The Independent Learning Association is an organisation for language practitioners and researchers working in or otherwise interested in independent language learning.

Specific areas of interest include:

  • fostering Learner Autonomy through classroom practice
  • supporting Self-Directed Learning
  • providing Self-Access Language Learning facilities
  • Teacher Autonomy

The organisation aims to bring together professionals with similar interests to promote the exchange of ideas and to set up support networks and joint research projects. It aims to do this through:

  • this website
  • an annual publication (with conference proceedings)
  • an active mailing list for and by practitioners
  • biennial conferences

Latest News

The 2016 China Conference has extended the deadline to 31 March 2016 for the call for abstracts and the notification of acceptance is accordingly rescheduled on 31 May.

The conference proceedings for the 5th Independent Learning Association Conference 2012 are now available online.   ILAC Selections (PDF 2.5MB)

Mark the date for the next ILA Conference!

Autonomy Within and Beyond the Classroom, International Independent Learning Conference 2016. 
4th —6th, November, 2016 (Friday-Saturday). 
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China.  

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