EML528 TESOL Dissertation (16)


This subject is designed to scaffold research conceptualisation and practice. It encourages student researchers to explore their research interest by undertaking assisted research practice. It helps students plan, adjust, and conduct research. It also encourages students to disseminate knowledge within academic communities. The subject is intended to enable a smooth transition to research higher degree studies.    

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
OnlineBathurst Campus
Session 3
OnlineBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EML528
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
Two sessions: session 60 & 90HD/FLSchool of Teacher Education

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to plan research;
  • be able to construct meaningful research questions;
  • be able to identify and articulate research issues and objectives;
  • be able to synthesize research literature;
  • be able to develop research methods, designs, or frameworks;
  • be able to conduct data analysis; and,
  • be able to communicate research findings.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Working with research supervisors and university research community
  • Understanding TESOL research practice
  • Introduction to dissertation writing
  • Conducting independent research


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 23 February 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.