Michelle Tamala, Australia, has extensive experience both as a teacher and learner of second languages. She commenced her teaching career as a teacher of languages other than English in the Australian secondary school system. More recently Michelle managed EAP courses; teaching as well as designing curriculum and syllabus. A significant part of her career was managing Independent Learning Centres at University pathway language centres, designing spaces and resources as well as organising teacher education and workshops for students. The development of Learner Autonomy, in specially designed spaces as well as through curriculum design and the appropriate use of digital technologies has been an ongoing interest and riving force in Michelle’s approach to learning, and teaching. Currently Michelle is engaged in editing projects and online assessment.