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Dhanapala, Kusumi Vasantha; Yamada, Jun – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
This study aims to understand how EFL learners in different reading proficiency levels comprehend L2 texts, using five-component skills involving measures of (1) vocabulary knowledge, (2) drawing inferences and predictions, (3) knowledge of text structure and discourse organization, (4) identifying the main idea and summarizing skills, and (5)…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Inferences
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Dwaik, Raghad A.; Shehadeh, Adnan M. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2013
Top-down models of reading emphasize methods and techniques that promote active reading which involves utilizing contextual clues to guess vocabulary meaning. This study aims at analyzing the correlation between EFL students' general reading proficiency and guessing patterns, and identifying the types of contextual clues actually used by EFL…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Arabs
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Vahdat, Sedigheh; Rasti Behbahani, Amin – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2013
This study explored the effect of video games as a new tool for Iranian EFL (English as a foreign language) vocabulary learning. To conduct the study, 40 intermediate EFL learners, both male and female, were chosen through a TOEFL proficiency test. The participants were divided into two groups (10 males and 10 females in each): a control group and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Video Games
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Jiang, Xiangying – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
This study examined the interrelationships of first language (L1) literacy, second language (L2) proficiency, and L2 reading comprehension with 246 Chinese college students learning English. L1 literacy and L2 proficiency were measured with college admission exams in Chinese and English. L2 reading comprehension was measured with the reading…
Descriptors: Role, Reading Comprehension, Second Language Learning, College Admission
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Razmjoo, Seyyed Ayatollah – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2008
The intent of the present study was to examine the strength of the relationship between language proficiency in English and the 9 types of intelligences. As such, the objectives of this study were three-folded. The primary objective of the study was to investigate the relationship between multiple intelligences and language proficiency among the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Multiple Intelligences, Questionnaires, College Entrance Examinations
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Rahimi, Mohammad – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2007
Test method facet has been considered as an important factor affecting the testee's performance on a test. That is, a test used to assess a particular ability would yield different results when different test methods are used to gauge the same trait. The language of presentation is an aspect of test method conceived of as affecting the performance…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Indo European Languages