Learner autonomy is a term which is sometimes misused and often misunderstood. When we say learner autonomy, do we mean self-study? Or do we mean something else? And why is it so important, why does it matter? Is learner autonomy something a teacher can help foster in the classroom, or is tt something only the learner can influence?
This workshop will look at learner autonomy in the context of English language learning. We will discuss definitions, and its importance, before considering ways in which a teacher can help learners reach this ‘goal’ of increased autonomy, in the context of motivating materials from the Premier Skills English website.
Learner Autonomy Workshop
The following activities on the topic of motivation are intended to help you think about what you learnt from the video.
Over to you
Do you think learner autonomy is important in the English language classroom? Why?