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Brantmeier, Cindy; Hammadou Sullivan, JoAnn; Strube, Michael – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2014
With 97 learners in an advanced Spanish course, the study examines the effects of textual enhancement adjuncts, prior subject knowledge, first language (L1) reading ability, and second language (L2) Spanish proficiency on L2 comprehension of scientific passages. Readings included two texts with two types of embedded questions: a pause or written…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Correlation, Prior Learning