ERIC Number: ED358694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-20
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Learning Strategy Instruction in the Foreign Language Classroom.
Chamot, Anna Uhl
This paper reports interim fundings of two studies focusing on student responses to learning strategy instruction in first year Japanese, Russian, and Spanish foreign language classrooms. Data were collected from four groups of students: 15 high school students of Japanese, 13 college students of Japanese, 31 high school students of Russian, and 20 high school students of Spanish. Students indicated on questionnaires whether they used the learning strategies taught by their foreign language teacher and the reasons why they did or did not use the strategies. A majority of the students believed that the strategies had a positive effect on their learning and some students reported using the strategies independently as they worked on language assignments at home. Students' reasons for not using the strategies revealed metacognitive knowledge in instances where preference for a different strategy or approach was given as the reason for not using the strategy. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).