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

Special Issue on Young Learners and Self-Access
Edited by Annamaria Pinter, Robert J. Werner and Jo Mynard

  • Self-Access and Young Learners: Introduction to the Special Issue by Jo Mynard, Annamaria Pinter, and Robert J. Werner [full text] [PDF]


  • ‘After Mom Gets Some Books, Then I’ll Make a Selection’: A 5-Year-Old ELL’s Decision-Making in the Book-Related Home Playby Heeyang Park  [full text] [PDF]
  • About a Boy: A Gamer and L2 English Speaker Coming into Being by Use of Self-Access by Pia Sundqvist [full text][PDF]
  • L2 Motivation and Young Self-Instructed Learners’ Persistence in Learning English: A Causal Analysis by Chika Takahashi  [full text] [PDF]
  • An Example of Classroom Practice Using Flashcards for Young Learners: Preliminary Indications for Promoting Autonomy by Feng Teng and Fang He  [full text] [PDF]
  • Self-Access and Metacognitive Awareness in Young Learners:How Japanese Sixth Graders Learn How to Learn English by Robert J. Werner and Yu Kobayashi  [full text] [PDF]

Work in Progress

  • Sea Change in Library Use by Ian Adkins and Devin Unwin  [full text] [PDF]

Book Reviews
Edited by Hisako Yamashita

  • ‘Teaching Young Learners To Think’ by Herbert Puchta and Marion Williams. Reviewed by Duncan Jamieson  [full text] [PDF]
  • ‘Stories and Storyline’ by Sharon Ahlquist and Réka Lugossy.Reviewed by Nena Nikolic-Hosonaka  [full text] [PDF]

Language Learning Spaces Part 3: Developing Effective Student Staff Training Programmes
Edited by Katherine Thornton

  • Introduction: Supporting Student Staff Through Effective Training by Katherine Thornton  [full text] [PDF]
  • Peer-led Discussion Groups in Foreign Languages: Training International Students to Become Peer-Facilitators by Catherine Jeanneau and Stéphanie O’Riordan  [full text] [PDF]
  • Effective Training for SALC Student Staff: Principles Borne from Experience by Ashley R. Moore and Misato Tachibana  [full text] [PDF]
  • Training Student Workers in a Social Learning Space by Naomi Fujishima [full text] [PDF]


  • Upcoming Special Issue: Second call for papers

Special Issue on Virtual and other learning spaces, June, 2016 (Volume 7, Issue 2) edited by Curtis Edlin and Jo Mynard. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: January 15th, 2016. More details…

Cover photo by Andy Lind


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