LASIG advisory board

Over the years, we’ve had a number of invaluable volunteers help out with the direction and development of our SIG. We are very grateful for their guidance and expertise.

LASIG Patron

Leni Dam, former LASIG coordinator and co-coordinator for 6 years together with Lienhard Legenhausen, was for forty years a teacher in a Danish comprehensive school developing language learner autonomy in her English classes. At the same time, she was an in-service teacher trainer and school developer at University College for Copenhagen and North Zealand. She… Continue reading LASIG Patron


Jo Mynard¬†is a Professor, Director of the Self-Access Learning Center, and Director of the Research Institute for Learner Autonomy Education at Kanda University of International studies in Japan. She has an M.Phil. in Applied Linguistics from Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland and an Ed.D. in TEFL from the University of Exeter, UK. Her research… Continue reading Advisor


Lienhard Legenhausen is Professor Emeritus of Language Pedagogy and Applied Linguistics at the University of M√ľnster, Germany. His research interests include the study of learner language, technology-enhanced language learning as well as learner-centred approaches to classroom learning/teaching. Together with Leni Dam, Denmark, he started the LAALE project (Language Acquisition in an Autonomous Learning Environment) in… Continue reading Advisor