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    Cool My dissertation topic

    I have doubts in deciding for the best dissertation topics. For your information I am from Malaysia and teaching English as a Second Language. At the moment I am taking Master Program in TESL (Teaching English As Second Language). I need to decide for my dissertation topic. Below are some of my suggestions:

    1. Teaching Methodology in ESL Class

    2. Approaches to SLA in ESL Class

    I need some help...

    i. Which topic is better and easier to discuss with ample of sources?
    ii. Are the topic/title specific enough and suit for a dissertation?

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    Re: My dissertation topic

    1 There are plenty of sources for both. Easier is subjective- which interests you more?
    2 I don't think so- they sound more like book titles to me. I'd narrow things down.


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    Re: My dissertation topic

    I have doubts in deciding for the best dissertation topics. For your information I am from Malaysia and teaching English as a Second Language. At the moment I am taking Master Program in TESL (Teaching English As Second Language). I need to decide for my dissertation topic. Below are some of my suggestions:

    1. Teaching Methodology in ESL Class

    2. Approaches to SLA in ESL Class

    I need some help...

    i. Which topic is better and easier to discuss with ample of sources?
    ii. Are the topic/title specific enough and suit for a dissertation?
    The two suggested topics are too broad, try to narrow them down. For example, for the first topic, suggest a teaching methodology; say: the communicative approach, and apply it in an ESL classroom in Malaysia. The topic than will be like:
    The effectiveness of using the communicative approach in ESL classroom with Malay-native speakers.

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