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ERIC Number: EJ969772
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0270-2711
Word Reading Efficiency, Text Reading Fluency, and Reading Comprehension among Chinese Learners of English
Jiang, Xiangying; Sawaki, Yasuyo; Sabatini, John
Reading Psychology, v33 n4 p323-349 2012
This study examined the relationship among word reading efficiency, text reading fluency, and reading comprehension for adult English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners. Data from 185 adult Chinese EFL learners preparing to take the Test-of-English-as-a-Foreign-Language[TM] (TOEFL[R]) were analyzed in this study. The participants completed a computer-based test battery of word reading efficiency and text reading fluency in addition to TOEFL iBT (Internet-Based Test) reading comprehension. The findings showed a stronger relationship between text oral reading fluency and reading comprehension than between word reading efficiency and reading comprehension. The authors recommended that attention be paid to text oral reading fluency in adult EFL reading research and instruction. (Contains 2 notes and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Test of English as a Foreign Language