Language advisors’ self-perception: exploring a new role through narratives

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Presentation Date
Fri, September 07, 11:15 am
Final Time
11:45 am
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Presentation Format
Short paper (30 minutes)
Presenter Details
Maria Giovanna Tassinari (Freie Universität Berlin)
Language advisors are relatively new professionals in language learning and teaching. Who are they and how do they perceive their role between teachers and learners? In order to give them a voice in the language teaching and learning landscape, written narratives were collected from language advisors in different institutions worldwide. The analysis of narratives from advisors in self-access and classroom settings sheds light on how they understand their role as advisors, how advising influences their teaching practice and what affordances and challenges advisors see in their working environment, and how advisors’ stories can help to transform our approach to the complex system of language learning.
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