Language Features Influencing Readability of Extra-class Reading Materials

Author
SOH, Kay Cheng

Source
International Journal of Chinese Language Education; Dec 2021; Issue No. 10; p.107 - 119

Publisher
Department of Chinese Language Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong
Chinese Language Program, Columbia University
Chung Hwa Book Co. (H.K.) Ltd.

Abstract
The development of students’ language proficiency depends on extra-class reading. Besides the content, the language demand of such materials needs be properly controlled. Due to lack of objective evaluation tool, the language demand is often judged subjectively relying on the teacher’s experience. This study explores an objective method of using language features and suggests a readability formula for Chinese as a second language.

Keywords
extra-class reading language features readability formula

Language
Chinese

ISSN
2520-7733 (Print); 2521-4241 (Online)

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