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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Autores Principales: Barrantes Elizondo, Lena, Olivares Garita, Cinthya
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Inglés
Publicado: Escuela de Lenguas Modernas, Universidad de Costa Rica 2014
Materias:
EFL
Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/rlm/article/view/13926
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/23619
Sumario: 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.