NFEAP 2023 Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the 16th annual NFEAP summer conference, which will take place on Thursday the 15th and Friday the 16th of June 2023 at Oslo Metropolitan University, Oslo, Norway. 

The theme for the 2023 conference is EAP and Time 

NFEAP this year is about the relationship between EAP and time. Time – the amount of it, the quality of it, conceptions of it – is everywhere in learning support, language education and writing development, but rarely comes into focus. Is it a paradox, for example, that we consider writing development a lifelong process but often expect students to master the essentials of writing in a matter of weeks? In contrast, might there be things that are better taught quickly than slowly? In what time does learning take place? What are the relationships between psychological time and institutional time?

We welcome work that is conceptual (e.g. EAP and cultural memory, the politics of time in higher education) and practical (e.g. the supposed linearity of the writing process, the timing of interventions, transfer of learning). We invite work that considers time in relation to EAP concepts; EAP training methods, principles, practices and research; needs analysis, syllabus and materials design, teaching strategies and methodological issues; group/interdisciplinary teaching; critical EAP; learning technologies; academic identities; academic literacies; any other relevant topics

Plenary speakers

Bronwyn T. WilliamsUniversity of Louisville, USA
Alke Groppel-WegenerStaffordshire University, UK

Important dates

  • Deadline for abstracts:  15 February 2023
  • Registration opens: mid-March 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: 1 April 2023
  • Conference programme available: mid-April 2023
  • Deadline for registration: 20 May 2023
  • NFEAP conference 2023: 15th-16th June 2023


The 2200 NOK conference registration fee includes refreshments and lunch for both days of the conference and the conference dinner on Thursday evening.

Please note that the NFEAP is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to assist with conference travel or subsistence.

We would like to thank you in advance for your contribution to the 16th NFEAP summer conference and look forward to having the opportunity to discuss and disseminate your work.

Submission of proposals

Please submit your abstract of no more than 300 words (excluding references) by February 15th, 2023. The standard length for presentations is 30 minutes (20 minutes for presentation, plus 10 minutes for discussion). You will be notified of the outcome of the review process by April 1st 2023.