Elias Bensalem

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DOI: 10.22190/JTESAP1603453B
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This study investigates the effect of two types of captioning (full and keyword captioning) on listening comprehension.  Thirty-six university-level EFL students participated in the study. They were randomly assigned to watch three video clips under three conditions.  The first group watched the video clips with full captions.  The second group watched the same video clips with keyword captions. The control group watched the video clips without captions. After watching each clip, participants took a listening comprehension test. At the end of the experiment, participants completed a questionnaire to measure their perceptions about the use of captions and the video clips they watched. Results indicated that the full captioning group significantly outperformed both the keyword captioning and the no captioning group on the listening comprehension tests.  However, this study did not find any significant difference between the keyword captioning group and the no captioning group. Results of the survey suggest that keyword captioning were a source of distraction for participants.


captions, video, ESL, listening

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