Fostering Language Learning Motivation and Autonomy through the Curriculum

15 October 2022, Paris

The research groups LANGUenACT and LIRTES, members of the arts and humanities research team 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 international training event on the theme “Fostering Language Learning Motivation and Autonomy through the Curriculum.” Sponsored in part by the Rectorat of the Académie de Créteil, the event will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 9 am to 5:30 pm, at the University of Paris-Est Créteil, Campus Centre.

This professional study day will provide teachers and trainees with conceptual tools and practical strategies for strengthening their students’ motivation and autonomy through the language curriculum, leading to more effective 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, Nathalie Carminatti, associate professor at UPEC-INSPE, and learner autonomy practitioner Anja Burkert from the University of Graz. In addition to talks, both in English and French, followed by group discussion, there will be two workshop sessions, one focused on promoting autonomy with primary learners, the other with secondary students.

For more information about the event, visit UPEC’s website or download the program below: