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Researching ELT: Classroom Methodology and Beyond

Dincay Köksal

This book is an outcome of the 9th ELT Research Conference organised by Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University. The papers in this volume illustrate some of the key research interests and priorities for English language teaching in Turkey and provide significant insights into a range of contemporary issues and practices in the field. The papers present research focusing on issues in the areas of technology, learners, teacher training and post-graduate education, which have been gathered together in four sections, each section containing articles covering several different aspects of the topic in question.

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Does Bimodal Subtitling Effect Listening Comprehension in EFL Contexts? (Mustafa Şevik)

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Mustafa Şevik5

Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Turkey

Does Bimodal Subtitling Effect Listening Comprehension in EFL Contexts?

Abstract: The purpose of the present study is to investigate the effects of bimodal subtitling over listening comprehension for English language prep-school students at Mehmet Akif Ersoy University. An experimental research design was adopted and four academically identical prep classes were chosen as experimental and control groups. The same tests on listening comprehension were administered to the groups for the first five weeks, and in the final week, both groups were given a final test in the no subtitling format to observe any caption-reliance effects. The experimental group did not only outperform the control group during the first five weeks of the experiment, but also at the final test, when the two groups took the same test in the no subtitling format. Results from this study indicate that bimodal subtitling has positive effects on listening comprehension and that caption reliance did not have any negative effects for the participants in this study.

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