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Invitation to participate in a survey on learning through teaching in adult ESL

  • 1.  Invitation to participate in a survey on learning through teaching in adult ESL

    Posted 26 days ago
    Hello members in TESOL AEIS

    My name is Beixi, and I am a PhD candidate in Adult Education at the University of Georgia. I am writing to invite you to participate in an online survey for my dissertation research. The purpose of my dissertation research is to understand the informal and incidental learning of teachers in adult ESL contexts. Like many of you, I have the experience of teaching ESL to adult learners. I found this experience challenging as well as rewarding. For my dissertation, I am focusing on what and how teachers learn in adult ESL contexts.

    If you are currently teaching or had the experience of teaching adult ESL in the United States, you are invited to take part in this study. Feel free to forward this invitation to your colleagues or anyone you know that has the experience of teaching in adult ESL. All teachers, volunteers or paid instructors are welcomed to participate. If you agree, you will be asked to complete a brief survey that will examine your experiences as an adult ESL teacher. The survey will take no more than 15 minutes to complete. This survey can offer you an opportunity to reflect on your experience and recognize the scope and depth of learning that you have engaged in. This research will help us understand how and what people learn through their work in adult ESL. The results of this study can also inform organizations and practitioners to purposefully design activities that can enhance informal learning and critical reflection.

    You can click on the following link to participate in this survey. This survey can be completed on phone or computer. The survey will be closed on May 31.

    Your participation in this study is voluntary. The survey does not collect personal identifying information. If you have any questions about this survey or the study, please feel free to contact me (, 2155887975). You may also contact the professor supervising the research, Dr. Karen E. Watkins at

    Thank you in advance for your help with my research. It is truly appreciated.

    Beixi Li

    Beixi Li
    Doctoral Candidate
    University of Georgia
    United States