SiSAL Journal 6(4). Special Issue on Self-Access and Young Learners

6-4-cover-smallSiSAL Journal special issue on Self-Access and Young Learners edited by Annamaria Pinter, Robert J. Werner and Jo Mynard has been published! Issue 6(4) features articles from colleagues based in the UK, Spain, Sweden, Ireland, Japan and China. This issue includes two book reviews (the reviews editor is Hisako Yamashita), and three papers in the ‘Language Learning Spaces’ series edited by Katherine Thornton. The theme in this issue is Developing Effective Student Staff Training Programmes.  Congratulations to all the authors! You can read all of the articles in the open access journal here:


What’s on in the SALC this month?

December has been a busy month in the SALC and ELI and there are still plenty of events to come!

Friday 18th

Christmas party at lunchtime – have fun and try to win prizes

Friday afternoon tea 4-5pm  with a nordic Christmas theme

Monday 21st

Movie night – watch “The Holiday” together from 4.30pm

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Workshop: Using Advising Tools Inside and Outside the Classroom

Workshop by Jo Mynard and Neil Curry
Thursday 3rd December 2015tools

Workshop slides


This workshop introduced some advising tools that teachers, learning advisors and learners can use in order to promote deep reflection on learning and facilitate the dialogue. The tools included: the goal-setting pyramid, a learning plan, the Wheel of Language Learning, and activities for building confidence and overcoming speaking anxiety. The presenters focussed mainly on the Wheel of Language Learning and introduced some advising discourse strategies that can be used in 1-1 dialogues with students. Continue reading