Correlation of English test outcome from TVE Joint College Entrance examination of Taiwan vs. professional English reading speed and comprehension

Hong Fa Ho, Yi Yeh Chung, Chen Ku Lin, Chen Hsiung Lin, O. K. Soh

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Abstract

Educators throughout history have tried to evaluate the different aspects of learning performances. Notice the importance of learning for understanding and time spend studying, this research explores the correlation based on performance outcome from English examination of the English as foreign language (EFL) participants to professional English reading performances on reading speed and reading comprehension, using eye chasing device for observation. 15 student volunteers with technical background participated with experiment. SPSS 21 was used for descriptive and Pearson correlation statistics, with both hypotheses accepted on positive correlation among the English testing outcomes of technical background participants, who have recently completed their Technological and Vocational Education Joint College Entrance Examination of Taiwan 2014, and professional English reading speed and comprehension. Realizing that prior knowledge helps with reading, the authors recommend the use of intensive reading practices of both contextual and graphical images while training the EFL learners. Once they build up solid foundation of broader knowledge, they will be able to read faster and comprehend better.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorkshop Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages648-655
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9784990801427
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014 - Nara, Japan
Duration: 2014 Nov 302014 Dec 4

Other

Other22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014
CountryJapan
CityNara
Period14/11/3014/12/4

Keywords

  • English subject testing outcome (from technological and vocational education joint college entrance examination of taiwan
  • Eye chasing device (ECD)
  • Professional english reading (PER)
  • Reading comprehension (RC)
  • Reading speed (RS)
  • TVE JCEET)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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    Ho, H. F., Chung, Y. Y., Lin, C. K., Lin, C. H., & Soh, O. K. (2014). Correlation of English test outcome from TVE Joint College Entrance examination of Taiwan vs. professional English reading speed and comprehension. In Workshop Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014 (pp. 648-655). Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.