English as a Second Language Program Development and Analysis

Project Description

This research project is focused on local English as a Second Language (ESL) programming. Research includes developing and evaluating ESL curricula, assessments, needs analyses and measuring for program efficacy. Additionally, research may include identifying funding, conducting a literature review, writing journal article(s), presenting at conference(s) and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data.

Work Description

The student will work with me to establish a research agenda that builds on the strengths of the student and develops the student's knowledge and skills. The research agenda will be based on program analysis for an undergraduate ESL program or a community-based ESL program for health literacy, depending on the student's interest and experience. Knowledge or experience in teaching ESL, second language acquisition, or other aspects of TESOL are preferrable.  

Requirements Description

This position requires some background knowledge or experience in teaching. Preference will be given to those with proficiency in Spanish. Skills with data gathering, data management, and data assessment (qualitative or quantitative methods) are prefered. Fluency in at least one other language would be helpful, but is not required. Student may also participate in writing for publication, presenting at academic conferences, and/or disseminating findings to community stakeholders. 

Work Schedule

The student will meet with me for 30-60 minutes each week to ensure regular progress on the research agenda. The rest of the schedule is flexible, depending on the agreed-upon agenda. 

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Job Detail
Job Opening ID
Fall 2019 and Winter 2020
Work could be done by someone not coming to campus (e.g., online or non-local student)
What majors can apply?
  • ANY Graduate Student
  • English Language and Literature (MA)
  • Literacy Education (MA)
Faculty Sponsor
Faculty Name
Emily Feuerherm
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