Practice English with 7 Top Netflix Shows

October 04, 2021
By Sarah Angela Almaden
Practice English with 7 Top Netflix Shows

Behold one of the holy grails of go-to streaming service platforms: Netflix! Binge-watch your favorite TV series whenever you want or replay your favorite newly-discovered documentary film all day. If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to practice your English skills, try watching Netflix!

Watching TV shows in a language you’re studying immerses you in the language, builds your listening and understanding skills, and expands your vocabulary. Here are 7 of our top Netflix shows for practicing English, sorted in alphabetical order. Need a little help? Turn on those English subtitles!
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender

    Seasons: 3 | Episodes: 61

    Aang, who is the Avatar, the Last Airbender, and the master of all elements ––Water, Air, Fire, and Earth–– is the only person who can save the world from attacks of the Fire Nation. Follow Aang and the rest of his friends in this entertaining and thrilling adventure series in seeking equality in a war-torn world.

    Avatar: The Last Airbender is a great show for beginning English speakers to exercise their listening and speaking skills!

  • Bridgerton

    Seasons: 1 | Episodes: 8

    I may not be Lady Whistledown, but I am here to delight you in a show called Bridgerton. It is your “Gossip Girl meets Pride and Prejudice” series, narrated by the one and only Dame Julie Andrews. Bridgerton will dazzle you with its elegant gowns of silk and lace and feathers, just a feast of Regencycore for your eyes. The show’s romantic yet dramatic plot will truly keep you on your toes.

    Now, make haste because with Bridgerton you will learn and practice the English language spoken during the Regency era, with a modern twist of course.

  • Friends

    Seasons: 10 | Episodes: 236

    The one with the six friends navigating their colorful lives as 20-something-year-olds while living in New York City is the show called Friends. Friends explores the universal themes of career, love, friendship, and family that will keep you occupied and laughing for hours.

    The sitcom’s conversational script, with its uhs and likes, makes learning American English less daunting. The multi-season story arcs make it perfect for binging. So, when you’re “on a break,” catch an episode of Friends!

  • Moesha

    Seasons: 6 | Episodes: 127

    Moesha is a 90’s American sitcom following the life of a young Black person named Moesha. Moesha is just like any other teenager who is trying to live a fun life despite all sorts of responsibilities and homework. The series is funny and wholesome, its characters are relatable, and its 90s fashion is definitely on trend.

    The show’s easy-to-follow dialogues and relevant slang is very useful, especially to those beginning and intermediate English learners.

  • Never Have I Ever

    Seasons: 2 | Episodes: 20

    Never Have I Ever…created by the awesome Mindy Kaling, is a coming-of-age comedy series that is honest, hilarious, and full of riveting twists and turns. It follows Devi, a first-generation Indian American, exploring her interesting but intriguing high school life while dealing with the loss of her father.

    The show features an engaging narrator that gives the story an extra zhuzh and its simple yet cheeky conversations are quintessential for learning today’s modern lingo.

  • The Great British Bake Off (The Great British Baking Show)

    Seasons: 11 | Episodes: 129

    Attention: Bakers of all sorts! Get ready for The Great British Bake Off aka The Great British Baking Show is about to begin. They say food is the way to a man’s heart but clearly this reality baking show has perfected a delicious recipe of sweet-sounding music and scrumptious pastries that is just a feast for your eyes, heart and soul.

    By your third hour of watching the show, you will be using terms like “that’s a nice bake,” elevating your baking vocabulary. Fancy! GBBO is a quirky way to learn baking terms and British English!

  • The Ollie & Moon Show

    Seasons: 2 | Episodes: 52

    Ollie and Moon are two cool cat-buddies who love to go on spontaneous travels all over the world. In the span of 10-minutes, The Ollie & Moon Show talks about the importance of friendship and the beauty of learning different cultures.

    Using simple and casual American English, the series is very interactive and lively for many to enjoy. If you are looking for a cute and playful show with upbeat tunes to practice your English, check out The Ollie & Moon Show!

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