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Table 1 Background information of the working group

From: Developing reading proficiency scales for EFL learners in China

Name Gender Age Education background Experience No. of group members CSE level for description Target for description
Gao Female 52 Postgraduate Principle in one of the renowned primary schools in South China; rich experience in primary school English teaching 4 A1, A2 Primary school students
Wu Female 48 Postgraduate Principle in one of the average-level primary schools in South China; rich experience in primary school English teaching 3 A1, A2 Primary school students
Feng Female 36 Postgraduate Researcher in the Guangdong Education Bureau; rich experience in secondary school English teaching and training 22 A3 Secondary school students
Li Male 26 Postgraduate Outstanding young teacher in a province-level key school; rich experience in secondary school English teaching 9 A3 Secondary school students
Zhen Male 56 Postgraduate Researcher in the Guangdong Education Bureau; rich experience in high school English teaching and training 5 B1 High school students
Zhang (Q) Female 42 Postgraduate Researcher in the Zhuhai Education Bureau; rich experience in high school English teaching and training 5 B1 High school students
Pan Male 39 Postgraduate Teacher in one of the higher vocational colleges in South China; rich experience in higher vocational teaching and training 10 B2, B3 Undergraduates of non-English majors (including higher vocational college students); first- and second-year English major students
Zeng Female 34 Postgraduate Teacher in one of the higher vocational colleges in South China; rich experience in higher vocational teaching and training 10 B2, B3 Undergraduates of non-English majors (including higher vocational college students); first- and second-year English major students
Zhang (X) Female 30 Doctoral candidate Lecturer in one of the renowned universities in East China; a member of the CSE project 2 B3, C1 Third- and fourth-year undergraduates of non-English majors; undergraduates of English majors;
Xie Female 36 Doctoral candidate Lecturer in one of the renowned universities in South China; a member of the CSE project 4 C1,C2 Third- and fourth-year English major students; postgraduates of English majors; diplomatic personnel
Zhang (L) Female 41 Doctor Associate professor in one of the average-level universities in East China; a member in the CSE project 4 C2, C3 Postgraduates of English majors; diplomatic personnel; senior translators
Cheng Female 35 Doctor Lecturer in one of the average-level universities in South China; rich experience in ESP and graduate English teaching 4 C2, C3 Postgraduates of English majors; diplomatic personnel; senior translators