Christian Ludwig is currently Professor of ELT at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. His teaching and research interests include enhancing learner autonomy in the EFL classroom as well as computer-assisted language learning. His main focus of research lies in the reconstruction of gender and other identities in contemporary young adult dystopias and South African literature. Since 2015 he has been the coordinator of the IATEFL Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group and external consultant for Cornelsen Publishing. He has been visiting scholar at, among others, universities in South Africa, Japan, and Belgium.
This book provides novel insights into both the theory and practice of learner autonomy in the context of foreign language education, and does so in multiple languages and through multiple voices. The volume contains full chapters or extracts in 15 languages accompanied by a chapter or summary in English.
This volume is the result of the two-day conference on language learner autonomy, “The answer is autonomy: issues in language teaching and learning”, which was held in Graz, Austria in June 2012. The book explores themes such as the role of technology; language learner autonomy and its demands on the teacher; learner beliefs, evaluation and assessment, and the role of the institution.
Since its original release, this book has made a notable contribution to the growing field of advising in language learning (ALL). ALL is the process and practice of working with learners, normally one-to-one, in order to promote learner autonomy. ALL is a unique field that overlaps with language teaching and counselling. The book contains 11 chapters related to the theory and practice of ALL.
This collection of papers is the result of a conference by the IATEFL Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group. The volume contains 16 chapters that bring together language learner autonomy and the complex and multifaceted concept of action research.This volume shows that learner autonomy is both a prerequisite and ultimate goal of (action) research.