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ERIC Number: ED544524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-1324-9320
Transfer or Threshold: The Relationship between L1 and FL Comprehension Monitoring
Han, Feifei
Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), Paper presented at the Joint Australian Association for Research in Education and Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association Conference (AARE-APERA 2012) World Education Research Association (WERA) Focal Meeting (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Dec 2-6, 2012)
A crucial area in FL reading research is the transfer of reading skills from L1 to FL. Among all the reading skills, comprehension monitoring plays an important role. This study examines relationship between comprehension monitoring outcomes in L1 and FL reading among Chinese learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) with different FL proficiency measured by scores from a mid-term examination prior to the study. It also investigates the separate contributions of L1 comprehension monitoring and FL proficiency to FL comprehension monitoring. Altogether 126 students in a vocational education program took part in the study. They completed an error detection task in both L1 and FL reading. For each error detection task, they were asked to read two narratives embedded with external and internal errors. The data were analyzed using correlation and multiple regression analyses. The results suggest that there was a moderate positive relationship between L1 and FL comprehension monitoring; and L1 comprehension monitoring made a much larger contribution to FL comprehension monitoring than FL proficiency did. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
Identifiers - Location: China