The Turn on the Subtitles campaign has collected evidence from world-leading researchers to demonstrate the benefits of Same Language Subtitles (SLS) for increasing literacy rates, as well as reading, media access and language acquisition. These experts in their field from across the globe have all recognised these benefits and their research shows how powerful a tool SLS can be in improving literacy rates and in turn increase the opportunities for children around the world.
Same Language Subtitling (SLS) is the idea of subtitling (or captioning) audio-visual content in the ‘same’ language as the audio. There is strong and growing evidence that SLS improves reading skills.
Teachers ensure that available captions are presented when they are showing clips in lessons.