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Tonne, Ingebjørg; Pihl, Joron – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
Studies show that morphological and lexical awareness is a particularly important variable for reading comprehension after the primary school years. Research on L1 students' reading and writing competence has revealed correlations between reading and writing with regard to metalinguistic awareness, specifically also with regard to the subtypes:…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Reading Comprehension, Correlation, Norwegian
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Liu, Siping; Wang, Jian – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
This study examines the effectiveness of cooperative reading teaching activities and independent reading activities for English language learner (ELL) students at 4th grade level. Based on simple linear regression and correlational analyses of data collected from two large data bases, PIRLS and NAEP, the study found that cooperative reading…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Native Language
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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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Tavakoli, Hossein – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
This paper reports a study that explored the overall pattern of metacognitive awareness of reading strategy use and its possible relationship with reading comprehension. Moreover, the study investigated the influence of gender and proficiency level on the use of these strategies. The Survey of Reading Strategies Questionnaire (SORS), the…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Comprehension, Multivariate Analysis, Semi Structured Interviews
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Ghabanchi, Zargham; Rastegar, Rabe'e – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
The aim of this study was to determine the impact of both IQ and emotional intelligence on reading comprehension in Iran. Forty-five EFL college students from Payame Noor University of Gonbad and Azad University of Gorgan participated in this study. Three independent tests were administrated, including Bar-On's emotional intelligence inventory…
Descriptors: Correlation, Emotional Intelligence, College Students, Intelligence Quotient
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Fujita, Ken; Yamashita, Junko – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
The current study investigated the relation and comparison of reading comprehension and reading rate in Japanese high school EFL learners. One hundred and forty-eight tenth-graders in a Japanese high school participated in this study. Results showed that the relation between reading comprehension and reading rate was weak, but significant (r =…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension, Correlation
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Sadeghi, Karim – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
Cloze procedure, a technique not originally intended for measurement purposes, has come to be known as the most widely experimented upon testing tool in English as a Second/Foreign Language (ESL/EFL). Testing experts have indeed used up their energy by constructing and working on various forms of cloze, with the unhappy result that not one person…
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, English (Second Language), Reading Tests, Reading Comprehension
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Safdarian, Zahra; Ghyasi, Majid; Farsani, Mohammad Amini – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
This study sought to uncover the reading strategies utilized by Iranian undergraduate English Foreign Language (EFL) learners and their relationship with personality types. To this end, 194 university EFL learners were asked to fill out the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to identify their personality types and answer a reading strategy…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Undergraduate Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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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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Khezrlou, Sima – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2012
The present research investigated the use of cognitive and metacognitive strategies by 60 young and 90 adult learners of different levels of education across different fields of study. The intermediate level young participants included junior-high and senior-high school learners between the ages of 14 and 17. The high-intermediate adult…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Second Language Learning, Correlation, Metacognition
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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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Kim, In-Seok – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2009
Many teachers and researchers believe learning preferences or learning styles can be used advantageously to enhance language study and motivate learners. Following an overview of Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences (MI) and research on multimedia-based approaches in foreign language instruction, this paper first describes a study comparing…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Computer Software, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Watts, Mary L. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2008
The present study investigated the relationship between L2 incidental lexical gain during reading and the variables of clause type and word saliency. Lexical gain was defined as gain of grammatical class and word meaning and was compared for target items in dependent and independent clauses. Word saliency was a measurement of the learners'…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Second Language Learning, Correlation, Incidental Learning
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Riazi, Abdolmehdi; Babaei, Naghmeh – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2008
This paper reports a study in which Iranian EFL female students' think aloud protocols were analyzed to find out what knowledge sources informed them as they tried to make lexical inference when reading an English text. The study also intended to find out if students' level of their L2 proficiency would affect the pattern of their use of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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