PCE 2021

September 11, 10:00-16:00 UK time

Our 2021 Post-Conference Event focus is:
Defining and contextualizing language learner autonomy: theory and practice

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Abstract: There seems to be a growing tendency for ‘autonomy’ and ‘autonomous’ to be used without much awareness of their history in language teaching theory and practice. The 2021 PCE will address this issue. Our plenary speaker, David Little, of Trinity College Dublin, will define language learner autonomy for the 21st century, explaining where his definition comes from, how it is supported by empirically grounded theory, and what it implies for language teaching and learning, whether in classrooms, self-access centres or online learning environments. The remainder of the day will explore the challenges that this definition is likely to pose in different educational contexts and geographical locations. An interactive mini-presentation session will provide opportunities to find out about learner autonomy projects in different countries; two workshops will introduce tried and tested approaches to motivating and empowering learners of all ages, from all backgrounds and at all proficiency levels; and there will be plenty of opportunities for networking and connecting with colleagues. We’re looking forward to interactive discussions and to generating new ideas with you.

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2021 PCE Programme

IATEFL LASIG Post-Conference Event, September 11, 2021 Our 2021 PCE, Defining and contextualizing language learner autonomy: theory and practice, will feature a plenary by David Little, a workshop by Carmen Becker and Annika Albrecht, mini presentations by specialists from around the world, and much, much more! We hope you can join us to learn about… Continue reading 2021 PCE Programme

Plenary: David Little

Our plenary speaker, David Little, of Trinity College Dublin, will define language learner autonomy for the 21st century, explaining where his definition comes from, how it is supported by empirically grounded theory, and what it implies for language teaching and learning, whether in classrooms, self-access centres or online learning environments. About David David Little is… Continue reading Plenary: David Little

LASIG 2021 scholarship winner

We are pleased to announce that Natallia Narkevich is LASIG’s 2021 scholarship winner. Natallia will be giving a presentation, Using Digital Tools To Encourage Learner Autonomy, at our PCE. Abstract: In this presentation, Natallia will share her expertise of using a variety of digital tools to promote learner autonomy outside the classroom and will demonstrate… Continue reading LASIG 2021 scholarship winner

Workshop

This interactive workshop, led by Carmen Becker and Annika Albrecht, will start with a short survey through which participants reflect their own learning spaces for foreign language learning. Participants will then gain an insight into the authentic foreign language development of a case study; this will serve as a basis for subsequent reflection in small… Continue reading Workshop

Mini presentations

LASIG’s PCE will feature a number of mini presentations. The following are our presenters: Micòl Beseghi: Using translation for learner autonomy I will show how using authentic translation tasks in the foreign language classroom can be beneficial in terms of harnessing learners’ autonomous behaviour and creating a collaborative learning environment as well as a community… Continue reading Mini presentations