所属 立命館アジア太平洋大学 言語教育センター 職種 准教授
|標題||Introducing Learner Autonomy in a University English Course|
|概要||This paper reports on the attempt to develop autonomous learning skills of introductory-level students at a Japanese university through a general English language course. The authors developed a syllabus for a course that employed various methods in order to boost the students’ autonomous learning skills and English competencies over the semester of four months.|
Questionnaires were conducted after every spring semester across three years to seek student opinions towards this systematized implementation of autonomous learning. In addition, a focus group interview was conducted after the second year to triangulate the data. Findings showed the majority of the students expressing positive attitudes towards the system. Students reported improvement in language skills, motivation, and study habits. Further improvements are suggested in the evaluation system and individual advising.