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Krulatz, Anna M.; Duggan, Jennifer – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2018
This paper presents an exploratory-interpretive study of two multilingual adults acquiring Norwegian through extensive reading. The study examined social and cognitive aspects of language acquisition, and individual factors, such as the language learning behaviors, experiences, attitudes, and beliefs of the participants. The data were collected…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Norwegian, Foreign Countries
Brevik, Lisbeth M.; Olsen, Rolf Vegar; Hellekjaer, Glenn Ole – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2016
This article contributes to the field of reading assessment in English as a second language (L2). Few reading studies have been carried out at the upper secondary school level, and the present study provides insight into upper secondary school students' L2 reading proficiency. It examines whether such proficiency can be explained by reading…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Reading Tests, English (Second Language), Reading Fluency
Hellekjaer, Glenn Ole – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2009
In this paper the academic English reading proficiency of 578 Norwegian university students was quantitatively examined. Self-assessment items were used to measure reading proficiency in Norwegian and English and validated using an International English Language Testing System Academic Reading Module. The study found that about 30% of the…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Norwegian, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency