This course offers current research orientation in applied linguistics (AL) and English Language Teaching (ELT). The students will learn current issues in applied linguistics such as language acquisitions, multimodal perspectives in linguistics, and the use of corpora in current research. In addition, students will also be exposed to some topics in ELT such as translanguaging, bilingual and multilingual education, as well as language and identity. The primary focus of this course is to provide the students with clear background of research in applied linguistics and ELT that include: research design, sampling, method, and analysis by reviewing some scholarly papers and journals on selected topics in AL and ELT. By the end, the students are expected not only to understand but also apply their knowledge in the recent research in AL and ELT. Major areas of interest include: language acquisitions, corpus-based research, translanguaging, multilingual and bilingual education.
The lecture, individual presentation, question-answer session, as well as report writing are all conducted in English. The students are expected to fully and actively participate in all sessions and encouraged to use English. All teaching materials, books, videos, and papers are also in English.
The class will be conducted online with combined synchronous and asynchronous meeting. At the synchronous meeting, the students will participate in an online lecture by having discussion, getting involved in question-answer session, as well as the presentation. At the asynchronous meeting, the students are expected to learn independently from the given learning materials from modules, videos, and other relevant references (book chapter/journal articles). And on the latter session, the students will also have to make summary or write reports based on the assigned readings.
This is an individual project where the student has to pick up a topic in applied linguistics or ELT and write a review of that (selected topic). Students should include of minimum 3 studies (journals) in the review of the literature. The length of the review should be between 1300-1500 words.
This individual task is an essay of selected topics in AL and ELT. Students must propose ideas, topics, current issues, or individual perspectives towards a topic in AL and ELT. They may integrate their previous writing in literature review to this essay. The length of an essay should be between 1500-17000 words.
Students must present their proposed essay topic by articulating research interest, evaluation, previous studies to support their research topics and so on within 10-15 minutes. After the presentation, students will receive 2-3 questions regarding their presentation.
Topics to be covered:
- Research in Language Acquisition: language milestones, linguistic universal, and descriptive orientation
- Multimodal perspectives in language acquisitions
- Interlanguage and linguistic descriptions of learners’ English
- Current issues in ELT: bilingual/multilingual practices of English
- Corpus research
- Language & identity
- Current research in Applied Linguistics and ELT
Girffee, D, T. (2012). An introduction to second language research method: design and data. New York: TESL-EJ Publications
Littoselti, L (ed). (2010). Research methods in linguistics. New York: Continuum.
Nunan, D. (1992). Research methods in language learning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.