Connect in English through movies

Watch and discuss movies in English to understand fast-talking native speakers, yourself, others and the world around you.
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Watching movies to better understand English? But the actors speak too fast?

Discover the right way to improve your English listening skills with movies with the “Understand Movies in English” guide.

Inside you’ll find:

  • an easy-to-follow 10-step method
  • a clip from the comedy “Superbad” that you’ll understand without subtitles
  • a 3-day active listening course

You’ll also join my bi-monthly newsletter, the Chai Latte Letters, with tips to help you continue to improve your understanding of fast spoken English.

Are you a language teacher? Join my teaching newsletter, Netflix & Teach, for tips on how to teach languages online with movies.

Understand Native Speakers and Speak Better English

Hi, I’m Cara! I help adventurous expats and intrepid travellers improve their English listening skills so they can better connect with native speakers.

Living and working in another language is great fun. I should know – I’m a Brit who’s been in France since 2007.

But if you can’t understand what fast-talking native English speakers are saying, then you’re going to have trouble fitting in.

The good thing is, when you understand native speakers, you can use the expressions they use to learn to speak better English.

And what better way to do it than relaxing on the couch, re-watching your favourite movie for the 10th time.

Audio Course “Movies on the Run”

Learn to understand fast-talking native English speakers through movie quotes in just 2 weeks

Have you ever tried to understand fast-talking native speakers by watching movies in English with subtitles?

Familiar words and expressions can sound very different when native speakers say them fast. That’s why just listening or trying to listen and read at the same time won’t help you improve your English.

“Movies on the Run” is a different approach to training your ears using quotes from popular movies.

In just 2 weeks you’ll learn to catch features of connected speech (sounds that disappear or change in fast English) and understand fast-talking native speakers better.

I love “Movies on the Run” because it’s fun. I also appreciate the tips given in the feedback. It has helped me so much and has changed my approach to learning languages.

Cinzia from Italy

Bank employee and tour leader

I found “Movies on the Run” very helpful as I love how you explain why the words are hard to understand for English learners. I learnt a lot, especially how native speakers combine words when they talk fast, which makes them hard to recognise.

Gary Bacon from the Philippines, expat in New Zealand

Purchased Movies on the Run

I’m really enjoying doing the course. I’ve just finished unit 8 and it’s amazing how different the English we were taught is from the real English. Or at least it’s the case in Spain. I can’t wait to contact you again to tell you I’ve managed to understand a movie without subtitles!

Ángel Gómez from Spain

Telecommunications Engineer

Leo Listening Movie Club

A 3-month group programme for movie lovers who want to understand and speak authentic English and connect with others through films.

You want to understand fast-talking native speakers and learn to speak casual, conversational English. So you watch movies to immerse yourself in the language and culture. But you still need the subtitles and feel like you’re not improving.

Movies are hard to understand, especially by yourself. The good news is that now there’s a better way for movie lovers like you to improve your English.

Thanks to “Movie Club”, you watch movies, build confidence in your listening and speaking skills through structured, smart, daily practice, and have great conversations with other movie lovers like you, in English.

I am motivated to improve my level and I like the approach of “Movie Club”. You are not learning grammar, you are learning in an active way. Now I have a wider vocabulary and I can recognise some different accents. I can also
understand better movies and series.

Cinzia from Italy

Bank employee and tour leader

“Movie Club” gave me the tools to improve my listening and speaking skills. The weekly tasks are amazing – well-made and fun. Plus it’s lovely to have the chance to interact with others in the chat every day. “Movie Club” is a unique, useful, and unmissable learning experience that I am sure you won’t find with any other English course. Go for it!

Barbara, Italian expat in the UK

Online Italian Teacher , Time to Be Italian

What I like best about “Movie Club” is the live meet-up where we discussed very interesting topics about the movie – that was a lot of fun! And I love going through the many extra resources. I would recommend “Movie Club”
to anyone who loves watching and discussing movies. This will be a very stimulating and fun way to improve your listening and speaking skills!

Rosa, Italian expat in Switzerland

Italian teacher

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