Learning foreign languages is a trend in modern society. Languages are in demand, and their knowledge is an indicator of the intelligence and development of an individual. So, using media content when learning English is one of the best ways to master unfamiliar vocabulary. But where do you find this media content, and how do you use it to get the most out of it?
Watching films in English with subtitles: is it necessary?
It is no secret that the use of interactive materials helps to learn the subtleties of the language and master the vocabulary - any professional teacher has a stock of such materials in his arsenal.
But what if the student is outside the classroom, and the thirst for knowledge still does not subside?
Self-study is no less important than studying study materials and attending lectures. So, TV shows, films and any videos in the target language help to delve into those subtleties that teachers often do not mention. In addition, those who want to learn a foreign language can choose a TV series or a movie at their discretion, that is, combine business with pleasure.
Watching films in a foreign language with subtitles helps to memorize vocabulary according to the "pronunciation - meaning" model, because any word heard is immediately displayed on the screen.
Many people believe that correct pronunciation can only be developed through constant practice. Yes, this is correct, but only partly correct. Viewing media materials, for example, forms the very basis that allows the speaker to notice his own mistakes and mistakes made by other people in the future.
The more the student surrounds himself with a foreign language, the more he is absorbed into this sphere, the more he will receive a return.
Where can I find films and TV shows with English subtitles?
Distance learning today is acquiring a huge scale: there is an increasing number of educational resources, platforms for people learning foreign languages are being created, special social networks are being organized for people who want to learn a second, third or even fourth foreign language.
In principle, even just knowing how to use a search engine, you can find many resources that host TV shows and movies with English subtitles, but most of them require some kind of prepayment.
Among the resources in the.tv zone, one of the most popular is the site ororo.tv, but, unfortunately, most of the content on it is TV series, not feature films.
Also, many interesting videos for learning English can be found on social media groups.
But the leader in this area can no doubt be called the site turbik.tv (turbofilm), which hosts almost a hundred serials, each of which has an English soundtrack, a Russian soundtrack and subtitles in English and Russian. This variety and ease of switching between tracks and subtitles helps you get the most out of your viewing experience.