This topic is taught and assessed as a continuum.
This topic allows students to undertake one substantial research project requiring an independent investigation of a topic within any research area of TESOL. The chosen research area must be developed and written thesis produced in consultation with the assigned supervisor through regular meetings. It covers the whole process of research from choosing a topic, searching and reviewing the related literature on the topic, formulating research questions, developing and presenting a research proposal orally and in writing to collecting and analysing relevant data, providing answers to research questions and writing up a research thesis. The research results in a thesis.
This topic aims to provide students with high-level knowledge and skills required to conduct academic research in their chosen research area in TESOL as a pathway towards further learning at research higher degree level.