This article is a self-reflective account of the English Language Support Service (ELSS) at the Centre for English and Additional Languages at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. The article gives a brief background of the Centre’s structure, goals, development and the role it plays in student language development. Stressing the importance of self-motivation and independent learning, the article examines the issues the centre has had attracting and retaining students and the on-campus and online promotion used to increase student attendance, self-access, and face-to-face interactions. The article offers lessons-learned and future goals that can be applied to other tertiary institution self-access language centres.
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2016|
LEBANE, M. C., SHILLING, M., & HARRIS, A. (2016). Promoting independent English language learning within an Asian tertiary institution : the Lingnan experience. SiSAL Journal, 7(3), 322-330. http://sisaljournal.org/archives/sep16/lebane_shilling_harris