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Self-access language learning in museums: a materials development project

Cooker, Lucy; Pemberton, Richard


Richard Pemberton


This paper reports on a project carried out at The University of Nottingham to create and evaluate English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) materials with the aim of exploiting the self-access language learning possibilities that museums offer. A series of thematic resources were produced and trialed with ESOL learners in the Lincolnshire area. Feedback from the learners indicated that museums could have an important role to play in providing flexible language learning opportunities for ESOL students. The authors conclude by suggesting that other public facilities such as libraries, art galleries, botanical gardens and even football stadia could be exploited for this purpose.


Cooker, L., & Pemberton, R. (2010). Self-access language learning in museums: a materials development project. Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, 1(2),

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Sep 1, 2010
Deposit Date May 1, 2014
Publicly Available Date May 1, 2014
Journal Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal
Electronic ISSN 2185-3762
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 1
Issue 2
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