The Role of Metacognition in L2 Learning

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Sajida Bhanu P., Dr. S. Vijaya Kumar


Metacognition is the capacity to create a strategy for addressing a learning task using past information, take necessary actions to problem solve, reflect on and analyze findings, and adjust one's approach as appropriate. Evaluating one's own study habits and demands is one of the metacognitive tactics employed in this study. Metacognition aids in evaluating our reasoning and the use of tactics to aid learning. For pupils learning a second language, developing these abilities is critical. As students concentrate on learning a new language, metacognitive skills assist them in planning, controlling, and evaluating their progress. This article explores the relevance of metacognition in L2 speaking classrooms. It begins by demonstrating the importance of metacognitive strategies in the language-learning process, then proceeds to research the reputation of metacognitive knowledge in effective learning and finally, to specific procedures that L teachers and educators can employ to enhance learning.

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