The Independent Professional Project (IPP) is a written thesis from the Master of Arts in TESOL Programs. Intended for second language teachers, it details a significant personal experience that is of interest and value to others in the profession. It may take the form of an academic research paper, a classroom-based action research project, a materials development project, an exchange group leadership project, or a language/culture study abroad project.

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Submissions from 2014

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An Overview of Ladino: The Origins, Survival and Resurgence of Judeo-Spanish, Rachel S. Goodman

Submissions from 2013

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Principled Approaches in Online Teacher Education: Migrating SIT’s Masters in Teaching Program, Katrina N. Baran

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Reflective Teaching Practices: Looking Beneath the Surface and Emergent Cyclical Experiential Learning Processes and Outcomes, Mazie E. Black

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Guided Discovery Grammar Instruction: A Review of the Literature with Original Teaching Materials, Marcella Caprario

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My Teaching and Administrative Experience in the Middle East: A Cultural Perspective, Agustin E. Francisco

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Academic Writing in an Islamic Context: Strategies and Methods, Chad B. Mclennan Mr.

On Being Transcultural, Farah FM Mohamed

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On Being Transcultural, Farah FM Mohamed

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Humor in the Classroom: A Series of Three Workshop Plans, Roger Ramirez

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Black English and Culture Meet the Mainstream Classroom, Giselle Robitaille

Submissions from 2012

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Cuisenaire Rods: Pedagogical and Relational Instruments for Language Learning, Sevilay Akarcay

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Teaching Writing Right: Scaffolding Writing for EFL/ESL Students Case Study: Algerian EFL Secondary School Students Challenges and Opportunities, Nadia Bourouba

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Narrative Inquiry in the Language Classroom: An Incubator of Identity and Growth Exploration, Olga Culver

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Teaching as a Reflective Practice: Orgasmial Theory and its Refutation, William Culver

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“Teach to the Middle”: A Double Case Study of Two Multilevel EFL classes in the Middle East, Teresa Hernandez

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Embracing the Opposition: Normative Culture and Candid Communication at the Buffalo Mountain School, Christian McCrory

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Utilizing the Interactive Reading Model in a Continuing Education Course, Shawn McRae

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Not You/Like You, With You: Toward a Praxis of Love, Learning, and Liberation in Teaching EFL Writing — On Zombies, De-colonial Feminisms, and Freire in EFL Contact Zones, Jessmaya Morales

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English Language Teaching Using the Whole Student Philosophy, Tahira Y. Muhammad

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Folktales and Philanthropy: Using Folktales as a Bridge to Community Service, Anne Michelle Myrick

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The Culture Boundary: How Awareness Informs Teaching Practice, Angela Richardson

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A World Englishes Study of Korean University Students: Effects of Pedagogy on Language Attitudes, Patrick Rousseau

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Using L1 Culture to Acquire L2 Culture: ZPD framework, Amjad Taha

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The Process Approach as Writing Instruction in EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Classrooms, Gregory D. Vanderpyl

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Movement in Learning: Revitalizing the Classroom, Marcus Van

Submissions from 2011

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Negotiating Culture at a Women’s College in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Roles, Attitudes and Expectations, Fatin Abdal-Sabur

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Sustained Silent Reading in the ESL Classroom: The Silent Motivator?, Megan V. Ahonen

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Folklore or Britney Spears: EFL Decisions in an Increasingly Global World, Erin C. Anderson

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Framework and Rationale for Developing a Single Language Exploratory Program For Students in Grades 1 – 3, Amy Bentley

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Instructional Practices That Hinder And Support Esl Students In The Self-Contained ESL Classroom and The Mainstream Classroom, Ebru N. Bozburun

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Cultivating Knowledge In The School Garden: New Ways Of Teaching Literacy To ESL Students, Michele DuRivage

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From Riyadh to Portland: The Study Abroad Experiences of Five Saudi Arabian Female Students, Dana Kampman

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Creating Avid Readers across Content Areas: Explicit Reading Instruction in the ESL Classroom, Rashmi Koushik

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Cognitive Load And Its Major Pedagogical Implications, Focus On Education In Jordan, Bassam Kutkut

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How ESOL Teachers Become Aware of Communicative Peace, Josette LeBlanc

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Using technology in the EFL classroom in Saudi Arabia, Neil Oby Morris

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Using technology in the EFL classroom in Saudi Arabia, Neil Oby Morris

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Effective Vocabulary Teaching Strategies For The English For Academic Purposes Esl Classroom, Joseph Mukoroli

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Building a Learning Community within the Constraints of Open Enrollment, Megan Pugh

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Metaphorizing Grammar And Writing: Visual Learning In The English Classroom, Kulsoom F. Rizvi

Teacher Development in a Small Private Language School, Kelli R. Sederavicius

The use of political cartoons in the EFL/ESL classroom: Learning English and enhancing critical thinking in the context of Saudi Arabia, Charles Vincent

Submissions from 2010

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Dance Your Way Into Culture: A Teacher’s Experience Using Dance In The Foreign Language Classroom, Jannely Almonte Ortiz

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Teaching Pronunciation As A Core Skill Using The Silent Way Approach, Jordan Cael

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Extensive Reading In The Classroom, Petulla Domenica

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A Competency-based Proficiency Framework for Ritsumeikan Secondary Schools, Ann Flanagan

The Impact Of The Emotional System On Learning Implications For A Foreign Language Classroom, Tatiana Garasyuta

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Grounding Theory In Practice: A Reflection On Designing And Delivering A Workshop On Intercultural Sensitivity For Korean Public School English Teachers, Kevin Giddens

