A Proposed Metacognitive-Based Approach to Promoting EFL Cohesion and Coherence in Essay Writing of Algerian Master Students

  • Manal Horiya Boudghene Stambouli
  • Amine Belmekki


Many English as a Foreign Language (hereafter, EFL) learners argue that writing is a challenging skill to develop because of cohesion and coherence hindrances they encounter. This study aimed at investigating the impact of metacognitive-based strategy writing instruction in EFL essay cohesion and coherence development. Accordingly, a pre-experimental research was carried out with first-year EFL Master students at the English Department in the University of Tlemcen, Algeria. Various research tools were needed to collect data: pretest, posttest, and stimulated recall protocol. The gathered data were analyzed using both quantitative and qualitative methods. The main findings indicated that longer strategy training would demonstrate that metacognitive strategy instruction can improve EFL essay writing cohesion and coherence.


EFL cohesion Coherence Metacognitive strategy-based instruction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manal Horiya Boudghene Stambouli
    • 1
  • Amine Belmekki
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MostaganemMostaganemAlgeria
  2. 2.University of TlemcenTlemcenAlgeria

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