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Teaching Style Questionnaire

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What is your style of language teaching? 

Tick the answer that suits your own style of language teaching best (even if it is not the one you are  supposed to be using). Try to tick only one answer for each question: then fill them in on the grid that follows.

1. What is the chief goal of language teaching? 
(a) the students should know the rules of the language                          

(b) they should be able to behave in ordinary situations  

(c) they should be able to communicate with other people by understanding  
and transmitting information   

(d) they should be able to carry out a range of tasks in the L2  

(e) they should both know the rules and be able to behave and to


(f) they should become better people, emotionally and socially  

2. Which of these teaching techniques do you value most highly?
(a) explaining grammatical rules    

(b) mechanical drills    

(c) communicative tasks   

(d) meaning-based goal oriented tasks   

(e) presentation and practice of functions, structures, etc.  

(f) discussion of controversial topics  

3. How would you describe the language you are teaching the students in the classroom?
(a) rules about the language  

(b) grammatical patterns   

(c) language functions for communicating and solving tasks  

(d) ability to carry out tasks  

 (e) grammatical structures and functional elements   

 (f) a way of unveiling the studentís own personality   

4. Do you think the students are learning language chiefly by:
(a) consciously understanding the language rules  

(b) forming habits of using the language   

(c) communicating in the classroom   

(d) achieving tasks in the classroom    

 (e) understanding rules, forming habits and communicating   


Now fill in your answers on the grid and add them up to get your teaching style.






Teaching style








task-based learning


mainstream EFL