The course emphasizes application of classroom-based research, teacher-directed research and action research for the purposes of diagnosing learners' language related needs and remedial teaching activities.
Teaching Methods and Techniques
Group work, discussion, presentation
Cabrera, M. P. and Martinez, P. B. (2001). The Effects of Repetition, Comprehension Checks, and Gestures, on Primary School Children in an EFL Situation, ELT Journal, 55/3, 281-288.
Chamot, A. U., Barnhardt, S. and S. Dirstine (1998). Conducting Action Research in the Foreign Language Classroom. Documents of Northeast Conference on Conducting Action Research.
Halbach, A. (1999). Using Trainee Diaries to Evaluate a Teacher Training Course, ELT Journal, 53/3, 183-190.
Harumi, S. (2011). Classroom Silence: Voices from Japanese EFL learners. ELT Journal, 65/3, 260-269.
Kurtoğlu Eken, D. (1999). Through the Eyes of the Learner: Learner Observations of Teaching and Learning, ELT Journal, 53/4, 240-248.
Rajadurai, J. (2001). An Investigation of the Effectiveness of Teaching Pronunciation to Malaysian TESL students, English Teaching Forum, July, 10-35.
Stanulis, R. N., Fallona, C. and Pearson, C. A. (2002). Am I Doing What I am Supposed to be Doing?: Mentoring Novice Teachers Through the Uncertainties and Challenges of Their First Year of Teaching, Mentoring and Tutoring,10, 1, 71-81.
Tang, J. (2002). Using L1 in the English Classroom, English Teaching Forum, January, 36-43.
Türnüklü, A. and Galton, M. (2001). Students’ Misbehaviours in Turkish and English Primary Classrooms, Educational Studies, 27, 3, 291-305.
Yamada, Y. And Moeller, A. J. (2001). Weaving Curricular Standards into the Language Classroom: An Action Research Study, Foreign Language Annals, Jan/Feb, 26-34.
Research Traditions. Qualitative versus Quantitative Research
A Brief look at Research Methods
Research Questions and Designs
Defining Action Research
Action Research Procedures