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10 best YouTube channels to learn Spanish: For beginners and intermediate language learners, free and paid

Nowadays, one of the best (and free) resources to learn Spanish is YouTube. There are plenty of amazing YouTube Channels for Spanish students that cover grammar, conversation, different accents. The fun part: the teachers in the different channels all have their own teaching style.

Moreover, the video format allows their character to shine through (some are pretty funny and entertaining, some are more serious). Most channels upload videos weekly, so you really develop a bond with the teachers you like!

In this post, you’ll get an overview of my favourite 10 YouTube channels to learn Spanish, for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners.

What to look for in Spanish YouTube Channels

There are several good uses for Spanish YouTube Channels:

  • Grammar explanations. There are LOTS of really nice explainer videos for any type of Spanish grammar issue you might be having.
  • Expand your vocabulary with weekly lessons. Many channels publish new videos weekly in which teach vocabulary about specific topics. If you watch those every week, you’ll learn a lot of new Spanish vocabulary easily.
  • Improve your pronunciation. You can do that by shadowing the teachers! (Here’s a detailed explanation on how shadowing can improve your Spanish pronunciation)
  • Observe the Spanish teacher and hear which chunks they use. Chunks are word combinations (phrases) that native Spanish speakers use all the time and that you’d want to start using as well. For more info, read this guide on chunking for learning Spanish)

Whatever your goals are the following Spanish YouTube Channels can help you achieve it. Let’s take a look!

Butterfly Spanish

Beginner – Advanced // 90+ videos // 10-40 minutes

Awesome channel for learning Spanish, if only for the host’s bubbly personality. Most videos are long and in-depth, they cover a wide range of subjects (mainly vocab and grammar-related, but there are some videos about culture as well)! Like I said, Ana (the host) has her own teaching style and her personality really shines through in the videos. I highly recommend you go to the channel and watch any of her videos. Highly entertaining!

Butterfly Spanish Youtube Channel

Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101

Beginner – Advanced // Over 550 episodes // 1-5 minutes

This channel has tons of content: intro courses, videos with expressions, grammar explanations, culture-related content,…

The channel is owned by SpanishPod101.com, which is a company that also sells language course subscriptions. I suggest you stick with the free stuff for now as they tend to inundate you with promo emails once you sign up for their website. The free stuff on the YouTube Channel is excellent though!

SpanishPod101 Spanish YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/spanishpod101

The Spanish Dude

Beginner – Intermediate // 120+ videos // 5-25 minutes 

Again, a great YouTube channel with tons of good grammar explanations. The “Spanish Tidbits” series on this channel is really interesting: it’ll teach you a lot about small nuances between words and phrasings.

The Spanish Dude Spanish YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/gringoespanol

Lightspeed Spanish

Beginner – Advanced // 700+ videos // 2-15 minutes

700+ videos! You’ll definitely find useful content on this channel, hosted by Gordon and Cynthia.

Take a look at the beginner courses, or go straight for the vlog content if you’d like to discover some Spanish culture and landscapes as well. This channel is focused on Spanish from Spain, so if that’s what you’re focusing on, Gordon and Cynthia might just be the right people to help you on your Spanish journey!

LightSpeed Spanish Spanish YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/LightSpeedSpanish

Señor Jordan

Beginner – intermediate // 600+ videos // 2-10 minutes

If you’d like to infuse your Spanish studies with some humour, this is the channel for you. You can learn Spanish with monkeys, in some videos Jordan brings out the puppets, and he’ll even sing for you! Highly entertaining 🙂

Senor Jordan Spanish YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/tontitofrito

Maria Espanol

Beginner – intermediate // 500+ videos // 5-60 minutes

Very good channel if you’re learning Spanish from Spain. Maria is a great teacher, has amazing pronunciation and makes genuinely helpful videos for Spanish students. The focus is on Spanish instruction, so there’s not that much “entertainment” on this channel, but you will learn a lot from Maria’s videos!

Maria Espanol Spanish YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC30I0ZZ54oOVBYeXJtafYIA

SOL School of Language

Beginner – Advanced // 400+ videos // 2-20 minutes

This channel might look a bit outdated, but trust me: the content is excellent.

What I like most is that the videos are often conversations between native speakers, and they always have a transcript available for each video. Listening to audio and reading along on a transcript is one of the best ways to improve your listening comprehension AND identifying phrases (or chunks, as we call them) that you’d like to start using yourself. (More info about that strategy in this blogpost on learning Spanish for beginners).

SOL School of Language Spanish YouTube Channel

https://youtube.com/channel/UCoodrxEfqxYH3zhB9l5dwkg

Spanish and Go

Beginner – advanced // 70+ videos // 5-15 minutes

As Jim & May say in their intro video, “If you want to learn Spanish and travel, this channel is for you!”

This is a great YouTube channel that’ll teach you lots of Spanish AND show you some real highlights from countries where Spanish is spoken.

Spanish and Go Spanish YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjTIEnsvhWPvrBqtRkB1cLA

Espanol con Juan

Beginner – advanced // 180+ videos // 2-30 minutes

Juan lives in what I find one of the most beautiful cities in the south of Spain: Granada. If you’re not familiar with Spanish geography: that’s in Andalucía, and they have quite a strong accent there 😉

Juan will teach you standard Spanish, though. And there are some funny videos about Spanish expressions (Más tonto que un burro? Juan went on-location to explain exactly what it means in this video).

Espanol con Juan Spanish YouTube Channel

https://youtube.com/channel/UCoHJ7PkM6T92LwgJgrnDhWA

Superholly

Advanced // 180+ videos // 15-30 minutes

Superholly has a huge YouTube channel with over 2 million followers. She makes videos in Spanish and in English on a variety of topics, and she has a video series specifically about learning Spanish as well. Start with those, and once you feel ready, you can watch the general videos in Spanish as well. She clearly knows what she’s doing and her videos are fun to watch 🙂

Superholly Spanish YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhj8d_ZijD0vZ1f-ElKx3n7kQVI1oJ4z0

Conclusion

There you have it: 10 YouTube Channels that will help you learn Spanish fast! These Spanish YouTube work best in conjunction with a structured Spanish course that also teaches you foundational Spanish vocabulary and grammar. Check them out and let me know in the comments which one is your favorite! And if you're following other channels that I should add to this list, please also let me know in the comments 🙂 

PS: If you’d like more information on how these YouTube channels could fit into an all-encompassing Spanish study plan, I recommend you check out the Effortless Conversations Book.

That book will show you exactly how to learn Spanish by observing native speakers instead of learning isolated words and grammar rules. It also gives you a step-by-step guide to set up a 3-month study plan that includes traditional learning materials, podcasts and lots of other materials!

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1 thought on “10 best YouTube channels to learn Spanish: For beginners and intermediate language learners, free and paid”

  1. Hola,
    Try Spanish With Paul. He has 8 free mini courses on YouTube. Easy style that will have you speaking Spanish from the first viewing. He offers a paid course which is very good too.

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