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This section is an archive of the newsletters sent to subscribers of the newsletter. A summary of the newsletters in the archive is shown below.

Regular newsletters

April 2024

Information on academic word cloud generators, including ones for the AWL.

March 2024

New pages giving frequency data for reporting verbs and word forms in the Academic Word List.

February 2024

A new video 🎥 on features of academic vocabulary, a webpage on ergative verbs, and an infographic on learning vocabulary.

April 2023

This newsletter showcases the new teacher account for the Login section of the site.

March 2023

News about new quizzes for sublist 2 of the Academic Word List (AWL).

November 2022 #2

Two new infographics, giving 10 common idioms for academic English writing and speaking.

November 2022

Read about new quizzes in the redesigned Quiz section, including quizzes for academic idioms and sublist 2 of the AWL.

October 2022

A concordancer (vocabulary search engine) has been added to the site. Read mroe in this newsletter.

August 2022

This newsletter gives information on the Academic Word Profiler.

July #2 2022

This newsletter describes the latest video on the channel, titled What is academic vocabulary?

July 2022

Information on incidental vocabulary learning (including for academic and technical words), the full MSVL, profiler updates and more.

April 2022

The third video in the Enrich Your Vocabulary for IELTS & TOEFL series is on the topic of crime. Read more about it in this newsletter.

March 2022

The second video in the Enrich Your Vocabulary for IELTS & TOEFL series is on the topic of the environment. Read more about it in this newsletter.

February 2022

This newsletter covers the first video in the Enrich Your Vocabulary for IELTS & TOEFL series. This video covers physical health vocabulary. There is also a new section of the site devoted to the videos.

January 2022

Two big things this month: a vocabulary profiler, and a video on the topic of objectivity in academic writing.

October 2021

A mind map creator for the ACL, information on how to use wordlists, and a detailed overview of the many word lists available for academic English study.

August 2021

A new YouTube video (25 Common Collocations for Academic English), the ACL by frequency, some infographics, and much more.

March 2021

Information about the latest YouTube video, 21 Idioms for Academic English.

February 2021

More video worksheets, and a webpage and video on What is Academic Writing?

January 2021

A new YouTube video on reporting verbs, plus worksheets for this and other videos on the channel.

December 2020

Two linked videos this month on the YouTube channel, on the topic of transition signals. The first gives a definition, shows the grammar, and explains some common problems, while the second gives examples for different types.

November 2020

A new YouTube video for Cause & Effect essays, another on Searching for Information, and a webpage and a highlighter for the Discourse Connectors List (DCL).

October 2020

Two major updates this month: a new section of the website, Quizzes; and publication of books 2 and 3 in the three book Unlock the Academic Word List series.

July 2020

Information on a new video in the EAP Shorts series (avoiding plagiarism), corresponding webpage, and some new infographics.

June 2020

Academic idioms list has been added to the site. The newsletter also introduces another YouTube video, for the Academic Collocation List.

February 2020

This newsletter introduces a new series of YouTube videos, titled EAP Shorts. Plus, AWL quizlet, and a video about coherence and cohesion.

January 2020

News on recent videos on the YouTube channel, including the new EAP Shorts series of videos.

December 2019

This newsletter has information about new pages on What is EAP? and Complex Grammar, an infographic on Language for Presentations, and exercises for Reporting Verbs.

2019 Q3 (October 2019)

Read about new wordlists, some technical updates, and new writing genres.

2019 Q2 (July 2019)

In this edition: updates to the AWL list and AWL highlighter; new infographics; home page tweak; and 40% discount on e-books in the EAP Foundation series.

2019 Q1 (April 2019)

This newsletter is dedicated to the second book in the EAP Foundation series, Academic Writing Genres.

2018 Q4 (January 2019)

Info on infographics, a new area of the site, plus info about the revamp of the podcasts.

2018 Q3 (October 2018)

Details about podcasts, and new pages on the website.

2018 Q2 (July 2018)

Information on the NGSL and NAWL, plus various website updates.

2018 Q1 (April 2018)

Three things tin this issue. First, some recent updates to the website. Second, a series of online courses for EAP. Finally, a reminder of the EAP Foundation series of books.

2017 Q4 (January 2018)

Exciting news this month is the release of Academic Presentations, the first book in the EAP Foundation series, published by Evident Press.

2017 Q3 (October 2017)

The first quarterly newsletter, with information on the dictionary page of the website, subject lists, and the EAP Foundation series of books.

Special newsletters

Youku video channel

A special newsletter for Chinese subscribers, with information on how to access the EAPFoundation videos via the Youku website in China.

WHO World Mental Health Day 2019

The topic of WHO World Mental Health Day 2019 is suicide prevention. One person dies from suicide every 40 seconds, amounting to 800,000 deaths per year. It is the second leading cause of death among those aged 15-29. Read the newsletter and help to raise awareness of this issue.

WHO World Mental Health Day 2018

The topic of WHO World Mental Health Day 2019 is Young people and mental health in a changing world. 10 October, World Mental Health Day, coincides with Mental Health Week in Australia.

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Sheldon Smith

Author: Sheldon Smith    ‖    Last modified: 01 April 2024.

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