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Research, professional education, and practice in autonomy

The Research Institute for Learner Autonomy Education (RILAE) was established at Kanda University of International Studies in Japan in 2017 and is  a resource for teachers and researchers around the world interested in learner and teacher autonomy. The aim of RILAE is to promote research, professional development, and best practice in developing lifelong and lifewide autonomous learning. We do this through:

We welcome involvement from

  • practicing teachers or other professionals who want to share and deepen their knowledge of advising and facilitating learner autonomy
  • researchers who would like to spend time working on one of our existing projects, or proposing another (related to language learner autonomy)
  • students and researchers considering further academic study in a supportive environment

Job vacancies

  • Researcher in language learner autonomy and advising (1-year appointment – sabbatical cover starting April 2023) [Details]

About RILAE