THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CRITICAL THINKING ABILITY AND METACOGNITIVE LISTENING STRATEGIES OF EFL LEARNERS
The present study was conducted to identify the relationship between critical thinking and metacognitive awareness listening strategies of Intermediate EFL learners. It also, investigated difference between the learners with high and low critical thinking ability on their performance in metacognitive listening strategies use. The participants of this study were 120 first year university students from the Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies, Bitola, Macedonia. Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Questionnaire, Meta-Cognitive Awareness Listening Questionnaire and listening comprehension tests were used as instruments of this study. The results of this study revealed that there was a strong positive significant correlation between critical thinking ability and metacognitive listening strategies. In order to investigate difference between learners with high and low critical thinking ability and their metacognitive listening strategies use an independent sample t-test was employed, and the results showed a significant difference between the learners with high and low critical thinking ability and their metacognitive listening strategies use.
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