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    Simple Past - questionnaire for teachers

    I am writing my diploma thesis "Various approaches to teaching Simple Past Tense on Elementary level". I suppose that teachers visiting this site might have some experience and the will to help.
    I would appreciate if you could post brief answers to the following questions. Should not take more than 2 minutes
    Thank you very much in advance. It is a great help

    Q U E S T I O N N A I R E - Teachers

    Type of school / Country:____________________________________

    What coursebook do you use? _______________________________

    ........ concerns units which deal with Past Simple ONLY!

    Please indicate how much you agree with the following statements.

    Use this scale

    1 = Strongly disagree
    2 = Disagree
    3 = Undecided
    4 = Agree
    5 = Strongly agree

    A - Units dealing with the Past Simple are well structured, systematic and clear.
    1 2 3 4 5

    B - There is acceptable balance between knowledge about the language (meaning, form, pronunciation) and the practice using the language.

    1 2 3 4 5

    C - Units contain enough communicative activities to enable the students use the target language independently.

    1 2 3 4 5

    D - Do you provide extra materials? If yes, what materials? ____________________

    E - The Teacher´s Book is clear and helpful; the recommended methods and approaches are suitable for me, my students and our classroom.

    1 2 3 4 5

    F - If you could make any changes to units mentioned above, what would they be?

    __________________________________________________ ______________________

    G - Which approach do you use when introducing the past tense? Circle one:
    a) DEDUCTIVE (= presentation of the rule is followed by examples in which the rule is applied)
    b) INDUCTIVE (=starting with some examples from which a rule is derived)

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    Re: Simple Past - questionnaire for teachers

    What about those, like me, who don't use coursebooks?

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    Re: Simple Past - questionnaire for teachers

    That is another way, of course.
    I am afraid that my thesis concentrates on the coursebooks, their comparison and most of all - teachers´ feelings about them.
    However, if you have anything interesting to write, I will be happy to hear more e. g. how do you introduce the tense, then? No materials at all? Or own design? I am curious. I don´t follow the books 100 percent either, but they are useful though!

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