Autonomy and Motivation in Language Learning and Teaching

Ildikó Némethová


This paper aims to explore the constructs of learner autonomy and teacher autonomy in the context of classroom-based and out-of-classroom autonomous learning. The key factor in the development of autonomy is the opportunity for learners to make decisions about their learning within a collaborative and supportive environment. In defining learner autonomy and related terms, the paper highlights the importance of motivation in developing a learner’s capacity to be autonomous in the process of language learning.

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affective; autonomy; cognition; motivation; learning strategies; metacognition

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