Fostering Foreign Language Learning Autonomy through Imposed Curricula

Université Paris-Est Créteil, Paris, France
May 16, 2020

The research group LANGUenACT, member of the research laboratory IMAGER at the University of Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC), the National Institute of Teacher Education for the Academy of Créteil (INSPE-Créteil), and the Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group (LASIG) of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) are proud to announce a one-day conference focused on the theme “Fostering Foreign Language Learning Autonomy through Imposed Curricula.” The event will take place from 9 am to 5:30 pm on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the ‘Campus Centre’ of the University of Paris-Est Créteil.

The conference will provide attendees with conceptual and practical tools for developing students’ ability to take on greater responsibility for their foreign language learning, both in the classroom and beyond. Keynote speakers will include David Little, Fellow Emeritus of Trinity College Dublin, teacher educator and former LASIG coordinator Leni Dam, and learner autonomy practitioner Anja Burkert from the University of Graz, Austria. In addition to two pre-prepared Question & Answer sessions to promote more open and in-depth discussion throughout the day, four practical workshop sessions are planned: two focused on developing learning autonomy at the primary school level, and two at the secondary school level.

For more information, please contact Stephen Scott Brewer at:

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