Culminating Projects in English publishes work, primarily theses, conducted under the auspices of the graduate programs in English Studies and Rhetoric and Writing offered through the Department of English.

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Culminating Projects from 2019

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The Experience of Somali SLIFE Late Comers Students in the Midwest of the United States, Ahmed Ahmed
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Using Literature to Teach about Technology and Social Manipulation in Society, Ashley Croteau
English: English Studies: M.A. Thesis

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The Girl Next Door; Strings, Dana Kuntz
English: English Studies: M.A. Creative Work

Culminating Projects from 2018

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Examination of Saudi Students’ Social Network and Language Development: A Social Network Analysis of Saudi International Students and the Input Hypothesis, Thana Aljumaah
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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The ESL Teacher and Culture in the Classroom: Further Understandings and Adaptations, Alicia Allred
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Lavender Linguistics & HIV Discourse: How Do Gay AIDS Generation and Millennial Men Talk About HIV?, David Anderson
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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An Acoustic Phonetic Analysis of Northern Minnesota English Vowel Spaces, Michel Backstrom
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Intercultural Adjustment for Teachers Abroad, Rachel Bassett
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Learner Background and Approaches to Vocabulary Learning, Samantha Carley
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Situating the Voice of Rhetoric for College Writing: A Paulo Freire’s Reading of Adichie’s Speech on “The Danger of a Single Story”, John Chang
English: Rhetoric and Writing: M.A. Thesis

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Chinese Student Perceptions on English as a Second Language, Yue Cheng
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Social-Emotional Skills of Somali Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education, Lauren Thoma Ergen
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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An Examination of Singular Third-Person Pronoun Usage Between Spoken and Written English by Chinese ESL Students, Rui Gu
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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English Intelligibility Issues in Outsourcing of Marketing and Call Centers, Eunice Gyamerah
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Perceptions of Nonnative English-Speaking Graduate Teaching Assistants: Identity Issues, Successes, and Challenges in the Field of TESL/TESOL, Anisa Hagi-Mohamed
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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US Researched Writing as the Other Culture for ESL Student Writers, Seiko Hayashi
English: Rhetoric and Writing: M.A. Thesis

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Identity choice of Somali College Students, Faisal Hayow
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Spitting in the Faces of Gods and Dancing Upon Their Carrion: Zen and the Joy-Fueled Fury of Henry Miller and Friedrich Nietzsche, Kristin Henderson
English: English Studies: M.A. Thesis

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Somali-English Bilingualism: Somali Parents’ Beliefs and Strategies for Raising Bilingual Children, Abdirahman Ikar
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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English Vocabulary Learning with Wordlists vs. Flashcards; L1 Definitions vs. L2 Definitions; Abstract Words vs. Concrete Words, Gilsang Jo
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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“Root of All Social Ill”: A Marxist Analysis of Poverty and the Labor of Writing in George Gissing’s New Grub Street, Hye Hyon Kim
English: English Studies: M.A. Thesis

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Do Learners use Different Strategies for Learning Concrete vs. Abstract Nouns and Verbs?, Yulia Koleva
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: A Computer-aided Error Analysis of Grammar Errors in EAP Writing, Shaya Kraut
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Linguicism? English as the Gatekeeper in South Korea: A Qualitative Study about Mother's Perspectives and Involvement in Their Child's English Education, Young Jin Lee
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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On Twisted Sovereignty: White Queer as Master and Slave and Other Poststructural Perversions, Stephanie Lemmer
English: English Studies: M.A. Creative Work

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What Strategies do Learners Use to Remember the Spelling of Newly Learned Words?, Sofiia Logvinenko
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Media Cognizatti: Critical Frames for Free Speech and New Interpretations, Brian T. Lynch
English: English Studies: M.A. Thesis

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An Acoustic Phonetic Analysis of Mandarin English Vowel Spaces, Liping Ma
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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A Study of ESL Students’ Perceptions and Performance in One-on-One and Paired Oral Tests, Hayley Miller
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Parental Involvement of Somali Parents in the Midwest, Noorayn Muhumed
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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The Effect of Extensive Reading on Standardized Reading Test Scores of Elementary EL Students, Kyeongmee Oh
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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British Mercantile Mysticism: The Shipwreck by William Falconer (1762), James Ansbury Powers
English: English Studies: M.A. Thesis

