Establishing Self-Access examines establishing, maintaining and developing self-access language learning (SALL). While much of it presents practical ideas dealing with issues related to SALL, they are supported by references to relevant literature and research. This link between theory and practice makes the debate about SALL accessible and makes this a useful resource for establishing and running self-access learning facilities. Its unique features include a typology of self-access facilities; a discussion about how to manage self-access; a step by step guide on evaluating self-access; a wide variety of practical suggestions for implementing self-access in different contexts. It is suitable for anyone concerned with self-access, from pre-service teacher trainees to experienced teachers and from managers of dedicated self-access centres to administrators concerned with financing self-access facilities.
Chapter 1: Background to Self-Access Language Learning; Chapter 2 : Learners' and Teachers' Beliefs and Attitudes about Language Learning; Chapter 3: A Typology Of Self-Access; Chapter 4: Management Of Self-Access Facilities; Chapter 5: Learner Profiles; Chapter 6: Materials For Self Access Language; Chapter 7: Self-Access Activities; Chapter 8: Physical Settings And Resourcing; Chapter 9: From Teacher-Directed to Self-Access Learning; Chapter 10: Counselling; Chapter 11: Assessment In Self-Access Learning; Chapter 12: The Evaluation Of Self-Access Language Learning; Case Studies