Publication details

The Impact of English Autonomously: Students´ Perceptions



Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Humanizing Language Teaching
MU Faculty or unit

Language Centre

Field Linguistics
Keywords autonomy in language learning; individualization; learning strategies
Description Supporting autonomy in language learning is not a new concept but in the Czech Republic it is still considered unconventional. Four semesters of experience have shown us that autonomy is a capacity everybody has to a certain extent. This article aims to demonstrate how the students themselves perceive their development and progress some time after finishing the course. The data collected in the survey indicate the strongest part of our course – individualization. This is evident from the students‘ answers, which give the highest scores to counsellings, support groups and work with learning strategies. The most significant change in attitudes is reported in the area of learning languages, attitude to making mistakes and to the teachers. In short, English Autonomously individualizes the learning process, which is what our students find effective.