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Spanish-English Code-Switching in American Mainstream TV Series, Mariel Quinonez
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Thai-English Code-Mixing in Thai Reality Television Shows: The Face Thailand Season Two and The Face Men Thailand Season One, Ekkarat Ruanglertsilp
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Avali, Taylor Simon
English: English Studies: M.A. Creative Work

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“... It does seem to be a fact”: Audience Knowledge and a Sociohistorical Approach to the Horrific Grotesque in Night of the Living Dead, Nathaniel Stoll
English: Rhetoric and Writing: M.A. Thesis

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In Between: A Memoir, Naomi Weyaus
English: English Studies: M.A. Creative Work

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The Impact of Time on English Language Learners’ Vocabulary Size, Deqa Yusuf
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

Culminating Projects from 2017

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Motivation Among Kazakhstani Undergraduate EFL Learners, Aizhan Arapova
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Content Teachers' Perceptions of Effective Language Teaching Strategies, Alexandra Badger
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Monsters and Medicine: The Evolution of a Warning in Gothic Literature / Parolles' Word Problem in All's Well That Ends Well, Lisa Joy Bertrand
English: English Studies: M.A. Starred Paper

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Identity Transformation in Saudi Male International University Students Studying in the United States, Askia N. Bilal
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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ESL Students’ Awareness of Plagiarism Avoidance, Angelica Carnero
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Do Mainstream Classroom Teachers Still Believe in the Myths about ESL?, Nickolas Castiglione
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Correlation of English Syntactic Awareness, Vocabulary and Verbal Working Memory and English Reading Comprehension in Second Language Learners, Megan Ceballos
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Use of English Articles by Korean Students, Minhui Choi
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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She Can Do It: Messages of Female Empowerment in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Roald Dahl’s Matilda, Megan Dickinson
English: English Studies: M.A. Thesis

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Reading and the Response Towards Unknown Single Words and Formulaic Sequences by English Second Language Learners, Deborah S. Dieterich
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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"Where Did You Leave the Somali Language?" Language Usage and Identity of Somali Males in America, Ali Hassan
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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The Acoustic Correlates of Lexical Stress in Disyllabic Words in El Salvadorian-Accented English, Karla E. Herrera Huezo
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Tense and Aspect Constructions Among Arabic L1 Learners of English, Phillip A. Klopfenstein
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Little Stars, Janice T. Lefebvre
English: English Studies: M.A. Creative Work

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Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices: ESL Teachers’ Perceptions of Vocabulary Instruction, Danhua Lu
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Teaching Assistants' Perception of Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) in an English as a Second Language (ESL) University Environment., Glymaris Lugo Cruz
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Saudi Students’ Perception of Plagiarism, Mohammad M. Madkhali
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Blogging in Publishing: Best Practices for Establishing and Marketing Brands, Mara K. Martinson
English: Rhetoric and Writing: M.A. Thesis

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Ideological Interpretation and the Aesthetic Nature of Literature, Brian J. McCooley
English: English Studies: M.A. Thesis

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Teachers’ Perspectives on the State of Writing in High School English Classrooms, Jennifer Meagher
English: English Studies: M.A. Thesis

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Metacognitive Awareness and Reading Strategy use: Investigating the Intermediate Level ESL Students’ Awareness of Metacognitive Reading Strategies, Gulhan Miller
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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English for Specific Purposes (ESP): Which Linguistic Skills Improve and which do not Improve throughout the Duration of an ESP Class?, Audra Mulleneaux
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Integrating Grammar in Adult TESOL Classrooms in El Salvador, Mariel Osorio Naves
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Writing to Be: Mindful Composition to Promote Writing Transfer, Mohammad A. Rahman
English: Rhetoric and Writing: M.A. Thesis

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Hello, Teacher: A Study on the Pedagogy of Forms of Address in the Intensive English Center, and the Proficiency and Confidence of Its Students, Christopher David Reigstad
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Assessing Introversion and Extroversion in a Second Language Setting, Caitlin Skellett
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Implications for CALL: Teachers’ Perceptions and Use of CALL in the Classroom, Benjamin J. Stonehocker
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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The Long Road North, Quentin Super
English: English Studies: M.A. Creative Work

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Peer Observation as a Tool for Professional Development, Mark A. Todd
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Inkle and Yarico / Sunday, Joanne Walen
English: English Studies: M.A. Starred Paper

