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Language/s English
Author Abdolmajid Hayati; Firooz Mohmedi
Title The Effect of Films with and without Subtitles on Listening Comprehension of EFL Learners.
Date 2011
Full reference Hayati, A., & Mohmedi, F. (2011). The Effect of Films with and without Subtitles on Listening Comprehension of EFL Learners. British Journal of Educational Technology, 42, 1, 181-192.
Abstract The present study represented a preliminary effort to empirically examine the efficacy of subtitled movie on listening comprehension of intermediate English as a Foreign Language students. To achieve this purpose, out of a total of 200 intermediate students, 90 were picked based on a proficiency test. The material consisted of six episodes (approximately 5 minutes each) of a DVD entitled “Wild Weather”. The students viewed only one of the three treatment conditions: English subtitles, Persian subtitles, no subtitles. After each viewing session, six sets of multiple-choice tests were administered to examine listening comprehension rates. The results revealed that the English subtitles group performed at a considerably higher level than the Persian subtitles group, which in turn performed at a substantially higher level than the no subtitle group on the listening test.
Key words Listening comprehension, films
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