Request for participants in EAL questionnaire development

To be completed by:

Time: - | Venue:

We are inviting teachers, teaching assistants, and English as an Additional Language (EAL) coordinators to provide their feedback about the ease-of-use and accessibility of our language experience questionnaire – Q-BEx.

The Q-BEx questionnaire gathers information about an EAL pupil’s language background and experience, in English and in their home language(s). This information can help schools estimate where individual pupils are on the EAL continuum. The questionnaire is designed to be completed by caregivers or by the children themselves if they are old enough. It is not designed to be filled in by teachers or other staff who work with EAL pupils, but we envisage that these staff may support caregivers or children completing the questionnaire. More information about the project can be found on our website at


As part of the pilot phase, and with the aim of creating a school-optimised version, we are inviting colleagues to use the questionnaire in their settings, with a caregiver or older child, and then provide us with feedback. We would particularly like to gather views on the questionnaire’s accessibility and ease-of-use for caregivers and children. The feedback will be in the form of online focus groups.  


We are now inviting expressions of interest, with a view to trialling out the questionnaire later in January and in February, and to organise feedback sessions with teachers some time in February- March. This tentative timeline is of course dependent on the ongoing development of the pandemic and on schools’ many other commitments.  


If you are interested or if you have any further questions, please email us at


We look forward to hearing from you!


Published: 24/01/2022
Audience: School staff, EAL coordinators
Contact: Peter Gillman

This item has been viewed 824 times.