Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, Volume 7, Issue 2, Article 3 (Dec., 2006)
David D. KUMAR and Kimberly SCAROLA
Nanotechnology and Closed Captioned videos: Improving opportunities for teaching science to ESL students
Closed Captioned Videos and ESL Students
According to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), “for individuals whose native language is not English, English language captions improve comprehension and fluency. Captions also help improve literacy skills. You can turn on closed captions through your remote control or on-screen menu.” (Federal Communications Commission, 2006). Closed Captioned Videos provide a simultaneous audio and written visual context facilitating different types of learning styles and comprehension of difficult to understand terminologies to ESL learners resulting in a “strong sense of achievement.” (Spanos and Smith, 1990).
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