# Questionnaires

### QUESTIONNAIRE FOR LANGUAGE/MATHEMATICS TEACHER TRAINERS

(Questions marked with * are for Mathematics teacher trainers only)

- About you

- Which subjects are you qualified in?
- Which foreign language(s) do you speak?
- How would you assess your foreign language competence? (see attachment)
- Are you a lower or upper secondary school teacher trainer or both?

- Prior experiences

- *Did you ever think of teaching maths using a foreign language?
- *Did you ever try to teach your students how to teach mathematics in a foreign language?
- Is there any co-operation between you and the language/maths department? If yes, what kind of co-operation?
- Have you ever heard about bilingual models of education? If so, which?

- Present opinions

- Is it important to know a foreign language in order to teach? Why? Why not?
- Which of the above [in the introduction] stated advantages do you see as the most important one? Which other advantages, if any?
- What do you think will be the biggest difficulty when the teacher and the students do not share the same mother tongue?

- Expectations

- Do you think it would be possible to teach mathematics in a foreign language? Why? Why not?
- Do you think it would be helpful for mathematical learning that mathematics is taught in a foreign language? Why? Why not?
- Do you think it would be helpful for language learning that mathematics is taught in a foreign language? Why? Why not?
- Which topics in the subject of mathematics can ideally be taught in a foreign language?

- Professional development

- Did you ever experience teaching student teachers in cooperation with another subject trainer?
- Do you think mathematics teachers can profit from being able to teach in a foreign language? Why? Why not?
- Do you think language teachers can profit from co-operation with maths teachers? Why? Why not?
- Do you think it would be useful for professional development to teach mathematics in a foreign language? Why? Why not?
- Would teaching maths in a foreign language require a change of methodology?

- Do you know of any teachers who teach mathematics in a foreign language? If so, could you, please, forward a copy of this questionnaire to them.

### QUESTIONNAIRE FOR LANGUAGE/MATHEMATICS TEACHERS

(Questions marked with * are for Mathematics teachers only)

- About you

- Are you a lower or upper secondary school teacher or both?
- Which subjects do you teach?
- Which foreign language(s) do you speak?
- How would you assess your foreign language competence? (see attachment)

- Prior experiences

- Did you ever ask a language teacher how you could translate a word or phrase in mathematics into a foreign language?
- Did any language teacher ever ask you about the meaning of some mathematical words or phrases?
- * In which circumstances do/did you teach maths using a foreign language?
- Is there any co-operation between you and a language/maths teacher? If yes, what kind of co-operation?
- Have you ever heard about bilingual models of education? If so, which?

- Present opinions

- * Is it important to know a foreign language in order to teach? Why? Why not?
- Which of the above [in the introduction] stated advantages do you see as the most important one? Which other advantages, if any?
- What do you think will be the biggest difficulty when the teacher and the pupils do not share the same mother tongue?

- Expectations

- Do you think it would be possible to teach mathematics in a foreign language? Why? Why not?
- Do you think it would be helpful for mathematical learning that mathematics is taught in a foreign language? Why? Why not?
- Do you think it would be helpful for language learning that mathematics is taught in a foreign language? Why? Why not?
- * Which topics in the subject of mathematics can ideally be taught in a foreign language?

- Professional development

- Did you ever experience teaching in cooperation with another subject teacher?
- Do you think mathematics teachers can profit from being able to teach in a foreign language? Why? Why not?
- Do you think language teachers can profit from co-operation with maths teachers? Why? Why not?
- * Do you think it would be useful for your professional development to teach mathematics in a foreign language?
- * Would teaching maths in a foreign language require a change of the methods you are used to?
- What are the prerequisites needed for teachers or student teachers to be able to teach in a foreign language?
- Are the prerequisites different if the language of instruction is the pupils’ mother tongue and a foreign language for the teacher? Why? Why not?
- How could the necessary skills be provided?

- Do you know of any teachers who teach mathematics in a foreign language? If so, could you, please, forward a copy of this questionnaire to them.