Why are you learning English?
To get a better job?
To get promoted?
Because everybody says it is important to do?
Probably, your answer is among these. Most people learn English because of the career-related reasons which make the learning process stressful and humdrum. Most of the time, we miss the fun and exciting part of it. What if we see it as a vehicle which lets us reach the point of views, feelings and experiences of other people from different cultures? Then I am sure it would be more enjoyable and ongoing process which you could run on your own without needing the constant guiding of someone else.
Watching films is one of the most popular ways to learn the authentic language. We all love watching TV series and movies. But, how often do you watch them with English subtitles and how often do you watch them again?
Most of learners don’t do or don’t try to learn new words by writing them down. But to store a word or phrase in your long-term memory of active vocabulary, it has to be repeatedly seen, heard, or read. At this point I think short films would be more beneficial than TV series and movies because it’s easier to watch them again and again, they are able to handle more different issues and sometimes their messages are much stronger. When you try to learn the language with materials which have interesting context and addressing different feelings, new language items will be more easier to learn and remember. Short films have this power.
Language is a bridge that can take you anywhere in the world.
In this post, I would like to take you somewhere different, where you will watch and listen to some different stories.
Record/Play War, fate, and a broken walkman transcend space and time in this sci-fi love story.
Xiong Di Xiong di means fellas in Chinese. Only the friendship, love and kickboxing can make you forget you’re living in a factory.
A Thousand Suns A Thousand Suns tells the story of the Gamo Highlands of the African Rift Valley and the unique worldview held by the people of the region.
Tiempodefecto A marriage crisis, robbery and science fiction. That is an interesting short film.
New Boy A young African boy with a haunting back story starts school in Ireland, and finds out quickly exactly what it means to be the new kid.