Advisor

Kimberley Brown

Date of Award

1991

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Department

Teaching English as a Second Language

Physical Description

1 online resource (103 p.)

Subjects

Video tapes in education, Listening, Comprehension, English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers

DOI

10.15760/etd.6069

Abstract

This study was meant to provide some empirical evidence to confirm or disconf irm the assumption that the use of captioned videotapes will enhance the listening comprehension of second language students. This study compared the listening comprehension test results of intermediate English as a Second Language (ESL) students using videotapes with and without captions. Two episodes of an educational program were selected for the study. Students viewed one episode with captions and a second episode without captions. A total of sixty-four students participated in this study. Thirty-two students in Class 1 watched Video I with captions first and then watched Video II without captions, and the remaining students in Class 2 watched Video I without captions and Video II with captions. Each class was exposed to both non-captioned and captioned videos respectively.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/24081

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