Watching English movies is a great way for children to learn English while enjoying stories and music. In this article, we will recommend 5 English movies for parents to use including each movie’s individual characteristics.
Disney movies are great for encouraging children to learn English. Cinderella is a great choice for girls who enjoy romantic stories. The story is very easy to follow and the background doesn’t change too frequently which keeps children’s interests. The language in the movie is also easy for children who just started learning English to understand and the tempo is slow enough for them to pick up.
The English versions of Ghibli movies are also good choices for encouraging English learning. “Kiki’s Delivery Service” and “Ponyo” are recommended but the most popular choice is “Tonari no Totoro”. The language used in “Tonari no Totoro” is comparatively easy to understand and most children who have started to learn English can follow most of the movie. Given its popularity, many children will ask to watch the movie over and over again.
Curious George is a popular cartoon in Japan and around the world. The best part of this movie is that the English language is very easy to understand. Many of the phrases are useful in real life and will help children improve their English language skills efficiently. The story is also easy to predict so even children who are not familiar with English can follow what is going to happen next.
“Toy Story” which is popular with boys is another good movie choice for learning English. With so many different toys playing characters, most children are guaranteed to be glued to the screen. The story moves quickly so children with limited English ability may find it hard to follow at times. Therefore, we recommend the movie for children who have started to learn English.
“Back to the Future” is an action-packed science fiction movie which makes a great addition to a child’s English learning. The movie may be hard for younger children to understand but is good for elementary school and junior high school students. The conversation is simple and the characters speak with a native English language accent.
Children who dislike studying often will pay attention to a movie if they like the story and characters. It is a good idea to watch the movie in Japanese first so that they can understand the story. Parents should ask their child’s teachers to recommend movies for their child’s level. Once children find a movie they like they will ask to watch it repeatedly. This is a great way for them to increase their vocabulary and improve their listening skills.