ERIC Number: ED463659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Metacognition in Second Language Teaching and Learning. ERIC Digest.
Anderson, Neil J.
This digest examines the role metacognition can play in the teaching and learning of a second language. Understanding and controlling cognitive processes may be one of the most essential skills that classroom teachers can help second language learners develop. Rather than focus students' attention solely on learning the language, second language teachers can help students learn to think about what happens during the language learning process, which will lead to the development of stronger learning skills. The digest highlights a model of metacognition that is made up of five primary components: preparing and planning for learning, selecting and using learning strategies, monitoring strategy use, orchestrating various strategies, and evaluating strategy use and learning. Also discussed is the interaction of metacognitive skills. (VWL)
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Learning Strategies, Metacognition, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, 4646 40th Street N.W., Washington, DC 20016-1859. Tel: 202-362-0700. For full text: http://www.cal.org/ericcll/DIGEST.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.