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!
Beginner – Advanced // 30+ videos // 5-20 minutes
First things first: together with my friend Gabriel Gelman from Sprachheld, I've recently started a new Spanish teaching channel, called Spring Spanish.
We publish 5 new Spanish videos a week (with 5 different teachers, so everyone . The topics range from complete beginner videos, grammar videos, vocab videos, travel, culture,… everything related to Spanish and Latin-American Culture.
The best part? The whole channel is set up with “Conversation Based Chunking” in mind. That's the method we developed to learn Spanish without memorizing word lists and grammar rules.
Go check it out now, and let me know which of our teachers you like the most 😀
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!
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!
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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