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Any suggested topics for research! Where to start?

  • 1.  Any suggested topics for research! Where to start?

    Posted 2 days ago
    Hello dear friends,

    The institution I work in wants us to conduct a research paper every year. I've been reading a lot of research in the field, but I'm stuck. I'm even lost-any suggested topics to topics that are needed these days in the field of ESL?

    I appreciate your guidance and advice.



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    Ebaa Momani
    Lecturer
    DU
    Jordan
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  • 2.  RE: Any suggested topics for research! Where to start?

    Posted 2 days ago
    You could look at the TIRF website:
    https://www.tirfonline.org/resources/references/

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    Kitty Purgason
    Biola University
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  • 3.  RE: Any suggested topics for research! Where to start?

    Posted 22 hours ago
    Edited by Akiva Lane 22 hours ago

    Here's a suggestion:  what makes some words for 'colorful' and dramatic than others?
    As a resource, you can use a website I created called www.colwords.com - it has over 1600 interesting colorful words.

    Akiva Lane

    Israel



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    [Akiva] [Lane]
    [President]
    [Colwords.com]
    [USA]
    [akivalane@gmail.com]
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  • 4.  RE: Any suggested topics for research! Where to start?

    Posted 8 hours ago
    Dear Ebaa:

    I would suggest you think about the issues that you face when teaching your classes (e.g., error correction, student motivation, implementing task-based learning) and research those issues.  In this way, you will learn something that benefits your teaching.  The British Council has a Handbook for Exploratory Action Research which you can access here:  https://englishagenda.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/attachments/30510_bc_explore_actions_handbook_online_aw.pdf  It might give you some ideas for developing a research project in your own classroom.

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    Nikki Ashcraft
    Associate Teaching Professor
    University of Missouri
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