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Good Research On How Subtitles Help In Language Learning


Yesterday, I put out a request on Google+ for assistance in finding good research on how subtitles can help in language learning — if they do.

I received some great responses, which you can see here.

If you have any additional suggestions, please leave them in the comments section of this post…

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


  1. It’s completely anecdotal, but when my daughter finished Kindergarten she was right at grade level as an “emerging reader”. That summer I was watching baseball with the sound off (my wife hates the sound of baseball games). When my daughter started watching Sesame Street with the Closed Captioning on she was mesmerized by the words. She entered First Grade several levels ahead of her peers.

    My wife just reminded me that this was back when Sesame Street closed captioning was accurate, later we noticed that they often paraphrased their closed captioning. My daughter is now entering her Senior year in High School and still loves to read.

  2. I’m late again because I’m reading older posts but maybe you’ll find this article useful :–+Ideas+section

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