The Effects of Vocabulary Knowledge and Background Knowledge on Reading Comprehension of Taiwanese EFL Students

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Many studies have shown that vocabulary knowledge and background knowledge can help students read and comprehend better. The more vocabulary students know, the better they can decode and understand what they read. In contrast, background knowledge helps students make successful inferences. Therefore, this study looks at the effects of vocabulary knowledge… (More)

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@inproceedings{Chou2011TheEO, title={The Effects of Vocabulary Knowledge and Background Knowledge on Reading Comprehension of Taiwanese EFL Students}, author={Peter Tze-Ming Chou}, year={2011} }