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QUESTIONNAIRE
Please circle some information about yourself:
I am:
Male / Female
Aged between:
(20-30)
(31-40)
Qualifications Held:
(BA or Equivalent)
Studying for:
(BA or Equivalent)
What Ages Taught:
(14 – 16)
(16 – 18)

(41-50)
(MA)
(MA)
(18+)

(50+)

Please answer the following questions:
1) Do you think it is important to integrate the teaching of culture into foreign language classes?
1 Yes, very important
3 Not important
2 Yes, important
4 It should be taught on a separate course
2) If the answer was yes then how often do you discuss culture - related issues in your English classes?
1 Often (in almost every lesson)
3 Rarely (once a month)
2 Sometimes (once a week)
4 Never
3) Do you think the students are more interested and motivated in learning the language with some background
knowledge in culture?
1 Yes, with significant difference
3 No difference
2 Yes, but not much difference
4 Don’t know
4) Which of the following do you consider most useful for teaching culture?
Please rate from 1 to 5 for each selection. 1(Least useful), 5 (Most useful).
Please tick the appropriate box:
1
Lectures
Discussions on cultural differences and similarities
Watching Videos
Listening to Songs and Discussing the lyrics
Listening to Radio programmes
Reading and Discussing Newspaper/Magazine Articles
Talking About Current Events
Reading Authentic Texts (Short Stories, Poems etc)
Role Plays
Drama
Doing Projects
Culture Capsule (A Description of an aspect of culture followed by a
discussion on contrasts between it in the first and second language)
Other (Please Specify)

5) What aspects of culture would you consider the most important to teach?
Please rate from 1 to 5 for each selection. 1(Least useful), 5 (Most useful).
Please tick the appropriate box:

2

3

4

5

1

2

3

4

5

Geography
History
Customs and Festivals
Literature and Art
Music
Government and Political Institutions
Law and Order
Education and Schools
Family Life
Food
Youth Life
National Symbols and Stereotypes
Rules of Behaviour
Patterns of Politeness
Non Verbal Communication
Other (Please Specify)

6) When you teach the areas named in 6 which country do you mostly focus on?
Please indicate approximately in what proportions:
1. United Kingdom:
2. United States:
3. Australia:
4. Other English-Speaking Countries:

................%
................%
................%
................%

7) What sources do you use for teaching culture? Please tick the ones you use.
 School textbooks
 Newspapers
 Cultural studies (e.g. American studies) textbooks
 Literature
 Folklore
 Videotapes
 Recordings
 The Internet
 Realia (maps, brochures, tickets etc.)
 Other (Please specify) ....................................................................................................................................
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8) In your opinion do the textbooks you use offer enough material for discussing culture-related issues?
1 Yes, quite a lot
2 Enough
3 To some extent
4 No
10) Name the main textbooks you are currently using for teaching English
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Thank you.


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