How can I watch English movies without the help of the captions?
Jun 8, 2010 12:27 PM
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I learnt Spanish from watching TV in Spain for 3 years. It was never subtitled, always dubbed. Had it been subtitled though, I would have read the subtitles instead of concentrating on the Spanish. When forced to listen and understand (or not), I learnt very quickly. Essentially, a lack of subtitles forces the viewer to focus on the language (the oral dialogue) rather than on the easier written transcription of subtitles. Watching films like this is a great way to learn a language, but you must be prepared to put in a lot of work. It's a long, frustrating road. Lastly, always have your dictionary at hand to look up new words.
June 8, 2010
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