Newsletters An archive of past newsletters

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

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 webpade 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 a 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.

Sheldon Smith

Author: Sheldon Smith    ‖    Last modified: 07 November 2021.

Sheldon Smith is the founder and editor of 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.

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