Friday 9th September 2011
Auditorium Santa Margherita, Campo Santa Margherita, Venezia

Morning Programme

Auditorium Santa Margherita

8.30-9.30 – Registration

9.30-9.50 – Welcome to the Conference by Flavio Gregori, Head of the Department of Comparative Languages and Cultures, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and Carmel M. Coonan, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

Introduction to the day by Marcella Menegale, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

9.50-10.20 – Language learner autonomy: From theory to classroom practice by Leni Dam, Coordinator of the LA Special Interest  Group (IATEFL)

10.20-10.50 – Classroom research in autonomous language learning by Lienhard Legenhausen, University of Münster

10.50-11.20   Coffee break

11.20-11.50 – Tools to develop language learner autonomy by David Little, Trinity College Dublin

11.50-12.20Autonomous language learners: The role of learning strategies and differentiated instruction by Anna Uhl Chamot, George Washington University

12.20-12.45 – How autonomous are our students? Risultati di una ricerca italiana by Marcella Menegale, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

12.45-12.50 – Winding up of the morning session

12.50-14.30    Pranzo/Lunch

Afternoon Programme

Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati

14.30-16.30 – Parallel workshops:

  • Aula A

Developing learner autonomy at primary and secondary level – how to get started

L. Dam; coordinator: C. M. Coonan

  • Aula B

The autonomous classroom – where does grammar come in?

L. Legenhausen; coordinator: G. Berton

  • Aula C

Language learner autonomy: evaluation and assessment

D. Little; coordinator: G. Serragiotto

  • Aula Saoneria (Cà Dolfin)

Differentiated learning strategy instruction               

Anna U. Chamot; coordinator: M. C. Jamet

  • Aula Dottorato

Matching in and out of class learning to enhance language learner autonomy

M. Menegale; coordinator: L. Favaro

16.30-17.00     Coffee Break

Auditorium Santa Margherita

17.00-17.45 – Presentation of results, considerations from workshops. Questions and answers. Conclusions

17.45-18.00 – Evaluation and winding up of the Conference



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