A Study of Spanish Students' Metacognitive Awareness in Listening Comprehension [PowerPoint presentation]

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dc.contributor.author Guedez-Fernandez, Romulo
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-17T17:23:55Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-17T17:23:55Z
dc.date.issued 2013-09-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/17409
dc.description Paper presented at the Biennial Conference of The University of the West Indies Schools of Education, 23-25 April, 2013, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago en_US
dc.description.abstract This study reports on an investigation into the progress of listening comprehension of a group of Level 3 Spanish language undergraduate students at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus. The passion for Spanish language that most undergraduate students possess comes from their Spanish heritage, from their links to a Spanish-speaking country, or from their desire to learn a second language (L2). Participants (N=35) were taught by the same teacher and listened to the same listening texts the same number of times. Listening strategy instruction to guide students' attention on their listening process was provided. Development of metacognition (planning, monitoring, evaluation, and problem solving) was tracked using an adapted version of the Metacognitive Awareness Listening Questionnaire (MALQ) designed by Vandergrift et al (2006). During the period of this study, students took five listening comprehension tests; after every test they completed an MALQ and responded to a self-assessment/reflection sheet. The entire group showed improvement in listening comprehension. The paper discusses the complex interplay and relationship of students' metacognition, progress in listening comprehension, and the impact of listening strategy instruction. The article concludes by suggesting the incorporation of metacognitive instruction in the L2 classroom practice as a way of raising student awareness of the L2 listening process, and of leading students to develop control over their own learning process en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Listening en_US
dc.subject Comprehension en_US
dc.subject Foreign language education en_US
dc.subject Spanish en_US
dc.subject Undergraduate students en_US
dc.subject Teaching techniques en_US
dc.subject Second language instruction en_US
dc.subject The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine en_US
dc.subject Trinidad and Tobago en_US
dc.title A Study of Spanish Students' Metacognitive Awareness in Listening Comprehension [PowerPoint presentation] en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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