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Reading Corpus


Reading Corpus 1 French L2

These were 34 secondary school students, aged 16, who had been learning French for five years, receiving four 35-minute lessons a week. They were all entered for Higher Level. Their proficiency varied from those who made very little contribution to conversation to one student who performed at a level comparable with native speakers. An indication of the huge variation between the students is given by the standard deviation (166.5 for a mean of 183.6 words) for the number of words they produced during the interview, which ranged from 35 – 808.

Reading corpus II Native Speakers

These were 26 fifteen-year-old French students. They were all native speakers of French except for one Vietnamese student who had learnt French as a second language.