1. Major: TESOL
2. Word count: 300 words
3. Fulfil a Proposal Form for the dissertation (see file “2. TESOL Proposal Form.docx”).
4. Before you fulfil it, you are required to give me 6 topics from below topic areas, then I will let you know which topic is the most suitable one to write after I discussed with my professor. Then you can start to fulfil the proposal form.
4.1 Topic Area 1: FLA (Foreign Language Anxiety)
Key words: college students, oral English, online courses
4.2 Topic Area 2: Intercultural commutation
Explanation: Think from the perspective of cross-cultural classrooms, for example, from the perspective of cultural differences, you can study the communication patterns or performance differences of different cultural backgrounds (such as Chinese students and Western students) participating in classroom discussions in English classrooms; you can also study different cultural backgrounds (Non-native English speakers) students’ anxiety level differences when learning English.
4.3 Topic Area 3: Demotivation
5. Number of references: 10
6. Reference style: Harvard
7. You MUST cite below key readings:
7.1 FLA key readings
7.2 Intercultural Communication key readings
7.3 Demotivation key readings