Introduction

Informed Consent Form

Name of Researcher, Faculty, Telephone, and Email: Dr. Roswita Dressler, Werklund School of Education, 403 220-6641, rahdress@ucalgary.ca
Title of Project: Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Second Language Teachers and Their Practice
Sponsor: Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT)
 
Thank you for your interest in completing this survey. This survey is part of a research project, so please take time to read this first question carefully. If you would like more details about something mentioned here, or information not included here, you please free to contact Roswita Dressler, Researcher, at rahdress@ucalgary.ca or Kim Giese, CASLT Projects and Professional Development Coordinator, at projects@caslt.org. The University of Calgary Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board has approved this research study. 

Purpose of the Study
We are investigating Canadian second language teachers’ experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and are interested in the challenges they have faced as well as any enduring innovations in second language teaching practice that may be emerging as a result.

What Will I Be Asked To Do?
You will be asked to complete this online survey. The survey will take 15-20 minutes to complete. Your responses will be anonymous unless you opt to share additional details about your teaching practices with the CASLT team and/or you choose to enter a prize draw for:
-One of twenty $10 gift cards to your choice of Starbucks, Tim Hortons, or Indigo Books & Music
-A grand prize of  five CASLT publications of your choice plus a bundle of CASLT swag.

Your participation is entirely voluntary.

What Type of Personal Information Will Be Collected?
We will ask you for a description of your teaching assignment (level, language taught) as well as your years of experience as a teacher.
Are There Risks or Benefits if I Participate? 
There are no risks to participate in this research. The benefit of participating in this study is that you will have the opportunity to reflect on your teaching practice during the COVID-19 pandemic and contribute to an understanding of the enduring innovations. The results of this study will be used to inform CASLT how it can better support second language teachers in Canada through new projects and initiatives.

What Happens to the Information I Provide?

We are using Survey Monkey, an online survey platform with servers located in the USA. As such, it is subject to U.S. laws, the U.S. Patriot Act in particular, which allows authorities access to the records of internet service providers. If you choose to participate in the survey, your responses to the survey questions will be stored and accessed in the USA. Survey responses, however, cannot be linked to your computer.

All data are encrypted and stored directly on Survey Monkey's servers. Researcher access to the survey data is password-protected and the transmission is encrypted.

The data from these surveys will be compiled and reported on in aggregate. Raw data will be destroyed after 5 years. 

Questions/Concerns  
If you have any further questions or want clarification regarding this research and/or your participation, please contact: 
Roswita Dressler at rahdress@ucalgary.ca
Kim Giese at projects@caslt.org

If you have any concerns about the way you have been treated as a participant, please contact the Research Ethics Analyst, Research Services, University of Calgary at 403-220-6289, 403-220-8640, or cfreb@ucalgary.ca.
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Question Title

* 1. Do you consent to be in this study?

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