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Query Details


Query Subject:   Questionnaire Request
Author:   Tunde Bajzat
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Applied Linguistics

Query:   Dear Linguists,

I am carrying out two surveys on cultural communication and competences
used in foreign language education. I would like to kindly ask you to
devote a little bit of your precious time to fill in the short attached
questionnaire and/or ask your friends/colleagues/students/family members to
fill it in, and send it back to me (tunde.bajzat@gmail.com).

The questionnaire is downloadable from:
http://www.uni-miskolc.hu/~ioktundi/QUESTIONNAIRE.rtf

Unfortunately it is not interactive, so you'll have to save it to your
computer and send it back as an attachment.

Also, should you have any comments on the topic or any recommended
readings, they're more than welcome.

I would greatly appreciate if you could help me.

Thank you very much in advance,

Tunde Bajzat
assistant professor, Foreign Language Teaching Centre, University of
Miskolc, Hungary
LL Issue: 19.3747
Date posted: 07-Dec-2008



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