Thu, September 06, 4:30 pm
Short paper (30 minutes)
Yoshio Nakai (Doshisha University)
This presentation explores how learner autonomy emerges through social interaction using an analysis of the language learning history of a Japanese language learner from Hong Kong, Eva. Her history shows how Eva tried to realize her ideal L2 selves through various kinds of social interaction. These efforts can be seen as instances of autonomous learning. Her learning is boosted by her own learner autonomy, which emerges as she adapts to her new social environment, as a form of socially constructed agency. In this presentation, I will elaborate on how learning and learner autonomy manifest themselves within such a social context.