What does watching Thai movies have to do learning English?

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newkidontheblock
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What does watching Thai movies have to do learning English?

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After the excellent last level at ACE, this new English teacher rushes through every lesson so that he can end it with the class watching a Thai movie. Or sometimes a Khmer movie. Today’s lesson was listening. The lesson speaker was some famous movie director with hands that couldn’t stop shaking and a speech impediment (maybe he had a stroke?). Missus had to ask the teacher to replay the video a few times in order to understand what he was saying. So the class could end with a everyone watching a scary Thai movie.

For the English teachers out there...

How does group watching a Thai movie improve English skills?

I’m puzzled.
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Re: What does watching Thai movies have to do learning English?

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:stir: That teacher is an absolute genius and will make the perfect ACE. A group watching a Thai movie does not improve English skills. It does keep them happy and entertained and they don't complain.
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Re: What does watching Thai movies have to do learning English?

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If the movie is in English, it’s better than drills. The more comprehensible audio and visual content in the studied language, the better. But it will have minimal impact if only done for a few minutes in class. It has to be more of a homework thing, 1-2 hours every day of tv, radio, movies, whatever excites the student. Human brain learns much faster when the process is entertaining.
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