University English for Academic Purposes in China
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This book uses an in-depth, phenomenological interview approach to explain the generational features of today's Chinese university students and the critical dispositions they believe indispensable in acquiring English for academic purposes. By presenting the authentic voices of today's university students, the book clarifies how EAP, as an emerging global phenomenon and a research-informed practice, enables and empowers them for conscious self-transformation and critical awareness development through English. It also discusses the implementation of transformed English as a second language classes in university settings and a dynamic university EAP pedagogy based on particularity, practicality and possibility. The book also explores issues arising in the fields of general English language teaching as well as traditional and critical EAP, and discusses university English language learners' learning needs and rights. The book promotes a transformative university EAP pedagogy, moving from the oppression of language teaching to its liberation and the increasing critical consciousness in current and future university students in a time of great social changes.