‘We Learn from Simple Way but Big Big Thing’: Promoting Learner Autonomy in Large Under-Resourced Classes

  • Ganga Ram Gautam
  • Zakia Sarwar
Part of the International Perspectives on English Language Teaching book series (INPELT)


This chapter presents the process and impact of the adaptation and localization of a series of project-based learning activities from a Pakistani context to a Nepali context with large, under-resourced EFL classes, with the aim of promoting learner autonomy and positive learning outcomes. In discussing the adaptations, the authors highlight the tools, techniques and strategies used for engaging students in a learning process which is both meaningful to them and builds their confidence to learn English autonomously. Samples of learning materials and student feedback are provided to illustrate the value of adapting locally generated pedagogies from one local context to another similar context.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ganga Ram Gautam
    • 1
  • Zakia Sarwar
    • 2
  1. 1.Tribhuvan UniversityKathmanduNepal
  2. 2.Society of Pakistan English Language TeachersKarachiPakistan

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