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Attendees

Final registration

April 20th, 2021

Registration

Speakers

Proposal deadline submission

December 31st, 2020.

Registration

Important

Registered overseas participants contact us for payment information


*Limited availability

ILA-LASIG 2021

The National School of Languages, Linguistics and Translation of the National Autonomous University of Mexico through the Mediateca invites to Independent Learning Association Conference - ILA 2021 in collaboration with the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) & Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group (LASIG) with the theme “Developing Learner Autonomy in Language Learning”.

Due to the COVID 19 outbreak, we had to defer the Independent Learning Association Conference – ILA Conference 2021 “Developing Learner Autonomy in Language Learning”. The ILA Conference Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that the conference will now take place from June 28 to June 30, 2021 in the facilities of the National School of Languages, Linguistics and Translation, if circumstances allow and when we will hopefully be able to travel again. Also, we are opening a new Call for papers in November 3rd, 2020.

This three-day conference will take place in the facilities of the National School of Languages, Linguistics and Translation from June 29 to July 1st, 2021. The main aim of the event is to offer the national and international community of academics and practitioners interested in autonomous language learning an environment for a fruitful exchange of ideas and best practices. It will provide a platform for reflection and the opening of potential future collaborations and professional networks.

Keynote

Christina Gkonou

Dr. Christina Gkonou

University of Essex

Managing emotions for learner autonomy

Biodata Keynote
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Dr. Jo Mynard

Kanda University of International Studies

Outside-class language learning environments: How can we help learners to thrive?

Biodata Keynote
María de Lourdes Cuéllar Valcárcel

Mtra. María de Lourdes Cuéllar Valcárcel

Escuela Nacional de Lenguas, Lingüística y Traducción - UNAM

La experiencia del pensar en el aprendizaje autónomo

Biodata Keynote
Katherine Thornton

Katherine Thornton

Otemon Gakuin University, Japan

Language policy and multilingual practices in self-access environments: what role for learner autonomy?

Biodata Keynote

PRESENTATION FORMATS

Talk

The presenter delivers his/her research, explains best practices and experiences, accompanied by a powerpoint presentation.


  • Maximun number of participants: 2
  • 20 minutes plus 10 minutes Q&As
Pecha Kucha

An individual oral presentation that consists of showing 20 slides for 20 seconds each. Question and answer session will take place in a different room after each presentation.


  • Maximun number of participants: 1
  • 6 min. 40 s. & 10 minutes Q&A
Panel Discussion

A group of papers in which participants address experiences and visions on the same topic or problem.


  • Maximun number of participants: 3 to 4
  • 45 min. + 15 minutes Q&A
Workshop

an individual o collaborative participation that includes a set of practical and interactive activities that involve problem-solving and skills training.


  • Maximun number of participants: 2
  • 90 min.
Asynchronous Virtual Presentations

The presenter records his/her research, or best practices accompanied by a powerpoint presentation or any other digital tool . If accepted, it will be published on the YouTube Channel of the event. The presenter will have the chance to answer questions in a special zoom session one day of the event.


  • Maximun number of participants: 1
  • 10-15 min. + 10 minutes Q&A (Live)

Themes

The conference will focus primarily on the following themes:

01

Activity design for Learner Autonomy in the classroom

02

Learner Development

03

Language Advising

04

Digital tools / media

05

Material development

06

Reflection on good practices

07

Teacher / Students roles

08

Curriculum / Syllabus design

09

Learning beyond the classroom

Registration rates

SPEAKERS

Before March 31st, 2021


$45 US DLLS
SPEAKERS*

*Overseas participants may pay cash on the door


$45 US DLLS
Attendants
UNAM - ENALLT - ITESO - IATEFL MEMBERS

$50 US DLLS
Attendants
General Public
Networking

$20 US DLLS
Attendants
Students (send ID to ilac2021@enallt.unam.mx)

Registration