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Welcome to EAPFOUNDATION.COM, a website dedicated to the needs of EAP students (and teachers). This page gives a brief guide to the main areas of the website, introduces the videos on the YouTube channel, lists some of the most popular pages, and outlines some special features of the site. For more detailed information, such as what EAP is and who the website is for, visit the About section.


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    Writing

    Writing

    Find out more about the writing process, how to write good essays and reports, and the features of good academic writing.

    Writing

    Find out more about the writing process, how to write good essays and reports, and the features of good academic writing.

    Speaking

    Speaking

    Want to improve your academic speaking? Learn how to give confident presentations and take an active role in seminar discussions.

    Speaking

    Want to improve your academic speaking? Learn how to give confident presentations and take an active role in seminar discussions.

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    Listening

    Visit the listening section for help with listening to lectures and taking effective notes.

    Listening

    Visit the listening section for help with listening to lectures and taking effective notes.

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    Reading

    Need help with your reading? Improve skills such as skimming, scanning, note-taking, and critical reading.

    Reading

    Need help with your reading? Improve skills such as skimming, scanning, note-taking, and critical reading.

    Vocabulary

    Vocabulary

    Understand the basics of studying vocabulary and find out more about the academic word list (AWL) and the general service list (GSL).

    Study Skills

    Study Skills

    Learn about important academic skills such how to reflect, learning styles, and learner autonomy.

    Study Skills

    Learn about important academic skills such how to reflect, learning styles, and learner autonomy.

    Tools

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    The website has various language tools, such as the AWL highlighter and AWL gapfill maker. Check out the Tools section for more information.

    Tools

    The website has various language tools, such as the AWL highlighter and AWL gapfill maker. Check out the Tools section for more information.

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    A picture is worth a thousand words. Check out these infographics for information on the website.

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    Get news about English for Academic Purposes, including reviews of websites and books, and newsletters for EAPFOUNDATION.COM.



    YouTube videos from EAPFOUNDATION.COM

    EAPFoundation.com has its own YouTube channel. The following are some example videos from the channel (they open in a new window).


    Ac vocab
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    Duration: 24.01
    Published: 23 Jul, 2022


    Understand what academic vocabulary is.


    Writing objectively
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    Duration: 8.46
    Published: 02 Jan, 2022


    Learn how to write in an objective tone.


    Transitions
    playplay

    Duration: 24.08
    Published: 25 Dec, 2020


    Find out more about transition signals.






    citations
    playplay

    Duration: 2.50
    Published: 22 Mar, 2021


    Understand what citations and references are.


    process
    playplay

    Duration: 3.12
    Published: 02 Mar, 2020


    Learn how to follow the writing process.


    symbols
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    Duration: 3.43
    Published: 20 Jan, 2020


    Learn about symbols and abbreviations.



    Popular pages of EAPFOUNDATION.COM

    Below are some of the most popular pages of the website, according to number of visitors.

    Essays

    #1 Essay types

    Find out about essay types such as compare & contrast (the most popular page on the site), cause & effect, problem-solution and discussion.


    AWL highlighter

    #2 AWL highlighter

    Copy and paste any text to find words in the Academic Word List using the AWL highlighter. Definitions, pronunciation and word forms are also given.


    AWL words

    #3 Word lists

    Although the Academic Word List is the most popular list, there are other useful lists, such as the GSL (General Service List) and the ACL (Academic Collocations List).


    Symbols

    #4 Symbols & abbreviations

    When taking notes it is important to use symbols and abbreviations to save time. Find out how and study some common symbols and abbreviations.


    Presentation Language

    #5 Language for presentations

    There are many instances of formulaic phrases in academic English. Learning phrases for presentations will help you give a presentation more fluently and confidently.




    Special features of EAPFOUNDATION.COM

    Below are some of the special features of the website. Roll over an image to find out more.

    AWL widget

    AWL widget

    A unique feature of the website is the 'AWL widget', highlighting words on the page from the Academic Word List.

    AWL widget

    A unique feature of the website is the 'AWL widget', highlighting words on the page from the Academic Word List.

    Podcasts

    Podcasts

    There are podcasts available on most pages. Visit the About section for information on why these are so important.

    Podcasts

    There are podcasts available on most pages. Visit the About section for information on why these are so important.

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    Login

    Access more of the site, such as resources and exercises, via the login function.

    Login

    Access more of the site, such as resources and exercises, via the login function.



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    Evident Press

    Find out more about books in the EAP Foundation series, published by Evident Press.

    Evident Press

    Find out more about books in the EAP Foundation series, published by Evident Press.

    Quizzes

    Quizzes

    Check your EAP with these academic English quizzes.

    Quizzes

    Check your EAP with these academic English quizzes.






    Sheldon Smith

    Author: Sheldon Smith    ‖    Last modified: 16 November 2022.

    Sheldon Smith is the founder and editor of EAPFoundation.com. He has been teaching English for Academic Purposes since 2004. Find out more about him in the about section and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.