El Internado – Laguna Negra is a 7-season series from Spain set in a boarding school called Laguna Negra. It is a drama series with teen and adult romance, family drama, school problems, murder, lies, secrets, an escaped mental patient, a good healthy dose of the supernatural! Perfect for intermediate high school Spanish students to get hooked on a series and forget that they are acquiring language!
@darcypippins uses this series with her level 3-AP classes with the Spanish closed-captioning on. They earn time watching the series as a reward or staying in Spanish during class!
I am using it in class as well. I included it in my general permission slip (we view several rated PG-13 and R films [edited for some content] in level 3 and 4 so I usually do one permission slip for everything in the beginning of the year.). There are many bad words (gilipollas, coño, joder are among the favorites), some romantic situations, some violence, mild gore, a little bit of skin, and a lot of suspense. Overall I think the mild PG-13 elements are far outweighed by the interest level of this addictive series!
My level 3 students are really enjoying the series and ask to watch it every Friday. I give it 2 thumbs up, way up!