ERIC Number: EJ1079204
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
Home Literacy Environment and English Language and Literacy Skills among Chinese Young Children Who Learn English as a Second Language
Yeung, Susanna S.; King, Ronnel B.
Reading Psychology, v37 n1 p92-120 2016
The present study explored the home literacy environment for Chinese ESL kindergarteners and examined the relationships between home literacy practices and language and literacy skills. Ninety Hong Kong Chinese ESL kindergarteners were assessed for English vocabulary, phonological awareness, letter knowledge and word reading. Their parents completed a questionnaire about home literacy practices. Results showed that these practices can be classified into three aspects: shared reading, exposure to English materials and home teaching. Shared reading uniquely predicted receptive and expressive vocabulary, syllable awareness and word reading in English. Exposure to English materials predicted expressive vocabulary and home teaching predicted letter knowledge.
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Expressive Language, Prediction, Alphabets, Vocabulary Skills, Family Environment, Foreign Countries, Asians, Kindergarten, Phonological Awareness, Receptive Language, Syllables, Classification, Correlation, Questionnaires, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Verbal Ability, Intelligence Tests, Vocabulary, Native Language, Sino Tibetan Languages, Emergent Literacy, Scores, Statistical Analysis, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Raven Progressive Matrices