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Teachers have a number of roles to play in the teaching and learning process. However, our role as counselors or advisers in helping facilitate learner independence in a self access learning center may have not been fully realized nor practiced by many teachers. The aims of this paper are to discuss the teacher's role as a counselor in a self-access learning center and encourage teachers to contribute more to the development of learner autonomy. First, the key concepts of autonomy, the role of selfassessment, and self access learning center are discussed. Next, the teachers' role as a counselor is proposed, and the stages in setting up counseling sessions are provided. Finally, the transformation of the teacher's role as a counselor in order to provide learner support and foster learner autonomy in a self-access learning center is emphasized.



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