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Metacognitive strategies of ESL learners with different listening abilities: a case study

Abdul Malik, Faridah (2011) Metacognitive strategies of ESL learners with different listening abilities: a case study. In: Language Studies In the Muslim World. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 127-144. ISBN 978-967-0225-23-4

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Metacognitive Strategies have been shown to contribute significandy to language learning success. Previous studies have also shown the important role that these Strategies play in ensuring success in listening comprehension. These studies have informed us that it was the differences in metacognitive Strategy use that differentiate skilled and less-skilled. Nevertheless, there is still a great deal to be discovered about these differences, not just quantitatively but also qualitatively. A close examination of the metacognitive Strategies used by learners with different listening abilities is needed. This paper presents findings from a case study examining the different ways in which skilled and less-skilled listeners different in their use of metacognitive listening Strategies. To find evidence of these metacognitive Strategy use, four sets of think-aloud protocols were analysed. The findings showed that the skilled and less-skilled listeners may possess the same types of metacognitive listening Strategies and the less-skilled listeners may use these Strategies more frequently, but, the skilled listeners were more successful at comprehension as their more developed metacognitive Strategy use enabled them to better regulate their top-down and bottom-up listening processes.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 1378/4458 - Book call no. P51 L287N 2011
Uncontrolled Keywords: listening comprehension, metacognitive strategies, ESL learners,listening abilities
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
P Language and Literature > PE English
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD)
Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD) > English Language Division
Depositing User: Prof. Nuraihan Mat Daud
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2011 17:05
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2020 14:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4458

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