A quiet night in? What can be any better? Especially if your significant other is also learning German… But regardless if they have any interest in joining you or if you lack such a relationship, watching movies you know in German is a great idea. Of course, some of you will absolutely hate the idea of watching movies. Well, I’m here to tell you that, in this case, you are making a grave mistake.
First of all, it is important to know that you shouldn’t use English subtitles. I know that it seems very attractive, especially if you are not as comfortable with the language yet, but believe me, it will not help you at all. If you do not understand what is being said even with German subtitles, it might be too early in your journey to start with this. For, the use of English subtitles will make it more comfortable to read than to actually listen to what is being said. This means that you will not actually pick up new words.
Reasons to Watch Movies You Already Know in German
Ok, reason one, you already know the plot of the story. This means that if you do not understand some of the words, your brain will try to figure out the meaning. It is the same as reading with your eyes closed.
Reason two, it is fun. Now I suppose you rolled your eyes and thought that this woman is completely out of her mind. But, turns out I am not. Watching movies in fun, this means that you will make the learning process fun. This will then help you to learn faster.
Whoo, now you have an academical reason to watch movies. And once you have mastered this task, – watching movies you know in German, in case you missed it – try a movie you do not know yet.