Thesis topics by my students and others

I hope that the following will give you an understanding of the range of possible topics for research.

Doctoral Supervisions by Andrew Lian at Suranaree University of Technology:

  • Multiple intelligences, thinking styles, reading stategies and reading performance by chinese efl students, (Peng, Sixiang – PhD awarded)
  • IMPROVING THE ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION OF CHINESE EFL LEARNERS THROUGH THE INTEGRATION OF CALL AND VERBOTONALISM (He Bi – PhD awarded)
  • Working Memory, Learning Styles, Reading Strategy Use and Reading Performance in Chinese EFL Tertiary Learners (Zhang, Xiaoyang – PhD awarded)
  • THE IMPACT OF A SOCIAL NETWORKING ENVIRONMENT ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF ENGLISH WRITING SKILLS OF THAI UNIVERSITY STUDENTS (Suchada Chaiwiwatrakul – PhD awarded)
  • A Corpus-Based Study on Chinese EFL Learners’ Use of Transitive Constructions Using a Cognitive Linguistics Approach (Chai, Neng – PhD awarded)
  • A Verbotonal-based Approach to Phonetic Correction of a Selection of English Vowel Contrasts for Chinese non-English Major EFL Learners (Wen, Fengwei)
  • Prolegomena to the construction of a decision support system for technology-supported rhizomatic language learning environments (Natthika Boonrasamee)
  • Improving Vietnamese university students’ academic listening skills through the construction of a dynamic personal learning environment rhizomatic model (Nguyen Minh Trang)
  • A research on cultural intelligence and ethnic identity of Chinese university EFL students  (Deng, Dongyuan)
  • The relationship between cognitive inhibition, anxiety, self-efficacy and listening performance (Bao, Shasha – PhD awarded)
  • APPLICATION OF DIGITAL STORYTELLING FOR IMPROVING SPEAKING SKILLS OF CHINESE UNIVERSITY EFL STUDENTS (Wei, Qiwei)
  • An exploration of rhizomatic personal learning environments for autonomous language learners: the case of macrosimulation in a virtual world (Kitisuda Parnkul)
  • Improving the English Speaking Skills and Phonological Working Memory of Chinese Primary EFL Learners: A Verbotonal-based Approach (Yang, Yan – PhD awarded)

Doctoral supervisions by Andrew Lian before Suranaree University of Technology

  • Creating Histories and Spaces of Meaningful Use: Toward a framework of foreign language teaching, with an emphasis on culture, epistemology and ethical pedagogy (Harald Kraus – PhD awarded)
  • The Use of Virtual Reality Technology in the Classroom and its Impact on Second Language Teaching and Learning at an Australian Tertiary Institution (Michelle Bendall – PhD awarded)
  • The Teaching of Mandarin Prosody (Felicia Zhang – PhD awarded)
  • Enhancing critical thinking for undergraduate Thai students through dialogic inquiry (Maliwan Buranapatana – PhD awarded)
  • Improving the Process: a study of learner autonomy, collaboration and technology-enhanced language learning environments (Deborah C. Turk – PhD awarded)
  • A Critical Analysis of the 2001 National Foreign Language Standards-Based Curriculum in the Thai School System (Supanit Kulsiri – PhD awarded)
  • Computer-assisted language learning: Context and conceptualization (Mike Levy – PhD awarded)