English for Specific Academic Purposes Student Partnerships Across Borders

Anna Rolinska, Bill Guariento, Nazmi Al Masri

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Abstract

Students coming to the UK frequently join their chosen university via a pre-sessional English language course, but organisers of such courses often struggle to find staff on campus in the summer months to provide the necessary content input. This paper presents an attempt to overcome this shortfall, describing two parallel English for Specific Academic Purpose telecollaboration projects between universities in Scotland and Gaza, one involving Engineering, the other Biomedical students. We outline how the projects were organised, offer our findings, and provide a set of guidelines that may encourage similar cross-continent link-ups between universities.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBritish Council
Number of pages38
ISBN (Print)9780863558566
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameELT Research Papers
PublisherBritish Council
No.18.01

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