Connect with English is a series that brings that same effective method to speakers of other languages who are learning English. Through the story of Rebecca, an aspiring singer on a ... See full summary »
Connect with English is a series that brings that same effective method to speakers of other languages who are learning English. Through the story of Rebecca, an aspiring singer on a journey across America, Connect with English touches on life's important issues: leaving home, parenting, education, work, love, success, and loss. All of the characters use meaningful, natural language that viewers can put to work immediately in their own lives. Written by
Though this series' title makes it sound like a language class, it's really an entertaining drama with just a small pedagogic element at the end of each episode. The story of a girl attending school, getting involved in the music industry, and dealing with friends, family, and two brothers with whom she might be falling in love, "Connect With English" was a surprise to me when I caught it late one night on PBS. They were showing several episodes in succession, and I found myself stuck watching all of them. I later caught some others during another marathon. A major feature of the show is the song "Dreamcatcher," which is a good song but is repeated several times--if you DON'T like the song, it grows tiresome.
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