The role of metacognition in the development of EFL learners’ listening skill

Bozorgian, Hossein (2014) The role of metacognition in the development of EFL learners’ listening skill. International Journal of Listening, 28(3), pp. 149-161.

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Abstract

This study investigated the impact of metacognitive instruction on the listening skill, and metacognitive knowledge of a group of male students (N = 30) who were learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in Iran. The study participants spoke Persian as a first language and were high-intermediate EFL learners. The participants received a guided lesson plan in metacognition (planning, monitoring, and evaluation) through a pedagogical cycle approach over a semester (eight weeks). International English Language Testing System listening tests (practice) were used to track the participants’ listening performance. Participants also completed a Metacognitive Awareness Listening Questionnaire, which examined their use of metacognitive awareness when engaged in listening tasks. Results indicated that the students improved their listening skill after being taught about metacognition; however, no significant use of metacognitive awareness was reported. This study concludes with a discussion of some potential implications, and provides scope for future research.

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ID Code: 70947
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1080/10904018.2013.861303
ISSN: 1090-4018
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright Routledge 2014
Deposited On: 02 Apr 2015 00:51
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2015 22:45

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