Metacognitive instruction does improve listening comprehension

Bozorgian, Hossein (2012) Metacognitive instruction does improve listening comprehension. ISRN Education, 2012, pp. 1-6.

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This paper reports on a small-scale study, which looked into the impact of metacognitive instruction on listeners’ comprehension. Twenty-eight adult, Iranian, high-intermediate level EFL listeners participated in a “strategy-based” approach of advance organisation, directed attention, selective attention, and self-management in each of four listening lessons focused on improving listeners’ comprehension of IELTS listening texts. A comparison of pretest and posttest scores showed that the “less-skilled” listeners improved more than “more-skilled” listeners in the IELTS listening tests. Findings also supported the view that metacognitive instruction assisted listeners in considering the process of listening input and promoting listening comprehension ability.

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ID Code: 51619
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: English as a Foreign Language (EFL), listening comprehension
DOI: 10.5402/2012/734085
ISSN: 2090-8652
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LANGUAGE STUDIES (200300) > English as a Second Language (200303)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Hossein Bozorgian
Copyright Statement: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License,
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Deposited On: 16 Jul 2012 23:17
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2012 09:54

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