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While this G+ community will remain open but largely unmanned and unmoderated in 2016, feel free to continue posting to it as you like.

Otherwise, we're moving main discussion posts to FB. Please read more here: http://bit.do/tleap 

If you'd like to just quickly join the FB group instead, click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tleap/
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I'd like to also open a discussion about how this #tleap  community can best work for you. Suggestions welcome. 

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NOV 2015: GAMIFICATION & GAME-BASED LEARNING IN EAP
I just watched the webinar below about using games in language learning contexts. I have to admit that to a large degree, I abandoned any sort of games in my classes some time ago, but it lately has piqued my interest. I guess my questions for our discussion here this month are:
a) What is the distinction between these two terms from your understanding?
b) How do you feel either fits within the EAP context?
c) What research have you come across regarding either?

OCT 2015: HOW DO WE EFFECTIVELY ACCOMMODATE VARYING STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY ISSUES IN EAP?
Background: As the program i teach in matures, we have been encountering different student accessibility issues and are learning through experience what to do. For example, this year, we have a student who is legally deaf. This presents many challenges with regards to listening practice, in particular. While he has excellent coping mechanisms for face to face situations, lectures can be challenging, not to mention recorded video excerpts, which we use heavily. The university, of course, has accessibility services for the general population, but they aren't exactly intended for intensive EAP courses like ours.

Have you had students with accessibility issues? How have you accommodated them? 

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"A heightened sense of empathy has emerged for me in the classroom and it has changed the way I approach certain aspects of how I teach EAP writing to postgraduates." ~ Jen MacDonald

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Upcoming EAP-related webinar this Friday.

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Hello everyone! I'm new here, and new to EAP. Thank you, Tyson Seburn, for the ARC idea! Our course is only four weeks with only 2 classes dedicated to reading, so I adapted the idea somewhat. Here's my blog post about what we did and how it went. 
https://hiveofactivities.wordpress.com/2015/09/06/adapting-academic-reading-circles-for-a-short-pre-sessional-course/

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I came across this conference, which looks to mix academics and classroom pedagogy.

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AUGUST 2015: UNCOMFORTABLE SITUATIONS
How do you deal with awkward moments with students? Do we do so differently in EAP than in General ESL? 

For example, +Jennifer MacDonald here talks about student-chosen names in her EAP program. I think we've all been faced with this conundrum at one point. I've had a Jelly (who liked to nickname her nickname: SexyJelly), Milk, Nutty....
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