Using Arabic in Testing Reading Comprehension in English

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contributor.author Hamdan, Jihad [جهاد حمدان] en_US
contributor.author Diab, Turki [تركي دياب] en_US
date.accessioned 2009-11-25T13:13:56Z en_US
date.available 2009-11-25T13:13:56Z en_US
date.issued 1997 en_US
identifier.citation Journal of the E. R. C., 1997, Vol. 6, No. 12, Pages 9-34. en_US
identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10576/8239 en_US
description.abstract This study aims at examining the role of the native language (Arabic) in assessing reading comprehension in the foreign language (English). It reports on the findings of a case study in which two test versions, one in Arabic and another in English , were used to assess the effect of the language of the test on the reading comprehension performance of 60 secondary school students in Jordan. After receiving instruction for one month using reading material in their prescribed textbook, two comprehension-groups were tested using the same reading test except that the language of the test was English for the first sub-group and Arabic for the second. The results showed that the subjects who were tested in Arabic outperformed their counterparts who took the English test version. However, the advanced subjects in the two groups did equally well regardless of the test version they took. The tentative results of the study may encourage researchers in Jordan to launch an in-depth investigation into the use of the native language as a possible alternative method in testing reading comprehension in English. en_US
language.iso en en_US
publisher Qatar University en_US
subject Arabic Language en_US
subject اللغة العربية ar
title Using Arabic in Testing Reading Comprehension in English ar
title.alternative استخدام اللغة العربية في اختيار الاستيعات القرائي في اللغة الانجليزية en_US
type Article en_US


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