This course will focus on researching in the foreign language classroom. It prepares students for the reserach projects which they will have to conduct during their Praxissemester. We'll start by idendifying various topics in and around learning and teaching English in primary school, which are worth researching. After that, attention will be paid to various approaches to research, including research methods, research design, research instruments, etc. For a closer insight, we'll take a look at various examples of research projects which were done by students and/or which were published in the area of SLA and classroom research. All this will be guided by structured drafts, which serve as a basis for possible research projects.
Special attention will be paid to the question of which research projects are doable in a primary school setting and might need special ethical/practical considerations.