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Article: Learning Autonomously: Contextualising Out-of-Class English Language Learning

TitleLearning Autonomously: Contextualising Out-of-Class English Language Learning
Authors
KeywordsOut-of-class
Independent
Language learning activities
Autonomy
Context
Issue Date2004
PublisherMultilingual Matters Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.multilingual-matters.com/multi/journals/journals_la.asp
Citation
Language Awareness, 2004, v. 13 n. 3, p. 180-202 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper examines the out-of-class English language learning activities of student teachers in Hong Kong, using questionnaires, interviews and learner diaries. The study found that while many of the students devoted considerable time to studying and practising English outside the classroom, much of this time was spent on more receptive activities such as listening and reading, rather than speaking. Students had a tendency to focus on private rather than public activities which did not involve face-to-face contact. Two students' out-of-class learning activities and their feelings towards using in English are examined in more detail. It is suggested that the reasons for their avoidance involved both individual and social/political factors, principally the implications attached to using English and the fear of negative judgement. However, it is pointed out that despite their negative feelings about using English in public, these were successful English learners who actively sought opportunities to use English in their private domain. It is suggested that the private domain may be a valuable setting for out-of-class language learning, since it is both less threatening to identity and is also easier for the student to control.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/43524
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.545
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.411

 

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dc.contributor.authorHyland, Fen_HK
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dc.date.available2007-03-23T04:47:57Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_HK
dc.identifier.citationLanguage Awareness, 2004, v. 13 n. 3, p. 180-202en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the out-of-class English language learning activities of student teachers in Hong Kong, using questionnaires, interviews and learner diaries. The study found that while many of the students devoted considerable time to studying and practising English outside the classroom, much of this time was spent on more receptive activities such as listening and reading, rather than speaking. Students had a tendency to focus on private rather than public activities which did not involve face-to-face contact. Two students' out-of-class learning activities and their feelings towards using in English are examined in more detail. It is suggested that the reasons for their avoidance involved both individual and social/political factors, principally the implications attached to using English and the fear of negative judgement. However, it is pointed out that despite their negative feelings about using English in public, these were successful English learners who actively sought opportunities to use English in their private domain. It is suggested that the private domain may be a valuable setting for out-of-class language learning, since it is both less threatening to identity and is also easier for the student to control.en_HK
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dc.subjectOut-of-classen_HK
dc.subjectIndependenten_HK
dc.subjectLanguage learning activitiesen_HK
dc.subjectAutonomyen_HK
dc.subjectContexten_HK
dc.titleLearning Autonomously: Contextualising Out-of-Class English Language Learningen_HK
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