How To Stop Using Subtitles

by | Aug 7, 2018 | English Learning Tips | 8 comments

How can you stop using subtitles while watching TV shows and movies in English?  In this video lesson, you will learn why you should stop using subtitles while TV to improve not only your listening skills but also your English fluency

Watch the video lesson to learn how to stop using subtitles while watching TV shows and movies in English

Make sure to turn on subtitles by clicking the CC button if you are struggling to follow the lesson 🙂

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Before we go into exactly how to stop using subtitles, I do need to clarify who this video is for.

As you are watching this video, I am assuming that you are an intermediate to an advanced English learner.

How did I come to this conclusion?

Because I am speaking in English, you are learning English from me in English (well unless you have the subtitles turned on and they are translated to your native language) which I hope you are NOT using!

If you’re watching this, then you are an intermediate to advanced learners, and you should stop using subtitles.

Why should you stop using subtitles?

-by using subtitles you are reading
-you are not paying attention to facial expressions, to how English speakers interact with their body language, to their intonation, words and different pronunciation to enable you to understand different accents
….Simply put, you are only improving your reading skills, not your listening skills… and your

How can you stop using subtitles?

Simply turn them off! Stop being lazy

It will be hard, but try!
You do not need to watch the whole movie, but try watching 5 minutes with and 5 minutes off for 1 week. Then reduce the amount of time that you are using subtitles and increase the time you aren’t using subtitles!

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