December, 2016


Volume 7, Number 4, December 2016

Special Issue on Self-Access in Japan

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  • Self-Access in Japan: Introduction by Jo Mynard (331-340) [full text] [PDF]
  • Engendering Autonomy and Motivation through Learner Reflection Tasks by Simon Cooke (341-354) [full text] [PDF]
  • Discovering Methods of Bettering our Writing Center: A Report on Visits to US University Writing Centers by Shawn Andersson and Maho Nakahashi (355-364) [full text] [PDF]
  • The Need for Establishing an English Self-Access Center at Osaka University: Practical Suggestions and Overall Guidelines by Parisa Mehran, Mehrasa Alizadeh, Ichiro Koguchi and Haruo Takemura (365-378) [full text] [PDF]

Edited by Hisako Yamashita

  • Book Review: Social Spaces for Language Learning: Stories from the L-café Edited by Garold Murray and Naomi Fujishima Reviewed by Anthony DiGiulio (379-382) [full text] [PDF]
  • Report on the Japan Association of Self-Access Learning (JASAL) 2016 Annual Conference by Michael P. Lin (383-393) [full text] [PDF]

Language Learning Spaces: Self-Access in Action
Edited by Katherine Thornton

Part 7: Evaluating Language Learning Spaces

  • Evaluating Language Learning Spaces: Developing Formative Evaluation Procedures to Enable Growth and Innovation by Katherine Thornton (394-397) [full text] [PDF]
  • Evaluating a Self-Access Centre’s Effectiveness and Efficiency: A Case Study and Reflection by Daya Datwani-Choy (398-411) [full text] [PDF]
  • Building a Picture of Usage Patterns in a Language Learning Space: Gathering Useful Quantitative and Qualitative Data by Katherine Thornton and Nao Noguchi (412-425) [full text] [PDF]
  • Looking Backwards and Forwards: Evaluating a 15-Year-Old SALC for Continued Growth by Jo Mynard (426-435) [full text] [PDF]

 Cover page: The SALC at Hiroshima Bunkyo Women’s University, Japan