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
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
For further information, please
contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
(Approved by the Victoria University of Wellington Human Ethics Committee on 26 April, 2010)