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Chikalanga, I. W. – Reading in a Foreign Language, 1993
Investigates the performance on different types of inference questions of 2 groups of Zambian secondary school students at grade 10 and grade 8. The texts used were "familiar" (Zambian-focused) or "unfamiliar" (British-focused). Results showed that grade 10 students performed significantly better than grade 8 students. (38…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Grade 10, Grade 8
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Williams, Eddie – Reading in a Foreign Language, 1993
Reports on an investigation into the reading proficiency of primary school children in two African countries and tests two hypotheses regarding the relative reading ability of the children in these countries. Test results reveal statistically significant differences in favor of Malawi for reading proficiency in the first language and no…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Hypothesis Testing, Language Acquisition