TV and foreing languages

Age:

Gender:

  1. How many hours do you spend watching TV a week?
  2. Do you think television is just only for entertainment?
  3. Do you think that watching films in original version can help you learn a foreing language?
  4. Would you like public television to broadcast programmes and films in original version?
  5. Do you think that Spanish people are not interested in learning foreing languages?
  6. Why do you think public television doesn’t broadcast any film or programmes in a foreing language?
    a) because the audience would decrease.
    b) because Spanish people are not well prepared.
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13 thoughts on “TV and foreing languages

  1. Javier

    Hi Carmen,

    So kind of you to suggest one of my exercises to your students. I hope they find it useful.

    Take care,
    Javier.

    Reply
  2. Adri

    Age: 20

    Gender: Male

    1. How many hours do you spend watching TV a week?

    Between 5 and 10

    2. Do you think television is just only for entertainment?

    Yes. You can see educative programmes too, but only a few people watch them…

    3. Do you think that watching films in original version can help you learn a foreing language?

    Yes! Everything you can watch in English will help you to improve your English!

    4. Would you like public television to broadcast programmes and films in original version?

    Sure! I wish public television broadcast that type of programmes! But… we have our computers to download TV Series in the original version from the Internet.

    5. Do you think that Spanish people are not interested in learning foreing languages?

    Only a few people would sit in front of the TV to see a programme in its original version. I think people are not interested at all!

    6. Why do you think public television doesn’t broadcast any film or programmes in foreing languages?

    b) because Spanish people are not well prepared

    Reply
  3. carla

    Age: 20

    Gender: Female

    1. How many hours do you spend watching TV a week?
    Between 6 and 8. I don’t like TV very much…

    2. Do you think television is just only for entertainment?
    Yes

    3. Do you think that watching films in original version can help you learn a foreing language?
    Yes

    4. Would you like public television to broadcast programmes and films in original version?
    Yes, I think that sometimes channel 2 broadcasts films in original version. I’ve seen them a couple of times, but I’m a bit disappointed because this films are broadcasted at 3 or 4 am, so it’s very late and only a few people can watch them.

    5. Do you think that Spanish people are not interesting in learning foreing languages?
    Yes, I think that Spanish people are more interested in seeing programmes related with gossip.

    6. Why do you think public television doesn’t broadcast any film or programmes in a foreing language?

    a) because the audience would decrease.

    Reply
  4. beatriz

    Age:19
    Gender:female

    How many hours do you spend watching TV a week?

    lots of hours…between 8 or 10

    Do you think television is just only for entertainment?

    you can also learn, it depends on what you watch

    Do you think that watching films in original version can help you learn a foreing language?

    yes, i think that’s one of the most effective ways of learning a language.

    Would you like public television to broadcast programmes and films in original version?

    yes, it would be fantastic!

    Do you think that Spanish people are not interested in learning foreing languages?

    i don’t think so. but i have to recognise that education in the rest of Europe is better than here.

    Why do you think public television doesn’t broadcast any film or programmes in a foreing language?

    a) because the audience would decrease.
    b) because Spanish people are not well prepared.
    both reasons

    Reply
  5. isa

    Age:34
    Gender:female

    How many hours do you spend watching TV a week? about 6 hours
    Do you think television is just only for entertainment? it depends on the programme.
    Do you think that watching films in original version can help you learn a foreing language? Yes, I do
    Would you like public television to broadcast programmes and films in original version? No, because we are in Spain and now you can watch a lot of things in original version on internet or dvd.
    Do you think that Spanish people are not interested in learning foreing languages? the older people may not be, but the younger generations are.
    Why do you think public television doesn’t broadcast any film or programmes in a foreing language?
    a) because the audience would decrease.

    Reply
  6. caperina

    Age:18

    Gender:Female

    1.How many hours do you spend watching TV a week? 6

    2.Do you think television is just only for entertainment? no, also for information

    3.Do you think that watching films in original version can help you learn a foreing language? yes

    4.Would you like public television to broadcast programmes and films in original version? I´m not very interested.

    5.Do you think that Spanish people are not interested in learning foreing languages? No, it depends on the person.

