Iranian ESP Learners’ Perceptions of Autonomy in Language Learning

Razieyeh Ahmadi


Autonomy regarded challenging in EFL contexts, because of the teacher-fronted learning situation, and as literature suggests there is a need for research in areas related to autonomy to measure students’ perceptions and evaluate their preparation before the implementation. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether or not, this group of law major students attending English for specific purposes course are ready to be involved in autonomous language learning. For this reason Learner Autonomy Questionnaire designed based on Chan, Humphreys, and Spratt (2002)’s Autonomy Questionnaire and Oxford (1990)’s Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL) and distributed among 133 law major students at the Law Department of University of Guilan. The analysis of results showed that ESP students are not ready for autonomy and they gave most of the important decisions of their learning to their teachers. 



Leaner autonomy, readiness for autonomy, ESP learner autonomy

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