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Old 08.09.2011, 23:17
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Language teachers please fill in a student's questionnaire!!

Hello,

a friend of mine is an English language teacher currently writing her Master's thesis and therefore needs a minimum of questionnaires filled in by foreign language teachers (any language). It's all in English, really small and you can do it online in no time at all. Check out the link :

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PTL5593

I would very much appreciate it, if only foreign language teachers answered this, as the girl needs serious results!

Thanks for the help!!

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Old 09.09.2011, 07:59
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Re: Language teachers please fill in a student's questionnaire!!

Don't worry you don't have to put your name on it!
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Old 09.09.2011, 09:39
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Re: Language teachers please fill in a student's questionnaire!!

It's too long, too complicated and I'm out...
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Old 09.09.2011, 10:20
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Re: Language teachers please fill in a student's questionnaire!!

Despina, your friend needs to rewrite her questionnaire. She will find a lot of useful tips on this site for example.
When I was studying, we had to come up with quite a lot of questionnaires and I can see clearly than the one concocted by your friend is much too long and much too complicated.
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Old 09.09.2011, 13:06
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Re: Language teachers please fill in a student's questionnaire!!



Sorry to hear that. I am not a language teacher myself so I can't know what's too complicated and what's not. Anyways the girl has probably followed her supervisor's instructions and can't afford rewriting the whole thing right now as she is almost done with the project and just needs about 17 questionnaires more to reach a minimum of 50.

Please if you are not too busy, I would appreciate it if you took the time to go through it despite the complicated part.



Thank you!

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Old 09.09.2011, 15:08
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Thanks for scaring potential answerers away!
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Thanks for scaring potential answerers away!

It's true. Plus, they would have found out as soon as they clicked on the survey.

I feel sorry for your friend. Questionnaire design is a science in itself. All too often students are asked to produce these things without getting any training on how questions should actually be framed, how long a survey should etc.
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Old 10.09.2011, 15:40
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It's true. Plus, they would have found out as soon as they clicked on the survey.
I really don't know! I took a look myself and it looks doable to me. But I have no idea what "good" surveys are supposed to look like. Like I said, my friend didn't improvise there and, according to her, her supervisor is supposed to be an expert.

All I am asking for now is that people answered this questionnaire (even out of pity for the poor girl that got stuck with this!), because they probably have been there as students and know what it feels like to run out of time and not have a complete survey in their hands.

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Re: Language teachers please fill in a student's questionnaire!!

Took me about 15 minutes - although some of the questions were badly phrased (eg, assuming everyone uses rewards, and only asking a question about how such rewards should be used - teaching is more effective when the student has an intrinsic reward!).

Still, not too hard to get through.
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Re: Language teachers please fill in a student's questionnaire!!

done. 10 minutes is fine. wasn't too complicated, just wordy but it's all teacher jargon and not the most concise, at that. but it's fine, nothing to be scared about
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Re: Language teachers please fill in a student's questionnaire!!

only a few more to go, people! I know you can do it!

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Re: Language teachers please fill in a student's questionnaire!!

Done. I found a couple of questions a bit confusing, including the one about involving parents (not necessarily applicable in all L2 teaching contexts, for example when teaching to adults) and the one assuming everyone uses "explicit rewards".

Hope that helps. Cheers.
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Re: Language teachers please fill in a student's questionnaire!!

I would have liked to have a "Not Applicable" option instead of being forced to choose. I think it would also have been useful to ask what age-groups we teach as it would have impacted my answers quite a bit.
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I would have liked to have a "Not Applicable" option instead of being forced to choose. I think it would also have been useful to ask what age-groups we teach as it would have impacted my answers quite a bit.
Yes I agree with this too. I answered them all but it did seem to be designed for teachers of children/younger people and so some of the questions weren't very relevant if most of your time is spent teaching adults.

The questions were all a bit long and wordy and I had to read some of them a couple of times to be able to understand what they were getting at but overall it only took about 10 minutes so it wasn't too bad.
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Re: Language teachers please fill in a student's questionnaire!!

My friend and I appreciate your comments and tips and would like to thank each one of you for taking a look at the survey and -in many cases- for answering it too.

There is ONLY 1 left now! Please, please, please "Last One", help this girl get her thesis done!
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OK, survey is down! Thanks a million for your help!!!!!!!!!
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