September, 2014

Volume 5, Number 3, September 2014

Edited by Jo Mynard

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Research Articles

  • Exploring the Concept of Learner Autonomy in Cross-Cultural Research by Nga Thanh Nguyen, Donna Tangen and Denise Beutel (202-216) [full text] [PDF]
  • The Effect of Computer-Based Self-Access Learning on Weekly Vocabulary Test Scores by Jordan Dreyer (217-234) [full text] [PDF]
  • Possibilities of Independent Learning in Two Self-Access Facilities of an Iranian University by Afshin Mohammadi (235-245) [full text] [PDF]
  • Learning Styles of Independent Learning Centre Users by Tarik Uzun (246-264) [full text] [PDF]

Regular Column

  • Introduction by column editor, Katherine Thornton (265) [full text] [PDF]
  • Room 101: The Social SAC by Michael Allhouse (265-276) [full text] [PDF]

Descriptions of Practice 

  • “Now Maybe I Feel Like Trying”: Engaging Learners Using a Visual Tool by Mayumi Abe, Satomi Yoshimuta, and Huw Davies (277-293) [full text] [PDF]
  • MOOCs in Language Education and Professional Teacher Development: Possibilities and Potential by Craig Manning, Brian R. Morrison and Tara McIlroy (294-308) [full text] [PDF]

Work in Progress

  • Game-Based Methods to Encourage EFL Learners to Transition to Autonomous Learning by Janine Berger (309-314) [full text] [PDF]


  • Upcoming Special Issue: Call for papers

Special Issue on dialogue and advising in self-access Learning. March, 2015 (Volume 6, Issue 1) edited by Hisako Yamashita and Jo Mynard.More details here:

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: December 10th, 2014.

Cover photo: Kanda University of International Studies, Japan (taken by Eric Hall)