Develop EAP: A Sustainable Academic English Skills Course is an innovative course designed for use by pre-sessional or in-sessional university students. Its content is based on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a rich resource which is engaging for learners of all disciplines. In addition to developing students’ academic and soft skills, the focus on the SDGs will encourage students to consider their role as responsible 21st century global citizens.
The focus of the course is on the development of academic skills, providing a scaffold to support collaborative learning through a group essay and a group presentation project. The course was written for anyone entering English medium university study and it is expected that teachers in different contexts will supplement it differently, depending on the particular language needs of their students.