Dr. Anthony Becker is an Assistant Professor in the English Department, where he teaches courses within the TEFL/TESL program and coordinates workshops for INTO CSU. He holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Applied Linguistics from Northern Arizona University and Georgia State University, and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Millersville University of Pennsylvania. His current teaching/research focuses on second language assessment, research methods in applied linguistics, and meta-cognitive aspects of writing. Outside of academia, Anthony enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his wife, Tatiana, his son Mikhael, and their very vocal cat, Gracie. He is excited to be in Fort Collins and enjoys contributing to the great learning environment at CSU.
E 601: Research Methods in TESOL - Syllabus
This course will focus on introducing students to classroom-based research as a method of improving teaching and learning in TEFL/TESL classrooms. Specifically, this course will focus on conducting classroom-based research as an important activity for refining teaching techniques and methods in the TEFL/TESL classroom. Students will gain hands-on experience with conducting classroom research in the four skills (i.e., listening, reading, speaking, and writing) within the context of the TEFL/TESL classroom. Finally, the course will explore the relative strengths and potential challenges of different approaches to classroom-based research, as well as how these pieces of information can contribute to gaining expertise in TEFL/TESL teaching.