UROP Project

Testing reading automaticity in learners of English as a second languageStudie zu zivilem Engagement im Bereich Nachhaltigkeit und Klimaschutz in Aachen

Contact

Name

Daniel Holder

Program Director UROP

Telephone

workPhone
+49 241 80-90695

E-Mail

Key Info

Basic Information

Project Offer-Number:
1124
Category:
UROP International
Field:
Psychology
Faculty:
7
Organisation unit:
Institut of Psychology
Language Skills:
english

MoveOn

We recently developed a novel way (on the basis of backward masking) to assess reading automaticity (Roembke et al., 2019; Journal of Educational Psychology), i.e. one’s ability to read words quickly and without effort. Until now, this test has only been used to assess reading automaticity in struggling middle-school students in the US. In this project, we will adapt the paradigm to investigate reading automaticity in adult learners of English and evaluate its usefulness in this context.

Task

The intern is expected to adapt the existing paradigm, so that it can be used with different participant groups. The tasks include the planning of the study (including stimulus development), data collection, data analysis, and report. - Unterstützung / Begleitung der Interviews - Unterstützung bei der Konzeption, Teilnehmermanagement und Durchführung von vier Ideenlaboren

Requirements

Being enrolled in a B.Sc. Psychology program; interest in reading development/ language acquisition - Recherchefähigkeiten - aufgeschlossen & kontaktfreudig - zielorientiertes, selbstständiges Arbeiten - Interesse an der Thematik