DipTESOL Independent Research Project

A DipTESOL candidate got in touch asking for tips/recommendations for the Independent Research Project (IRP). Hmmm. Er…

So, I’m just gonna write, then I’ll go back and try to pick out useful bits! Pfff. I learnt that according to Bolitho my usual approach is called something like ‘a teacher’s night-time reverie…’ Ha.

Skip to the end for main points.

Choosing a project

Well, my first (and frankly obvious) tip is to look at the guidance in the handbook. It’s actually pretty clear and the ‘examples only’ bit gives enough scope there to help generate ideas:

Every training centre will offer their own guidance on top of that. I liked the way my centre provided a bank of example tasks:

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