Conducting research at language centers: Practical perspectives from the field

Susan Gass, Alan Juffs, Sue Starfield, Ken Hyland

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The focus in this article is on research in language centers. Four center directors provide examples of the place of research in language centers and focus on how teachers and researchers work together to facilitate large action research projects. The first section describes a survey of instructors in U.S.‐based intensive English programs (IEPs). The other sections then illustrate how research is encouraged and developed through clear frameworks, incentives, and the involvement of teaching faculty in research projects of different scales.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1108-1119
Number of pages12
JournalTESOL Quarterly
Issue number4
Early online date14 Nov 2018
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

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