english for academic purpose in indonesia

English for academic purpose (EAP) has been known as important part of

Hyland (2006, p.3)1 explains that English for academic purpose attempts to align non-English native speakers to use English. It prepares them to have the ability to:

  1. deliver lectures in English; 2.carry out administrative work;
  2. participate in meetings;
  3. present at international conferences; and
  4. conduct and publish research in English

Besides, EAP is the language teaching profession’s response that focuses on the above points.

In Indonesia, English is treated as important. It is taught from primary school to university context. The importance of English is also reflected from the requirement to get prestigious job - in this case, TOEFL or IELTS is required.


  1. ISBN13: 978–0–203–00660–3 ↩︎