4 巻 (1998) p. 3-13
The final aim of this study is to confirm the effectiveness of key-word English captions in EFL learners' listening comprehension. To reach the goal, a preliminary experiment was conducted to examine the potential of key-word English captions in understanding the story of a movie. Keyword English captions were adopted to reduce learners' load in reading full captions and to have learners pay much more attention to spoken English. The conclusion is that key-word English captions have almost the same effect as full captions in terms of understanding the story of the movie. The researcher is planning to conduct other experiments to examine when to present key-word English captions and how learners' process in listening is affected by key-word English captions.