Professor Hansun Zhang Waring to Present at AILA 2011 in Beijing

| March 10, 2011

Presentation Title: Learner initiatives in the language classroom.

Abstract

Given the centrality of learner agency in generating learning opportunities, this conversation analytic study explores the nature of learner initiatives within a corpus of 15 audio and video-taped adult ESL classes as well as the range of interactional contingencies these initiatives are harnessed to manage.