Making the most of others: autonomous interdependence in adult beginner distance language learners

  title={Making the most of others: autonomous interdependence in adult beginner distance language learners},
  author={Concha Furnborough},
  journal={Distance Education},
  pages={116 - 99}
Autonomy in language learning does not simply equate with independence, as language learning is a social activity that requires interaction with others. This also applies just as much to distance language learners, who need to reconcile independent language learning and interdependence with others. This article draws on findings from 43 mid-course interviews with adult beginner distance learners of French, Spanish, and German, and focuses on ways in which they engage with tutors and with other… 
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