Combined Use of English and Japanese Subtitles in Film Videos : An Attempt to Make Closed Captions More Accessible to Learners

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Combined Use of English and Japanese Subtitles in Film Videos : An Attempt to Make Closed Captions More Accessible to Learners
Author
氏名 角山 照彦
ヨミ カドヤマ テルヒコ
別名 Kadoyama Teruhiko
Abstract

This paper is an attempt to demonstrate that English and Japanese subtitles can be successfully combined for use in the language classroom to enhance language learning. Following a review of the research findings on the use of closed captions as reading and vocabulary materials, this paper examines the addition of previewing questions and combined use of both subtitles as a possible approach to make closed captions more accessible and comprehensible to learners. In order to get student feedback, a brief survey of 144 students was conducted, and the results indicate that overall, they felt less nervous and learned more target vocabulary items, referring to both subtitles as they needed. The paper concludes that Japanese subtitles, though often viewed negatively in English education, can be successfully used in various activities as an effective use of L1 in language learning.

Journal Title
ARELE : annual review of English language education in Japan
Volume
9
Spage
53
Epage
63
Published Date
1998
Publisher
THE FEDERATION OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDUCATION SOCIETIES IN JAPAN
Language
eng
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Journal Article
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出版社版
Rights
本論文の著作権は全国英語教育学会に属する
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