EAP stands for English for Academic Purposes. As a little branch of ESP, EAP focuses on helping students prepare to be able to study at an English-speaking university. These days there is an exam called IELTS (International English Language Testing System). This is the exam that universities expect students to pass to be able to gain a place at a university.

Because it is increasingly popular for students, especially Asian students, to go to countries such as the US and UK to study at university there is an increasing demand for EAP English. The same as any functional English, it is a combination of normal English requirements, grammar and vocabulary and specific requirements, in this case essay writing, report writing, making arguments etc.

Because it is ever so popular there is a lot of material to help you prepare students for IELTS and for studying in English at university. Just let the books guide you.