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Skip to 0 minutes and 6 seconds WILL BAKER: Now we’d like to invite you to join us in shaping the future of English. As you’ve just heard us discussing, we’re involved in a research project looking at English language policy and orientations towards language. And we’d like you to take part in a similar project we’re doing but this time exploring language policies and practises and orientations in your own setting. So that could be another university, it could be a school– either a primary or a secondary or any kind of school, really– it could be a private language college, or whatever your workplace setting is. So, over to you. We would like you participate in a survey and help shape the future of English.

Skip to 0 minutes and 47 seconds We’re going to be following our university’s strict ethical requirements, so any answers you give will be anonymous and confidential. However, we will be asking some of you follow-up questions and for further information– if you are willing to do that, of course. If you have any questions at any time about the research, then please feel free to contact us, and we will leave you details of how to do that. What about afterwards? Well, once we’ve got all the data in and we’ve done the analysis, we will of course share our findings with you. So we’ll do this through the Centre for Global Englishes website and also through our Facebook page.

Become a part of our research community and join a live research project

In this video, Will Baker invites you to join our live and current research project.

You can be part of our research by telling us about language policies and practices where you are. Tell us this by taking part in our survey.


Thank you very much for your responses! We have had over 1000 responses to the survey and our team will now work on analysing the data.

Thank you very much for helping us with our research - your input is very valuable to us!

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