The state-of-the-art of self-access in New Zealand : results of a SWOT analysis.
Lázaro, Noemí; Reinders, Hayo
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Citation:Lázaro, N., & Reinders, H. (2007). The state-of-the-art of self-access in New Zealand: results of a SWOT analysis. The TESOLANZ Journal, 15, 42-58. NOTE: This research was undertaken for Consejería de Educación de la Comunidad de Madrid and the European Social Fund prior to the author being affiliated with the Unitec Institute of Technology.
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Self-access centres form an important part of language education in New Zealand. A recent study (Reinders et al., 2003) showed that all tertiary providers in the country offered some form of self-access language learning facilities. However, little is known about the types of support available and their strengths and weaknesses. As part of the study 13 centres in New Zealand were visited and interviews were conducted with their managers to identify current approaches to self-access and specifically to conduct a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis. This paper reports the results of the analysis and discusses the key issues that emerged.