PhD Programme in

Language Pedagogy and English Applied Linguistics

 

ELTE School of English and American Studies

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Our Students’ Research Topics

 

 

Below is a list of

the research topics of our students who have already

defended their dissertations,

have completed the in-house defence of their dissertation, and of those whose

research proposals have been accepted.

(The dissertations and the summaries written in or after 2007 can be downloaded from the 

www.doktori.hu site.  Doktori védések > név szerint, then check jövőbeli vagy nemrég lezajlott védések and megtörtént sikeres védések.  Or go directly to:http://www.doktori.hu/index.php?menuid=122 )

 

Our former students who have defended their dissertations:

 

 1 Ottó István: Extra input biased learning: a connectionist resolution of the adult language learning paradox (supervisor: Nikolov Marianne). Defended the dissertation in 2001.

 2 Némethné Hock Ildikó: Testing English for teaching purposes (supervisor: Charles Alderson). Defended the dissertation in December 2001.

 3 Csépes Ildikó: Testing spoken language in pairs: Effects and implications (supervisor: Charles Alderson). Defended the dissertation in January 2003.

 4 Szerencsi Katalin: Non-native and native speaker teachers’ attitudes to grammatical variability in interlanguage (supervisor: Kontra Miklós). Defended the dissertation in June 2003.

 5 Magnuczné Godó Ágnes: Cross-cultural perspectives in Academic writing. A study of Hungarian and North American students' L1 argumentative rhetoric (supervisor: Greg Myers) Defended the dissertation in 2004.

 6 Csizér Kata: Motivation in second language learning (supervisor: Dörnyei Zoltán). Defended the dissertation in October 2004.

 7 Bojana Petrić: Citation practices in student academic writing (supervisor: Reményi Andrea). Defended the dissertation in March 2006.

 8 Sárvári Judit: Intercultural communication (supervisor: Holló Dorottya). Defended the dissertation in June 2006.

 9 Tankó Gyula: A Two-level analytic system for the analysis of formal argumentative student writing (supervisor: Károly Krisztina). Defended the dissertation in June 2006.

10 Loch Ágnes: The effects of task types on reading comprehension test performance (supervisor: Nikolov Marianne) Defended the dissertation in December 2006.

11 Eszenyi Réka: Computer-mediated communication in EFL teaching (supervisor: Holló Dorottya) Defended the dissertation in March 2007.

12 Lázár Ildikó: Intercultural communication training in English language teacher education in Hungary (supervisor: Holló Dorottya) Defended the dissertation in June 2007.

13 Kolláth Katalin: Development of speaking and negotiation skills (supervisor: Heltai Pál) Defended the dissertation in June 2007.

14 Árva Valéria: Exploring the teaching of English writing in secondary schools (supervisor: Holló Dorottya) Defended the dissertation in June 2007.

15 Tóth Zsuzsanna: The role of anxiety in foreign language learning (supervisor: Kormos Judit) Defended the dissertation in June 2007.

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16 Walkó Zsuzsa: Writer identity and reader-writer relationships in research about teaching: An investigation of undergraduate theses at CETT, ELTE (supervisor: Roz Ivanič) Defended the dissertation in September 2007.

17 Edwards Melinda: Communicative strategies and individual differences in EFL teaching (supervisor: Nikolov Marianne) Defended the dissertation in December 2007.

18 Szabó Péter: The internal dynamics of cooperative learning in secondary-school EFL instruction (supervisor: Nikolov Marianne) Defended the dissertation in December 2007.

19 Benke Eszter: An Investigation of rater and rating scale interaction in the validation of the assessment of writing performance (supervisor: Kormos Judit) Defended the dissertation in February 2008.

20 Fekete Hajnal: Towards the validation of translation as an intermediate language proficiency exam task (supervisor: Charles Alderson) Defended the dissertation in June 2008.

21 Huszti Ilona: The use of learner reading aloud in the English lesson: A look at the micro and macro levels of oral reading (supervisor: Charles Alderson) Defended the dissertation in June 2008.

