Learners Perceptions and Feelings Regarding Language Options of Audio-visual Materials

  • Sasha Sakić Kindai University
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Keywords: Perceived usefulness, enjoyability, audio-visual materials, Japan, EFL


Research has shown that watching audio-visual materials can be beneficial for comprehension, motivation, and language acquisition in general. Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) services, authentic, meaning focused foreign language audio-visual content has become more accessible in Japan. SVOD services offer various language options when accessing content. This study investigated the perceptions of usefulness of Japanese EFL learners considering three different language options, and enjoyment the students experienced watching a sitcom with the different language options. The participants completed questionnaires, watched three different episodes of a US sitcom, and randomly selected participants were asked to clarify their opinions in follow-up interviews. The results show that the participants consider captions to be the most useful language option, while the Japanese subtitles language option is the most enjoyable one, closely followed by the captions option. Finally, the study gives suggestions for language teachers what to do with these findings.


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How to Cite
Sakić, S. (2022). Learners Perceptions and Feelings Regarding Language Options of Audio-visual Materials. IJOTL-TL: Indonesian Journal of Language Teaching and Linguistics, 7(2), 167-183. https://doi.org/10.30957/ijoltl.v7i2.693