25 Oct Reasons to learn languages with movies
Good evening, everyone! today we will discuss a quite interesting topic: movies as a main guide to learn a language. it is not a secret that watching movies in a foreign language enables you to memorize words and phrases much faster. it is due to the fact that your brains work better as you are immersed in the language environment and commit phrases to memory in context.
Now we want to propose some reasons in order to watch movies in a preferable language and give you a few tips on this topic.
why is it better to learn english with movies?
You will learn real english used by english speakers
when you watch movies in english, you will notice that at times english speakers may pronounce words differently to that you learned in the classroom. sometimes they can also use some grammatical structures that may seem incorrect but that is often used by english speakers. by watching movies, you will become more familiar with the english language being used naturally and how english speakers express themselves. it will enable you to better understand and learn in the long term.
You learn english words in context that will help you better remember them
instead of memorizing words, which can be a tedious task, you will hear new vocabulary and words being used in context.
you will hear how english speakers express themselves and use a wide range of vocabulary and grammar
this is a great way for you to get more exposure to the english language and hear new words and various grammatical structures being used naturally. by consistently exposing yourself to the english language, by watching movies in english, your ability to better remember how to use this vocabulary and grammatical structures will improve greatly.
Tips for learning english with movies
When choosing a movie to watch to learn english, it is important to choose a movie that you like
if you watch a movie purely for the purpose of learning english, it will not motivate you to watch it. choose a movie that you would like to watch in your native language and in english, as well.
don’t use a dictionary
focus on asking yourself questions and learn in context. there is nothing worse than watching a movie and having to use a dictionary to look up new words all the time. instead of looking up the words in a dictionary pause the movie when you hear a word you do not understand and ask yourself questions about the context the word was used in. was it used in a positive context or a negative context? what happened in the scene before? by asking yourself questions about that new word, you are training your brain to think in english.
repeat short phrases by shadowing
when you hear new phrases in english, repeat these phrases out loud by shadowing. shadowing is when you listen to an english speaker speaking and repeat exactly what they say. by shadowing these new phrases and expressions, your ability to pronounce these words and use them in the future will improve.