Learn Swahili words and get a $25 shopping voucher!

I am a PhD student at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. As part of my PhD thesis, I am conducting a research project on foreign language vocabulary acquisition. If you (1) are a native speaker of English under 35 years old, (2) are a student at Victoria University (undergraduate or postgraduate), and (3) have not studied Swahili before, you are invited to participate in this study.

In this study, you will be asked to study Swahili word with a computer program and take a series of tests to measure how much you have learnt from the program. The first data collection session will take around 90 minutes. A week after the first session, you will be asked to take delayed posttests, which will take around 20 minutes. You DO NOT need to study the Swahili words outside the first session.

If you participate in this study, you will receive a $25 New World voucher. Your responses in this study will be confidential, and findings will be reported in such a way that individual participants cannot be identified.

For further information, please contact me at tatsuya.nakata@vuw.ac.nz.


Tatsuya Nakata
PhD Candidate, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington

Note: If you have participated in or are participating in the 'learning styles' study conducted by Gregg Franco (School of Psychology), sorry, but you are not eligible for this study because his study also involves Swahili vocabulary.

(Approved by the Victoria University of Wellington Human Ethics Committee on 26 April, 2010)