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.
Using captioned television to improve the reading proficiency of language minority students
Vienna, VA: National Captioning Institute, Incorporated
multimedia products and projects
multiple formats of text and notation
National Reading Panel Standards:
English Language Arts:
Reading: Foundational Skills