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dc.contributor.authorReinders, Hayo
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Marilyn
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-11T02:23:29Z
dc.date.available2014-08-11T02:23:29Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/2463
dc.description.abstractSelf-access centres (SACS*) are an increasingly common form of support for language learners. Self-access learning, by its nature, is heavily dependent on the availability of sufficient and relevant materials of a high quality, since students often have little or no access to further support from a teacher. The materials thus have to be very clear, comprehensive, and easy to use. Although more and more publishers now include comments such as ‘suitable for self-access’ in their catalogues it is not always clear on what basis such comments are made. The majority of purchasing decisions are made by Centre staff without even such basic comments. This article presents the results of an evaluation of a random selection of materials in one university self-access centre, using an evaluative checklist developed by the authors. Results from a quantitative analysis show that many materials do not include the types of support needed in a self-access context. Results from a qualitative analysis of the evaluators’ comments show that the features most commented on by teachers (either for their absence or their presence) are ease of access and support for the wider development of students’ language learning strategies.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherrEFLectionsen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.innovationinteaching.org/docs/article%20-%202005%20-%20Reflections%20_self-access%20materials%20evaluation_.pdfen_NZ
dc.subjectself-access centres (SACs)en_NZ
dc.subjectCALL support materialsen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectsecond language acquisition (SLA)en_NZ
dc.subjectL2 acquistionen_NZ
dc.subjectcomputer-assisted language learningen_NZ
dc.title‘Examining the "self” in self-access materialsen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderrEFLectionsen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguisticsen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationReinders, H. & M. Lewis (2005). Examining the self in self-access materials. rEFLections, 7, 46-53. NOTE: This is research undertaken for the University of Auckland, prior to the author being affiliated with the Unitec Institute of Technology.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.spage46en_NZ
unitec.publication.lpage53en_NZ
unitec.publication.volume7en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleReflections on English Language Teachingen_NZ
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ


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