The Daily Language
Questionnaire (DLQ)

A ready-to-use instrument to explore language use in study abroad contexts.

Key facts

What is the DLQ?

The Daily Language Questionnaire is an instrument that helps you collect data regarding language use in different learning contexts.

How does it work?

The DLQ can be administered very easily by sending participants a Qualtrics or LimeSurvey link daily, and it can be easily completed online via smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc. It’s very important to have an Internet connection.

How did the project develop?

There are three versions of the DLQ and each subsequent version has been created based on the feedback that we received from reviewers, participants.

Why should you use it?

It’s a ready-to-use instrument that can easily be maintained. It’s flexible and can be used in many situations. Participants can complete it in a very short period of time and it’s very user friendly.

Our journey building the DLQ

This website provides information regarding the Daily Linguistic Questionnaire (DLQ). Right now, there are multiple different versions available, but we would recommend using the latest one, Version 3. For each version, you can find the instrument itself, but also additional material like instructional videos, published articles and further readings about the topic on the corresponding page. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions regarding the instrument.

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  • Questions organized by meals
  • Published online
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  • Questions organized by meals
  • Available on multiple platforms
  • Online tutorials

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  • Questions organized by time of day
  • Available on multiple platforms
  • Online tutorials

How to use

  • Step 1. Watch the introductory video embedded above.
  • Step 2. Click one of the links to download a templated version of the DLQ.
    Note: DO NOT alter the downloaded file in any way.
  • Step 3. Follow the corresponding instructions to import the file into the desired platform.
  • Step 4. Share our premade video tutorials with your participants and distribute the survey!


When using the DLQ for your research, please cite as:
García-Amaya, Lorenzo. (2023). Documenting L2 Spanish use before, during, and after COVID-19 quarantine: Data from the Daily Language Questionaire 3. Presentation at American Association for Applied Linguistics, Portland, Oregon,March 18-22, 2023.