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Contents >> Main Language Other Than English Spoken at Home (MLOTESH) >> Appendix A - Explanatory Script - MLOTESH

Appendix A - Explanatory Script - Main Language Other than English Spoken at Home




Why are these question modules asked?

Data related to Main Language Other than English Spoken at Home can be used to provide information about Australia's language background. It also assists in the planning and implementation of English teaching programs, translation and interpreter services.


Question module for Detailed Data
    Alternative One
[Do you] [Does the person] [Does (name) [Will (name of child under two years)] speak a language other than English at Home?
          No, English only
          Yes, Mandarin
          Yes, Italian
          Yes, Arabic
          Yes, Cantonese
          Yes, Greek
          Yes, Vietnamese
          Yes, Spanish
          Yes, Hindi
          Yes, Tagalog
          Yes, Other - please specify .............
    Interview based questionnaires
If a respondent identifies that they only speak English at home, the interviewer marks the 'No, English only' tick box. When a respondent identifies that they speak another language other than English at home, the interviewer marks the tick box for that language. For a respondent who identifies a language not in the tick box list, the interviewer writes the language name in the 'Yes, Other - please specify' category.
    Self enumerated questionnaires
A respondent marks the 'No, English only' tick box, if only English is spoken at home. When a respondent identifies that they speak another language other than English at home, they mark the tick box for that language. With a language not in the tick box list, the respondent writes the language name in the 'Yes, Other - please specify' category.
    Alternative Two
[Do you] [Does the person] [Does (name)] [Will (name of child under two years)] speak a language other than English at home?
          No, English only
          Yes, Other - please specify ................

    Interview based questionnaires
If the respondent only speaks English at home, the interviewer marks the 'No, English only' tick box. For a respondent who identifies a language other than English, the interviewer writes the language name in the 'Yes, Other - please specify' category.
    Self enumerated questionnaires
If only English is spoken at home, a respondent marks the 'No, English only' tick box. If a respondent speaks another language other than English at home, they write the language in the 'Yes, Other - please specify category'.


Question module for Minimum Data

[Do you] [Does the person] [Does (name)] [Will (name of child under two years)] speak a language other than English at home?
          No, English only
          Yes, Other

    Interview based questionnaires
If the respondent only speaks English at home, the interviewer marks the 'English only' tick box. For all other responses in which a respondent speaks another language other than English, the interviewer marks the tick box for 'Yes, Other'.
    Self enumerated questionnaires
The respondent marks the 'English only' tick box, if only English is spoken at home. Where a respondent speaks another language other than English the respondent marks the tick box for 'Yes, Other'.


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