Five Netflix series to help you learn English

Have you got Netflix? Do you like watching series? If so, I have good news for you because it’s actually a wonderful way to learn English! It’s a great method of improving your listening skills and learning new phrases and vocabulary while enjoying your free time.

Depending on your level of English, you can start watching these series with subtitles in your native language, in English or even with no subtitles at all. Test yourself!

Here is our list of the five best shows on Netflix to help you learn English.

Black Mirror

If you like technology and stories set in the future, you are going to love this show. Black Mirror is a British science fiction anthology television series which examines modern society, particularly with regard to the unanticipated consequences of new technologies.

All of the episodes are individual stories with no connection between them, so it’s perfect for those who don’t like to follow a long plot.


If you are especially interested in British accents, Bodyguard is a good opportunity to tune your ears and improve your listening.

The series is about the fictional character of Police Sergeant David Budd, a British Army war veteran who is now working for the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch of London’s Metropolitan Police Service. He is assigned as the principal protection officer for the ambitious Home Secretary Julia Montague, whose politics he despises.

Stranger Things

Stranger Things is an American science fiction television series and it is one of the most popular Netflix original series at the moment. The most recent season has just been added to Netflix

The story starts with the disappearance of a young boy in very mysterious circumstances. At the same time, supernatural events occur around his town, including the appearance of a girl with psychokinetic abilities who helps the missing boy’s friends in their search.

Since the main characters on the show are young actors, the English is informal and casual. You’ll also pick up some fun American slang!

Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders is a British crime drama series primarily set in Birmingham, England in the aftermath of World War I. The series follows the exploits of the Shelby crime family.

It’s perfect for those who have a good level of English and want to keep practising and improving their listening skills. I am sure you will find plenty of new vocabulary in this series and probably more than one expression that you didn’t know.


I am sure you have already watched Friends in your own language. If so, now it’s time to watch it in its original language. This famous series is perfect for those who want to start watching telly in English.

As you probably already know what is going to happen you will be able to focus more on the English without losing the plot of each episode.

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