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Query Details


Query Subject:   Survey: Instructors of English as a Foreign Language
Author:   Hatice Altun
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Applied Linguistics

Query:   Dear colleagues,

I am an EFL instructor at the tertiary level in Turkey and as part of my
MA thesis I am conducting research into the preferences of EFL/ESL
teachers around the world regarding certain aspects of the English
language. I would appreciate it if you participated in my ten minute
survey by clicking the link below:

https://www.survs.com/survey/0468U0CIEA

I am using the snowball sampling method to collect data for my
research project. I am relying on your cooperation to contact EFL/ESL
teachers who are beyond my reach. The progress of my research
study depends on the participation of a large number of EFL
instructors.

I very much appreciate your participation and help.

Regards,

Hatice Altun
Bilkent University
Ankara, Turkey
haticealtun@gmail.com
LL Issue: 21.1309
Date posted: 17-Mar-2010



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