Using captioned television to improve the reading proficiency of language minority students

Over 35 million of our nation's children come from homes where English is not spoken. Many of these children are recent immigrants, finding themselves in new environments without the skills needed to communicate in their new language. Traditional language classes, typically involving students in rigorous grammatical training programs, have met with mixed success. This study proposed that captioned television, as a multi-sensory, largely entertaining medium might be an important source “comprehensible input” for bilingual students in learning language and literacy.

Author: 
Neuman, S.
Year: 
1990
Source: 
Vienna, VA: National Captioning Institute, Incorporated
Type: 
Related Research
Content Area: 
reading
Grade Level: 
early elementary
intermediate elementary
Instructional Support: 
multimedia products and projects
multiple formats of text and notation
Output Options: 
captioning
National Reading Panel Standards: 
fluency
English Language Arts: 
Reading: Foundational Skills