Does watching movies in different languages help to learn?
I'm listening to the Dr. Horrible soundtrack right now, and I was wondering if watching movies or listening to songs in different languages actually helps to learn the language better?
I find it useless at the beginning, but once you can hear 25% of the words or more, it would speed up your learning process because you can start figuring out the missing words. The trick is to know which movies are good for you at what stage of your learning. Most beginners just watch whatever they can find, and that's not helpful.
I don't agree. While it's definitely much more beneficial, it's not useless either. My approach is to dive into the language and it's worked for me so far. Actually, consuming content in your target language before studying helps you a lot with pronunciation since you have a vague idea about how it should sound. Surrounding yourself with the language from day 1 is the best method.