22 Szabó Éva: How do Hungarian teachers of English plan? A qualitative study (supervisor: Szesztay Margit) Defended the dissertation in July 2008.

23 Barócsi Stefka: The role of cooperation in pre-service education and in-service development

        in TEFL (supervisor: Nikolov Marianne) Defended the dissertation in October 2008.

24 Heitzmann Judit: The ups and downs of motivation: A longitudinal study of a group of secondary school learners of English (supervisor: Nikolov Marianne) Defended the dissertation in October 2008.

25 Albert Ágnes: Creativity and oral narrative task performance: A study of first year English majors (supervisor: Kormos Judit) Defended the dissertation in November 2008.

26 Árvay Anett: The analysis of manipulation in Hungarian and American written advertising discourse (supervisor: Németh T. Enikő) Defended the dissertation in November 2008.

27 Zsubrinszky Zsuzsanna: A genre-based description of business emails - A study of British and Hungarian susiness people’s L1 and L2 business emails (supervisor: Károly Krisztina) Defended the dissertation in June 2009.

28 Jasmina Sazdovska: The intentionality model of presentations: Towards a speech act and genre analysis of business presentations (supervisor: Károly Krisztina) Defended the dissertation in June 2009.

29 Brózik-Piniel Katalin: The development of foreign language classroom anxiety in secondary school (supervisor: Kormos Judit) Defended the dissertation in December 2009.

30 Kovács Gábor: The processing of spoken second language input in human memory systems: Sublexical factors affecting the short-term retention of L2 speech and the learning of novel word forms (supervisor: Racsmány Mihály) Defended the dissertation in March 2010.

 

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31 Szaszkó Rita: The effects of intercultural contact on adult Hungarians' motivation for learning English as a foreign language (supervisor: Csizér Kata) Defended the dissertation in February 2011.

32 Gordon Dobson: Teacher development - a case study  (supervisor: Szesztay Margit) Defended the dissertation in May 2011.

33 Jablonkai Réka: A corpus-based investigation into the lexis of written English EU discourse: an ESP pedagogic perspective (supervisor: Károly Krisztina) Defended the dissertation in May 2011.

34 Trébits Anna: Task complexity and second language narrative production: Effects of individual differences on aptitude, working memory and anxiety (supervisor: Kormos Judit) Defended the dissertation in June 2011.

35 Mezei Gabriella: The relationship between the motivational practices of the teachers and the self-regulatory system of students in the English language classroom in Hungarian secondary schools (supervisor: Csizér Kata) Defended the dissertation in May 2012.

36 Veljanovszki Dávid: The oral academic presentation in a Hungarian EFL setting: A pragmatic

        and linguistic analysis(supervisor: Károly Krisztina) Defended the dissertation in June 2012.

37 Dóczi Brigitta: Mapping the changes in the bilingual lexicon of pre-intermediate learners of

         English: A longitudinal study of depth of word knowledge development (supervisor: Kormos 

         Judit) Defended the dissertation in June 2012.

38 Németh Nóra: Using information and communication technologies in Hungarian teacher

        training courses: The Role of the Facilitator (supervisor: Kárpáti Andrea) Defended the

        dissertation in June 2012.

39 Furcsa Laura: Teaching foreign languages to socially disadvantaged children (supervisor: Kontra Edit) Defended the dissertation in January 2013.

40 Henkel Beatrix: The attitude and motivation of learners of Ukrainian and English in Transcarpathia (supervisor: Csizér Kata)Defended the dissertation in February 2013.

41 Tamási Gergely: The World Universities Debate Championship format: A move-based and contextual analysis (supervisor: Károly Krisztina) Defended the dissertation in March 2013.

42 Bereczky Klára: Teacher development for business English Instruction  (supervisor: Holló Dorottya) Defended the dissertation in March 2013.

43 Furka Ildikó: Cultural value orientation studies in foreign language education in Hungary  (supervisor: Holló Dorottya) Defended the dissertation in November 2013.

44 Soproni Zsuzsanna: The competencies and professional development of teachers of English in Hungary (supervisor: Medgyes Péter) Defended the dissertation in February 2014.

