ELT Research: Invitation to Participate

As part of my MA course I am conducting research on attitudes to learner use of first language in the EFL/ESOL classroom using a questionnaire and conducting short interviews. I invite you to participate voluntarily in this research, either by completing the questionnaire (please email me for a copy of the questionnaire) or by distributing amongst your teaching staff (if you are an employer) or students (if you are a teacher). If the questionnaire is distributed, it must be made clear that participation is voluntary. Further, that participants have the right to confidentiality and anonymity, in addition to right to withdraw or withdraw data from the study, in whole or in part, at any time.

If you do opt to distribute the questionnaires, please ensure that participants are made aware that their responses may be emailed directly back to the researcher (email provided below). Otherwise, responses may be collected in emailed in bulk.

PLEASE NOTE PARTICIPANTS ARE EXPRESSLY FORBIDDEN FROM TAKING PART IN THE RESEARCH IF THEY ARE AGED 17 OR UNDER.

Participation in this survey is entirely voluntary and if you start completing it and subsequently change your mind then you have every right to withdraw. All responses will be anonymised. In place of your name, you have the option to provide an appropriate (i.e. inoffensive) pseudonym, if you wish to do so.

Included on the questionnaire is consent to be interviewed. Interviews will be recorded and may take place either face to face at a mutually agreed time, date and location, or via an online platform including, but not limited to Skype or email.

If you wish to ask me further questions about my research please contact me via email at r.taylor8398@student.leedsbeckett.ac.uk or my supervisor onj.nolan@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Thank-you for your time and cooperation regarding this matter.