Learn Spanish watching films : 4 tips and cinema vocabulary

Hola amigos:

I’m so excited as we are going to learn loads of things related to CINEMA. Me llamo Blanca y soy tu profe de español 🙂 

Estoy súper emocionada porque este mes vamos a aprender un montón de expresiones útiles relacionadas con el cine.

As you know, I talk about Spanish and Latin American cinema in the podcast Faro de Lenguas Magazine. I also think there are a lot of useful phrases and vocabulary we can remember. Why cinema? ¿Por qué el cine?

Though there are many wonderful activities available for our leisurely pleasure on this funny little planet called Earth, surely the happiest, worthiest and most fulfilling pursuit a person can undertake is popping along to the movies. Going with friends. Going with loved ones. Taking an incredible journey from the safety of a cinema seat, surrounded by like-minded fellow travellers. (Marshall Julius)


How wonderful that you can also LEARN a language watching films. You will LEARN SPANISH watching films, you just need to make sure that you follow my tips. I’ve studying languages all my life!

LISTEN this interview in Faro de lenguas where I talk about learning Spanish with our podcast:





UNO: If you are an absolute beginner I recommend you to watch something you’ve seen already in your mother tongue, or even one of your FAVE films (it will be fun to listen to Luke Skywalker speaking in Spanish!) Switch on the SUBTITLES, in Spanish, for hearing impaired (if that’s possible)

When I was learning English a few years ago I watched Friends, Grease and Labyrinth in English with subtitles, it helped me a lot 🙂


DOS: Grab a note book and TAKE NOTES, you DON’T need to TRANSLATE EVERYTHING! Just the key words and phrases, as I keep saying, the context will guide you, we need to develop that instinct, and with films its possible 🙂

It’s really helpful to do some research about the context of the film and look at the movie synopsis in Google (avoid spoilers ha!)


TRES: BE PERSISTENT, don’t feel frustrated; repeat phrases and pause a scene with an interesting dialogue if you need to. It’s the best way to practice your listening skills and pronunciation. Watch it twice, the second time with no subtitles 😉


CUATRO: Try to set a ROUTINE and watch Spanish films every week. Write down in your diary that you are going to watch 30 minutes of a film or a whole episode in Netflix. Schedule, like if it was a lesson!


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Gracias amigos por leerme, muchos besicos y nos vemos por las redes o en Skype 🙂 <3 

Blanca X



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