Published: The importance of affective factors in self-access language learning Courses

10 10 2011

ELI Assistant Director Jo Mynard has published an article in the June 2011 Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal. Publication information follows:

Valdivia, S., McLoughlin, D., & Mynard, J. (2011). The importance of affective factors in self-access language learning courses. Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, 2(2), 91-96.

The Importance of Affective Factors in Self-Access Language Learning Courses

In this short summary, we investigate the importance of learners’ emotional involvement in self-directed learning. We begin by briefly examining the literature related to affective factors in self-access language learning. We then describe two examples of institutions with self-access centres that place particular importance on affective factors in courses of self-directed study. The first example is in a university in Japan, where affective strategies are introduced through self-directed learning modules. The second example is in a university in Mexico, where educators are investigating how feelings about self-access language learning can change over time.


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