IATEFL Learner Autonomy SIG:

IATEFL Learner Autonomy SIG Conference: Advising for Language Learner Autonomy

Date: Saturday, November 12th, 2011 Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Speaker: Invited speakers: Marina Mozzon-McPherson, University of Hull (plenary), Lucy Cooker, University of Birmingham (opening remarks), Christopher Candlin, Macquarie University, Australia (closing session)

Description:
Kanda University of International Studies and the IATEFL Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group (LASIG) are delighted to announce that they will be holding a conference in Japan in November, 2011. This event has also been organized in collaboration with the Japan Association for Self-access Learning (JASAL), Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages (KIFL) and the JALT Learner Development SIG. The theme of the one day conference will be Advising for language learner autonomy, and will be of particular interest to language educators working as learning advisors, or teachers who are concerned with promoting language learner autonomy. The event theme also covers peer advising with a particular focus on the way in which peer advising fosters learner autonomy. The event will include presentations on the following themes related to advising in language learning:
1. Training and professional development
2. Research and practice
3. Peer advising
4. Advising tools
5. Dialogue and discourse
6. Context-related issues. More details on the event webpage.

Organization: The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group (IATEFL Learner Autonomy SIG)

Cost: IATEFL Members: 6000 yen
Non-members: 6,700 yen

Venue: Kanda University of International Studies, Chiba Prefecture

Location: Makuhari City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan

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Contact IATEFL Learner Autonomy SIG

Website: learnerautonomy.org/

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