Based on the author's twenty-five years of experience teaching French as a foreign language, this ground-breaking qualitative study on learner automy explores the complex connection between role and agency in a project promoting automy in undergraduate language students in the English-speaking Caribbean. A central theme of this book is the advanced learners' re-conceptualizing of their role in an automous approach to language learning. This book will be of interest to researchers, teachers, teacher educators, and graduate students of applied linguistics, in general, and learner automy, in particular.
The Author: Beverly-Anne Carter is Acting Director of the Centre for Language Learning at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, where she received her Ph.D. in linguistics. Her research and publications focus on learner autonomy in language learning and language policy issues.