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Action Research: Untangling the Gordian Knot

Özgehan Uştuk
Özgehan Uştuk

I have been teaching English as a foreign language since 2010, and I have been actively involved in TESOL research since 2014 when I started my graduate studies. TESOL’s Research Agenda has made it clear that TESOL practitioners are concerned both … Continue reading

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Asking the Right Questions: Research in and for the Classroom

Antonella Valeo
Antonella Valeo

As teachers, we routinely come across challenges in our classrooms and respond by trying out new approaches. This response may work for us individually, in the moment, but may not help us manage similar issues as they surface. In addition, … Continue reading

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Recent Research Trends in ELT: A Look at TESOL Quarterly

Scott Douglas
Scott Douglas

Part of the work of the TESOL Research Professional Council (RPC) is to identify research trends in teaching English as an additional language. Published research is one area where these trends can be identified, with a review of recently published … Continue reading

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What’s New at the Research Professional Council?

Jessie Curtis
Jessie Curtis

TESOL’s Research Professional Council highlights new research through teachers’ own stories of real-time engagement in times of challenge and change.

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The Power of Stories, Part 1: Researchers as Storytellers

Nathan Thomas
Nathan Thomas

One of the aims of TESOL’s Research Professional Council, as indicated in the TESOL Research Agenda, is to support the efforts of those new to conducting research. This blog post explores why stories are so important to sound research and … Continue reading

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The TESOL Research Agenda: By and for Teachers

Jessie Curtis
Jessie Curtis

As a new member of the TESOL Research Professional Council (RPC), it is a great pleasure to introduce the council’s new series of communications highlighting the TESOL Research Agenda. This agenda outlines trends in English language teaching and research, serves … Continue reading

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ELT Best Practices: Getting Your TESOL Conference Proposal Accepted

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Caroline Payant, MA TESL Director and Assistant Professor of TESL at the University of Idaho and President-Elect of WAESOL, shares insights and practices of her recent study, “The Dynamic Rhetorical Structures of TESOL Conference Abstracts” (2016), coauthored with Jack A. … Continue reading

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Do We Need More Studies on Teacher Feedback?

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

An impressive amount of research has been done on teacher response to L2 student writing. It seems like feedback scholars have taken nearly all possible directions trying to understand this “controversial yet ubiquitous pedagogical issue” (Ferris, 2004, p. 49). However, … Continue reading

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