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Shum, Mark Shiu Kee; Ki, Wing Wah; Leong, Che Kan – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2014
Two groups of 13 to14-year-old alphasyllabary language users (mainly Hindi and Urdu), in integrated or designated school settings (respectively 40 and 48 students), were compared with 59 Chinese students in comprehending 4 elementary Chinese texts, each with three inferential questions requiring short open-ended written answers. Three constructs…
Descriptors: Chinese, Reading Comprehension, Urdu, Indo European Languages
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Sharp, Alastair – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2002
Describes an experiment in which rhetorically different texts, with identical subject matter were read by 490 Hong Kong Chinese school children, studying in English as a Second Language. Comprehension was measured by a cloze procedure and by recall protocols. Results showed a clear difference in comprehension between the text types and suggests…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cloze Procedure, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries