Free online course: Introduction to advising

We invite you to participate in a free online course as an introduction to advising. The course is open to educators, administrators and students who are interested in learning more about language learner autonomy, advising in language learning, and supporting others in self-directed learning.


To offer a free introduction to anyone who is interested in learning more about learner autonomy and advising, especially if you are considering taking online courses in our new Certificate in Advising being offered by our graduate school starting in January 2020. Details here…

Contents (related to learner autonomy and advising)

  • Three video recorded lectures
  • Key readings
  • Online discussion thread


Jo Mynard, Satoko Kato, and Hayo Reinders

How to register

Complete this online application. Be ready to join the Edmodo online classroom.

How to participate

View the videos in your own time, read the articles, participate in weekly online written discussions for three weeks. There is no charge, no credit, and no feedback. Participate as much or as little as you like, but you will get more from the experience if you engage in the online discussion with fellow participants.


Registration deadline: October 11th 2020

Week 1: Sunday October 13 to Saturday 19 October

Week 2: Sunday 20 October to Saturday 26 October

Week 3: Sunday 27 October to Saturday 2 November