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Article: A comparison of English and Chinese reading proficiency of primary school Chinese students

TitleA comparison of English and Chinese reading proficiency of primary school Chinese students
Authors
KeywordsBilingual reading
Language achievement
Medium of instruction
Pirls
Issue Date2010
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/01434632.asp
Citation
Journal Of Multilingual And Multicultural Development, 2010, v. 31 n. 2, p. 181-199 How to Cite?
AbstractHong Kong children's comprehension of Chinese and English text is of concern to parents and teachers since school leavers need to be proficient readers both of Chinese and English. Although Chinese has been officially designated the medium of instruction in most secondary schools, many parents want their children to be taught in English-medium schools for, although Hong Kong is now a Chinese region, being literate in English is still highly prized by the public. A comparison was made of the bilingual reading attainment of Hong Kong primary students, using instruments and procedures used in the 2001 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study. The average standard of reading English was below the international average, and only 70% of the average standard of reading in Chinese. Only 7% of students read English as well as age-related peers in English-speaking countries. Whereas this minority can be taught via English to no academic detriment, most students understand text much less well in English than in Chinese. The best readers were good both in English and Chinese, the poor readers being particularly weak readers of English. Being taught via English enhanced students' general English reading ability, and being taught in Cantonese enhanced their Chinese reading ability. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/85127
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.702
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.679
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dc.contributor.authorLoh, KYEen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, YHRen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, WIJen_HK
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dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Multilingual And Multicultural Development, 2010, v. 31 n. 2, p. 181-199en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0143-4632en_HK
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dc.description.abstractHong Kong children's comprehension of Chinese and English text is of concern to parents and teachers since school leavers need to be proficient readers both of Chinese and English. Although Chinese has been officially designated the medium of instruction in most secondary schools, many parents want their children to be taught in English-medium schools for, although Hong Kong is now a Chinese region, being literate in English is still highly prized by the public. A comparison was made of the bilingual reading attainment of Hong Kong primary students, using instruments and procedures used in the 2001 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study. The average standard of reading English was below the international average, and only 70% of the average standard of reading in Chinese. Only 7% of students read English as well as age-related peers in English-speaking countries. Whereas this minority can be taught via English to no academic detriment, most students understand text much less well in English than in Chinese. The best readers were good both in English and Chinese, the poor readers being particularly weak readers of English. Being taught via English enhanced students' general English reading ability, and being taught in Cantonese enhanced their Chinese reading ability. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
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dc.subjectBilingual readingen_HK
dc.subjectLanguage achievementen_HK
dc.subjectMedium of instructionen_HK
dc.subjectPirlsen_HK
dc.titleA comparison of English and Chinese reading proficiency of primary school Chinese studentsen_HK
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