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Seeking advanced Arabic learners for a study

Who we are looking for?
We are looking for students who have completed at least 3 years of university-level Arabic courses. Participants must be native speakers of English at least 18 years of age and should not be native or heritage speakers of Arabic.

What can you tell me about this study?
The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) is interested in studying how learners of Arabic understand and decipher cultural allusions in Arabic. We hope this research will help instructors and students of Arabic understand what search techniques best assist learners in deciphering Arabic constructions that contain cultural information.

What will I be asked to do?
Each participant receives $25 cash after right taking the test. Most participants complete the test between 60-80 minutes. The test will be stopped at 90 minutes.
During the session, you will complete a questionnaire and answer a comprehension questions regarding Arabic passages and political cartoons. You will be able to access dictionaries and the internet to aid your comprehension of the texts and political cartoons.

How much will I be paid?
You will be paid $25 in cash upon completion the questionnaire and comprehension test.

Where will testing be conducted?
Testing will be conducted at a convenient location near you.

How do participate?
Contact kburk@casl.umd.edu to schedule an Arabic test. Thanks!










Submitted by Katherine Burk, Research Assistant