication carries 17 contributions, including the introduction, and offers a rich variety of experiences and approaches.

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.© British Council 2010 The United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. A registered charity: 209131 (England and Wales) SC037733 (Scotland).

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