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Huang, Alan – Language Awareness, 2020
Adopting a broader dialogical conceptual lens on interactive listening, this study examines advanced adult learners' language use and thought processes during a problem-solving task. Twenty English as a second language (L2) students from a Scottish university participated in the study. They worked in pairs on the task before taking part in…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Listening Comprehension, Problem Solving, English (Second Language)
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Ruan, Zhoulin – Language Awareness, 2014
This paper reports on an investigation into metacognitive awareness of Chinese English as a foreign language (EFL) student writers, under a threefold metacognition framework--person, task, and strategy variables, and within the broader domain of cognitive writing theories. Data were collected in a Chinese tertiary English language teaching (ELT)…
Descriptors: Metacognition, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies
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Finkbeiner, Claudia; Knierim, Markus; Smasal, Marc; Ludwig, Peter H. – Language Awareness, 2012
The ADEQUA research project has gained empirical evidence on how the situationally adequate use of learning strategies can be facilitated during cooperative reading tasks in the EFL (English as a foreign language) classroom. Two video studies were conducted with ninth-grade EFL learners in German schools: the first (laboratory) study investigated…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Video Technology, Learning Strategies, English (Second Language)
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Seifoori, Zohreh; Vahidi, Zahra – Language Awareness, 2012
The research findings reported on here confirm the facilitative role of pre-task planning on fluency and of online task planning on accuracy of speech. This quasi-experimental research was conducted to examine whether learners could be trained to attend to the fluency of their speech while planning online and whether such training might compensate…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction
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Cross, Jeremy – Language Awareness, 2010
Grounded in sociocultural theory, this article outlines a small-scale study exploring metacognitive awareness of second language (L2) listening. In each of five lessons, six pairs of advanced-level, adult, Japanese, EFL learners participated in a sequence of tasks involving the explicit verbalisation of strategies as part of a pedagogical cycle…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Japanese
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Felix-Brasdefer, J. Cesar – Language Awareness, 2008
Descriptions of speech act realisations of native and non-native speakers abound in the cross-cultural and interlanguage pragmatics literature. Yet, what is lacking is an analysis of the cognitive processes involved in the production of speech acts. This study examines the cognitive processes and perceptions of learners of Spanish when refusing…
Descriptors: Speech Acts, Second Language Learning, Interlanguage, Cognitive Processes
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Morris, Lori – Language Awareness, 2003
This study is part of an ongoing investigation of the knowledge base, learning and performance of Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) students in the Canadian province of Quebec. The goal of the broad research initiative is to identify valid and reliable criteria for candidate selection and to provide those who are admitted to a programme…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Grammar, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness