Updated: May 6
The answer to that question is most definitely a yes! Watching an original language film with subtitles is an ideal platform for language learners of all abilities.
How does it work?
If you’re watching a film from home (as opposed to a cinema) with subtitles, you can take advantage of the ability to rewind and replay to learn and really improve your vocabulary. It’s a fantastic way to learn colloquialisms and common expressions.
Here is a selection of fantastic films that we recommend, and really hope you’ll enjoy watching whilst you learn. The lists below are aimed at GSCE level and many of these films are available on Netflix and Amazon Prime.
La Gloire de Mon Pere – My Father’s Glory
Le Chateau De Ma Mere – My Mother’s Castle
Les Choristes – The Chorus
Jour De Fete – The Big Day
Le Roi Et L'Oiseau – The King and the Mockingbird
Hors De Prix (Intermediate) – Priceless
Asterix Et Obeliz: Mission Cleopatre (Intermediate)
Les Aventures De Tintin (Beginner/Intermediate) – The Adventures of Tintin
Un Gars, Une Fille (Advanced) – this is a popular French TV series
Jean De Florette
Manon Des Sources
Cyrano De Bergerac
Mon Pere est Femme de Menage (easy/intermediate) – My Father is a Cleaning Lady
3 Tuerken und ein Baby (Intermediate/advanced) - Three Turks and a Baby
Goodbye Lenin (all levels) – Amazon Prime
Das Leben der Anderen (intermediate/advanced) - The Lives of Others - Amazon Prime
Der Untergang (intermediate/advanced) - Downfall - nominated for Best Foreign Language film 2005.
If you are looking for extra help with your French or German GSCE revision, why not try one of The Language Cabin's group revision days. We hold them in the Easter holidays and the October and May half term holidays. Check out our events page for the next dates.