June 2022

Volume 13, Number 2, March 2022. Special Issue: Papers from the AILA 2021 Symposium

Edited by Kerstin Dofs and Diego Mideros


  • Introduction by Kerstin Dofs and Diego Mideros (177–181) [Full text] [PDF]
  • Complexity in Advising for Language Learning: From Theory to Practice by Maria Giovanna Tassinari (182–199)[Full text] [PDF]
  • A Complex Dynamic Model of Autonomy Development by Larissa Borges (200–223) [Full text] [PDF]
  • Concealing Identity Strategy: An Autonomous Chinese-Speaking Sojourner’s Linguistic and Social Involvements in a Religious Social Setting in The UK by Xinyang Lu, Vanessa Mar-Molinero, and Vicky Wright (224–247) [Full text] [PDF]
  • Teacher Roles in Promoting Out-of-Class Learning: Lessons From a Spanish for Specific Purposes Course by Diego Mideros (248–261)[Full text] [PDF]
  • Case Pedagogy in Initial Teacher Education: An Analysis of its Contribution to the Development of Professional Competences for Autonomy by Manuel Jiménez Raya and Borja Manzano Vázquez (262–285) [Full text] [PDF]
  • Autonomy, Empathy, and Transformation in Language Teacher Education: A Qualitative Study by Larissa Borges and Eduardo Castro (286–304) [Full text] [PDF]

Summaries and Reviews

  • Groningen 2021 by Diego Mideros and Kerstin Dofs (305–306) [Full text] [PDF]
  • Book Review: How to Learn Spanish: A Guide to Powerful Principles and Strategies for Successful Learning and Self-Empowerment by Maria Blanco, reviewed by Kerstin Dofs. (307–308) [Full text] [PDF]
  • AILA ReNLA Newsletter: AILA Congress in Groningen 2021 [PDF]

Cover image: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Wutsje / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0)


Volume 11(4) Published!

Volume 11, Number 4, December 2020


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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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