IMPORTANCE OF AUTONOMY IN ADULT LEARNERS OF ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES

Nataša Milosavljević

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Abstract


Modern ESP methodology puts learner autonomy as one of its basic postulates because learners should be able to continue their learning even after the course itself has ended. Autonomy represents a necessity in the society that values lifelong learning and since teachers cannot provide learners with all the skills and knowledge they would like to have it is much more helpful to establish strategies preparing them for effective use of English. The first step towards autonomy is taking responsibility for learning. The responsibility is fulfilled through learners’ participation in all aspects of the teaching process-planning, application and evaluation.  In order to become successful learners, students must perceive their own needs and develop awareness about their learning. The successfulness of learning depends on joint efforts performed by both students and teachers from their different perspectives. 

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