Title

Promoting independent English language learning within an Asian tertiary institution : the Lingnan experience

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

SiSAL Journal

Publication Date

9-2016

Volume

7

Issue

3

First Page

322

Last Page

330

Publisher

Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS)

Keywords

Self-Access, Independent Learning, Language Development, Motivation, Student Retention

Abstract

This article is a self-reflective account of the English Language Support Service (ELSS) at the Centre for English and Additional Languages at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. The article gives a brief background of the Centre’s structure, goals, development and the role it plays in student language development. Stressing the importance of self-motivation and independent learning, the article examines the issues the centre has had attracting and retaining students and the on-campus and online promotion used to increase student attendance, self-access, and face-to-face interactions. The article offers lessons-learned and future goals that can be applied to other tertiary institution self-access language centres.

E-ISSN

21853762

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2016 Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, ISSN 2185-3762. Copyright held by individual authors.

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Language

English

Recommended Citation

LeBane, M. C., Shilling, M., & Harris, A. (2016). Promoting independent English language learning within an Asian tertiary institution : the Lingnan experience. SiSAL Journal, 7(3), 322-330.

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