4:00 - 4:50
Designing Worksheets for Use with Captioned Movies
Christopher J. Bragoli
Sanno University, Japan
English captioning on movies and TV programs, developed for the benefit
of hearing-impaired viewers, is one of the most motivating and effective
tools for teaching English to have come our way in recent years.
Research conducted by the NCI (National Captioning Institute) with
non-native speakers in the 1980s discovered that captioned video improved
listening and reading skills, pronunciation, vocabulary acquisition, and
helped learners acquire some of the "cultural script" and speech patterns
of native Americans, even after just one viewing. The presenter's own experience
has also shown the above to be true, and he wishes to share the benefits
of his research and classroom practice with participants at this conference.
In this workshop, he will show clips from various popular movies to demonstrate
seven types of exercises which can be used with any movie sequence depending
on the text. He will also show how to use a captioning decoder.