Date of Graduation

Spring 5-19-2015

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS)


School of Education



First Advisor

Dr. Sedique Popal


This project provides a teaching guidebook for both English as a Second Language (ESL) students and teachers. Most learners do not know how to use phrasal verbs in their daily conversation even if they have already learned them. Moreover, it is hard for students to remember phrasal verbs they learned if they don’t practice them in meaningful contexts. This project will address the problem of the ineffective instruction of English in China and the exclusion of two-word verbs from the Chinese curriculum. Due to the differences in linguistic and education backgrounds, ESL teachers and students desire a guidebook that is appropriate for them; ESL teachers should be provided with professional teaching methods and materials in delivering lectures too.

In order to help ESL students better their skills of using phrasal verbs, systematic learning topics are applied within the book. ESL teachers can benefit from this book by learning various teaching strategies. This guidebook should be used in an ESL university/ community college ESL classroom to enhance student academic performance.