Research is one of the areas of interest for the ELI staff and postgraduate students. In recent years Sudan suffered from a decline in the research activities carried specially in the area of English language teaching as a foreign language. The ELI staff and visitors carried a number of studies that were published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and books to view some of this research click here.

Currently all the MA TEFL students are carrying a number of research activities which will be published at the ELI website. The research is a perquisite for the TEFL 607 Research Methods and Design in Language Teaching  course. The ELI prepared a proposal guide, research paper guide for the use of students and a marking scheme for the use of supervisors.

The topics being researched by Batch 1 are as follow:

  • Characteristics of a good EFL Teacher from the perspectives of Teachers and Students in ShargAlnil Locality. 
  • Practicing learner centered style in Sudanese governmental schools
  • Problems and solutions of teaching vocabulary to cycle two students in basic schools
  • Composition Writing Problems Among Secondary Schools Students in Riyadh Area
  • The Relevance of Academic Diplomatic English to Diplomats’ Needs: A Case of Students Diplomatic Centre University of Khartoum
  • Teaching English to Young Learners in Sudanese Context based on Vygotsky’s Theory: A case Study of SPINE Book One
  • Needs Analysis and EOP Syllabus Design: The Case of Sudan Command and Staff College  
  • The Representation of Communicative Approach in SPINE Series - A case study of SPINE series Book 5
  • Meaning focused- input: Teaching Listening in EFL Classes: The Case of International Schools in Sudan