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Monomaniacal Monstrosity in Hawthorne and Poe, Johnathan S. Woelfel
English: English Studies: M.A. Thesis

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A Descriptive and Qualitative-Quantitative Analysis of the Spelling of L1 Spanish-English Speaking Elementary Students, Tiffany Wolf
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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How Does the Use of Extensive Reading Compared to the Use of Intensive Reading Affect MAP Reading Scores in a Class of ESL Students?, Melissia B. Young
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

Culminating Projects from 2016

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Double Coda Devoicing in Western South Slavic Speakers’ Accented English, Martina Abat
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Saudi Students’ Motivation and Attitudes toward Learning English as a Second Language and Their Willingness to Invest in Learning It, Amirah Mohammed Alkaabi
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Role-playing Game Based Learning, EFL Curriculum, Michael J. Armstrong
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Queer(y)ing Consumerism: Butch Identity Expression and Consumer Culture, Kathleen M. Bradbury
English: English Studies: M.A. Thesis

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Effects of Study Abroad and Service-learning on Intercultural Competence, Alyson Brandell
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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A Study of the Different Perceptions of the Role and Traits of Native English-Speaking Teachers (NESTs) in South Korea at the University Level, Alastair Brewer
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Fighting off the Virus: Cut-Ups, Composition, and the Inoculation of Student Writers, Joshua Chase
English: Rhetoric and Writing: M.A. Thesis

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Concern and Difficulties in a Rural District with a Low ELL Population, Rosa I. Christianson
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Application of Resolution Rules on phi-Features in L2 Compositions: Native Arabic Writers in an L2 English, Jon Cotner
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Teacher Development and Emotional Intelligence, Amy L. Dinkel-VanValkenburg
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Haunted By Gender: Teaching Gender Performance through Monstrosity in the Beowulf Manuscript/The New F Words: The Importance of Failure and Frustration in AP English Classrooms, Allison Harmer
English: Teacher Education: M.S. Starred Paper

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A Rhetorical Journey into Advocacy, Samuel T. Harvey
English: Rhetoric and Writing: M.A. Thesis

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Hagwons, Future Careers in TESL? A Qualitative Study about the Career Choices of the Multiple Year Private School English Teachers in South Korea, Meagan J. Henry
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Academic Discourse Socialization Through Oral Practices: The Negotiation of Participation and Identity Amongst University ESL Learners, Rebekah M. Holmes
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Using Journaling to Aid in Acquisition of Past Tense Verbs, Jan E. Keleny Ms
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Collective of Heroes: Arrow’s Move Toward a Posthuman Superhero Fantasy, Alyssa G. Kilbourn
English: Rhetoric and Writing: M.A. Thesis

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Spectacular Violence: The Affective Registers of Black Bodies’ Matter, Stephanie M. Lemmer
English: Rhetoric and Writing: M.A. Thesis

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Impacts of Homestay on Language Acquisition, Melissa J. Lewis
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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The Novice ESL Teacher and Culture in the Classroom: Understandings and Adaptations, Amy Lindquist
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Student Attitudes towards Peer Review in University Level English as a Second Language Writing Classes, Joan Lu
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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A Study of the L2 Motivational Self-System in an ESL Intensive Context Among Saudi Arabian Students, Abdulmajeed Madkhali
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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The Grammar of Articles use in Mozambican Portuguese-accented English, Felix Maielane Manganhela
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Doug Murray’s The ‘Nam: A Literary examination of the Traumatic Effects of War Told through Visual Literature, Andrew S. McNeil
English: English Studies: M.A. Thesis

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Dislocation, Fredrick Miller
English: English Studies: M.A. Creative Work

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Home Away From Home: Language and Identity Reconstruction Through The Experiences of Somali-American Diaspora Returning to their Country of Origin, Shukria Barre Omar
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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A Seven-year Analysis of EL Achievement at a Minnesota High School, Lisa M. Perbix
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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What do Somali Students, Parents and Non-ELL Teachers Expect from Each Other?, Edle B. Sanwa
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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A Medievalist Point of View on George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire: Power and Women: An Examination of Daenerys Targaryen, Jay A. Schroeder Jr.
English: English Studies: M.A. Thesis

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Personal Experiences of Latin American Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education, Kelli Straley
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis