Call for Chapters: Cases on Teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) During Covid-19: Insights From Around the World


Lucas Kohnke, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: October 27, 2021
Full Chapters Due: February 24, 2022
Submission Date: February 24, 2022


The COVID-19 outbreak, which began in December 2019, has changed the educational landscape as higher education institutions around the world were forced to close their physical campuses physically to slow or contain the spread of the virus (UNESCO 2020). Higher education institutions worldwide have adapted emergency remote teaching through learning management systems (e.g., Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas) and video-conferencing software (e.g., Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Collaborate Ultra, etc.) (Kohnke & Moorhouse, 2021; Hodges et al., 2020). The rapid, unexpected, and forced transition to emergency remote teaching has been especially challenging for second/foreign-language learners who rely on English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses to help them transition from secondary school to higher education and succeed in their academic studies. In universities that use English-medium instruction (EMI), second-language learners are often enrolled in pre-sessional or in-sessional EAP courses to advance their English language development (Yung & Fung, 2019) in ways such as expanding their academic lexical range and building their proficiency in academic writing conventions (Evans & Morrison, 2011). Through these, they can more successfully cope in the EMI environment. While blended, online, and distance learning are routinely integrated into EAP courses worldwide to increase language exposure, this sudden transition to emergency remote teaching has presented a number of challenges and constraints for EAP practitioners, as well as opportunities. This book seeks to provide insight into EAP practitioners in the higher education context and their efforts to transition to emergency remote teaching during COVID-19 while simultaneously preparing their students for EMI studies.


This book explores the effect of emergency remote teaching in offering quality EAP provision to second/foreign-language students and preparing them for their university studies in response to COVID-19 from a variety of contexts around the world. Moreover, this volume will contribute to developing effective practices for supporting and sustaining EAP teaching in an EMI environment during and after a pandemic.

Target Audience

This proposed edited volume is targeted at a wide range of stakeholders in the English for Academic Purposes sector. It is a resource to be used by teachers, teacher educators, applied linguists, administrators, curriculum developers, material developers who wish to develop an understanding of strategies into how to sustain quality EAP instruction in an EMI environment.

Recommended Topics

The present volume seeks research-based, practitioner-led, action-research based and classroom intervention and professional development proposals in English for Academic Purposes (EAP), English for Specific Purposes (ESP), Blended/Online/ Hybrid/face-to-face EAP/ESP Instruction, and EAP/ESP Professional development.

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before October 27, 2021, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by November 10, 2021 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by February 24, 2022, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Cases on Teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) During Covid-19: Insights From Around the World. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2023.

Important Dates

October 27, 2021: Proposal Submission Deadline
November 10, 2021: Notification of Acceptance
February 24, 2022: Full Chapter Submission
April 24, 2022: Review Results Returned
June 5, 2022: Final Acceptance Notification
June 19, 2022: Final Chapter Submission


Dr. Lucas Kohnke
The Education University of Hong Kong
Department of English Language Education


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