20 Videos in Spanish That Will Take Your Grammar to the Next Level
Is there any point in watching videos in Spanish if you simply want to improve your grammar?
We all love YouTube—and not surprisingly, it’s also one of the best tools for learning languages and digesting content that may be too overwhelming or heavy in writing (especially for a topic like Spanish grammar!).
This curated list of high-quality videos in Spanish will help you choose among educational and entertaining options that are appropriate for your current level. Not all the grammar videos come with a level tag, and some of them are even tagged wrong, so let me help you here, too.
The list is divided into three sections:
Choose the ones that interest you the most… or watch them all!
Keep reading to find the best videos in Spanish to improve your grammar!
Why Watching Videos in Spanish Will Improve Your Grammar
Not everybody is a grammar fan like me (and I totally get it), but you can’t get very far in learning a language without it. This is why videos come in handy. Visuals make grammar easier, and oftentimes you learn without even realizing it.
Videos allow you to study on demand and from the comfort of your house (or wherever you are!).
Videos in Spanish for Beginners
When you’re just starting to learn this language and trying to find the perfect videos in Spanish, the challenge is real. At the beginner level, you don’t know what you have to study first.
Here, you can find some videos that introduce you to essential grammar topics in Spanish.
1. Ser vs Estar vs Tener: All the Ways to Say “I am” in Spanish
Spanish Academy TV based in Guatemala has lots of video content for Spanish learners and also links you to blog entries that explain each topic in detail.
In this video, you’ll learn when to use the verbs ser, estar and tener to say “I am” in Spanish. You want to say “I’m cold” and don’t know how? Watch this video! Spoiler, it’s not soy frío.
2. 3 Must Know Spanish Grammar Rules For Beginners
If you’re looking for a quick insight into the intricacies of Spanish grammar, start with this video by an Italki teacher who explains the basics of Spanish verb conjugation as well as noun-adjective agreement and placement.
3. Introduction to Spanish Grammar
This video by SpanishPod101 provides a short, six-minute introduction to the basics of Spanish grammar. Alicia and Lea talk in English about basic word order in affirmative and negative sentences and explain how to make questions in Spanish.
4. 5 Crucial Spanish Grammar Rules
Fernando from Spanishhacks quickly goes through some beginner concepts such as estar for temporal use, basic reflexive verbs, past tense, verb connectors, and introduction to the subjunctive. All in 9 minutes! Maybe you won’t master these concepts but it’ll give you a general idea.
5. All the Basics of Spanish Grammar
Language Nerd has a series of videos for beginners that explain Spanish grammar. This particular one talks about the gender of the nouns, how to form plurals, and lists some common adjectives and adverbs.
6. Spanish Words Aquí, Acá, Ahí, Allí, Allá (Learn How to Use Them Correctly)
This video by Spanish Grammar Lessons helps you to understand spatial references in Spanish. If you’re overwhelmed with too many options for “here” and “there,” this video is for you.
7. A Beginners Guide to the Past Tense in Spanish
This video by Spanish Academy TV clarifies the difference between the preterite and imperfect tenses. The guidelines are easy to follow for beginners and after watching the whole video, you will know which words and phrases trigger each tense.
Videos in Spanish for Intermediate Learners
Grammar videos in Spanish are even better for intermediate learners. You already have the basic concepts covered and you want to go deeper. Videos are a great help for you to broaden your knowledge and move to the next level.
8. Preposiciones en Español Para el Nivel Intermedio
It’s highly beneficial for you to use videos in Spanish recorded by Spanish native speakers. In this video, Maria Español talks about prepositions that you should know at an intermediate level. She provides exercises inside the video and gives you time to think of an answer.
9. Using Preterito vs Imperfecto at the Same Time in Spanish
What’s the difference between the preterite and the imperfect tense in Spanish? You probably have a general idea but this video by Hola Spanish wants to clear all your doubts. Many sentence examples in both Spanish and English will make this grammar topic even easier to understand.
10. How to use Vos & Voseo
You already know that tú and usted mean “you,” but what about vos? Spanish Academy TV makes it easy for you to understand the concept, explains where you can hear it, and teaches you how to conjugate verbs in this form. The video is also linked to an article on the same topic.
11. The Spanish Subjunctive in Present Tense
Another helpful video by Spanish Academy TV for intermediate learners explores the subjunctive mood. There is never enough help on this part of Spanish grammar and here, it’s well covered. You’ll review how to use the subjunctive mood and how to conjugate regular and irregular verbs, and you’ll get an opportunity to try yourself out with some exercises.
12. ¿Qué habrá pasado?
Video ELE by Agustin Iruela explains the past perfect subjunctive for the B2 level learners. You can play it with subtitles in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and French.
13. The word “se” in Spanish Grammar
Butterfly Spanish shows you the 6 most important situations where se is used in Spanish and teaches you all the uses of this tiny yet mighty word in a practical way.
14. El Condicional en Español
This explanatory Spanish grammar video explores a complicated topic through examples and activities. El Blog para Aprender Español teaches you how to use this grammatical form to ask and request in an educated way and to talk about wishes and improbable actions.
This is tagged as an advanced Spanish lesson by midnightjune-Advanced Spanish Grammar but it seems more like a B1 intermediate level. Learn how to conjugate the reflexive verb gustar and see it used in many example sentences throughout the video.
Videos in Spanish for Advanced Learners
Surprisingly, there are not that many videos in Spanish for advanced learners. You can still find them but quite a few are presented as university professors giving a lecture. It’s difficult to find visually interesting content for students that already know a lot.
I scoured YouTube to find these interesting, high-quality videos in Spanish for advanced learners!
16. Learn Spanish ADVANCED Grammar in 8 Minutes: Se
This video by How to Learn Spanish is aimed at C1 learners. It teaches you 9 common verbs in Spanish that use se plus me, te, le, nos that you will hardly find in grammar books. This is advanced grammar but you can also find other videos in this channel that are for beginners and intermediate learners.
17. How to Form the Future Irregulars
Senor Jordan is an American teacher who instructs learners on the irregular verbs in the future tense in Spanish. In this video, you’ll see all the verbs that are irregular and learn how to use them in a sentence.
18. 50 Spanish Transition Words to Make you Sound Like a Native Speaker
Transition words make you sound like a native speaker and give a natural flow to your speech. In this video, by Spanish Academy TV you’ll learn transition words vital for your Spanish fluency. You can also read an article on the same topic using the link under the video.
19. 10 Must Know Spanish Expressions of Doubt and Denial
Spanish Academy TV has many videos for advanced learners. In this one, you’ll learn Spanish expressions of doubt and denial and their relation with the subjunctive mood.
20. Sintaxis – Complementos Verbales y Nominales
This video by VIDEOESCUELA carloS herreraS is for advanced learners with great listening skills. It explains verb and noun complements in Spanish. Get ready for many colloquial expressions from Spain used in the video but the level of grammar explained here is highly advanced.
Have you already chosen which videos to watch?
While videos in Spanish are a great medium to improve your grammar, they’re most effective when coupled with supportive materials or experiences. Accompany them with textbooks or reliable blog entries, and—most importantly—speak, speak, speak!
If you don’t have anybody with whom to practice your grammar in a conversation, sign up for a free class with one of our friendly, native Spanish-speaking teachers from Guatemala. They are prepared to talk about any grammar topic for beginners, intermediate, and advanced learners in your custom-tailored, 1-on-1 Spanish class.
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