The effects of captioning on EFL learners' listening comprehension


Akdeniz Language Studies Conference, Antalya, Turkey, 9 - 12 May 2012, vol.70, pp.702-708 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 70
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.01.112
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.702-708
  • Keywords: authentic materials, films, captioning, listening comprehension, EFL, intermediate learners, FOREIGN-LANGUAGE
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


This study investigated the effects of English captions, Turkish captions, or no captions on the listening comprehension of intermediate and low-intermediate level EFL learners. A total of 30 Grade-8 primary school students participated as intact groups in the study. The participants viewed the first 19-min segment of the movie Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in only one of the three passage conditions: English captions, Turkish captions, or no captions and completed a 20-item multiple-choice listening comprehension test. The results of ANOVA procedures demonstrated that the students in all three conditions performed similarly on the listening comprehension test. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of ALSC 2012