Making a case for new directions in English language teaching research at an Omani university: A critical qualitative content analysis report

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Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) has been the sole English Language Teaching (ELT) research enterprise in the Sultanate of Oman through the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Methods of Teaching English degree program it launched in the early 1990s. Eighty-two theses have been completed so far about topics pertinent to ELT in the Sultanate of Oman. However, a review of those theses has shown that the discussion of these topics lacks a critical dimension that can advance Omani ELT at the micro and macro levels. This critical qualitative study, therefore, sets out to make a case for new directions in ELT research at the M.Ed. in ELT program at SQU. The discussion should lead to better understanding of the multiple ELT problems in the Sultanate of Oman and have implications for other similar contexts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-595
Number of pages36
JournalQualitative Report
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2015



  • Critical discourse analysis
  • English language teaching
  • Master of education
  • Qualitative content analysis
  • Research
  • Sultan qaboos university
  • Theses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Cultural Studies

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