What is EATAW


EATAW is a scholarly forum which seeks to bring together those involved or interested in the teaching, tutoring, research, administration and development of academic writing in higher education in Europe.
EATAW membership is free, and EATAW is open to individuals from all over the world, not only from Europe.

EATAW's main aims include:

  • Connecting teachers and scholars of academic writing through conferences and other means
  • Raising awareness of the importance of teaching academic writing
  • Developing European scholarship in academic writing
  • Initiating projects to exchange experience and know-how about academic writing teaching

The organisation currently has some 600 members.

For an impression of our work please have a look at this video about EATAW.


You can join EATAW online by filling in your details on the Join EATAW page.

In order to participate in EATAW discussion and receive news about conferences and events, please also subscribe to the EATAW-listserv.

Remember to notify a change of e-mail address.

Leave EATAW by sending a message to the membership secretary.
Remember at the same time to unsubscribe from the EATAW listserv at EATAW-listserv.


  • Call for particiption: Europe University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder (Germany) in collaboration with the University of Education Freiburg (Germany) is offering a certificate in continuing education on "Writing Centre work and Literacy Management". Participation is also possible for speakers of English.
  • Call for papers for the 14th Symposium on Second Language Writing (SSLW 2015) to be held at Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, November 19-21, 2015 
  • A Special Edition of the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education Digital Technologies in Learning Development is now live. 
  •  EATAW Conference 2015 : call for papers now open, Tallinnn University of Technology
  • Call for papers: Special Issue on Writing Instruction across the World: Steve Graham and Gert Rijlaarsdam are guest editors of a special issue of Reading & Writing focusing on writing instruction across the world. This is an open call for submissions to the special issue. Submitted papers must be a study examining writing practices or the teaching of writing in one or more countries. The paper must focus on writing instruction at one or more grades from grades 1 to 12.
  • The journal Writing and Pedagogy issue 6.3 is now online. 
  • New book out on literacy and learning in STEM-education: Curry, M.J. & Hanauer, D. (Eds.) (2014). Language, literacy, and learning in STEM education: Research methods and perspectives from applied linguistics. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Journal of Academic Writing