The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a metacognitive language learning strategy training program that was implemented into computer-assisted language learning (CALL) software on second language learners' independent use of metacognition and language learning strategies (LLS). Questions under investigation included what effect this metacognitive training had on learners' independent use of metacognition, the differences in use of metacognitive strategies between fast and slow language learners, and the effect of learners' perceptions of metacognition on their use of LLS and specific metacognitive strategies.
The subjects included 239 missionaries learning Spanish as a second language at the Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Provo, Utah where the learners experienced a rigorous, two-month language training program in their second language. The missionaries were randomly assigned to either the experimental group, which consisted of 120 missionaries, or control group, composed of 119 missionaries.
College and Department
Humanities; Linguistics and English Language
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hyte, Heidi D., "The Effects of Computer-Based Metacognitive Strategy Training for Adult Second Language Learners" (2002). Theses and Dissertations. 4816.
Second language acquisition, Spanish language, Study, teaching, Foreign speakers, Language, languages, Computer-assisted instruction, Computer-assisted instruction