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2012 - 2013 winners

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See the winners of the MA dissertation award for 2012-2013.

2012 - 2013 Awards

Winning dissertation

Michelle Vyncke, King’s College: The Concept and Practice of Critical Thinking in Academic Writing: An Investigation of International Students’ Perceptions and Writing Experiences

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Special commendation

Jo Gakonga, University of Warwick: Collaboration or Bust? An Inquiry into the Use of Differing On-line Models of Delivery for a Pre-service Grammar Course for English Teachers.

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Tanya Cotter, Leeds Metropolitan University: Pre-departure Beginner Level English Course for Bangladeshi Female Migrant Domestic Workers

Tojiniso Olimnazarova, University of Birmingham: Using Students’ Linguistic Repertoires for Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Tajikistan

Tetsuya Onishi, University of Edinburgh: Pilot Cooperative Learning in Japanese Secondary School EFL Contexts: What are the Students’ Perceptions?

Stephen Deane, University of Exeter: An Exploration into Learner Perceptions of Speaking Skills in English for Academic Purposes

Scott J. Shelton-Strong, University of Nottingham: Exploration, Analysis and Evaluation of Literature Circles in EFL: A Case Study of Higher Intermediate Young Adults in Vietnam

Phyllida Furse, Birmingham City University: “Are You Speaking Comfortably?” A Consideration of the Risk Factors, Implications and Prevention of Muscle Tension Dysphonia in Teachers

Phuong Le Hoang Ngo, University of Southampton: An Investigation into Vietnamese Teachers’ and Students’ Perception of English as a Lingua Franca

Martha Moreno Navarro, University College Plymouth St Mark and St John: Towards the Adoption of Inclusive Strategies for a Non-sighted Undergraduate Student in an EFL Classroom

Lukasz Materowski, University of Hull: The Influence of the Second Language on First Language Writing: A Case Study of a Polish-English Bilingual Child

Lesley Keast, Sheffield Hallam University: The Nature of Praise and Positive Feedback in the Young Learner ELT Classroom

Keli Ramos, Aston University: Learning from Our Mistakes: Making Students Notice

Karolina Kowalczyk, University of Central Lancashire: Research into the Level of Support Offered to Dyslexic EFL Learners in Polish Lower-Secondary Schools in Mainstream Education

Jiemin Wen, University of Lancaster: A Study of Learners' Perceptions and Uptake of Corrective Feedback in Text-chat Dyadic Interaction

Carrie Anne Thomas, University of Oxford: Living in L1, Learning in L2: Language ideologies and practices of English immersion students

Bernhard Rychetsky, Norwich Institute for Language Education: 'She teaches ill, who teaches all' - Assessing the Effects of a Discovery-based Language Awareness Approach on Learners Aged 16 to 17 at an Austrian Upper-level Secondary Academic School (Gymnasium) Through the Use of Popular Sitcoms

Ben Smart, Birkbeck, University of London: Exploring Pedagogical Reasoning Skills: How Native English Speaking Teachers and Non-native English Speaking Teachers Approach a Reading Lesson

Adam Deaner, The Open University: An Investigation into the Impact of Collaborative Practices on the Opportunities for Learning and Participation in an EFL Classroom