The Impact of Self-Access Centres in Fostering Confidence, Motivation and Autonomy to Develop Language Skills

Asjad Ahmed Saeed Balla


This Paper investigates the relation between studying in Self-Access centres and learners’ confidence, motivation and autonomous learning. The study based on three questions: (a) To what extent autonomous learning motivates students/users of SAC? (b) Is the use of SAC reinforcing students’ confidence? (c) To what extent using SAC help in developing the students; learning skills? A questionnaire conducted to show learners; attitudes towards using SAC. The data was statistically analysed. The most important result revealed that the learners felt more confident and motivated after using SAC. Besides, there were a noticeable change in their language understanding and remarkable improvement in their language skills.


Self-access centers, confidence, motivation, autonomy

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