Exploring Guided and Independent Learning Practices to Promote Learner Autonomy and Self-Regulation


Brian Barnett, Ph.D., Director of Language Instruction for French, Department of French and Italian

Emily Groepper, German instructor, Department of German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch

Katrien Vanpee, Ph.D., Director of Language Instruction for Arabic, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies 

University of Minnesota


3:30 pm central time, Thursday, November 19

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Description: This session provides examples of instructional interventions that aim at promoting learner autonomy and self-regulated language learning. Participants will learn about initiatives that enhance and/or provide opportunities for oral practice and skill development in and outside of class, and in formal and informal contexts. Discussants will share strategies for promoting independent learning and self-regulated language learning. Furthermore, they will address two guiding questions: 

  • How can I foster student engagement and autonomy?
  • What does learner autonomy mean in a language learning environment?

Delivery format: Zoom meeting

Contact: Jana Martin, Associate Director, Language Institute. Email Jana for access to a recording of the session.

If you need accommodations to participate in this event, contact Adolfo Carrillo Cabello at least three business days prior to the event.

Sponsors: University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Language Media Center; University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) Language Resource Center; University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Language Center; Michigan State University, Center for Language Teaching Advancement; University of Wisconsin-Madison, Language Institute