2 Ways of Learning Spanish on Youtube
Youtube is a great way to learn Spanish. And it’s free. The only problem that you might find is too much info, too many options. How to know which ones are the good channels, the reliable ones that will teach you Spanish?
In our previous blog post, we talked about the 5 best channels to learn Real Spanish from real life.
Today we will get a bit more technical. We’ll learn Spanish in the way a teacher would explain it to you. The only difference – the vehicle is Youtube and your screen, instead of a classroom.
Uploading Spanish Lessons to Youtube
I’m always amazed how generous people can be online. These teachers just put most of their knowledge and experience on the web, so you can access it freely. If you have ever uploaded a video to Youtube, you know that it takes time and energy and resources to do it. So, a big “gracias” to all these teachers from here!
Advantages of Learning from a Teacher on Youtube
- It’s free
- You can replay it any number of times you need
- Many times the videos also have closed captions
- The explanations are usually clear and well thought
Disadvantages of Learning from a Teacher on Youtube
- You can’t ask questions
- You can’t actually practice yourself
- It’s hard to export to your real life situations
- It’s passive learning (unless you take action to make it active)
Learning from a teacher in 1-to-1 lessons vs on Youtube
You can actually have all the advantages and none of the disadvantages of a Youtube teacher if you work with a Personal Spanish Coach.
Did you know you can learn from a real person, just with your computer and an internet connection, too? Videoconference tools and collaborative real-time editors make it really easy to work with a professional teacher from the comfort of your home or office. Take a look at our offers!
No matter what, Spanish Youtube lessons work pretty well for answering specific questions. Here you have our favorite selection!
A project from a friend and colleague from Spain, Elena will share with you the most important Spanish topics and vocabulary. You’ll find Basic, Intermediate and Advanced lessons. Vocabulary and grammar explanations. Some colloquial videos. A bit of everything! Take a look at her channels and start learning!
- Great for: Specific vocabulary and grammar from Spain, with very clear explanations and the visual aid of images and well-developed animations.
- Country: Spain
- Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Another channel with a long past. LightSpeed Spanish are a really cute couple. Gordon Smith, from the UK; and Cynthia Durán, from Madrid, Spain. They have been teaching Spanish and sharing their tips for a long long time. Their Youtube channel is great, but they also have very good podcasts. And I have to mention that their online community, which I’m part of, is very active and generous, just like them!
- Great for: A crash course on basically all the formal and conversational topics you need to know during your Spanish journey.
- Country: UK + Spain
- Level: Beginner-Intermediate-Advanced.
I don’t personally know Ana, but from her videos, you can see that she is a very sweet and gentle person. She’s from Mexico, and she’s been helping students learn how to get things done in Spanish for +4 years now. She specializes in real-life situations, like getting a taxi, talking about sports, or ordering food (very important tasks!). If you are traveling to Mexico, definitely take a look at her channel.
- Great for: Learning actual ways of talking in real life situations in Mexico.
- Country: Mexico
- Level: Beginner-Intermediate.
Jeremy Jordan has been uploading videos teaching Spanish for a long time. He’s a native English speaker and an actual teacher in the US, so he has a great experience with English speakers. He focuses on their most common problems. His lessons are fun and interesting, and they for sure will help you understand what you need!
- Great for: Solving grammar problems for English speakers.
- Country: USA
- Level: Beginner-Intermediate
This one is not actually a Youtube channel, but it shares the video format, and it’s worth mentioning.
I like it because it’s also a great repository of “Tasks” examples that you might perform in Spanish: describing your family, telling the time, making an appropriate social introduction…
They have speakers from many countries, and therefore you can find anything, no matter where you want to go!
The site and explanations are in English.
- Great for: Looking for specific ways of accomplishing a “speaking task” in a specific Spanish-speaking country.
- Country: All Spanish-speaking ones.
- Level: Intermediate-Advanced.