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Volume 11, number 1, March 2020

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Volume 11, number 1, March 2020

Edited by Jo Mynard and Hisako Yamashita




  • Introduction by Jo Mynard and Hisako Yamashita (1-4) [full text] [PDF]

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Volume 10, Number 4, December 2019

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Volume 10, Number 4, December 2019

Edited by Diego Mideros and Jo Mynard 




  • Introduction by Diego Mideros and Jo Mynard (319-322) [full text] [PDF]

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SiSAL Journal, Volume 10, Number 3, September 2019

Volume 10, Number 3, September 2019

Edited by Jo Mynard


  • Introduction by Jo Mynard (220-222) [Full text] [PDF]
  • As If … A Game Theory Perspective on Self-Access Learning by Dominic G. Edsall (223-238)  [Full text] [PDF]
  • A Critical Review of Research on Language Learning Strategies used by Arab Learners of English by Anas Hajar (239-257) [Full text] [PDF]
  • An Investigation into the Criteria Students Use When Selecting Graded Readers by Phoebe Lyon and Amber Barr (258-281) [Full text] [PDF]
  • Transformative Language Use in and Beyond the Classroom with the Voice Story App by Naomi Wilks-Smith and Li Ping Thong (282-295) [Full text] [PDF]
  • Self-Assessment Surveys – A Tool for Independent Learning in Lower-tier Dependent Classrooms by Craig Yamamoto and Yoko Kinoshita (296-318) [Full text] [PDF]

Cover photo: © Kanda University of International Studies, Chiba, Japan

Copyright © 2019 Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, ISSN 2185-3762.
Copyright held by individual authors.

March, 2019

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Volume 10, Number 1, March 2019

Special Issue: Papers from the Third Psychology of Language Learning Conference

Edited by David Mcloughlin and Jo Mynard

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  • Introduction to the Special Issue: Papers from the Third Psychology of Language Learning Conference by David McLoughlin and Jo Mynard (1-4) [full text] [PDF]

Research Papers

  • Motivational Dynamics in Language Advising Sessions: A Case Study by Eduardo Castro (5-20) [full text] [PDF]
  • Primary Teachers’ Experiences in Preparing to Teach Irish: Views on Language Proficiency and Promoting the Language by Claire M. Dunne (21-43) [full text] [PDF]
  • Chinese Language Learner Motivation: Vision, Socialization and Progression by Junqing Jia (44-60) [full text] [PDF]
  • A Pedagogical Attempt to Promote Japanese College EFL Learners’ Self-Growth by Masao Kanaoka (61-78) [full text] [PDF]
  • Longitudinal Trajectories of Emotions in Four Dimensions Through Language Advisory Sessions by Ryo Moriya (79-110) [full text] [PDF]

Work in Progress

  • Exploring Third-Age Foreign Language Learning from the Well-being Perspective: Work in Progress by Dorota Matsumoto (111-116) [full text] [PDF]
  • Exploring Facilitative and Debilitative Spaces: A Shift in Focus from Classrooms to Learning Systems by Nathan Thomas (117-125) [full text] [PDF]


  • Conference Review of Psychology of Language Learning 3, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan (June 7-10, 2018) by Greg Rouault and Colin Skeates (126-134) [full text] [PDF]

 Upcoming Events

  • The International Association for Psychology of Language Learning (IAPLL), 4th International Conference June 24-28, 2020, Cape Breton University, Sydney, Nova Scotia in Canada.


Cover photo by Jo Mynard taken at PLL3, Tokyo, Japan. June, 2018.

Volume 9, Number 4, December 2018

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Volume 9, Number 4, December 2018

Edited by Diego Mideros and Jo Mynard



  • Introduction by Jo Mynard and Diego Mideros (413-414) [Full text] [PDF]
  • Becoming a Language Learning Advisor: Insights From a Training Program in Brazil by Walkyria Magno e Silva and Eduardo Castro (415-424) [Full text] [PDF]
  • Comparative Analysis of Writing Strategies and Performance in a Saudi University by Miriam Alkubaidi (425-443) [Full text] [PDF]

Reviews (edited by Hisako Yamashita)

  • Learners About Learning’ Student Conference Review by Agnes Patko, Ann Flanagan, and Katherine Thornton (444-447) [Full text] [PDF]
  • Review of the Independent Learning Association 2018 Conference by Elizabeth Schlingman (448-455) [Full text] [PDF]

Upcoming Events

  • Supporting Educators in Developing Language Learner Autonomy. IATEFL Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group event. April 1, 2019. Liverpool, UK. Read more…
  • Independence & Interdependence: The Asian Conference on Language Learning (ACLL2019), May 16-18, 2019. Tokyo, Japan. Read more…

Cover photo by Benjamin Snyder taken at SILC, Sojo University, Kumamoto, Japan

Copyright © 2018 Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, ISSN 2185-3762. Copyright held by individual authors.