Autonomy in Language Learning: Tools, Tasks and Environments

Edited by Jo Mynard and Christian Ludwig with a foreword by Anna Uhl Chamot, this book explores tools, tasks and environments which support the development of learner autonomy in different learning spaces and cultural contexts. The 13 chapters in this e-book are divided into five parts: self-access, self-directed learning, technology tools, logbooks/plans, and inside/outside the classroom. More

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About Jo Mynard

Dr. Jo Mynard is an Associate Professor and Director of the Self-Access Learning Centre (SALC) at Kanda University of International Studies in Japan.

She completed her Doctorate in Education (TEFL) at the University of Exeter, UK in 2003 and her M.Phil, in Applied Linguistics at Trinity College, Dublin in 1997.

Before joining KUIS, she worked as an Associate Professor of English language at NUCB/Koryo College in Nagoya. Prior to moving to Japan, she worked in the United Arab Emirates and was a faculty members and Founder / Coordinator of the Learning Enhancement Centre (LEC) at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi.

She has been the editor of SiSAL Journal (Studies in Self-Access Learning) since 2010. SiSAL Journal is an international, peer reviewed, quarterly publication indexed by seven databases.

She has been a committee member of the IATEFL Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group since 2001. She is currently the Publications Officer for the group and a joint series editor for the "Autonomy in Language Learning" series of e-books.

Her professional interests are learner autonomy, advising in language learning, self-access learning and CALL. She has co-edited three books. Two on learner autonomy (2011; 2014), and two on advising in language learning (2012).

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