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Carrell, Patricia L.; And Others – Reading in a Foreign Language, 1993
Examines the performance of native speakers of Chinese and of English on a random detection cloze in their native language, and in the case of the Chinese, also in English as a Second Language, for what they reveal about native and nonnative readers' strategies and about reading in the two different languages. (24 references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Chinese, Cloze Procedure, Context Clues, Data Collection
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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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Buick, Anna – Reading in a Foreign Language, 1993
Suggests a way to overcome the difficulty of teaching effective reading skills to students with diverse interests. The approach is based on four specifications: (1) each student studies a text on a topic in his own specialty; (2) reading practice images students' academic contexts; (3) classes are learner centered; and (4) students are evaluated…
Descriptors: College Students, Course Content, English (Second Language), Feedback
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Amer, Aly Anwar; Khouzam, Naguib – Reading in a Foreign Language, 1993
Investigates differences between English-as-a-Foreign-Language students at two levels of reading comprehension performance with respect to the global and analytic reading styles. No significant differences were found with regard to meaning memorization. There were slightly significant differences in favor of the global style with reference to…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Language Tests