Jesus Toapanta

Jesus Toapanta

Jesus Toapanta (2019)


PhD, Spanish & Latin American Studies

Thesis title or Research Area

Metacognitive Instruction in L2 Listening: an intervention study

My academic and professional interests lie in the areas of linguistics and applied linguistics. I am particularly interested in the developmentof L2 listening skills. My dissertation, an intervention study, compared different types ofL2 listening instruction. The results of this intervention study showed that teaching learners how to listening is feasible and can be achieved when instruction is student-centered and when clusters of cognitive and metacognitive strategies are taught together. In the area of language pedagogy, these results are very important since instruction in L2 listening has mostly focused on checking comprehension and not necessarily on developing L2 listening skills.