Does watching movies help?

Elf
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Do you think watching movies of different languages help in learning?

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Hobbit
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Yes and No. But I lean strong into "No" knowing what I know now and having watch hundreds of hours of Spanish media. 


I don't have anything against movies, as a matter of fact I love Spanish and Latin American film, but I prefer to watch a series. Why? There is enough time to get used to the actors voices, their vocabulary, the plot, etc. that a movie can't give you. I'd watch a movie strictly for enjoyment and a series for learning, if that makes sense. 

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Elf
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Jeremi.Kress wrote:

Yes and No. But I lean strong into "No" knowing what I know now and having watch hundreds of hours of Spanish media.

I don't have anything against movies, as a matter of fact I love Spanish and Latin American film, but I prefer to watch a series. Why? There is enough time to get used to the actors voices, their vocabulary, the plot, etc. that a movie can't give you. I'd watch a movie strictly for enjoyment and a series for learning, if that makes sense.

This actually makes sense.. series give more time

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Ranger
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I think you could re-watch movies/series you have already seen in your mother language and try to watch them in your target languages just to see how it goes.

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Ent
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TemitopeAkinyede wrote:
Do you think watching movies of different languages help in learning?

Absolutely. They are great for listening practice, once you've reached an intermediate level.

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Hobbit
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I think movies are great tools. I taught English at a university in Indonesia, and none of the Indonesians I met who were fluent in English had learned in a classroom - they'd picked up the language from American movies and TV shows. 

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Dwarf
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yes, watching movies helps a lot as you are exposed to a certain accent, vocabulary and also you can pick up cultural nuances and knowledge

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Hobbit
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For sure. Even if you understand the language, I always use subtitles because you will learn something new. You can always learn some new accents, vocabulary, etc.

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Hobbit
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yes i believe so

Mariam Irshad

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