A case study of English as a foreign language (EFL) acquisition in a postgraduate diploma course

Maskhao, Pongsri. (2002). A case study of English as a foreign language (EFL) acquisition in a postgraduate diploma course PhD Thesis, Graduate School of Education, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Maskhao, Pongsri.
Thesis Title A case study of English as a foreign language (EFL) acquisition in a postgraduate diploma course
School, Centre or Institute Graduate School of Education
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2002
Thesis type PhD Thesis
Supervisor A/Prof Supol Wuthisen
Prof Allan Luke
Prof John Ellkins
Total pages 308
Collection year 2002
Language eng
Subjects L
330305 Teacher Education - Higher Education
740301 Higher education
Formatted abstract The study investigates an educational program of collaboration between the Graduate School of Education, The University of Queensland and Rajabhat Institute Chachoengsao in Thailand. The staff development project was implemented to reinforce current knowledge and research skills through a one-year postgraduate diploma course. The study of the students' texts was both an evaluation of the program and provided evidence for explorations of individual language development.

Systemic functional linguistics is employed to trace the longitudinal study of language development in the program. The study focuses at a level of a microanalysis of a basic unit of meaning (a clause rank). It outlines the language development taking place in the individual over time, in terms of their increasing control of the genres which are relevant to their linguistic and academic goals. The participants in the case study were five students who attended the postgraduate program of collaboration over a 1 year period. Their first and last written data were used as a text corpus to provide a description of the language features of each text in relation to its context.

The study has applications to the teaching of ESL/EFL either for general or specific purposes. The systemic analytic tool contributes to ESL/EFL critical literacy where an individual expands his/her knowledge, understanding and control of multiple written genres, which are needed to achieve his/her educational and professional goals.
Keyword English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers

 
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