The motivational tool questionnaire 

We need now to begin to think of what the motivational tool we have planned will look like. 

Please complete the following questions in consultation with colleagues and experts in your own country. 

A reminder that the tool is for individuals who do not learn languages. They may not have any kind of access to information or advice about learning and language learning. They will not necessarily be in work. They will be of all different age groups from 19 years of age and above. They may be very reluctant to learn anything at all. They may have had a very bad experience of learning, of learning languages, of using languages. 

How to reach people 

Tell us about where you might distribute the motivational tool  

Public buildings and organisations?

Which ones?


Schools, colleges, universities, other educational establishments?


Hospitals, doctors, dentists, health centres?


Job agencies 



Community buildings and organisations?



Voluntary organisations?



National, regional, local networks?



Colleagues, friends, family?

What will reach people? 

Having decided above how you might distribute the motivational tool can you now indicate what kinds of format might work best for individuals and for the distribution points that you will use. 

A booklet


Separate information sheets


A magazine


A set of information cards




Web site


 You need to remember that there will be a limited amount of money (for which you will have to bid in the third year of the project to your National Agency) to produce the motivational tool in your country. The content will be in English in the first instance so you will need to apply for translation costs too. These considerations should inform the choice that you make. You need to look for the option that will be most effective at reaching a large number of people.

 How will the content be presented? 

  1. Content. What information do you want to include?

Information from employers about why other language competence is important?


Information from employers about the kinds of language competences they need?


Information from employers about how they recruit people who can use other languages?


General information about why languages might be an important workplace skill?


Information about the ways in which languages can be learned?


Information about courses for learning languages?


Information about which languages are important to learn and why?


Information about how to find out about language learning opportunities?


Information about the kinds of jobs that people might apply for if they have other language skills?


Information about how other language competences may be of benefit outside workplaces?


Case studies from employers about successful language use in work places?


Case studies from learners who have successfully used a language in work places?


Case studies from people who have successfully learned another language?


What else??


      2. Can you provide all the information above for your country/region to be included in the tool? 

Yes:                                Have you got this information already?

No:                                  Can you get the information?


  1. How will this look?


Just text?


Texts with drawings, pictures, graphics?


Just the main points for information?


More detailed descriptions?





The answers to these questions will be critical to plan the work for the second year of the project. As well as returning the questionnaire you will need to continue to think about what will work best in your country so that we can make appropriate decisions at our meeting in the UK in November.