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ERIC Number: EJ1051525
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1657-0790
Metacognitive Awareness and Comprehension Monitoring in Reading Ability of Iranian EFL Learners (Monitoreo de la conciencia metacognitiva y de la comprensión en la habilidad lectora de estudiantes iraníes de inglés como lengua extranjera)
Khonamri, Fatemeh; Mahmoudi Kojidi, Elahe
PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, v13 n2 p99-111 Oct 2011
We report an investigation on the relationship between metacognitive awareness of reading strategies and comprehension monitoring of language learners in English as a foreign language context. Participants were thirty first year university students majoring in electronics. They completed a questionnaire aimed at discerning the strategies that readers use when coping with academic reading tasks. Participants were then divided into six groups according to their reading proficiency and metacognitive awareness. Think-aloud protocol analysis, error detection and retrospective questions were used to examine the comprehension monitoring of readers. The data were analysed through descriptive statistical procedures as well as t-tests. The results indicated the combined effect of metacognitive awareness of reading strategies and reading ability of academic reading texts on language learners' comprehension monitoring.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
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