Welcome to the website for ‘Realizing Autonomy’, a book and a conference from the Learner Development Special Interest Group of the Japan Association of Language Teachers. The book will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in Autumn 2011, edited by Kay Irie and Alison Stewart, and with contributed chapters from Richard Smith & Naoko Aoki, Scott Thornbury and classroom practitioners in a variety of teaching contexts. ┬áPlease follow the links to see a list of contributors and their chapters and to order a copy of the book.

The conference will be held at Nanzan University on October 29th, 2011, with plenaries from Tim Murphey and Richard Pemberton. Click here to read more about the speakers and schedule, here to register for the conference and here for directions and accommodation details.

Please feel free to download, print and / or send out the flyer and poster below. Right click and save on on the links to save as pdfs. Please let us know if you need higher resolution copies for larger posters, or if you would like to print and distribute a large number of flyers.

Poster (pdf)

Flyer (pdf)