International literacy expert on watching foreign films with subtitles vs. dubbing

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 21 Oct 2021, 9:13AM
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International literacy expert on watching foreign films with subtitles vs. dubbing

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 21 Oct 2021, 9:13AM

An entertainment battle has emerged in recent times: Subbed vs Dubbed.  

The extremely popular Squid Game has reignited the discussion after complaints that the English dub over lost a lot of the emotion and character growth.  

A lot of the big shows now are foreign, meaning subtitles, or a terrible dubbed version that gets widely panned.  

But the most common complaint with watching Squid Game with subtitles is that it flashes across the screen too fast.  

Can you train yourself to be able to watch a show with subtitles? And does it actually help the learning in the long run?  

International expert on literacy development at the University of Canterbury Brigid McNeill joined Mike Hosking. 

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