“To Be or Not To Be” Metacognitive: Learning EFL Strategically

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Title “To Be or Not To Be” Metacognitive: Learning EFL Strategically
Author Liyanage, Indika Jananda; Bartlett, Brendan John; Birch, Gary John; Tao, Thomas
Journal Name Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching
Editor Chan, Wai Meng
Year Published 2012
Place of publication Singapore
Publisher Centre for Language Studies, National University of Singapore
Abstract The present study is an off-shoot of a larger project, in which a significant statistical relationship was observed between learner variables of a large sample (n=1440) of Chinese Learners of English as a Foreign Language and their reported use of Language Learning Strategies. In this article, we report the use of a combination of metacognitive strategies, namely selective attention, organisational planning and self-management in two different learning contexts (in-class and out-of-class) as an investigation of the perceived usefulness of this combination in these contexts. An analysis of the listening and speaking tasks that students face both in and outside the classroom revealed considerable variation, notably with more use of the metacognitive strategies reported for speaking and listening when both were undertaken out-of-class. In addition, variation was reported along gender lines. These outcomes are elaborated with implications for the teaching and learning of speaking and listening of English in China.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://e-flt.nus.edu.sg/v9n12012/liyanage.pdf
Copyright Statement Copyright 2012 National University of Singapore. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 9
Issue Number 1
Page from 5
Page to 25
ISSN 0219-9874
Date Accessioned 2012-07-09
Language en_US
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Maori)
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/47087
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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