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ERIC Number: EJ881052
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-0270-2711
L1 and L2 Strategy Use in Reading Comprehension of Chinese EFL Readers
Tsai, Yea-Ru; Ernst, Cheryl; Talley, Paul C.
Reading Psychology, v31 n1 p1-29 2010
This study revealed the relationship between L1 (Mandarin Chinese) and L2 (English) strategy use in L2 reading comprehension by focusing on the correlation of L1 reading ability, L2 proficiency and employed reading strategies. The participants, 222 undergraduates learning English as a foreign language (EFL), were classified into skilled and less-skilled groups. Almost no difference of strategy use is confirmed between skilled and less-skilled readers in reading L1 material, whereas in L2 that skilled readers use more strategies is confirmed within various categories to increase their comprehension than their less-skilled counterparts. Specific reading strategies are identified differentiating skilled from less-skilled readers. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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