ESL Learners' Perceptions on English Subtitled Audio-Visual Materials

Farah Aina Anas, Nur Yasmin Khairani Zakaria
2019 Creative Education  
This study was aimed to study ESL learners' perceptions on English subtitled audio-visual materials. The study used a mixed-method with the usage of both questionnaire survey and interview to provide insight into perceptions of this particular group of learners on English subtitled audio-visual materials. Study participants consisted of 30 Form Four ESL learners of randomly distributed academic performance and five teachers from the same school who are also their own English language teachers.
more » ... survey was conducted among these students to gauge their perceptions towards the use of audio-visual materials for language learning. SPSS was used for the statistical analyses. The study shows that audio-visual materials are highly accepted among these learners as they make use of its benefits in both inside and outside of classroom. Students did not find English subtitles as distracting and determined that it helps them in learning the language itself. Majority of students in this particular group agreed that they can understand better with the presence of English subtitles provided below. This study also investigated teachers' perspectives in the use of English subtitles in audio-visual materials. Generally, it can be concluded that, teachers highly appreciated the benefits of having audio-visual materials for a better language learning experience but determined to say that it is extremely vital to carefully choose the suitable materials to be used according to students' needs and proficiency level. This study contributes to teaching English mainly in daily schools across the country by suggesting that teachers should consider using this method during their lesson and the materials should always undergo review to ensure appropriateness.
doi:10.4236/ce.2019.1012206 fatcat:ezgydoe525e7pkmc6jjszkyu3i