Questionnaires





QUESTIONNAIRE FOR LANGUAGE/MATHEMATICS TEACHER TRAINERS

(Questions marked with * are for Mathematics teacher trainers only)
About you
  1. Which subjects are you qualified in?
  2. Which foreign language(s) do you speak?
  3. How would you assess your foreign language competence? (see attachment)
  4. Are you a lower or upper secondary school teacher trainer or both?
Prior experiences
  1. *Did you ever think of teaching maths using a foreign language?
  2. *Did you ever try to teach your students how to teach mathematics in a foreign language?
  3. Is there any co-operation between you and the language/maths department? If yes, what kind of co-operation?
  4. Have you ever heard about bilingual models of education? If so, which?
Present opinions
  1. Is it important to know a foreign language in order to teach? Why? Why not?
  2. Which of the above [in the introduction] stated advantages do you see as the most important one? Which other advantages, if any?
  3. What do you think will be the biggest difficulty when the teacher and the students do not share the same mother tongue?
Expectations
  1. Do you think it would be possible to teach mathematics in a foreign language? Why? Why not?
  2. Do you think it would be helpful for mathematical learning that mathematics is taught in a foreign language? Why? Why not?
  3. Do you think it would be helpful for language learning that mathematics is taught in a foreign language? Why? Why not?
  4. Which topics in the subject of mathematics can ideally be taught in a foreign language?
Professional development
  1. Did you ever experience teaching student teachers in cooperation with another subject trainer?
  2. Do you think mathematics teachers can profit from being able to teach in a foreign language? Why? Why not?
  3. Do you think language teachers can profit from co-operation with maths teachers? Why? Why not?
  4. Do you think it would be useful for professional development to teach mathematics in a foreign language? Why? Why not?
  5. Would teaching maths in a foreign language require a change of methodology?
Do you know of any teachers who teach mathematics in a foreign language? If so, could you, please, forward a copy of this questionnaire to them.

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR LANGUAGE/MATHEMATICS TEACHERS

(Questions marked with * are for Mathematics teachers only)
About you
  1. Are you a lower or upper secondary school teacher or both?
  2. Which subjects do you teach?
  3. Which foreign language(s) do you speak?
  4. How would you assess your foreign language competence? (see attachment)
Prior experiences
  1. Did you ever ask a language teacher how you could translate a word or phrase in mathematics into a foreign language?
  2. Did any language teacher ever ask you about the meaning of some mathematical words or phrases?
  3. * In which circumstances do/did you teach maths using a foreign language?
  4. Is there any co-operation between you and a language/maths teacher? If yes, what kind of co-operation?
  5. Have you ever heard about bilingual models of education? If so, which?
Present opinions
  1. * Is it important to know a foreign language in order to teach? Why? Why not?
  2. Which of the above [in the introduction] stated advantages do you see as the most important one? Which other advantages, if any?
  3. What do you think will be the biggest difficulty when the teacher and the pupils do not share the same mother tongue?
Expectations
  1. Do you think it would be possible to teach mathematics in a foreign language? Why? Why not?
  2. Do you think it would be helpful for mathematical learning that mathematics is taught in a foreign language? Why? Why not?
  3. Do you think it would be helpful for language learning that mathematics is taught in a foreign language? Why? Why not?
  4. * Which topics in the subject of mathematics can ideally be taught in a foreign language?
Professional development
  1. Did you ever experience teaching in cooperation with another subject teacher?
  2. Do you think mathematics teachers can profit from being able to teach in a foreign language? Why? Why not?
  3. Do you think language teachers can profit from co-operation with maths teachers? Why? Why not?
  4. * Do you think it would be useful for your professional development to teach mathematics in a foreign language?
  5. * Would teaching maths in a foreign language require a change of the methods you are used to?
  6. What are the prerequisites needed for teachers or student teachers to be able to teach in a foreign language?
  7. Are the prerequisites different if the language of instruction is the pupilsí mother tongue and a foreign language for the teacher? Why? Why not?
  8. How could the necessary skills be provided?
Do you know of any teachers who teach mathematics in a foreign language? If so, could you, please, forward a copy of this questionnaire to them.

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