LANG40620 The TESOL Research Process

Academic Year 2020/2021

This module aims to provide practitioners with a comprehensive introduction to the methodologies and strategies involved in carrying out a piece of research in the area of TESOL. Topics covered will include: an introduction to the major paradigms and debates in TESOL research; exploration of a number of research methods; issues related to quantitative and qualitative data; producing a research proposal.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to:
analyse and evaluate the methodology underpinning a range of research projects
evaluate research designs in the area of TESOL
select appropriate research methods for their own project
develop a research question and design a data collection plan
plan a thesis proposal and carry out an extensive literature search
conduct research in the TESOL context (for example, action research or case study research)

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Small group lectures, debate and discussion, peer and group work, critical writing, student presentations 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Presentation: < Description > Unspecified n/a Graded No


Essay: < Description > Unspecified n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback is provided individually, post midterm assessment and post final assignment submission. Draft papers may be submitted for global feedback prior to the final written assignment.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 14:00 - 15:50 Face to Face