    6.Why do you think public television doesn’t broadcast any film or programmes in a foreing language?
    a) because the audience would decrease.

    Reply
  7. Laura

    Age:26
    Gender:female

    1.Nowdays very few,4 a week more or less…
    2.no, it depends what channel, you also can learn many things.
    3.I think it is very useful.
    4.yes
    5.I think the majority are not
    6.both are true.

    Reply
  8. John

    Age:18
    Gender:male

    1.How many hours do you spend watching TV a week?
    Between 8 and 10

    2.Do you think television is just only for entertainment?
    No, it should be a way of information too.

    3.Do you think that watching films in original version can help you learn a foreing language?
    Yes

    4.Would you like public television to broadcast programmes and films in original version? I think that you can watch it in the original version with the TDT but I am not very sure.

    5.Do you think that Spanish people are not interested in learning foreing languages?
    It depends on the person

    6.Why do you think public television doesn’t broadcast any film or programmes in a foreing language?
    I think that both options are correct

    Reply
  9. lorena

    Age: 26

    Gender: female

    How many hours do you spend watching TV a week? 15
    Do you think television is just only for entertainment? Yes
    Do you think that watching films in original version can help you learn a foreing language? Yes
    Would you like public television to broadcast programmes and films in original version? Yes
    Do you think that Spanish people are not interested in learning foreing languages? No
    Why do you think public television doesn’t broadcast any film or programmes in a foreing language? Both:
    a) because the audience would decrease.
    b) because Spanish people are not well prepared.

    Reply
  10. Jesus

    Age: 37
    Gender: Male

    How many hours do you spend watching TV a week? 14
    Do you think television is just only for entertainment? No, not only. (to catch up with the news for example).
    Do you think that watching films in original version can help you learn a foreing language? Yes, but you need time to do that.
    Would you like public television to broadcast programmes and films in original version? Yes
    Do you think that Spanish people are not interested in learning foreing languages? Most of us, yes.
    Why do you think public television doesn’t broadcast any film or programmes in a foreing language?
    Both of them

    Reply
  11. juannoriega

    Age:22

    Gender:male

    1. How many hours do you spend watching TV a week?
    few, maybe 4
    2. Do you think television is just only for entertainment?
    yes
    3. Do you think that watching films in original version can help you learn a foreing language?
    well… yes but thats more a DVD thing… you know what I mean…
    4. Would you like public television to broadcast programmes and films in original version?
    no
    5. Do you think that Spanish people are not interested in learning foreing languages?
    no, but I don’t think using more other languages in our country would make us better.

    6. Why do you think public television doesn’t broadcast any film or programmes in a foreing language?

    a) because the audience would decrease.

    Reply
  12. Bel

    Age:23
    Gender:Female

    1.How many hours do you spend watching TV a week?
    Between 8 or 10

    2.Do you think television is just only for entertainment?
    No, you can also see the news, documentaries and some educational programmes.

    3.Do you think that watching films in original version can help you learn a foreing language?
    Yes

    4.Would you like public television to broadcast programmes and films in original version?
    Yes

    5.Do you think that Spanish people are not interested in learning foreing languages?
    Yes, I think that most people have very little interest. Only students, and not all, people who travel abroad and some other people are interested in learning foreign languages.

    6.Why do you think public television doesn’t broadcast any film or programmes in a foreing language?
    a) because the audience would decrease.
    b) because Spanish people are not well prepared.
    Both.

    Reply
  13. ana

    Age:39
    Gender:female

    How many hours do you spend watching TV a week? I spend 10 hours a week more or lss.
    Do you think television is just only for entertainment? No, I think that television inludes (or should include) cultural programmes, documentaries…
    Do you think that watching films in original version can help you learn a foreing language? I think that it is esential to do it if you want to improve the language.
    Would you like public television to broadcast programmes and films in original version? Yes, I think it would be interesting if there was a channel or two for this kind of programmes.
    Do you think that Spanish people are not interested in learning foreing languages? Nowdays Spanish people are more interested than some years ago.
    Why do you think public television doesn’t broadcast any film or programmes in a foreing language?
    Because many people don’t like this type of programmes.

    Reply

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