• The assessment of self-access language learning : practical challenges 

      Reinders, Hayo; Lázaro, Noemí (Routledge, 2008-05-12)
      Self-access centres are a popular type of language support offered by an increasing number of schools and universities around the world. Assessment of the learning that takes place in such Centres is seen as both crucial ...
    • Autonomous language learning study guides : Useful tools in the self-access language learning environment. 

      Dofs, Kerstin; Hobbs, Moira (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL), 2014)
      This paper reports on a recent trial of Autonomous Language Learning (ALL) guides, at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT), in Christchurch and Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand. ...
    • Best practice ideas for learner advising in New Zealand 

      Hobbs, Moira; Dofs, Kerstin (Self-Access Learning Centre (SALC) Kanda University of International Studies (Chiba, Japan), 2016-06)
      In this article, the authors will present a short discussion about the role of self-access and advising in language education, after which they will describe workshops they conducted, and disseminate ideas for best practice ...
    • Do advisory sessions encourage independent learning? 

      Reinders, Hayo (Reflections, 2008)
      Many self-access centres, writing centres and individual teachers around the world offer tertiary students help with their (academic) writing by offering feedback on essays. Many students appear to use such services expecting ...
    • Encouraging proofreading and revision 

      Reinders, Hayo (National University of Singapore, 2010-01-11)
      Recent years have seen a lot of interest in learner autonomy. Although many teachers can see the value of encouraging in learners more awareness of the learning process, and the ability to make decisions about their learning ...
    • An evaluative checklist for self-access materials 

      Reinders, Hayo; Lewis, Marilyn (Oxford University Press, 2006-07)
      Self-access centres (SACs) are playing an increasingly pivotal role in supporting the (self-) study of languages. Selecting suitable resources thus becomes more and more important. At the selection stage, identifying ...
    • ‘Examining the "self” in self-access materials 

      Reinders, Hayo; Lewis, Marilyn (rEFLections, 2005)
      Self-access centres (SACS*) are an increasingly common form of support for language learners. Self-access learning, by its nature, is heavily dependent on the availability of sufficient and relevant materials of a high ...
    • Fortress or bridge? : learners’ perceptions and practice in self access language learning 

      Cotterall, Sara; Reinders, Hayo (Tesolanz, 2000)
      Independent language learning is an essential complement to classroom-based learning if learners are to acquire target competence in a realistic period of time. It follows that language teachers can help promote learning ...
    • How well do self-access CALL materials support self- directed learning? 

      Reinders, Hayo; Lewis, Marilyn (The JALT CALL Journal, 2005-08)
      Many CALL materials are used for self-study or are offered in self-access centres where students often have little or no access to support from a teacher. Such materials thus have to be very clear, comprehensive, and easy ...
    • Innovation in language support : the provision of technology in self-access 

      Reinders, Hayo; Lázaro, Noemí (Routledge, 2007-04)
      Self-access centres are sometimes portrayed as being at the forefront of pedagogical innovation. They are also said to be technology-rich language learning environments. In practice, however, the application of technology ...
    • Innovation in self-access : three case studies 

      Lázaro, Noemí; Reinders, Hayo (Asia-Pacific Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning, 2007-01)
      This article reports the findings of a study into the use of technology in three self-access centres. It is based on the results of an earlier study that applied an evaluative framework to compare the use of technology in ...
    • Self-access : positioning, pedagogy and direction 

      Reinders, Hayo (National Centre for English Language Teaching and Research, 2004-12)
      The purpose of this study is to investigate the rationale, structure, pedagogy, resourcing, perceptions of effectiveness and direction of self-access centres (SACs) in New Zealand and Australia. The senior staff in 14 ...
    • Self-access and independent learning centres 

      Reinders, Hayo (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013)
      Self-access centres are learner-oriented language learning environments that encourage the development of learner autonomy (see LEARNER AUTONOMY). Self-access centres (SACs) provide materials, activities, and staff support ...
    • The state-of-the-art of self-access in New Zealand : results of a SWOT analysis. 

      Lázaro, Noemí; Reinders, Hayo (TESOLANZ Inc, 2007)
      Self-access centres form an important part of language education in New Zealand. A recent study (Reinders et al., 2003) showed that all tertiary providers in the country offered some form of self-access language learning ...
    • Technology in self-access : an evaluative framework 

      Lázaro, Noemí; Reinders, Hayo (Pacific Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2006-10)
      Self-Access Centers are said to be ‘technology-rich’ environments and are often cited as examples of pedagogical innovation. Interestingly, not much is known about the use of technology in self-access and the ways in which ...

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