Research Institute for Learner Autonomy Education (RILAE) Research Forum
Date: Wednesday 29 May
Time: 12:15 – 13:00
Online peer interaction – What does it take for our learners to communicate?
In this talk, we delve into the ins and outs of online peer interaction. Using examples from a study on the use of social media in language education, we explore the ways in which learners interact with each other when engaged in language learning activities. Continue reading
Research Institute for Learner Autonomy Education (RILAE) workshops
All KUIS faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend two RILAE workshops offered by Professor Hayo Reinders on 8th and 10th May at lunchtime. The theme is analysing learner language and in particular, metaphor analysis. A similar session was offered last year, but is being offered again by popular demand and is part of a series of workshops related to analysing learner language.
In this session we will think about ways of analysing learner language and look at metaphors and their place in learners’ accounts of their language learning journeys. Metaphors are an integral part of how we express ourselves and a reflection of who we are – and how we see ourselves. Continue reading
Arnott, C., Curry, N., Lyon, P., & Mynard, J. (2019). Measuring the effectiveness of time management training in EFL classes: Phase 1 of a mixed methods study. Relay Journal, 2(1), 86-101. https://kuis.kandagaigo.ac.jp/relayjournal/issues/jan19/arnott_et_al/
Bennett, P. A. (2019) The effects of music in the foreign language learning classroom. Relay Journal, 2(1), 6-16. https://kuis.kandagaigo.ac.jp/relayjournal/issues/jan19/bennett/
Brown, J., & Davies, H. (2019). Introduction to the column: Exploring individual differences through case studies. Relay Journal, 2(1), 102-103. https://kuis.kandagaigo.ac.jp/relayjournal/issues/jan19/case-studies_column_introduction/ Continue reading
Welcome to the new academic year!
I hope the new academic year has started well. Here is brief summary of some of the ways in which the SALC can support you and your students (scroll down). For more information, feel free to:
Wishing you a productive and fulfilling academic year!
Dr. Jo Mynard, SALC Director (on behalf of the SALC team) Continue reading
This session covered the following aspects of the SALC:
– About the SALC
– Learner autonomy
– SALC services
– SALC orientation for students
– SALC curriculum
Access the slides here