IJoLE: International Journal of Language Education
Vol. 2, No. 2, 2018

LEARNER AUTONOMY IN EFL/ESL CLASSROOMS IN BANGLADESH: TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS AND PRACTICES

Begum, Jahanara ( Southeast University )



Article Info

Publish Date
30 Oct 2018

Abstract

Abstract: In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of language teaching being more and more communication oriented. The traditional classroom teaching is facing a big challenge and is gradually being replaced by learner-centered approaches putting learner as individual into the core of learning process. This means learner autonomy gets to be enhanced to meet the need of the new teaching mode. While a great deal of researches have been done on the concept and development of learner autonomy , limited studies have investigated the ways and means of classroom practices of teachers in fostering learner autonomy in tertiary level EFL/ESL classrooms in Bangladesh. This paper examines what teachers think about learner autonomy as well as the strategies they use to develop learners autonomy in a university setting using a qualitative approach. The findings revealed that although university teachers are acquainted with what learner autonomy means, there are some challenges of developing learner autonomy in the classroom due to a number of lacking, such as teacher’s preparation, students’ reluctant attitude, suitability for different disciplined students and class timing.

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Journal Info

Abbrev

ijole

Publisher

Subject

Arts Humanities Education Languange, Linguistic, Communication & Media Social Sciences

Description

IJoLE: International Journal of Language Education is an international peer reviewed and open access journal in language education. The aim is to publish conceptual and research articles that explore the application of any language in teaching and the everyday experience of language in education. ...