Learn English through film: a guide

Learn English through film: a guide

  • By Anna

What is the most fun way of learning a language? Watching films and TV series! (For some it could also be playing video games, but we’re not going to focus on that now… 🙂

Learning a foreign language is already hard if you think about the grammar and pronunciation, especially if it vastly differs from your native language. Let alone the cultural differences – some concepts may not even exist in your mother tongue, so sometimes it can be extremely difficult to understand certain ideas.

That is why watching film and TV series in English is so beneficial. It may not teach how to write an opinion essay, but it will certainly teach you a bunch of other skills.

First of all, you will learn real English and not textbook English. You will get a grasp of a colloquial language and some less informal phrases you can use in your everyday life. Usually, English spoken in films is more natural and sounds more like what you’d hear in the street – therefore it is a nice way to improve your speaking.

You will learn English words in context. Normally, when you learn vocabulary, especially at school, you would get a list of words and you would learn what they mean. When you watch films, you can see in which context specific words are used. You could also learn words you would probably never come across. For example, after watching a few seasons of one of my favourite shows “Suits”, my vocabulary of legal English was much richer.

Another perk of learning English via watching films is learning the right way to pronounce words. Not only that – if you are ambitious enough, you can even practice different accents!

However, please remember that this method will not teach you academic English which you need for passing the IELTS. Although, it is a great way to be in touch with the language at all times without even noticing it – and this will certainly help you in the long run.

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