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Basic Social Math: A Linguistic Upgrade for Decision Analysis and Social Dynamics Research., Jared Hanson

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Acting For Transformation: An Esl Teacher And Her Adult Immigrant Students Dramatize The Students’ Life Stories, Dana Horstein

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How ESOL Teachers Become Aware of Communicative Peace, Josette LeBlanc

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Developing learners’ lexicon through vocabulary cards, Andrew Noonan

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For Better Or Verse – Poetry In The ESL Classroom, Fredrick Schroeder

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Using Games In A Foreign Language Classroom, Amy Talak-Kiryk

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Teaching English To Children With ADHD, Natalia Turketi

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Attempting to Analyse (Language) Awareness: a foray into the realm of people's perceptions of, attitudes towards, and conceptions about language, Evan Zelezny-Green

Submissions from 2009

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Inside Stories: Stories Within, Personal Narrative in the Classroom, Carol Block

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Imaginary Friends: Using Guided Imagery, Line Drawings and Webquests to Incorporate Culture into the Foreign Language Curriculum, J.E. Buckingham

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A Model of the Process of Change: Model Development and Exploration and Implications for the Classroom, Tana Ebaugh

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The Role of Pragmatics in Second Language Teaching, Roberto Eduardo Echeverria Castillo

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The Neglect of Listening Activities Among Egyptian Preparatory School EFL Teachers, Mohamed Eltawila

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Curriculum and Student Motivation, Jennifer Jones

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Incorporating Students’ Perceived Needs and Interests in the Planning and Implementation of Lesson Plans, Genalyn L. Luces

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A Peer Assisted Approach to Assessment and Evaluation in a Korean University, John Steere Wendel

Submissions from 2008

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Developmental Expectations of English: Focus on Chad, Lisa Anderson

On Language and Languages: Honoring the Distinctions and Relationships between the Innate and the Learnable, Brent Arndt

Reflecting Together: A Practical Approach to Reflective Teaching, Marta Bujakowska

The Easy Life of Motivated English Teachers: Looking Inside EFL in Oaxaca, Oscar Daniel Cruz Hernandez

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Motivating Students to Learn, Luz María Cueva Zepeda

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Exploring Vocabulary Acquisition Strategies For EFL Advanced Learners, Monica Miriam Flores Rojas

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Teaching Cultural Awareness Using the Four Skills, Alison Garza

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WebQuests Revisited: A Variation on an Online Inquiry Model, Derek Keever

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More Than A Native Speaker: A Teacher Training Program For Native English-Speaking Teachers In Korean Hakwons, Sunhee Kim

Musical Workshop: Fun with Pronunciation, Victoria Knight

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Attending to Your Needs as a Teacher: The Impact of Being an Introvert when Teaching Foreign Languages, Gretchen B. Livingston

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Nate and the One Sixty-Eight, Michael S. McMillan

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Visual Language: Using Color, Myth and Image to Present Grammar in the Spanish Language Classroom, April Miller McMurtry

Interaction in the Teaching-Learning Process: Reasons for the MIsbehaviour of Students and Teachers and Principles of Proper Behaviour for Teachers and Students, Khuraman Muradzadeh

Go Abroad! Korean Perspectives on their English Study Abroad Experience, Jane Persad

Six Techniques and Tools to Maximize Student Learning in the ESOL Classroom, Nazneen Rahman

An EFL Teacher’s Inquiry into Error Correction in Oral Speech, Juan Martin Rostran Valle

A Participatory Approach to Teaching for Social Justice in the English Classroom, Afida Safriani

Investigating and Responding to Attitudes Towards Ability Grouping in Japan, Robert B. Sanderson

Teaching ESOL at Salem Harbor Community Development Corporation: Program Overview and Volunteer Teachers' Guide, Richard Strager

Promoting Students' Participation through Cooperative Learning in the EFL classroom in Indonesia and Thailand, Dedi Turmudi

Submissions from 2007

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Teaching Spanish Slang, Familiar Language, And Electronic Language In The Classroom, Melissa Ann Barra

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Getting Pushy in Brazil: Using P.U.S.H. (“Present Up The Stairway To Heaven”) To Teach Presentation Skills In A Business English Context, Will Beebe

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5th Grade Readers Reading Aloud To Make An Intercultural Connection, Margaret G. Bell

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An Exploration of Language Dominance, Michael Bishop

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Over There A Preparation Course for Japanese High School Students Embarking On a Student Exchange Year Abroad, Jonathan Bolick

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Exploring Content-Based Language Arts Instruction In The ESOL Classroom Through A Holistic Approach, María Angeles Cicatello

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The Use of Frameworks in Teaching Tense, Marc Haccius

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Teaching More than Writing: A writing and Community Building Project for Liceo Internacional Quito, Ecuador, Lucia Jarrin

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English Exchange: An Authentic Communication Event Connecting Native English Speakers and Japanese High School Students, Heather Ruth Johnson

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Experiential Learning And Reflective Practice In Teacher Education, Joshua Kurzweil

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Becoming a Reflective Practitioner: A classroom-based research on mentor work with a novice teacher in Tuzla Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dijana Markovic

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Humanizing My Business English Class And Myself, Ana-Maria Nicolae

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Choosing The Right Path: My Personal Evolution As A Teacher Developing And Maintaining Reflective Practice, Nancy Leland Rivera

Submissions from 2006

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The Interface between Self-Efficacy, Life Satisfaction, and Emotional and Informational Support for Korean Learners Acquiring English as a Second Language, Cheryl C.Y. Choe

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Exploratory Learning: The Digital Recorder Project: An Investigation Into A Student Designed Project For Finding And Addressing ESL Students’ Listening And Speaking Needs, Joel Cooke