March, 2015

JournalcoverpageMarch2015 (1) (1)Volume 6, Number 1, March 2015

Special Issue, Dialogue and Advising in Self-Access Learning 

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Edited by Hisako Yamashita and Jo Mynard

  • Dialogue and Advising in Self-Access Learning: Introduction to the Special Issue by Hisako Yamashita and Jo Mynard (1-12) [full text] [PDF]
  • Essential Advising to Underpin Effective Language Learning and Teaching by Moira Hobbs and Kerstin Dofs (13-31) [full text] [PDF]

Research Papers

  • Advising Dialogue from a Feminist Perspective: Gendered Talk or Emotional Labor? By Sophie Bailly, Guillaume Nassau and Anouchka Divoux (32-49) [full text] [PDF]
  • The Dynamics of Emotional Relationships in Self-Directed Language Learning Counselling Interviews by Emmanuelle Carette, Eric Thiébaut, and Guillaume Nassau (50-61) [full text] [PDF]
  • Affect and the Development of Learner Autonomy through Advising by Hisako Yamashita (62-85) [full text] [PDF]

Exploring Advising and Dialogue

  • Supporting Learners and Advisors: An Advising Interview Protocol for Intensive Language Programs by Donald P. Harootian and Erin N. O’Reilly (86-96) [full text] [PDF]
  • Institutional Challenges for a Voluntary-Basis Language Learning Advising Program by Yuuki Ogawa and Ryo Hase (97-111) [full text] [PDF]
  • Peer Tutoring in Japan: A Different Approach for a Unique Educational System by Hinako Takeuchi (112-119) [full text]  [PDF]
  • Language Learning Advice at the University of Leeds by Jadzia Terlecka and Carolin Schneider (120-123) [full text] [PDF]

Regular Column (Edited by Katherine Thornton)

  • A Movement towards Social Learning Spaces? A survey of SAC Managers in UK Higher Education by Michael Allhouse (124-137) [full text] [PDF]

Reviews and Summaries

  • Review of ‘Exploring English: Language and Culture’ by Judith Buendgens-Kosten (138-141) [full text] [PDF]
  • JASAL Forum 2014 Self-Access Conversations: Beyond Classroom Borders (142- 155) by Erin Okamoto [full text] [PDF]
  • The Self-Access Area Becomes the Language Zone by Carolin Schneider (156-159) [full text] [PDF]


Special Issue on Self-Access and Young Learners. December, 2015 (Volume 6, Issue 4) edited by Annamaria Pinter, Robert J. Werner and Jo Mynard. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: August 10th, 2015.

Cover photo: ‘VISTA SILC’ at Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages, Tokyo, Japan