Role of Metalinguistic Domains in English Language Performance A Study of Classroom Practices


Iram Sharif
Jawaria Sajid
Dr. Muhammad Akbar Khan
Maria Hanif


This research delves into the perceptions of English language teachers from secondary schools in Lahore, Pakistan, regarding the role of metalinguistic awareness in their students' language learning and classroom performance. Through semi-structured interviews, the study explores how educators perceive metalinguistic awareness as fundamental for language mastery, an enhancer of problem-solving and critical thinking, a catalyst for improved communication and self-expression, and a means to tailor instruction and support individual learners. Additionally, the research underscores the necessity of considering cultural and contextual factors in the teaching of metalinguistic awareness. Findings from this study align with established research in the field and emphasize the significance of integrating metalinguistic awareness effectively into language instruction to nurture proficient, adaptable, and culturally aware language learners.



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