ELT531


Course Title Course Code Program Level
SEMINAR ELT531 English Language Teaching M.A / M.Sc.

Course Term
(Course Semester)
Teaching and Learning Methods
Credits
Theory Practice Lab Projects/Field Work Seminars/Workshops Other Total Credits ECTS Credits
02
(Spring)
42 42 86 3 7,5

Teaching Staff
Language of Instruction İngilizce (English)
Type Of Course Compulsory
Prerequisites None
Recommended Optional Programme Component
Course Objectives The primary purpose of this course is to provide students with a thorough grounding in current ideas about the theory and practice of English language teaching and an up-to-date, broad understanding of EFL and how it is taught and learned. Students may be involved in research while writing their MA thesis or as a teacher, teacher trainer, or materials writer. However they are involved with research, this course will give them a clear and thorough introduction to all the main types of language learning research.
Course Content The first part of the course will discuss with students the characteristics and purposes of various types of research, terminology, the logic underlying selection, and the steps typical of each type of research design. The second part will covers student presentations carried on recent issues in language teaching which will create a platform for sharing information and exchanging opinions. Students then are expected to modify their research in line with the feedback they have received from the instructor and their peers and finalize it.
Learning Outcomes (LO) The students who attended the course and were successful at the end of semester will acquire the followings; LO1 - Choosing a small scale research topic; LO2 - Carrying out research in ELT; LO3 - Writing a scientific paper LO4 - Presenting the paper orally; LO5 - Answering questions during the presentation and joining oral debates during the presentation LO6 - Finalizing the research paper in line with the given feedback.
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Introduction of the course and course requirements
2. Week What is research design? what is the structure of a research paper? how to select a research design: quantitative or qualitative?
3. Week Survey research design; experimental research design; case study design; action research design
4. Week Data collection instruments; data from questionnaires; data from interviews
5. Week Data from observation; data from diaries and journals
6. Week Student presentation 1 + student presentation 2
7. Week Student presentation 3 + student presentation4
8. Week Midterm week
9. Week Student presentation 5 + student presentation 6
10. Week Student presentation 7 + student presentation 8
11. Week Student presentation 9 + student presentation 10
12. Week Feedback
13. Week Course evaluation and further remarks
14. Week Course evaluation and further remarks
Assessment
  Percentage(%)
Mid-term (%)
Quizes (%)
Homeworks/Term papers (%)
Practice (%)
Labs (%)
Projects/Field Work (%) 40
Seminars/Workshops (%) 60
Final (%)
Other (%)
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References Brown, J. D. and Rodgers, T. 2002. Doing Second Language Research. Oxford University Press. Dörnyei, Z. 2007. Research Methods in Applied Linguistics Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methodologies. Oxford University Press. Griffee, Dale T. (eBook edition, 2012). An Introduction to Second Language Research Methods: Design and Data. TESL-EJ Publications. (Downloaded from http://www.tesl-ej.org/pdf/ej60/sl_research_methods.pdf
Work Placement(s)
The Relationship between Program Qualifications (PQ) and Course Learning Outcomes (LO)

 

LO1

LO2

LO3

LO4

LO5

LO6

PO1

2

1

1

1

1

1

PO2

2

1

1

2

1

1

PO3

3

2

2

1

1

2

PO4

4

3

2

3

1

2

PO5

3

2

1

2

2

1

PO6

3

3

2

3

1

1

PO7

3

2

1

3

1

2

PO8

4

3

1

2

2

1

PO9

3

2

3

5

5

4

PO10

3

3

2

2

3

3

PO11

2

3

2

2

2

2

PO12

3

4

4

4

3

3

PO13

2

3

1

2

1

1

 

               1= Very weak   2= Weak   3= Moderate     4= Strong     5= Very strong