Learner Autonomy in the English Classroom: Empirical Studies and Ideas for Teachers (New edition)

Learner Autonomy in the English Classroom: Empirical Studies and Ideas for Teachers (New edition)

By: Paul Lennon (author)Paperback

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The volume consists of twelve classroom studies concerned with the implementation of learner autonomy in English classes. The individual studies range from primary school level to university level. They include studies on multi-media dictionary work, reading logs, peer correction, communication strategies, vocabulary learning strategies, oral proficiency, as well as work with literary texts and authentic news texts. Two studies focus specifically on the teaching of other subjects in English (Content and Language Integrated Learning). The authors describe their own empirical studies, record their classroom observations and make practical suggestions for teachers to take up in their own classrooms. All the studies are firmly grounded in second language acquisition theory and established didactic principles. They are prefaced by an introduction and a background chapter on the theory and practice of learner autonomy in language teaching.

About Author

Paul Lennon is Professor of English Didactics (TEFL) at Bielefeld University. He studied at the Universities of Oxford, Manchester, Leeds and Reading and has taught English in Britain, Germany and Bulgaria. He was a lecturer in Applied English Linguistics at Birmingham University in England and worked in teacher training at Giessen University.


Contents: Paul Lennon: The story of learner autonomy: from self-access to social learning - Piri Leeck: Some possibilities for implementing and increasing learner autonomy in the English lesson - Tanja Freudenau: Multimedia dictionaries in the primary school - Kathrin Kaupmann: Suggestions for the effective use of reading logs in the ninth grade - Matthias Barenfanger: Peer correction in the English Language writing classroom: an empirical study in the ninth grade of a Realschule - Kathrin Kaupmann: Lexical compensatory strategies among learners of different age levels: implications for teachers - Anna Niehaus: Which vocabulary learning strategies do students actually use? A survey in the tenth grade of a Gymnasium - Diana Schmitt-Egner: "Raise your voice!". An autonomous learning concept to improve oral proficiency in the EFL classroom - Till Meister: Authentic texts as a basis for autonomous learning - Joanna Kucza: Promoting learner autonomy by training students to generate their own reading comprehension questions - Patricia Nell Skorge: A different point of you: a corpus-based study of peer editing in a university-level EFL writing seminar - Nathan Devos: Content and Language Integrated Learning in physical education: evidence for language and content scaffolding during peer interaction - Marcel Suchier: Strategic support in bilingual history classes at different age and proficiency levels.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9783631624128
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 409
  • ID: 9783631624128
  • weight: 530
  • ISBN10: 3631624123
  • edition: New edition

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