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ERIC Number: EJ928119
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0007-1013
The Effect of Films with and without Subtitles on Listening Comprehension of EFL Learners
Hayati, Abdolmajid; Mohmedi, Firooz
British Journal of Educational Technology, v42 n1 p181-192 Jan 2011
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. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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