A Study of Video Effects on English Listening Comprehension

Chan CHEN, Lei WANG, Lena XU


Video recourses are more and more frequently used in foreign language teaching, especially in the teaching of listening. However, it is still rarely used in listening test. The effect of video on listening comprehension hasn’t been fully studied. The current study intends to examine the effects of two different presentation modes (audio and video) on L2 listening comprehension based on a test to sophomores from English major of four classes with various listening materials and different forms of answer questions. It is found that if the multimedia materials are well designed, the audio+video mode is more favorable to listening comprehension.


Multimedia; Video; Listening comprehension; Presentation modes

Full Text:



AI-Seghayer, K. (2001). The effect of multimedia annotation modes on L2 vocabulary acquisition: A comparative study. Language Learning & Technology, (1), 32-202.

Balatova, I. (1994). Impact video on the comprehension skills forced on French students. Canadian Modern Language Review, (3), 108-116.

Canning-Wilson, C. (2000). Research in Visuals. TESOL Quarterly, (5), 12-14.

Liu, Y. (1997). Using visual aids to improve listening comprehension. Media in Foreign Language Instruction, 4(3), 65-89.

Pan, D., & Wu, F. (2001). Experimental study of foreign language listening teaching based on WebQuest. Journal of Higher Correspondence, (24).

Plass, J. (2013). Cognitive load in reading a foreign language text with multimedia aids and the influence of verbal and spatial abilities. Human Computers Behavior, (19), 221-243.

Rubin, J. (1975). What the “good language learner” can teach us. TESOL Quarterly, (9), 41-51.

Tindall-Ford, S. (1997). When two sensory modes are better than one. Journal of Experimental Psychology, (3), 257-287.

Zhou, G. L., & Yang, S. D. (2004). The effects of visual aids on English major’s listening comprehension. Journal of PLA Foreign Languages Institute, (3).

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/n


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c)

Share us to:   


Online Submissionhttp://cscanada.org/index.php/sll/submission/wizard


How to do online submission to another Journal?

If you have already registered in Journal A, then how can you submit another article to Journal B? It takes two steps to make it happen:

1. Register yourself in Journal B as an Author

Find the journal you want to submit to in CATEGORIES, click on “VIEW JOURNAL”, “Online Submissions”, “GO TO LOGIN” and “Edit My Profile”. Check “Author” on the “Edit Profile” page, then “Save”.

2. Submission

Go to “User Home”, and click on “Author” under the name of Journal B. You may start a New Submission by clicking on “CLICK HERE”.

We only use three mailboxes as follows to deal with issues about paper acceptance, payment and submission of electronic versions of our journals to databases: caooc@hotmail.com; sll@cscanada.net; sll@cscanada.org

 Articles published in Studies in Literature and Language are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY).


Address: 1055 Rue Lucien-L'Allier, Unit #772, Montreal, QC H3G 3C4, Canada.
Telephone: 1-514-558 6138 
Website: Http://www.cscanada.net; Http://www.cscanada.org 
E-mailoffice@cscanada.net; office@cscanada.org; caooc@hotmail.com

Copyright © 2010 Canadian Academy of Oriental and Occidental Culture