Call for research participation – Language teachers all contexts

FIPLV is happy to post this request on behalf of the colleagues named below.

Dear Language Teacher,

We are writing to invite you to take part in an online survey about your psychological and social experiences during this period of the coronavirus pandemic. The aim of this research is to better understand the ongoing effects of teaching during the pandemic on language teachers’ health and wellbeing. As some of you may know, we conducted initial research in April, and this is a follow-up study to understand how teachers are experiencing the situation now. In addition, comparing the two datasets will enable us to understand the durability and changes in these experiences. It is hoped the study will teach us lessons we can draw on in the future to appreciate the kinds of support that teachers need when facing periods of upheaval and change.

The survey is completely anonymous and your participation is voluntary. You can refuse to answer any of the questions or quit at any time without saving your responses. You will be asked questions about teaching, stressors, coping behaviour, your recent mental and physical reactions, and your activities. The survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete.

Please note that some of these questions can be considered sensitive, so if you are having difficulty coping these days, feel fragile or are concerned that responding to these questions might have a negative impact on you in any way, please do NOT continue.

If you have any concerns about the study or wish to discuss your reactions with the researchers, you can contact any of us by email at any time.

Many thanks for your contribution to this study. We hope you and your family stay safe and well.

Best wishes,

Sarah Mercer, University of Graz,                     

Tammy Gregersen, University of Sharjah,                        

Peter MacIntyre, Cape Breton University,                      


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FIPLV exists for the worldwide support, development and promotion of languages through professional associations. We are active in over 100 countries and cover several hundred thousand teachers of languages worldwide.
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