45 Prescott Pickup, Francis J.: Adapting to the requirements of written academic discourse on ente ring university (supervisor: Kontra Edit) Defended the dissertation in March 2014.

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46 Jenei Gabriella: Referential cohesion in academic writing: A descriptive and exploratory theory- and corpus based study of the text-organizing role of reference in written academic discourse (supervisor: Károly Krisztina) Defended the dissertation in March 2015.  

47 Juhász Andrea: The conceptualization of communicative competence in secondary EFL classrooms in Hungary (supervisor: Csizér Kata) Defended the dissertation in September 2015.

48 Asztalos Réka: The pedagogical purposes of the use of virtual learning environments and web 2.0 tools in tertiary language teaching in a blended learning environment (supervisor: Major Éva and Csizér Kata) Defended the dissertation in April 2016.  

49 Kálmán Csaba: Corporate language education in Hungary: The teacher's role in generating and maintaining the motivation of learners of English (supervisor: Csizér Kata) Defended the dissertation in June 2016.  

50 Kóris Rita: Business English teacher competencies: A mixed-method study of the required

     competencies of business English teachers for running In-company business English courses

     at multinational companies in Hungary  (supervisor: Károly Krisztina) Defended the

     dissertation in June 2016.  

51 Adorján Mária: Lexical repetition in academic discourse: The design of a computer-aided

     analytical model for the study of the text organizing role of repetition (supervisor: Károly

     Krisztina) Defended the dissertation in June 2016.  

52 Feyér Bálint: Investigating Hungarian EFL learners’ comprehension and attitudes pertaining

     to English speech varieties (supervisors: Csizér Kata, Illés Éva) Defended the dissertation in

     July 2016.  

53 Borza Natália: Register analysis of English for specific purposes discourse (supervisor: Károly

     Krisztina) Defended the dissertation in November 2016.  

54 Llanes Sanchez, Juliana Patricia: Collaborative learning for cultural growth in the training

     of foreign language teachers at university: Focus on training teachers of Spanish in Hungary

     (supervisor: Holló Dorottya) Defended the dissertation in June 2017.  

55 Gutierrez Eugenio, Esther: L3 teachers' beliefs about multilingualism in Europe

     (supervisors: Illés Éva and Csizér Kata) Defended the dissertation in February 2018.

56 Koltai Andrea: Understanding Learner Needs: A qualitative study of ESP learner needs in EU

     English courses in Hungarian tertiary Education (supervisor: Károly Krisztina) Defended the

     dissertation in June 2018.  

57 Kövér Ármin: "All eyes and ears": Investigating foreign language users’ Performance

     in listening comprehension and audio-visual comprehension (supervisor: Dávid Gergely)

     Defended the dissertation in October 2020.  

58 Szűcs Ágota: Reading English for Academic Purposes: A case study on the reading processes 

    of first year EFL learner BA students (supervisor: Tankó Gyula) Defended the dissertation in   

    March 2021.  

59 Smid Dávid: Pre-Service English Teachers’ Motivation in Hungary: An Exploratory

    Mixed-Methods Study (supervisor: Csizér Kata) Defended the dissertation in February 2022.

60 Boksayné Pap Emese: Multilingual language learners’ intersemiotic translation into L3

   English. A grounded theory on reliance on languages in the multilingual mental lexicon

   (supervisor: Tankó Gyula) Defended the dissertation in February 2022.  

 

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Our students who have completed the in-house defence of their dissertation (from 2020 onwards):

 

Lajtai Ádám: The potentials of video games in the process of English language learning and the practice of language teaching in the Hungarian context (supervisor: Dóczi Brigitta, in-house defence in June, 2020)

 

Fekete Imre: Dimensions of information and communications technology (ICT) use: a

mixed-methods study of Hungarian English majors and university EFL teachers (supervisors:   Csizér Kata, Dóczi Brigitta, in-house defence in January, 2022)

 

Ahmad Hajeer:  Massive Open Courses’ Descriptions. An exploratory study of rhetorical move structure and effects on potential students (supervisor: Károly Krisztina, in-house defence in March, 2022)

