We all know that learning English with TV shows is a fun and motivational way to develop your listening, pronunciation, and fluency.
But many students have asked me, “Which TV show should I learn with?” Does it matter? Are some series more conducive to learning than others?
The answer is YES, and although there are HUNDREDS of English TV-shows that you can enjoy and learn with, these have been proven to be effective in the language learning process:
It is very hard to develop your personality in another language. But this show has more than enough characters for you to identify with. Are you Monica? Or rather, Joey? With this show, you will be prepared for all social activities in English.
Even if Grey’s Anatomy is happening in the hospital with a lot of medical terms, it is, above all, a show about life. It’s a drama, not a medical show. So you are guaranteed to learn a lot about life situations too, but more importantly, you will learn it in English. Very emotional dialogues and complex narratives will definitely enhance your speaking skills.
One of the greatest family shows ever! There’s a lot of different characters, so naturally, you will learn a lot of different idioms and expressions if you choose to improve your skills with Modern Family. Gloria, a Hispanic character, will give you the confidence you need to get out there and speak in English. She is an inspiration for her energy and constant efforts to be a good English speaker. If she can do it, you can do it!
How I Met Your Mother
Similarly to the show Friends, How I Met Your Mother teaches you about real life, about friends and relationships. It is also a must-watch show if you want to improve your daily conversations. Episodes are short and sweet. You will also laugh a lot. I would recommend you watch Friends first and save How I Met Your Mother for later, as a rebound show after you are done with watching Friends.
Have you ever watched any of these shows? Do you have any of your own shows that you would like to add to this list? Let me know!