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A thank-you email

From: Pradeep Ranatunga To: Carolina Kemper Subject: Thank you!! Hi Carolina, I just wanted to write and say thank you for everything. You and your family were amazing hosts. I had a great time at your house. Thank you for making me feel at home. I’m sure my English improved a lot because of all […]

A text message invitation

Hey! Want to meet for a drink after work? Cool, what time do you finish? Late as always  Me too. Msg me when you leave OK. Where do you want to go? IDK. I might be hungry tho Good point. I’ll think of somewhere to eat.  I know what you’re like when you’re hungry!  LOL, […]

A noticeboard message

  Looking for a housemate Single ensuite room available in our lovely three-bedroom house in Didsbury. Five-minute walk from city centre. Move in from 1 June. Shared kitchen and living room with two female housemates, no parking, £600 a month excluding bills. No pets. Contact 0789123456 for viewing. Tips 1. Write the main title or […]

A message to say you’re late

I’m running 10 mins late, sorry! No problem! Aargh! Traffic is really bad. I’ll be more than 10 mins late now, sorry again!! It’s OK, don’t worry . I’m in the café already so it’s fine This is not my day! I’m here but can’t find a place to park. I’m looking for a different car […]

Informed Consent

Informed Consent Introduction to the study and its significance: This current study titled “Teacher Perception on Communicative Language Teaching (CLT)” aims to explore the teacher perception of applying CLT in Cambodian context, the benefits they have received from CLT and the major challenges that teachers have faced during applying CLT in classroom. This study is […]

Locating and Reviewing the Literature

SUMMARY Why a literature review is of value. A literature review is an assessment of a body (or bodies) of literature that pertains to a specific question. A literature review is helpful in several ways. It not only helps researchers glean the ideas of others interested in a particular research question (through important research findings […]

The Research Problem

SUMMARY A research problem is exactly that—a problem that someone would like to research. A problem can be any-thing that a person finds unsatisfactory or unsettling, a difficulty of some sort, a state of affairs that needs to be changed, anything that is not working as well as it might. Problems involve areas of concern […]


CRITIQUE PARAGRAPH In 2009, the research unit of the English Department (ED) of the Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL) was established in order to improve research and innovation of the university. Only a handful of teachers were involved in this initiative. This research focuses on the challenges which EFL/ESL teachers face when conducting research and […]

SLA Reflection for Week2

Reflection for Week2 Ortega (2009) and Brown (2014) are the main reading for the second weekend class. Ortega focused on Age while Brown preferred to First Language Acquisition. We also have discussed some points with classmates.    According to Ortega (2009), age emerges as a remarkable site of difference between L2 and L1 acquisition. The […]

Reflection Paper for Week 1

Reflection Paper for Week 1   To start, let me tell you that I was really happy to learn about this subject, Second Language Acquisition. Of course, for the first week I read all three books such as  Ortega (2009), de Bot et al. (2005), Brown (2014). They are useful for me as well as […]