A Closer Look into Learner Autonomy in the EFL Classroom

Learner autonomy in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classroom involves conscious, reflective decisions and explicit procedures from students. When students participate actively, the process of internalizing the language becomes more meaningful since long-lasting linguistic goals are attained...

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Main Authors: Barrantes Elizondo, Lena, Olivares Garita, Cinthya
Format: Artículo
Language: Inglés
Published: Escuela de Lenguas Modernas, Universidad de Costa Rica 2014
Subjects:
EFL
Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/rlm/article/view/13926
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/23619
Summary: Learner autonomy in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classroom involves conscious, reflective decisions and explicit procedures from students. When students participate actively, the process of internalizing the language becomes more meaningful since long-lasting linguistic goals are attained. This study investigates the role of learner autonomy and some possible consequences on achievement in a sample of six students in the English Teaching Major at UNA, Brunca extension. The data of the subjects were garnered through artifact collection (students’ grades) and two questionnaires which were directed toward obtaining personal insights regarding learning situations and the subjects’ autonomy.