We are pleased to announce the 17th annual NFEAP summer conference, which will take place on Thursday the 13th and Friday the 14th of June 2024 at Oslo Metropolitan University, Oslo, Norway.
The theme for the 2024 conference is EAP and Hybridity
The word hybridity has lately become associated with the idea of a hybrid classroom – one where some learners are physically present, and some are present online. But this is not the only way to think about hybridity in EAP – hybridity might also refer to hybrid genres, or hybrid modes, hybrid fields, hybrid knowledges, hybrid student and professional identities. Hybridity might mean the (unexpected?) combination of different teaching practices, wherever they take place. How do students respond to hybrid forms or hybrid teaching situations? What kinds of hybrid text do students and researchers produce – and how, and why?
And: what kind of hybridity – what hybrid writer and what hybrid text – might be the result of collaboration with ChatGPT? Are there aspects of writing with ChatGPT that are common to co-writing generally – so that a concept of hybridity might let us see co-writing, whether with a human or machine, more clearly?
NFEAP this year is a place to think about different kinds of hybridity – and their different affordances, challenges, ways of thinking, opportunities for creativity.
We invite proposals that explore hybridity in connection with 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; multimodal forms and approaches; digital literacies and pedagogies; academic identities; academic literacies; any other relevant topics.
- Douglas Eyman, George Mason University, USA
- Judith Hanks, University of Leeds, UK
- John Ødemark, University of Oslo, Norway
- Deadline for abstracts: March 15th, 2024
- Registration opens: March, 2024
- Notification of acceptance: 1 April 2024
- Conference programme available: mid-April 2024
- Deadline for registration: 20 May 2024
- NFEAP conference 2024: 13th-14th June 2024
The 2500 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 17th 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 March 15th, 2024. 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 2024.