'TRANSITIONAL ENGLISH: TRANSLATORS' WORKING TEXT FOR ALL LANGUAGES'

'Course evaluation: Transitional English for Everyone'

'Now that you have been introduced to Transitional English for Everyone, we would like to ask you to help us improve the course and to disseminate it more effectively.'

'We would like to receive your evaluation by email. The ideas given below will help to formulate your opinion.'

'In order to interpret your opinions more precisely, some information about you would be very helpful. The rapid course was planned for the benefit of those who already know how to read and write their own language and wish to communicate in English quickly by starting with simplified English.'

1. 'Personal data: I am male ( ), female ( ). Year of birth: ___________.'

1.1 'Education: _____ years of elementary school, _____ years of middle school, ________ years of high school, _____ years of university studies.'

1.2 'Occupation': ____________________________________

1.3 'Language(s) spoken at home': _______________________________

1.4 'Language(s) I studied in school: Chinese for ___ years, English for ___ years, French for ___ years, German for ___ years, Japanese for ___ years, Russian for ___ years, Spanish for ___ years, other: ________________ for ___ years, _____________ for ___ years.'

1.5 'Language(s) I studied on my own': _______________________

2. 'Using numbers 1 through 6, indicate the importance of the reasons why you began to study English with this method, Transitional English for Everyone.'

2.1 'I wish to learn English, and it seems to me that Transitional English should serve very well as a basis for the language ( ).'

2.2 'It seems that it should be productive to study a language through its simplified form ( ).'

2.3 'I would like to travel, and Transitional English could prove to be very useful ( ).'

2.4 'I would like to teach Transitional English ( ).'

2.5 'I believe that Transitional English could improve personal and intercultural relations among people and nations ( ).'

2.6 'I believe that Transitional English will facilitate communication on a global scale both interpersonally and interculturally ( ).'

3. 'Now that you know more about Transitional English....'

3.1 'Does it seem to you that Transitional English is as easy to learn as you had hoped? Yes ( )/ No ( ), more easy ( )/ No, not as easy ( ).'

3.2 'Do you believe that Transitional English should be taught in schools of your country? In all countries? Should it be propagated in other ways? How?'

4. 'Did you learn as much as you expected to?'

'I learned more ( ), -- the same ( ), -- less then I expected to ( ).'

5. 'Are you interested in studying further and learning Standard English? Yes ( ), No ( ).'

6. 'Would you be interested in helping to spread information about Transitional English in your country? Yes ( ), No ( ).'

'Please send your ideas for improving this course by email to us at': globlec@pop.uky.edu 'or, at': lihani.prof@prodigy.net.       'Thank you very much.'


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