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Get $20 Amazon gift card for participating in research

Arabic native speakers are invited for participating in six online training sessions and a test.

My name is Shuang Cheng, and I am a doctoral candidate in applied linguistics at the University of Mississippi. I am conducting research on how beginning Chinese as foreign language learners with different first languages cognitively process Chinese characters.

You are invited to participate in the experiment if your native language is Arabic. It is necessary that you have never attempted to learn Chinese or Japanese before.

Your personal information will not be disclosed. The research consists of a short survey (5 minutes), six training sessions (lightly loaded & game-based), to be done online from your computer (15-20 minutes each time), and a final test (10 minutes maximum). The whole thing will take about two and a half hours, to be done in 10-12 days. The survey can be completed either online or in person (on campus), as you prefer; The training sessions are to be done every day or every other day, using the link I send you each time. The final test will be done on the researcher's computer, at a location to be determined at the university.

If interested, please email me at

All participants who complete all experimental procedures according to the instructions will receive a $20 Amazon gift card.

This study has been approved by the University of Mississippi ethics committee (Institutional Review Board - IRB - #23x-078). Thank you for your consideration and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at