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)
I've added links for UK and US audiences - comment if you need a link for another region.
- Welsh Language:
- French Language:
- French and Flemish Language:
- German Language:
- Danish and Swedish Language
- Danish Language
- Korean Language