The Effect of Subtitling on Vocabulary Comprehension and Acquisition by Polish Students of Spanish as a Foreign Language

Keywords: learning Spanish as a foreign language, subtitling, subtitles, vocabulary acquisition, audiovisual media


Watching media with subtitles at this time when streaming platforms have gone into our lives, have become a habit for a lot of people’s daily live. We consider this as an opportunity for students of Spanish to continue practicing the language once they are not in the classroom. These platforms provide subtitles in many languages and this tool might be helpful when studying a new one. Given that there is scarce data in this line of research, this study seeks to contribute to it by demonstrating that viewing media may improve de vocabulary acquisition (apart from other skills) and proving that subtitles may help in this process.


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