LANG 7034 TESOL Project

Credit Points 40

Legacy Code 102337

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Description This unit is the final component in the Master of Arts in TESOL course. Equipped with knowledge and research skills developed in previous course components, students undertake independent and guided research activities and propose pedagogical solutions to specific TESOL classroom situations. Students will demonstrate the practical application of this research by undertaking a TESOL project which culminates in a 12,000-15,000 word research report or teaching proposal. Students have the opportunity to research specific TESOL interests in depth. These include, but are not limited to, generic Applied Linguistics, Task-Based Language Teaching, English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Second Language Acquisition, Second or Other Language Maintenance, English for Academic Purposes (EAP), or discrete elements of Pedagogy.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Discipline English Language

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 40cp

Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Pre-requisite(s) TEAC 7140 AND


Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.

Assumed Knowledge

Knowledge gained in 10 previous subjects in the Master of Arts in TESOL.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Critically read and review research literature in the field of their research
  2. Compile a literature review of the field of their research
  3. Apply independent research skills
  4. Analyse, compile and evaluate findings
  5. Prepare and present a research report
  6. Select and implement relevant research methods in a practical teaching project.

Subject Content

This will vary according to the field of practice and topic of research. All students will prepare a proposal and a final research-based report.


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Research Proposal and Presentation 2,000 words + 20 minute presentation 25 N Individual
Research Report 10,000 - 12,000 words 75 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Bitchener, J. (2010). Writing an Applied Linguistics Thesis or Dissertation: A Guide to Presenting Empirical Research. Hampshire (UK): Palgrave Macmillan.

Teaching Periods


Parramatta City - Macquarie St


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Parramatta City - Macquarie St


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