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RAMIREZ ESPINOSA, Alexánder. Fostering Autonomy Through Syllabus Design: A Step-by-Step Guide for Success. How [online]. 2015, vol.22, n.2, pp.114-134. ISSN 0120-5927.

Promoting learner autonomy is relevant in the field of applied linguistics due to the multiple benefits it brings to the process of learning a new language. However, despite the vast array of research on how to foster autonomy in the language classroom, it is difficult to find step-by-step processes to design syllabi and curricula focused on the development of learner autonomy. This paper presents a model of a successful English course, implemented at Universidad del Valle (Colombia), which is expected to serve as a practical guide to articulate the stages of design, implementation, and evaluation of an autonomy-fostering syllabus.

Keywords : Independent learning; learner autonomy; learning strategies; self-access centers; syllabus design.

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