ESL Questionnaire.

  1. When do you use your English outside of class?

Speaking with other non-native English speakers (i.e., not American, British, Australia, etc. but with people who have learned English as a second or foreign language)

Speaking with native English speakers

When I travel on holiday

With colleagues on the telephone or by email

Listening/watching music/entertainment

Other (please specify)

  1. Why are you learning English?

To live in an English speaking country

To use English to get a better job – Improve English for my current job

To speak English on holidays

To use English to stay informed by reading newspapers, magazines, Internet

For a family member/partner

Other (please specify)

  1. Which statement best expresses your opinion about English?

It’s important to speak English for my job.

It’s important to speak American English OR British English.

The most important thing is communicating. It doesn’t matter whether you make a few mistakes.

I need to ask directions and order breakfast when I go on holiday.

Other (please specify)

  1. Which is the most important English task for you?

Understanding native English speakers

Writing excellent communication through email, fax or in letters

Exchanging ideas with other people in English (both native and non-native speakers)

Asking for and understanding basic things in English

Other (please specify)

  1. How often do you use your English?

Quite often at work

Every day at work, shopping and speaking to people

Not very often, only when I travel or meet foreigners in my country

On a regular basis when reading, speaking to friends via the internet, watching TV in English, etc.

Other (please specify)

  1. How do you use English on the Internet?

Only to learn English. Otherwise, I visit sites in my language

I like looking at pages in English from all around the world

Doing research for my job

I like visiting American or British sites to learn the slang and lifestyle.

Other (please specify)

  1. Which statement is true for you?

Basic pronunciation is important, excellent pronunciation is impossible

Pronunciation should be clear, it doesn’t matter if it is British or American, etc.

Pronunciation is not so important, I need to understand and write English well

Pronunciation and the correct accent is very important for me. I want native speakers (Americans, British, Australian, Canadian, etc.) to understand me

  1. Do you think that…

English learning is stressful, but important for work

English learning is essential to improve my life where I live

English learning is fun and one of my hobbies

English learning is one of my favorite hobbies

Other (please specify)

  1. Do you dream in English?





  1. How often do you study English?

A few hours every day

Once or twice a week

A little bit every day

On weekends

11. Do you know your learning style? If so, what is it?

12. What will you use your English for?

13. What is your current level?

14. What are your interests, passions, hobbies?

15. Describe your typical day/week?

16. How much time realistically do you have to put towards your language goals?

17. What elements of reading, writing, speaking, listening are most important for you?

18. What are your current challenges and struggles with both English and learning English?

19. Which English speaking country is of most interest to you? Have you visited one or more?