EML514 Approaching TESOL Research (8)


Approaching TESOL Research addresses the place of research in the TESOL field in order to develop students' research awareness and competency. In this subject, students will be introduced to a range of research literature, paradigms, and approaches. Students will interpret and critique current TESOL research in order to articulate their understandings of the subject content and concepts. Students will apply these understandings in the preparation of ethically sound research proposals related to a topic of interest in a TESOL context.

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Session 1
DistanceBathurst Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Teacher Education

Enrolment restrictions

Incompatible subject(s)
EER500 EML422

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically review current research in the TESOL field;
  • be able to differentiate research paradigms in TESOL;
  • be able to articulate an understanding of research approaches and applications in TESOL;
  • be able to apply the principles of ethics in TESOL research; and,
  • be able to develop research proposals for TESOL contexts.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Current research in TESOL
  • Research paradigms in TESOL
  • TESOL research approaches and applications
  • Principles of research ethics
  • Designing and developing research proposals


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.