ESLnotes: The English Learner Movie Guides

If you want to learn English well, you have to immerse yourself in English sentences (in other words, you need “input”). And if you want to learn spoken English, there are few better ways than watching English-language movies.

The problem is, dialog in movies can be incredibly challenging to follow, even for an advanced learner. While real people might slow down and “dumb down” their speech when they find out you are a non‑native, actors won’t do that.

Sure, you can stop the movie every time you get lost. But here’s a better idea:

Before you watch a movie, read one of our guides and pre-learn all the critical vocabulary. This achieves two things:

Have a look at the guides or read more introductory information: