For teachers of Teenagers and Young Adults
Five Keys to Developing Learner Independence Share
Whichever back-to-school scenario language learners are facing, they will almost certainly have fewer opportunities to engage in meaningful language use during class time, making it more important than ever for them to be effective independent learners. Yet simply setting independent learning activities is not enough and it is the teaching strategies that we use in-class to set up independent learning tasks that are key to facilitating learner independence.
Mark has been working in ELT since 2000 as a teacher, teacher trainer, DOS, materials writer and now academic consultant. He holds the CertTESOL and DipTESOL from Trinity, and a degree from the University of Birmingham. His areas of interest include teaching with minimal resources, and blended learning.