Past Events


10th e-learning symposium. University of Southampton, 22-23 January.

Engage, enhance, enliven: practical tips and techniques to enhance learner engagement. Ako Aotearoa Workshop, AUT University, Auckland. 26 February.

Engaging challenging learners, Ako Aotearoa Workshop, Massey University, Auckland. 2nd March.

Annual conference of the UK Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE), Solent University, Southampton. 30 March – 1st April.


Autonomy in language learning and teaching: Developing independence inside and outside the classroom.
Institute of Modern Languages, State School of Higher Professional Education, Konin, Poland, 12th-14th May 2014. Link to the event webpage. Download “call for papers” (deadline March, 30th 2014): Autonomy 2014 call for papers

Doing Research in Applied Linguistics 2 / Independent Learning Association Conference 2014 (DRAL 2/ILA 2014). King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand, 12-14 June 2014. Link to the event webpage.

ReNLA Symposium at the AILA World Congress in Brisbane, August 2014. Details here.


IATEFL Learner Autonomy SIG Pre-conference event at Liverpool “Language learner autonomy and today’s technologies: challenges and possibilities“, April 8th 2013.

IATEFL Learner Autonomy SIG event “Learner autonomy in second language pedagogy and research – challenges and issues” Hannover, 20-21 September, 2013.


ReNLA-supported symposium on ‘Assessment for learner autonomy‘ at the IATEFL 2012 conference in Glasgow, Scotland, March 2012

ReNLA-supportedevent: Autonomy in language learning and teaching: Techniques, strategies and resources.  Konin, Poland May 8th-10th, 2012.

ReNLA-supported Conference: Independent Learning Conference 2012, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand August 30 – September 2nd, 2012.


Advising for Language Learner Autonomy, Kanda University of International Studies, Japan, 12th November, 2011.

ReNLA Symposium on ‘Social Dimensions of Autonomy’ at AILA 2011 (the 16th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Beijing, August 23-28) Accepted abstracts for the Symposium

ReNLA-supported Conference: ‘Cutting Edges – Autonomy and Community in Language Learning, Teaching and Training’, Canterbury Christ Church University, 1-2 July 2011: Conference website:

‘Developing learner autonomy: Success stories, constraints and the role of practitioner research’, IATEFL Learner Autonomy SIG Pre-conference event, Brighton, UK, 15 April 2011:


ReNLA-supported Conference, Zirve University, Gaziantep, Turkey, 1-3 June 2010: Implementing Learner Autonomy in the 21st Century Conference website:

IATEFL Learner Autonomy SIG Pre-conference Event, 7 April 2010: Learner autonomy and current trends in language teaching and learning Event website


IATEFL Learner Autonomy SIG / SWON Event, Openy University, Milton Keynes, UK, 11 December 2009: Autonomy in a Connected WorlConference website

Mobile learning and autonomy in second language acquisition, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo, Spain, 17 – 19 September, 2009 Programme (PDF)

ILA 2009, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. 3–5 June, 2009:Independent Learning: Building on experience, seeking new perspectives Conference website

IATEFL Learner Autonomy SIG Pre-conference Event, Cardiff, Wales, 31 March 2009: Promoting Learner Autonomy: Processes and Practices More information


AILA 2008: Identity, Motivation and Autonomy: Exploring their Links Symposium of the AILA Research Network on Learner Autonomy in Language Learning at the 15th World Congress of the International association of Applied linguistics. Essen, Germany. Summary

Before 2008

ILA 2007: Exploring theory, enhancing practice: Autonomy across the disciplines Conference website Conference blog

AILA 2005 ReNLA Symposium: Learners’ voices in language learning PDF report

AILA 2002 Symposium: Relationships between learner and teacher autonomy: Realities and responses

AILA 1999 Symposium: Promoting autonomy: New insights

AILA 1996 Symposium: Implementing autonomy

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