Give Students a Survey. Now. Don’t miss this Great Chance!!!

I made this video yesterday after work. Please enjoy and give me your comments. It tells you why and how to give a survey to your students as a great end-of-the-year project for you.

Here are the surveys I spoke of in the video (with Japanese and English translations). Of course, these are just examples. Feel free to create your own surveys or modify these however you please:

Survey for Regular English Classes (Word document download)

This survey is to get feedback from classes that haven’t had communication lessons yet.

Survey for Communication Classes (Word document download)

This survey gets feedback from students that have had communication classes.

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How do you get your JTEs to allow you to survey the students? Ask and see if it’s okay. It only takes 5-10 minutes to fill out because it is in Japanese. The results can be a big eye-opener that you can use to set policy at your school. Nothing like some hard data to back up your ideas.

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For those of you that don’t have time to watch the full video. Let me outline my key points quickly:

  • Surveys are a powerful tool.
  • You can get valuable feedback from students about their feelings towards your English classes.
  • You can use them to set teaching policy at your school.
  • It is the end of the year, so now is the time to do it.
  • Surveying a communication class, you can get positive feedback, which you can use to validate your ideas and communication program. You can make a small report of the results and give it to the other English teachers as evidence that it is successful and that the students want and need it
  • Surveying a regular English class, you can get some results that may open everyone’s eyes to the feelings and needs of the students. You may be able to use those results to make the case for communication classes.
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Please comment and give me your feedback. All this work and no response is a waste!

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