Research Project: Non-native English language teachers' early career anxiety and resilience in post-pandemic times

You are invited to participate in a study conducted by Dr. Julie Byrd Clark, Principal Investigator, and Aide Chen, co-investigator, about non-native English language teachers’ early career anxiety and resilience in post-pandemic times.

Your participation in this study will help us understand non-native English teachers' early career challenges and possible ways to facilitate professional development in post-pandemic times.

You are eligible to participate if: 1) you speak English as an additional language; 2) you are a pre-service or in-service English language teacher with less than five years of experience in teaching English; and 3) you study or teach in Ontario, Canada.

In this study, you will keep a reflective journal for up to 12 weeks to document the experiences that make you feel anxious and/or happy as an early career English language teacher. Then, you will be asked to participate in a follow-up interview, which will be one-on-one via Zoom and will take approximately 30-60 minutes.

Compensation: a 100-dollar gift card (e.g., Amazon, Indigo, Tim Hortons) will be given to each research participant who participates in the two stages of research; if you participate in the first stage of research only, you will still be able to receive a 50-dollar gift card.

If you would like to participate, or if you have any inquiries, please contact the co-investigator, Aide Chen, at