I totally have found that it’s helpful to have subs, even if I think I already understand the target language. That way, I’m always learning new vocabulary words and not misunderstanding things to find out later they were wrong!
Not to mention beginner or intermediate language learning, it can really be a game-changer.
I wouldn’t have thought it existed as a learning option! As a language learner, I think counting on bad subs to get the gist is counter-productive, because afterwards we will have to “unlearn” the wrong information and then “re-learn” it. Maybe these learners are fluent already and that’s why they don’t pay attention to subs?
This is true, at least in my experience. Bad subtitles are backward steps in my learning progress.
Is the quality about word wordly translations or about fluent and nice to read subs in my native language?
I always prefer fluent native language subs over word wordly subs because it is no fun to watch something with bad written subs in my native language. Even for learning a foreign language while watching I prefer good written native language subs because even language learning courses alter it to a way how it is said in both languages and do not write sentences word wordly that then become super odd in one language.