For Educators in Japan: National EFL Job Satisfaction Survey


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Hello Debito,

Douglas again, with the National EFL Job Satisfaction Survey links. Please take a look at the post below, check out the surveys, and consider if this is something you’d like to help disseminate. Perhaps you could pair it with a future blog on foreign workers…

Sincerely yours,
Douglas Meyer.
M.Sc.Ed. (TESOL) 教育学英語教授法修士(応用言語学)

Dear colleagues,

My name is Douglas Meyer, and I have been an EFL teacher in Japan for about 14 years now. Recently, I have become more and more interested in the wide-ranging working conditions at various schools in Japan, and what other teachers thought about their job. I did some looking, and found that there is very little information on this topic.

So, as a personal research project, I started to work last fall on two surveys which aim to paint a picture of the language teacher, his or her thoughts, opinions, and ideas on a number of language-related issues that we all face. If you have 5-10 minutes, I would greatly appreciate your input via the on-line survey links below. It is 100% anonymous, and I will make the results available to anyone upon request.

On-line survey for college and university language teachers:

On-line survey for elementary, middle, and high school language teachers:

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. If you don’t mind, would you please forward this message (with links) to 3 or 4 friends? The results will only be useful if several hundred teachers respond. Thank you very much.

Sincerely yours,
Douglas Meyer.
M.Sc.Ed. (TESOL) 教育学英語教授法修士(応用言語学)
Osaka, Japan.
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