Visual Novel Game Subtitles and the Improvement of Vocabulary Comprehension Ability: Does It help L2?
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- features, VNG, CVN, subtitles, retention and recall, vocabulary
The purpose of this study is to test the effect of subtitle features, include the selection of the right words to be used in the vocabulary in the visual novel games (VNG) on L2 English viewers’ retention and recall of texts, that used as the teaching material. Quasi experimental research played in this study with consisting of 54 students of Informatics departments, and they were with the same characteristics. It was played the visual novel game into both classes, and administered 45 multiple choice test and questioners in the end of the classes. Both classes went through the same procedures, but one class watched the customized subtitled of the visual novel game. The data gathered were subjected to the statistical procedure of paired sample t-test. And, the result showed that the experimental class showed the better result on their understanding of the story, but there is contrarily on the vocabulary comprehension result, it is found that the both subtitles did not have an effect on participants’ vocabulary. This study has implications for English language teachers and material developers to benefit customized bimodal subtitles for better comprehension, retention and recall of aural content in game visual novel via Computer Assisted Language Teaching approach.
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TY - CONF AU - Eny Kusumawati PY - 2020 DA - 2020/04/09 TI - Visual Novel Game Subtitles and the Improvement of Vocabulary Comprehension Ability: Does It help L2? BT - Proceedings of the Twelfth Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 51 EP - 56 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200406.011 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200406.011 ID - Kusumawati2020 ER -