Suggest a good TV series for learning English
November 23, 2010 8:24 AM Subscribe
Can you suggest a good television series (preferably with available English subtitles) for people learning English?
posted by rhombus to Media & Arts (13 answers total)
I am doing private English lessons in Germany. I've found that television series are a good way for people to learn the language, particularly if they also get English subtitles. Series are great because they have recurring characters and motifs, and that repetition is helpful.
The problem is that my selections thus far reflect my personal preferences, which may not match those of my students. For example, in the past I've used The Wire, but women don't always like it.
Note that I am not looking for simple English, but things that are real and which reflect English as it is actually used in daily life. I'm looking for suggestions across a broad range of genres (I'd prefer something rather more sophisticated than, say, Sex and the City). In other words, they should be good, not just "good for learning English" :)