Developing learner autonomy in the language class in Turkey: voices from the classroom

Inozu J.

ASIA PACIFIC EDUCATION REVIEW, cilt.12, ss.523-531, 2011 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12564-011-9154-0
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.523-531


This article draws on qualitative interview data from a case study of an English teacher in Turkey. It explores the implementation of learner autonomy in English as a foreign language classroom and identifies the challenges, such as students' negative attitudes towards classroom practices, dissatisfaction with the language learning activities and lack of motivation among the students, the teacher encountered while promoting learner autonomy. The main purpose of the paper is to analyse the issues that have emerged during the process of implementing learner autonomy in language learning with specific reference to the case study conducted and to discuss the themes relevant to its classroom practice.