Reminder – call for papers: Relay Journal, September 2019

dedsign8Submission Deadline: August 31, 2019
Featured Theme: Teacher and advisor education for learner autonomy (general submissions on learner autonomy also welcome).
Editors: Phillip Bennett and Maria Giovanna Tassinari.
Readership: The intended audience of this journal includes researchers and practitioners interested in issues connected with autonomous language teaching and learning both within and beyond the classroom in formal and informal learning situations.
We welcome articles, summaries/work in progress, column contributions (reflective practice, teacher autonomy, case studies, curriculum-based approaches), reviews and interviews.

Learning Advisor Position Available, April 2020


The Self-Access Learning Center (SALC) will be expanding its advising team from April 2020 and has a vacancy for one learning advisor.

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RILAE Research Forum: Guest lecture by Hisako Yamashita

We are delighted to announce that we will have a special guest at our upcoming RILAE Research Forum. Hisako Yamashita from Konan Women’s University in Kobe, Japan will give a presentation on affect the the roles of peers in developing learner autonomy. Students and staff welcome! (Visitors, please email us:

Date: Thursday 11th July
Time: 12.20 to 13.00
Location: 8116

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Visitors from KTH, Sweden, 25-28 June

We are delighted to welcome our research partners from KTH in Stockholm, Sweden will be on campus next week. They will be offering two highly-recommended PD sessions for us in addition to opportunities for us to talk to them about technology and design projects.
Please scroll down for details of the sessions, researchers bios. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please use this form. Please note that the workshop and lecture will be held in classroom 8115 (not the usual room 8116).

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KUIS Linguistic Risk Taking Passport Project

risk-passport-headerLinguistic Risk Taking Passports are available to KUIS students as a way to encourage them to challenge themselves to make the most of the opportunities to use English. It should boost ways that students use English in class, and in and around the SALC in a fun way and also provide some useful data about how we can further support them. The project is completely optional for students. It is an initiative by researchers at the University of Ottawa in Canada along with other international partners. In addition to being a potentially beneficial tool for KUIS students, we will also be researching students’ experiences. Continue reading