To what extent do you read research about English language teaching and learning? What kind of publications do you read - original research articles, summaries of research, or both? How often do you read them, and to what extent does research influence what you do in the classroom? 

Alternatively, perhaps you don't read research or about research findings? If not, why not - what barriers do you experience, and what, if anything, would make published research more accessible to you? 

We are interested in the opinions and activities of ALL English language teachers, whether you read published research or not, whether you are particularly interested in research findings or not, and wherever in the world you teach English

Further background and aims of project
Northumbria University, in conjunction with the British Council, is carrying out a survey into the extent to which English language teachers read and engage with published research. The survey asks about your experiences of, and attitudes towards, reading research, and the extent to which you think reading research is useful for and relevant to your own teaching.

We are interested in finding out what teachers working with learners of any age or at any level do or don't do, what they think about published research and its relevance to their teaching, and the reasons for this.

Please read through the following terms before agreeing to participate below.

No -  your participation in this survey is voluntary. You can exit the survey at any time by pressing the ‘Exit’ button or closing your browser.  You can also decline to answer any particular question for any reason.

Your answers will be completely anonymous. All data will be stored in a password-protected file and will be summarised in the final report of this study, published by the British Council.  The data may also be used in further academic publications. Your IP address will not be stored.

At the end of the survey you will be asked if you are interested in participating further. If you choose to provide contact information such as your email address, your survey responses may no longer be anonymous to the researcher. However, no names or identifying information would be included in any publications or presentations based on these data, and your responses to this survey will remain confidential.

The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. 

If you have any questions, please contact Graham Hall (

Thank you very much for your interest and participation!