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					Questionnaire on Foreign Language Learning

‘Thinking about learning how you learn a
language’

The aim of this survey is to look at cultural and social
differences which may influence the way you learn a
language.

Personal details

Gender

Age

Nationality

Number of Years learning English

Language qualifications

Educational Qualifications

Reasons for Learning English




What were the best methods and
activities to learn English you have
had?




What were the worst methods and
activities to learn English you have
had?




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How would you describe language teaching in your country?




What are the characteristics of the education or the people of your country
which influence how you learn a language?




Describe how you think being male or female may influence your attitude to
learning a language?




Most English course books describe life and situations from an English
western point of view. Describe how you think this may affect learners from
different countries?




Look at the following list of language learning items and write down how you
think you learn them best

Vocabulary


Grammar


Listening

Reading

Writing



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Speaking



What kind of activities do you enjoy most in the classroom and why?




What kind of activities do you enjoy least in the classroom and why?




What kind of activities to do with the language do you do outside the
classroom?




‘A self-access language centre is a centre where you are able to access
language material on your own or with a partner. In a good self-access centre
there are all kinds of material such as books, magazines, films and audio
material with assignments at different levels. There is also access to the
Internet which you can use when studying. Most of the exercises have answer
sheets and you are usually asked to assess your own progress.
There is usually a language teacher available to help you. As a learner you
are able to choose your own way of learning and set out your own ‘learning
path’.

Referring to the things you have already written down describe why you think
you would or would not enjoy this kind of learning.


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At present there are number of ‘distance learning’ courses on the Internet
being developed to learn languages.
Do you think it’s possible to learn a language by using the Internet? Give your
reasons.
Would you enjoy doing a course at a distance?
What are the advantages or disadvantages?




Referring back to the title and aim of this survey, are there any other points
which you would like to add which have not been included




Thank you very much for doing this survey. Please e-mail it to:
bernarda.kosel@fs.uni-lj.si and pperkins@xs4all.nl



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