7 TIPS FOR LEARNING LANGUAGES WATCHING SERIES
How many times have you tried to watch a series or a movie in another language and you haven't finished it? When learning a language, it is advisable to watch series or movies to listen and understand the accent with which they speak. Since, they help us know the jargon that is used and better understand their culture and history. Despite all these benefits, we always have doubts about in which language to put the audio and subtitles to be able to understand it and learn at the same time. In this post I am going to give you 7 useful tips to learn languages by watching series , in addition, at the end you will find the 7 best series with a British and American accent :
1st SERIE OR FILM
The brain will adapt better to short periods of listening , therefore, it is advisable to start with a series with chapters of between 20 and 30 minutes , or if you choose a movie, not more than 30 minutes.
2nd WHICH SERIES TO CHOOSE?
Today we have series of all genres, therefore, the ideal is that you choose a genre that you like. Taking into account that the theme of the series is complicated , since it will cost us more to understand it and therefore, it is easier for us to end it by leaving it aside. If there is a series that you like and you don't mind repeating it, that will be the ideal one.
3rd CHOOSE TOPICS
Choose series with predictable themes and in which the dialogue is related to the action. By being related we will have another point in favor to better understand what is happening , since at the same time that the dialogues follow one another, the action also develops. On the contrary , to find series in which extensive dialogues are given in which there is hardly any relationship between what is said and what is happening at the moment, can lead us to confusion and therefore, to lose interest in the series and in learning the language.
4th BE LIKE A CHILD
When we are little, if we like a series or a movie, we don't mind repeating it 20 times until we know all the scenes and dialogues. Well, the same we have to do with the chapters that we are seeing. The more times we see them, the better we will understand the dialogues and the accent of the characters , as well as better understand why they say or use certain expressions or words.
5th ASSUME YOU WILL MISS THINGS
When listening to a dialogue in a different language, it will be very difficult for us to understand all the words. We have to take this into account, and in part, it will help us in the future to realize our progress . In the beginning, with understanding what is happening by the context and by some word that we understand is enough.
6th GRAB A PEN
DO NOT COPY EVERYTHING! It is important to write down words or expressions that are repeated or that we use in the same context in our language, since it will be easier for us to understand them and be able to use them.
When we start with the series, the first thing that comes to mind is, in what language do I put the audio and subtitles, well, to generate a learning context, the language that we will use for both will be the same that we want learn . In this way, we will listen to what they say , we will see the word that they are pronouncing and how it is pronounced and we will deduce its meaning from the context .