I dedicate one to two hours each day to learning English. I'm focusing on listening and speaking (and improving my accent, of course). I want to know what the pros and cons are of learning English from movies and television (usually U.S. series such as 24, Lost, Prison Break etc.) and radio (on stitcher.com and other online stations).
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- You'll learn pronunciation and accent.
- You'll pick up slang and and vernacular.
- You'll learn Hollywood/fit-for-broadcast pronunciation and accent.
- You won't pick up real-life everyday slang and vernacular.
- You won't learn spelling or formal written rules or grammar.
I definitely recommend watching and listening to English TV, films, radio, podcasts and even music from a wide range of sources as part of learning a language, although of course it shouldn't be the only method.