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Teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in Japan

Studies from an English-medium University

  • Rachael Ruegg
  • Clay Williams

Part of the English Language Education book series (ELED, volume 14)

About this book


This book focuses on appropriate English for Academic Purposes instructional concepts and methods in the Japanese context. It investigates a variety of pedagogical techniques, addressing the fundamental academic English skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing – as well as assessment and materials development. All the research included was conducted in Japanese university settings, thus shedding new light on the effective implementation of EAP teaching and learning activities with Japanese learners of English. This book is of interest to anyone working in an EAP context at the secondary or tertiary level, especially those which include Japanese learners.  


English for Academic Purposes English in Japan Language education in Japan English-medium instruction Academic English English as a Foreign Language teaching English in Japan Japanese universities Japanese English learners autonomy in learners academic writing

Editors and affiliations

  • Rachael Ruegg
    • 1
  • Clay Williams
    • 2
  1. 1.Victoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand
  2. 2.Akita International UniversityAkitaJapan

About the editors

Rachael Ruegg is a lecturer at the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She graduated with a PhD in Linguistics, from Macquarie University, Australia.

Clay Williams is an associate professor in the graduate-level English Language Teaching Practices (ELT) program at Akita International University, Japan. He graduated with a PhD in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching from the University of Arizona, U.S.A. His recent books are Teaching English Reading in the Chinese-speaking World: Building Strategies across Scripts and Teaching English in East Asia: A Teacher’s Guide to Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Learners, both published by Springer.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in Japan
  • Book Subtitle Studies from an English-medium University
  • Editors Rachael Ruegg
    Clay Williams
  • Series Title English Language Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title English Language Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-8263-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-4104-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-8264-1
  • Series ISSN 2213-6967
  • Series E-ISSN 2213-6975
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 192
  • Number of Illustrations 19 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Language Education
    Learning & Instruction
    Higher Education
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