 

Fajt Balázs: ”EFL learning through extramural English activities in the Hungarian secondary

education context: A mixed-methods study” (supervisors: Csizér Kata, Illés Éva, in-house defence in April, 2022)

 

 

 

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Our students whose research proposals have been accepted:

 

Ryan, Christopher: A tracer study of graduates from English teacher training programmes at ELTE, 1993-1997 (supervisor: Medgyes Péter) [passed the comprehensive doctoral examination in 2005]

Zelenka Eszter: The use of communication strategies in second language oral exams by Hungarian learners of Dutch (supervisor: Kormos Judit)[withdrew from the programme]

Elekes Katalin: Qualitative methods in test validation: The use of verbal reports in validating a reading test (supervisor: Caroline Clapham)[withdrew from the programme]

Tóth Ildikó: Innovative approaches to the testing of reading in an ESP examination framework (supervisor: Charles Alderson)  [passed the comprehensive doctoral examination in 2005][withdrew from the programme]

Hős Csilla: The role of culture in language learning (supervisor: Uwe Pohl)[withdrew from the programme]

Pákozdi Mária: The impact of film-viewing on vocabulary acquisition (supervisor: Heltai Pál)

Sillár Barbara: Reading strategies of good and poor readers (supervisor: Kormos Judit)

Futász Réka: A genre-based model for analysing the discourse structure of theoretical research papers in linguistics (supervisor: Károly Krisztina) [passed the comprehensive doctoral examination in 2006]

Zerkowitz Judit: Discoursal constructions of professional identity: The case of English teachers (supervisor: Barát Erzsébet)

Barta Éva: The impacts of various task types on listening comprehension test performance

       (supervisor: Szabó Gábor)

Rieger Borbála: Hungarian foreign language teachers’ attitudes towards authenticity (supervisor: Kontra Edit)

Sarkadi Ágnes: Learners’ and teachers’ perception of the situation of Hungarian dyslexic language learners studying in mainstream education (supervisor: Kormos Judit)

Szendrői Ildikó: Cohesion in Presentations – an exploratory study of Hungarian college students’ ESP presentations (supervisor: Károly Krisztina)

Orosz Magdolna: A Comparison of Language Anxiety Shown by Students Learning a Second and a Third Language in a Minority Context (supervisor: Kontra Edit)

Menyhárt Adrienn: Understanding change in education: A case study of the introduction of the

        Bologna system in English language studies in Hungary (supervisor:

        Medgyes Péter)

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Schiavo, Francesca: Speakers’ perspective of pragmatic differences in the use of Italian and

        Slovak in communication: Mapping the differences and investigating the

        teaching of pragmatic norms to learners of Italian in Slovakia (supervisor: Kontra Edit)

Kálmos Borbála: Describing Hungarian dyslexic EFL learners’ language use patterns

Kovács Ágnes: The competent teacher: the interrelationship of teacher competencies and adult

       English language learners’ attitudes and motivation to learning English, as well as their       

       personality growth within the framework of learners’ social environment (supervisor: Csizér

       Kata)

Lázár Viktória: Perception of achievement reflected in goal setting and attributions: Hungarian

     adult language learners' beliefs about and attitudes toward learning goals and attributions

     (supervisor: Csizér Kata)

Váci Krisztina: Secondary school language teachers’ teacher identity formation through

     interaction with their students (supervisor: Medgyes Péter)

Szatzker Orsolya: An exploratory study of successful adult dyslexic English as a foreign

     language (EFL) learners/users (supervisor: Kontra Edit)

Bakó Alexandra: Raising Hungarian health science students’ terminological awareness in

     English healthcare communication (supervisor: Illés Éva)

Thurmer Andrea: Hungarian Secondary School English Teachers’ Perception and Application of 

     Intercultural Communicative Competence:  Beliefs and practice (supervisor: Illés Éva)

Vadai Kata: Critical discourse analysis in language education: A pedagogically motivated study of

     power, ideologies and manipulation in English political discourse (supervisor: Károly Krisztina)

