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 LittleDavid Little is a Fellow Emeritus of Trinity College Dublin. His principal research interests are the theory and practice of learner autonomy in second language education, the management of linguistic diversity in schools and classrooms, and the use of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages to support the design of second language curricula, teaching and assessment. Language Learner Autonomy: Theory, Practice and Research, by David Little, Leni Dam and Lienhard Legenhausen, was published by Multilingual Matters in 2017; Engaging with Linguistic Diversity: A Study of Educational Inclusion in an Irish Primary School, by David Little and Déirdre Kirwan, was published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2019.