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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Donglan  Zhang
Institution: Nanyang Technological University
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State and/or Country: Singapore   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Selected Publications: Zhang, D. & Zhang, L.J. (2008). Important considerations of metacognitive factors in successful language learning. In Wu, H.Y. & Li, S.L. (Eds.), Towards Success in Foreign Language Learning: Macroperspectives and Microstrategies (pp. 37-47). Beijing: China Radio and Television Publishing House.

Zhang, L.J. & Zhang, D. (2008). Metacognition, metalinguistic knowledge, self-regulation and foreign language teaching and learning. Foreign Language Education in China (Quarterly), 1(1), 56-65. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.

Zhang, D. & Goh, C.C.M. (2006). Strategy knowledge and perceived strategy use: Singaporean students' awareness of listening and speaking strategies. Language Awareness, 15(3), 199-219.

Zhang, D. (2005). Using listening logs to promote student self-regulated learning. In Kwah, P.F. & Vallance, M. (Eds.), Teaching English to Chinese ESL Students: Classroom Practices (pp. 83-91). Singapore: Pearson Education Longman.

Zhang, D. (2004). Your English is too 'cheem'! Singaporean student listening difficulties and tackling strategies. Asian Englishes, 7(1), 74-91.

Goh, C.C.M. & Zhang, D. (2002). A metacognitive framework for reflective journals. In Chang, A.S.C. & Goh, C.C.M. (Eds.), Teachers' Handbook on Teaching Generic Thinking Skills (pp. 8-21). Singapore: Pearson Education Longman.

Zhang, D. (2001). Learning for listening: Developing metacognitive awareness and strategy use for listening comprehension. Review of Educational Research and Advance for Classroom Teachers (REACT), 20(1), 21-26.

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