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IH Action Research Course

Who is it for?

Qualified and experienced language teachers who wish to know more about how to conduct classroom research.

Note, while the course is open to all language teachers given that content and input are conducted in English participants should have a minimum of C1 level English 


The course aims to equip teachers with a basic knowledge and understanding of how to conduct action research. 

Please note this is the pilot version of this course.


Over the six week, participants:

  • Explore what is action research
  • Discuss the beliefs and principles of action research
  • Investigate common research paradigms i.e. critical enquiry
  • Discuss how to effectively evaluate background reading
  • Look at planning a research project and how to frame research questions
  • Explore different research methods and methods of collecting data
  • Consider how to evaluate their own work
  • Think about effective structure, organisation and use of language
  • Consider some useful advice for writing up results

Structure & Assessment

While the course is fully online, it is blended between synchronous and asynchronous formats. There are weekly live online sessions run by the tutor.  While attendance at these is not compulsory, as all of them will be recorded, they do discuss the topics and input for the weekly asynchronous work. The course is run by a qualified online tutor.

There is no assessment for this course, however participants who take part in more than 80 percent of the course will be issued with a certificate of attendance. 

Time Commitment

The course is 6 modules long and paced at one module per week. It therefore lasts for six weeks. Participants are expected to spend a minimum of seven hours per week online and doing tasks. The actual time dedicated to the course varies from participant to participant and is dependent on the extent of the individual’s involvement in discussions. Participants can expect to spend approximately two further hours per week doing their own reading and research. 


IH staff: £210 (excl. VAT)  £252 (incl. VAT)

Discount price for the pilot course: £175 (excl. VAT) £210 (incl.VAT)

This is a special price we are offering for the pilot running of this course. Subsequent courses will be run the higher fee.

If the fee is paid by a business outside of the UK, VAT can be deducted. Please enquire upon application.


The pilot course is currently running. Please do contact us to express your interest in this course.

How to Apply

Download and complete the application form and email it to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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