Dear Primary School Teacher 

You are invited to participate in a web-based online survey on global practices in teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL) aged 7-11, funded by the British Council. This survey is part of a research project being conducted by a team led by Professor Fiona Copland at the University of Stirling and Dr Sue Garton at Aston University, in conjunction with the British Council. It should take approximately 25 minutes to complete.

Background, aims of project
The study will investigate global practices in teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL) aged 7-11 from macro and micro perspectives.  Key aims are to: investigate and map the major pedagogies that teachers use; better understand teachers’ perceptions of their roles and responsibilities, including the challenges they face; identify how local solutions to pedagogical issues can be effective and how these may resonate globally.

We conducted a similar study ten years ago and we aim now to compare how practices and approaches have developed and changed.

Wherever you are in the world, if you teach young learners aged 7-11, your experiences and opinions are very important to us.
Thank you for taking part.
Fiona Copland and Sue Garton

Please read through these terms before agreeing to participate below.

Do I have to take part?
No. Your participation in this survey is voluntary. You may refuse to take part in the research or exit the survey at any time without penalty by pressing the ‘Exit’ button / closing the browser. You are free to decline to answer any particular question for any reason.
What happens to the data I provide?
Your answers will be completely anonymous, and we will use all reasonable endeavours to keep them confidential. Your data will be stored in a password-protected file and may be used in academic publications. Your IP address will not be stored.

At the end of the survey you will be asked if you are interested in participating further. If you choose to provide contact information such as your email address, your survey responses may no longer be anonymous to the researcher. However, no names or identifying information would be included in any publications or presentations based on these data and your responses to this survey will remain confidential.

Your answers are completely confidential and will only be used in summaries. No individual’s answer can be identified. However, if you are willing to be contacted by us for a follow-up discussion, please give your details at the end of the questionnaire.

If you have any questions, please contact Fiona Copland (fiona.copland@stirling.ac.uk)