Movie journal for learners of English who love movies

Enhance your English with our Movie Journal

Know what to do with movies so that your English actually gets better with each flick
Are you an English learner looking for an exciting and effective way to improve your language skills?

Explore my free Movie Journal Template, designed specifically for you.
Movie journal for learners of English
This journal template will help you “activate” your language skills instead of passively watching movies in English.

What’s inside the movie journal?

4 simple tasks will get you from passively watching movies to actively using English.
You can use the fillable version of the PDF file and do it on your computer, or you can print it and do it on paper.
When, where, how you watched it, and what genre it is text
Emotions this movie evoked in you before, while, and after you you watched it
Even if you can’t watch movies in English (yet), you can “catch” a few phrases from a trailer and make them yours.
3 questions about the title, your favorite part of the movie, and about characters.
Additional space for your notes about the movie
A mental checklist to remind yourself that it’s not an exam, but something to enjoy and to look forward to.


PDF and Notion FormatsThis template is available in both PDF and Notion formats, giving you the flexibility to choose the platform that suits your preferences best. Whether you prefer traditional pen and paper or enjoy the convenience of digital note-taking, we’ve got you covered.
User-Friendly LayoutMy template boasts a clean and intuitive layout, making it effortless for you to record your thoughts and observations as you watch movies. With organized sections for plot summary, character analysis, vocabulary, and more, you’ll have everything you need at your fingertips.
Made with LoveIf you have any questions about using the template, you can email me directly and ask for support.
Want to learn English with movies?

Ready to have better conversations about the movies you’ve watched?

Download the movie journal for learners of English.
The journal prompts ask you to write about when, where, and how you watched the movie, and what genre it is.
You can also write about the emotions you felt before, during, and after watching the movie.
There are also three questions about the movie’s title, your favorite part, and the characters.

The journal has space for personal notes about the movie and includes a checklist for a relaxed viewing experience.

To learn English through movies and have better discussions about them, download the movie journal template.

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Advantages of using Movie Journal template

Improved Language Learning:
By actively engaging with movies using my journal template, you will immerse yourself in authentic English language content. This immersive experience makes learning new words and phrases easy. You will pick up vocabulary, idioms, and everyday expressions without effort. It turns your language learning journey into something fun and captivating.
Contextual Learning:
Watching movies provides a rich context for language learning. My template encourages you to analyze characters, understand cultural references, and explore different genres. This contextual approach strengthens your comprehension skills and helps you grasp language nuances that textbooks often miss.
Improved Retention and Recall:
The act of writing down your observations and reflections enhances your memory retention. Use this template as often as you watch movies. This practice will help you remember what you have learned. With time, recalling words and phrases during real-life conversations or while speaking English will become easier.
Progress Tracking:
This template allows you to monitor your progress over time. Keep a regular record of your movie-watching experiences. This will show your progress and highlight what you need to work on. This tracking feature motivates you to continue learning and celebrates your achievements along the way.

Benefits of using Movie Journal

Boosted Confidence: As you actively engage with movies using our templates, your confidence in understanding and using English will skyrocket. You’ll feel empowered to communicate effectively in various situations, whether it’s during conversations with native speakers or while expressing yourself in writing.

Improved Listening and Speaking Skills: By immersing yourself in movie dialogues, you’ll sharpen your listening skills and become more attuned to natural speech patterns, accents, and intonations. This increased exposure will also positively impact your speaking skills, helping you express yourself fluently and confidently.

Cultural Appreciation: This movie journal template will encourage you to explore different cinematic genres and cultures. This not only broadens your cultural horizons but also deepens your understanding of diverse perspectives. As a result, you’ll develop a greater appreciation for global cinema and its influence on language usage.

Fun and Enjoyable Learning Experience: Learning English doesn’t have to be tedious or monotonous. With my movie journal template, it becomes a thrilling adventure! You’ll look forward to discovering new movies, analyzing captivating plots, and expanding your language skills while enjoying the magic of cinema.

About the author of the movie journal

Tetiana Bilokin, an online English teacher and course creator

My name is Tetiana, I’m an experienced ESL teacher and a huge movie fan.

TV shows and movies in English are a way for me to create an English-language environment at home and enjoy soaking English in without much effort.

My clients kept asking me if watching movies was enough to improve your English, so instead of my usual explanations, I decided to make this movie journal.

It will help you balance the joy of watching with the usefulness of putting your knowledge and skills to practice.