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3312The English language needs and priorities of young adults in Europe: a survey

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  • grahaminthebay
    Feb 7, 2014

      Dear colleagues,

      With apologies for cross-posting:

      Northumbria University and King's College London (both UK), supported by the British Council, are surveying student and teacher perceptions of the English language needs of young adults in Europe, and the implications of this for English language teaching.

      This survey asks teachers their views about how and why young adults learn and use English, the kinds of English they want to speak, and what this might mean for English language teaching. In the survey, the term 'young adult' refers to 18-24 year olds.

      The survey is therefore for all English language teachers working in Europe. It should take approximately 20 minutes to complete and answers are completely confidential. (Note: Although the focus is on young adult learners, aged between 18-24 years old, teachers working with learners of all ages are invited to participate. ‘English language teachers’ is a deliberately broad criteria for taking part in the project and includes, for example, those who teach EFL, ESL, ESOL, EIL, ESP, EAP and so on, those who both teach language and train teachers, who teach and manage etc.).

      I’m circulating this message to the LTSIG list, therefore, in the hope that list members, if you teach English in Europe, might have time to complete the survey; additionally, if list members think the survey may be of interest to their local ELT teaching community and/or other contacts, associations or institutions, please feel free to forward the link!


      The survey is available online at:


      For further information about the project, visit:


      If you would prefer to complete the survey as an e-mail attachment, contact Dr Alison Twiner at: alison.twiner@....

      And, of course, if you have any comments or queries, just get in touch (off-list, at g.hall@...)

      Many thanks

      Graham (Hall)

      Northumbria University