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An e-learning Course in EAP – Enhancing Academic Study Skills, Language and Culture

Jana Bérešová
2015 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
The paper investigates the impact of the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course on the development of academic study skills, language and culture. The course, designed within the framework of the Virtual University project, is aimed at English Major students who need to develop their writing skills and strategies for writing their theses in English and their presentation skills for an oral defense of their theses. The course was developed on the findings of a needs analysis and piloted in
more » ... is and piloted in the EAP course in the bachelor-degree program in the 2013-2014 winter semester. The paper examines the research conducted in 2012 and 2013 that has confirmed expected progress in academic skills and language development and revealed a necessity to focus on cultural awareness more systematically. The paper discusses the results achieved from assessing students' essays and oral presentations.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.01.1080 fatcat:6y5vdeqrajeolnc7xjr7esvxka