What is LASIG?

LASIG is the Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group, one of 16 IATEFL Special Interest Groups. Originally formed in 1986 by a small group of educators devoted to promoting learner autonomy, LASIG now has members from over 50 countries.

Our main goals are:

  • to address the interests and needs of students, teachers, learning advisers, teacher educators and researchers who are interested in autonomy in language learning and all that it implies,
  • to raise awareness of issues related to autonomy in language learning,
  • to explore, investigate and develop practices and strategies for the implementation of language learner autonomy,
  • to provide a forum for discussion through publications and events,
  • to offer opportunities for networking globally and cross-culturally.

LASIG is organised by a group of unpaid volunteers. We invite all members to help out in determining the direction of the SIG.