If you are tired of watching ‘Friends’ or your usual TV shows, why not have a watch of some German shows to enhance your German learning further and relax at the same time! Mrs Williams has found some really interesting films and shows to watch to support your learning further and give you chance to immerse yourself further into your languages. Try keeping on the German subtitles, even if you are watching in English and if you want to watch in German, be sure to select German Audio, as Netflix defaults to the dubbed English version. You can, of course, put English subtitles on to help you. Here are some recommendations on Netflix:
1. Frauen, die Geschichte machten – Women Who Made History.
This is an inspiring, beautifully filmed documentary chronicling iconic women of history. Catherine the Great, Queen Elizabeth I, Cleopatra, Joan of Arc and Sophie Scholl, to name a few.
2. Wer kann! Der Kann! – Nailed it!
Germany’s answer to TGBBO. Home chefs compete for cash with their epic baking fails. A very funny show with lots of fun language to learn.
3. Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter – Generation War.
World War 2 mini-series. It follows the different paths of five young German friends through Nazi Germany and the war. This is highly addictive and beautifully filmed.
4. Türkisch für Anfänger – Turkish for Beginners.
This comedy show is well known in Germany and revolves around a mum and her children. They move in with a Turkish widower and his two teenage children in Berlin. It is a comedy series showing two different cultures and well worth a watch.
Curriculum Leader for Modern Foreign Languages