Effects of Metacognitive Strategy Instruction on the Reading Comprehension of English Language Learners Through Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach (Calla)

International Journal of Languages' Education and Teaching, August 2015, 3/2

32 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2017

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Batul Nejad

Islamic Azad University (IAU)

Masoud Mahmoodi-Shahrebabaki

Middle Tennessee State University

Date Written: October 24, 2017

Abstract

In order to meet the reading needs of English as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) learners, educators are urged to develop effective instructional means for teaching reading comprehension and reading strategy use. Although studies on foreign language reading strategies are burgeoning in the realm of language acquisition research, recent interest has spotlighted learners’ metacognitive awareness of strategies. This study investigated the effect of metacognitive strategy training on the reading comprehension of 111 intermediate EFL learners. The participants received five sessions of instruction on metacognitive strategies guided by the blueprints of Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach (CALLA). The results of t-test, and two-ways analysis of variance (ANOVA) revealed that there was a significant positive relationship between the students' metacognitive reading strategy use and their reading comprehension performance. There was also a significant positive relationship between the use of CALLA and the students' reading comprehension performance.

Keywords: Metacognitive Strategies, English Language Reading, Cognitive Academic Language Learning, Reading Comprehension Strategies

Suggested Citation

Nejad, Batul and Mahmoodi-Shahrebabaki, Masoud, Effects of Metacognitive Strategy Instruction on the Reading Comprehension of English Language Learners Through Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach (Calla) (October 24, 2017). International Journal of Languages' Education and Teaching, August 2015, 3/2. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3058349

Batul Nejad

Islamic Azad University (IAU) ( email )

Hamedan, Iran
Iran
Tehran, Isfahan 461-15655
Iran

Masoud Mahmoodi-Shahrebabaki (Contact Author)

Middle Tennessee State University ( email )

1315 East Castle St. Apt H7
apt H7
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
United States
6157103797 (Phone)

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