This course focuses on students’ acquisition of basic knowledge of the philosophy of science, including the review and critique of concepts and theories. Qualitative and quantitative bases for inquiry are introduced. Ethical, social, and political components of conducting research are examined. Quantitative based concepts include experimental, survey, and existing action research. The qualitative based concepts include case study, grounded theory, and ethnography. Assignments consist of knowledge demonstration and problem-solving for professional practice. Course assignments will emphasize the practical application of writing and critical-thinking skills and the integration of professional application at the doctoral level.

This course takes the view that technology can be both tool and tutor in language education. The role of technology in language education, both within and outside of a classroom context. Curriculum design is referenced as being based on needs analysis and technologies are examined in terms of how they meet the needs of teachers and learners. The course explores the characteristics of various CALL tools and applications. It helps participants evaluate the role of information technology in language teaching and learning. Students complete three assignments for the course. The second is to critique or design a language learning application with reference to theory; a designed application is intended to be descriptive, not something to be programmed or developed. The final task is a research proposal to investigate an aspect of technology in language education. Students are most welcome to suggest new assignments tailored to their specific skills and interests.

This course focuses on students’ acquisition of basic knowledge of the philosophy of science, including the review and critique of concepts and theories. Qualitative and quantitative bases for inquiry are introduced. Ethical, social, and political components of conducting research are examined. Quantitative based concepts include experimental, survey, and existing action research. The qualitative based concepts include case study, grounded theory, and ethnography. Assignments consist of knowledge demonstration and problem-solving for professional practice. Course assignments will emphasize the practical application of writing and critical-thinking skills and the integration of professional application at the doctoral level.

This course focuses on students’ acquisition of basic knowledge of the philosophy of science, including the review and critique of concepts and theories. Qualitative and quantitative bases for inquiry are introduced. Ethical, social, and political components of conducting research are examined. Quantitative based concepts include experimental, survey, and existing action research. The qualitative based concepts include case study, grounded theory, and ethnography. Assignments consist of knowledge demonstration and problem-solving for professional practice. Course assignments will emphasize the practical application of writing and critical-thinking skills and the integration of professional application at the doctoral level.

The course aims to help the participants to gain the knowledge and to develop the awareness and skills required by an expert practitioner of materials development for language learning and teaching. It intends in particular to help them to become principled and effective materials evaluators, adapters, writers, users and researchers. In addition it aims to make use of materials development to deepen the participants' understanding of second language acquisition, of language use and of principled pedagogy as well as contributing to the further development of analytical, critical and creative thinking skills.


This course focuses on students’ acquisition of basic knowledge of the philosophy of science, including the review and critique of concepts and theories. Qualitative and quantitative bases for inquiry are introduced. Ethical, social, and political components of conducting research are examined. Quantitative based concepts include experimental, survey, and existing action research. The qualitative based concepts include case study, grounded theory, and ethnography. Assignments consist of knowledge demonstration and problem-solving for professional practice. Course assignments will emphasize the practical application of writing and critical-thinking skills and the integration of professional application at the doctoral level.