Learn A Language with TV: How to Get The Most Out of Watching TV in Your Target Language
January 19th, 2016
59 mins 4 secs
About this Episode
Topic: Watching TV in a Foreign Language
Welcome to Episode 31, where Lindsay and I took a deep dive into revealing our TV watching habits and how they aid our language learning. Plus: Listener feedback and over 20 show recommendations.
We are sponsored today by Savvy Brand Academy, a mastermind & brand course for onlinte teachers, as part of our "podcasters are doin' it for themselves month".
1) What type of TV do you watch?
- Listener Colin likes to watch with the whole family
- Chris Stewart who likes watching reality tv like “Come dine with me”
- For me: Serials
- For Lindsay: youtube as part of a routine
- My student Randy: Tagesschau
2) HOW do you watch?
Is there such a thing as guilty learning vs. not-guilty learning?
Should you watch with subtitles or without? Subtitles in your own language or the other language? Immersion or full understand mode?
Big debate: How can TV count as "deliberate study time"?
Where can you find shows that are appropriate for your level?
What makes TV for kids a good choice?
3) Where can you find cool things to watch? (Big Link Collection)
YouTube and Yabla:
- Yabla - curated videos for language learners in Spanish, German, French, Italian, Chinese, English
- Lindsay's TV Introductions in Different Languages
- Easy Languages on YouTube
TV Apps and Websites Where You Can Find International TV
**Shows Kerstin Loves (75% contains crime)
- Hwb, Hinterland and Byw Celwydd (Welsh)
- Les Revenants and Spiral (French)
- Salamander (French/Flemish)
- Deutschland 83, Good Bye Lenin!, The Edukators (German)
- The Bridge (Danish/Swedish)
- The Killing and Borgen (Danish)
If you have not done this already, catch an episode of 1980s German spy show Deutschland 83 - here it is on Amazon.com and here it is on All 4 in the UK