Week 6 Formative Assignment

Recognizing and using academic vocabulary

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Week 6 EAP Formative Assesment

Recognizing and using academic vocabulary. Reading weekly articles on the platform develops key aspects of academic vocabulary and discussing content of each article during the lesson improves students’ vocabulary learning strategy. Academic texts in English use a large number of words to present information and express meaning. Thus, academic articles contain mostly academic words and phrases, for instance, less frequent words or proper nouns.

The teaching and learning of vocabulary as well as the use of academic vocabulary at the university have been intensively investigated areas in applied linguistics for decades. Most researchers and language teachers understand that vocabulary is more than the sum of individual words, and that vocabulary lists, however useful, should not be taught out of context (e.g., Coxhead & Nation, 2001; Coxhead, 2000, 2002; Nation, 2001). Therefore, it is useful to be able to select and identify type of words while you are writing academic context.

In conclusion, EAP is a bit more academic program to teach and learn. However, it can help English learners attain great deal of information such as becoming full members of their disciplinary communities or growing academically. According to Charles and Pecorari (2015) EAP can be considered as integral strand of English for Specific Purposes: English for Academic is the necessary English discipline that it is needed to be able to implement activities in Academic contexts.


  1. Charles, M., & Pecorari, D. (2015). Introducing English for Academic Purposes

( 1st ed.). Routledge.

  1. Coxhead, A., & Nation, P. (2001). The specialized vocabulary in English for academic purposes. In J. Flowerdew, & M. Peacock (Eds.), Research perspectives on English for Academic Purposes (pp. 252-267). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  2. Coxhead, A. (2002). A new academic word list: A corpus-based word list for academic purposes. In B. Ketterman, & G. Marks (Eds.), Teaching and language corpora (TALC) conference proceedings (pp. 73-89). Atlanta, GA: Rodopi.

  3. Coxhead, A. (2000). A new academic word list. TESOL Quarterly, 34, 213-238.

  4. Flowerdew, J., & Peacock, M. (2001). Issues in EAP: A preliminary perspective. In J. Flowerdew & M. Peacock, (Eds.), Research perspectives on English for Academic Purposes (pp. 8–24). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  5. HOLES, C. D. (1972). An investigation into some aspects of the English language problems of two groups of overseas postgraduate students at Birmingham University. MA thesis, University of Birmingham.

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