SiSAL Journal Volume 5(4). Special Issue on Self-Regulation in Foreign Language Learning

Special issue on Self-Regulation in Foreign Language Learning

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Volume 5, Number 4, December 2014

Edited by Paul Collett and Kristen Sullivan

  • Editorial by Paul Collett and Kristen Sullivan [full text] [PDF]

Featured Articles

  • The Social Dimensions of Learner Autonomy and Self-Regulated Learning by Garold Murray [full text] [PDF]
  • Self-Regulation: Why is it Important for Promoting Learner Autonomy in the School Context? by Yoshiyuki Nakata [full text] [PDF]

Research Articles

  • Examining the Relationships between Self-Efficacy, Effort Regulation Strategy Use, and English Vocabulary Skills by Sakae Onoda [full text] [PDF]
  • Self-Regulation within Language Learners’ Dialogues by Ma. De Lourdes Rico-Cruz and Magdalena Ávila Pardo [full text] [PDF]

Descriptions of Practice / Works in Progress

  • Redesigning an Independent Learning Course Component: Recognizing the Role of Instructor as Guide by Caroline Hutchinson [full text] [PDF]
  • Developing Autonomous Self-Regulated Readers in an Extensive Reading Program by J. Lake and Trevor Holster [full text] [PDF]
  • Bringing Learner Self-Regulation Practices Forward by Fergus O’Dwyer and Judith Runnels [full text] [PDF]
  • Formative Assessment in University English Conversation Classes by Carla Wilson [full text] [PDF]


  • Researching Self-Regulated Learning and Foreign Language Learning by Paul Collett [full text] [PDF]
  • Reconsidering the Assessment of Self-Regulated Learning in Foreign Language Courses by Kristen Sullivan [full text] [PDF]

Conference Review

  • Understanding Self-Regulated Learning: Thoughts from Attending the Self-Regulated Learning Symposium in Shimonoseki by Katherine Thornton [full text] [PDF]

Regular Column

  • Introduction by column editor, Katherine Thornton [full text] [PDF]
  • Researching the New Room 101: “A Safe Haven” for Me to Learn by Michael Allhouse [full text] [PDF]


  • SiSAL Self-Access Stories Project: Call for Papers

SiSAL Journal is planning to publish an ongoing column entitled Language Learning Spaces: Self-Access in Action, over several issues, from June 2015 (Volume 6, Issue 2) More details here:


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