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ERIC Number: EJ940416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0893
Metacognitive Instruction for Helping Less-Skilled Listeners
Cross, Jeremy
ELT Journal, v65 n4 p408-416 Oct 2011
This article reports on a small-scale study of the effect of metacognitive instruction on listeners' comprehension. Twenty adult, Japanese, advanced level EFL learners participated in a task sequence, or "pedagogical cycle", of predicting, monitoring, problem identification, and evaluating in each of five listening lessons aimed at promoting their comprehension of television news items. A comparison of pre-test and post-test scores illustrated that three of four less-skilled listeners made notable gains across the five lessons, whereas only one of four more-skilled listeners improved. Findings add support to the view that metacognitive instruction utilizing a pedagogical cycle may help less-skilled listeners to develop their listening ability, though there seems to be a threshold for higher skill levels beyond which effects are minimal.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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