Text Complexity Levels and Second Language Reading Performance in Indonesia

Sahiruddin, Sahiruddin and Agustiawan, Yosi (2016) Text Complexity Levels and Second Language Reading Performance in Indonesia. In: 11th FEELTA International Conference on Language Teaching, June 30 - July 02, 2016, Vladivostok, Russia.

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This study examined the effect of text complexity on L2 reading performance of Indonesian students with different language proficiency levels. Four passages consisting of two low complexities and two high complexities were given to participants. Text complexity levels were analysed using Flesch’s reading ease index or grade level formula (Flesch, 1948, 1951, 1979),Text-Evaluator designed by Education Testing Service (2013), and Coh-Metrix version 3.0 indexes (McNamara, Louwerse, Cai & Graesser, 2013). Additionally, Pearson’s correlation, regression and one-way ANOVA were employed. There were 1054 university EFL students participating in this study. The findings revealed that text complexity had a moderate correlation and significantly contributed to L2 reading. Keywords: text complexity, reading comprehension, readability

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Fakultas Teknik
Depositing User: Yosi Agustiawan
Date Deposited: 21 May 2017 06:28
Last Modified: 21 May 2017 06:28
URI: http://eprints.unipdu.ac.id/id/eprint/752

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