Metacognition and Language Learning

  • Assist. Lect. Nagham Oudah Alhamdawee Department of English Language - College of education for Women- AL-Iraqia University- Iraq
  • Assist. Lect. Israa Sabeeh Abbas Department of English Language - College of Education for Women- AL-Iraqia University- Iraq
الكلمات المفتاحية: metacognitive knowledge, language learning strategies, self-directed learners


The important role of teachers in any part in the world is to teach students how to learn everything around them on their own. The students must learn, how to learn and know how they have learned, and learn how to direct their learning process in the future.  This concept known as metacognition, it means “thinking about one’s own thinking”.

  Metacognition relates to language learning and teaching, it plays a central role in successful learning. The purpose of this research is to identify metacognition in the form of language learning strategies. The study discusses useful strategies and learning styles used by learners of English  Language as a second language, In order to achieve the aims of this study and to assess its hypotheses the researcher collected  sample of writings written by undergraduate and postgraduate  level students  in the department of English Language/Al-Iraqia university talking about how they learned different skills of learning English specially listening and  speaking skills in English language learning classrooms, which help the student, become self-directed learners. The purpose of collecting these samples is to show how much these students know about language learning strategies, and how can they apply these strategies during their learning the English language.


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كيفية الاقتباس
Assist. Lect. Nagham Oudah Alhamdawee, & Assist. Lect. Israa Sabeeh Abbas. (2021). Metacognition and Language Learning. المجلة الدولية للعلوم الإنسانية والاجتماعية, (26), 205-217.