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ERIC Number: EJ891068
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4244
Closed-Captioned Video and the ESL Classroom: A Multi-Sensory Approach
Rowland, James L.
Journal of Adult Education, v36 n2 p35-39 Fall 2007
Traditional ESL instruction accepts the idea that a student's ability to visualize text and to create mental pictures of letters and whole words is important in comprehension. Closed-captioned video presentations can be useful in English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction. Video topics rich with the history and culture of the target language provide a meaningful context for language learning. The author started using closed-captioning in 1991 to assist children to learn to read. Students reported that closed-captioning and sub-titles helped them with spelling, reading, writing, and word recognition, which seems reasonable. In this article, the author shares how closed-captioned videotext with high audio/video correlation allows the learner to see, hear, and contextualize words and sentences simultaneously.
Mountain Plains Adult Education Association. c/o Adult Learning Center, 815 Front Street, Helena, MT 59602. Tel: 406-324-2118; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; Mexico