Promoting independent English language learning within an Asian tertiary institution : the Lingnan experience

Marc Craig LEBANE, Mariel SHILLING, Austin HARRIS

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-330
JournalSiSal Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2016

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