Share Paper: Using dual-coded multimedia instructions to assist TESOL students in reading comprehension

  1. Ling Wang, Austin Peay State University, United States

Abstract: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) instructors often find it is challenging to teach reading comprehension. Dual Coding Theory suggests that our mental information processing in cognitive tasks rely on two interconnected systems: one for verbal units and the other for images (Sadoski & Paivio, 2013). Students with good reading skills can quickly create mental representations from written language, while those who cannot image what they hear or see may have trouble grasping the meaning of the paragraph (Bell, 2015), which is consistent with the referential connection between the verbal and visual systems. This study develops multimedia instructions ...