Hello italki community,
I wanted to know if anyone has suggestions for what TV shows, movies, books or any other media you would reccomend for an English learning looking to understand American culture.
What I have so far;
Friends TV show
Modern Family TV show
Documenteries of any kind
I also reccomend minimalist blogs & reading to my students.
Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother - these are my favourite American TV-shows =) And Scrubs, of course =)
Forgive me for mentioning these, as they are childrens' books... but the Dr. Seuss "Beginner Books" are so witty and so amusingly illustrated that they are entertaining for anyone, of any age. They are of course written in very simple English--so simple that I would expect that a beginner could read them with pleasure.
And, in my opinion, Dr. Seuss is a part of American culture. They are a cultural universal and everybody assumes that everybody else knows them.
The Cat in the Hat is of course THE classic.
And, some of them are available in translation!
-The Vampire Diaries
-Pretty Little Liars
1. The Originals
2. Legend of the Seeker
3. The Cake Boss
4. Top Chef, etc.
TV series: White Collar and Once Upon A Time.
What comes to books, you can start with reading Mark Twain's short stories.