Ghazi Takal
Ghazi Takal
© Ghazi Takal

Dissertation project:

The Impacts of Storytelling and Video Subtitles on EFL High School Students’ Vocabulary

  • CV

    (Academic) Work experience
    2014 - 2023 Lecturer at the department of English language and literature at Ghazni University
    2020 - 2023

    Deputy Dean at Ghazni University

    2015 - 2016 English Instructor (Part-time) at Muslim Private University and Jami Private Supreme Academy
    2016 - 2017 Department Head at Department of English, Faculty of Languages and Literature, Ghazni University
    2013 - 2014 Financial and Administrative Manager at ARCS (Afghan Red Crescent Society)
    2013 Storekeeper at NAC (Norwegian Afghanistan Committee) Non-governmental Organization
    2007 - 2009

    English Instructor

    Acadmic background

    SoSe 2023Admission to the Graduate School Empirical and Applied Linguistics, University of Münster

    2020 Master of Education in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language), school of education, faculty of humanities and social sciences , UTM (Universiti Teknolgi Malaysia
    01/2017 - 03/2017 Fulbright AJFDP (Afghan Junior Faculty Development Program) at Indiana University
    2009 - 2013 Bachelor of Arts department of English language and literature, Nangarhar university
  • Dissertation project

    The Impacts of Storytelling and Video Subtitles on EFL High School Students’ Vocabulary Learning

    Linguistic input is an integral part of the language learning, in second and foreign language learning in particular. It is the sources of the language to which the learner is exposed, and it may originate from various sources such as teachers, classmates, books, T.V and so forth. One of its modern and effective types of input based on recent extensive studies is audiovisual input. This type of input is the combination of audio or sound and visuals such as pictures. Since it is one of the crucial types of inputs for second language vocabulary learning according to various learning theories, this study is going to focus on it. To specify, this study will focus on if audiovisual input , captioned videos exclusively have a positive effect on incidental vocabulary learning of a very basic level foreign language learners. For this purpose, a number of sixty high school , age of 17-19 years old , bilingual speakers of Pashto and Dari , and Pre-A1 level of English as a foreign language proficiency are going to participate in this experimental study. The study will consist of 60 participants of two , control and experimental groups while each group containing 30 participants . They will be selected based on convenient sampling. The experimental group is going to be exposed to a captioned video of Rita F. Pierson TED Talk with captions in second language for two times in a period of one hour, and the control group will be exposed to the same video without any captions or subtitles with the same amount of exposure. A total number of 10 target items will be extracted from the video as words the participants will be not familiar with before. After the treatment, both groups will be tested for the ten target words. The results will be then analyzed through SPSS for two-way ANOVA.