Pálinkás Magdolna: The ESP learning motivational characteristics and motivational thinking of

   students at a technical university in Hungary (supervisors: Csizér Kata and Sárvári Judit)

Sándor Eszter: Business English teachers’ perceptions and practices of teaching Business English

     in higher education in Hungary (supervisors: Csizér Kata and Illés Éva)

Feng, Jing: A genre-based examination of literature reviews in English MA theses:

     Superstructure, modality, reporting and criticality (supervisor: Tankó Gyula)

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Mikusova Melinda: An exploratory study of self-regulation differences in three English

     language learning contexts: Focusing on public school education, private tutoring and

     homeschooling (supervisor: Csizér Kata)

Price Bea: The role of English Language Teachers’ Associations in supporting their members’

    continuing professional development (supervisor: Holló Dorottya)

Barbarics Márta: Alternative Assessment Methods in English as a Foreign Language and in

    English Medium Content Classes in Hungarian Public Secondary Schools (supervisor: Lázár

    Ildikó)

Divéki Rita: Global competence development in the Hungarian secondary EFL class and in EFL

    teacher training (supervisor: Lázár Ildikó)

Fajt Balázs: Making use of extramural activities for learning English as a Foreign Language in

    secondary education: An Exploratory Study  (supervisor: Illés Éva)

Farkas Árpád: Pragmatic Norms of English as a Lingua Franca: A Case Study of Two Classroom

    Contexts at an International University (supervisor: Illés Éva)

Pereszlényi Anna: The role of using literature in EFL classes for developing English major  

    university students’ critical reading and interpretation skills (supervisor: Holló Dorottya)

Dogan Ger, Songul: A case study of the development of students’ cultural diversity awareness 

    and intercultural communicative competence in an international school with English as a

    medium of instruction (supervisor: Holló Dorottya)

Hajeer, Ahmad: Massive Open Online Courses’ Descriptions: An exploratory study of rhetorical

    (move) structure and effects on potential students (supervisor: Károly Krisztina)

Talbi, Maroua: The role of intercultural communicative competence development in the English

    major programs at a Hungarian university: A case study (supervisor: Holló Dorottya)

Ádámku Szabina: Developing EFL learner autonomy and self-regulation in vocabulary

    acquisition among Hungarian secondary-school learners (supervisor: Öveges Enikő)

Alvarez Llerena, Carlos: Implementing the Backward Design Model in the context of teaching

    EFL: Teachers’ and students’ perceptions (supervisor: Major Éva)

Mátyás Anikó: Significance of language exams as sources of motivation in light of face validity:

    Investigating test-taker related performance factors (supervisor: Dávid Gergely)

Schüszler Tamara: Using positive psychology-based tasks in the secondary English as a foreign

    language classroom (supervisor: Uwe Pohl)

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Zólyomi Anna: Exploring Hungarian Secondary School EFL Learners’ and Teachers’ Beliefs about

    Language Aptitude and Explicit/Implicit Learning: A Mixed Methods Inquiry (supervisor: Albert

    Ágnes)

Trinh, An Hai: Classroom-based Assessment in an ESP program at a university in Vietnam

    (supervisor: Dávid Gergely)

Win, Cho Cho: Learner autonomy: EFL learners’ and teachers’ perceptions and practices at

    tertiary level (supervisor: Kálmán Csaba)

Huyn, Linh: The relationship of English major students’ learning autonomy and project-based

    learning in higher education in Viet Nam (supervisor: Csizér Kata)

Kukáné Horváth Barbara: Hungarian L1 in-service English language teachers’ knowledge of and

    attitudes towards diversity in the primary, secondary and tertiary level classroom (supervisor:

    Csizér Kata)

Huszákné Vendégh Andrea: Promoting mental health in Hungarian secondary school EFL

    classes - An exploratory study (supervisor: Szesztay Margit)

Széll Zsófia: Creativity in English teacher training: The teacher trainers’ perspective in

    Hungarian EFL teacher training (supervisor: Szabó Éva)

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