25 Spectacular Channels to Watch YouTube Spanish Lessons
Did you know that over 80% of the world’s 572 million Spanish speakers are native speakers? And many of them have posted videos online. But, wait. Does that mean you can learn Spanish on YouTube? Yes! YouTube Spanish lessons are actually a marvelous resource for learning Spanish.
Searching for “free Spanish lessons” pulls up thousands of results. How do you know where to start? Read on for a helpful guide to the best YouTube Spanish lessons and channels to watch!
Check out Homeschool Spanish Academy’s own YouTube channel!
How to Learn with YouTube Spanish Lessons
YouTube contains a plethora of excellent, free Spanish learning material. The options are endless, and you’ll find videos tailored to every level and style of learner. Here are some tips for learning and practicing the language using YouTube Spanish lessons.
- Using this resource allows you to learn at your own pace and in your own time. Schedule it into your day or week. Decide how many hours per week you want to devote to this method of learning Spanish. For example you could choose to watch 15-30 minutes of Spanish lessons 3 or 4 days per week.
- Find a Spanish YouTube channel that resonates with you. Browse around using the choices from this list and you’ll surely find a favorite channel—or a few.
- As you watch, take notes, practice pronunciation, and learn about Spanish and/or Latin American culture.
Beginners YouTube Spanish Lessons
SpanishDict offers a comprehensive channel with professional videos on pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary. Their well-produced videos are organized into playlists to help you structure your learning. These YouTube Spanish lessons feature interactive elements to keep you engaged.
2. The Spanish Dude
The Spanish Dude offers a fun and laid-back way of learning Spanish. His strength is knowing where English-speaking learners of Spanish need help and guidance. The grammar explanations are straightforward, understandable, and refreshingly free of jargon. This channel also includes thematic playlists on vocabulary, grammar, conjugation, and pronunciation.
3. Speak Spanish Faster
This channel, as its name suggests, aims to help people learn to speak Spanish rapidly. The brief videos are concise and helpful, and run the gamut from learning how to order food in Spanish to speaking Caribbean Spanish.
4. Señor Jordan
Senor Jordan offers videos that start with the most basic Spanish and progress into advanced topics. He teaches both directly and through stories and Spanish songs. The videos are rarely longer than 15 minutes, and the teacher is funny.
5. SpanishPod 101
SpanishPod101introduces learners to Spanish and Mexican culture, and language. The narration is at a normal speed and lessons often include quiz questions and fun facts. Learn grammar, phrases, and get tips on how to behave in specific situations.
6. Spanish and Go
Spanish and Go is especially useful if you plan to travel to a Spanish-speaking locale. Learn real-world Spanish that serves your conversational needs. Even if you don’t have plans to travel, these videos are great for learning vocabulary and facts about Latin American culture and customs.
7. Dreaming Spanish
Dreaming Spanish offers lighthearted storytelling videos in select Spanish-speaking destinations, designed for learners. Though immersion-based, they include visuals and slow speech that’s comprehensible for beginners. The basic content highlights common phrases and simple vocabulary.
8. Butterfly Spanish
Butterfly Spanish features grammar lessons with a friendly and engaging format. The channel features many videos on topics from hailing a taxi to talking about emotions, as well as the typical grammar explanations. Presenter Anna is bright and cheerful.
9. Real World Spanish Lessons
Real World Spanish Lessons are perfect for beginners, with videos on topics like common mistakes and verb conjugation. These brief, entertaining videos feature a conversational tone that feels more like a chat with a friend than a language lesson.
10. Bilingue Blogs
Bilingue Blogs videos feature Spanish accents and dialects from around the world. Learn about countries including Puerto Rico, the Domincan Republic, and Cuba. The videos are unique and unorthodox with casual conversational lessons.
11. Learn Spanish with Habla
Learn Spanish with Habla videos feature YouTubers from Mexico and Peru talking about kid-friendly topics.
12. Sugar Astronaut
If you’re learning Spanish from square one, you’ll love Sugar Astronaut. She schools viewers on everything about the Spanish language, from the alphabet to body parts to pronouns. Her hundreds of short, sweet, and specific video lessons give you the vocabulary and grammar rules you need.
Wordpie features a substantial Spanish playlist using the concept of shadow speaking. Learners listen and repeat the word and phrases from the video. Native speakers provide the material. Play and repeat until you sound like the speaker to get the best results.
14. Learn Spanish Like Crazy
Learn Spanish Like Crazy videos are part of a playlist on the Learning Like Crazy channel. The 16 videos are a great way to hear Spanish spoken by different people in a wide variety of situations. The lessons involve a presenter saying a Spanish sentence, followed by a graphic that shows the sentence in Spanish and English.
Intermediate and Advanced YouTube Spanish Lessons
15. Aprender Idiomas y Cultura General con Rodrigo
This amazing channel has an abundance of 10-minute lessons organized by theme. Improve your weak spots with these quick and effective tutorials. The teacher is from Uruguay and has lived in various countries. His style is clean and gimmick-free, and he’s a big fan of the whiteboard.
16. Light Speed Spanish
Light Speed Spanish gives viewers a glimpse of ordinary life in Spanish. Tag along on everyday adventures in this video series. The videos are entirely in Spanish. Power up your conversational skills by learning Spanish phrases to expand your vocabulary. These YouTube Spanish lessons are super interesting and informative!
17. Maria Español
This vlog in Spanish is great for fluent, advanced or even intermediate learners. Each episode provides entertaining and engaging cultural information. Maria’s casual teaching style is showcased in videos like “¿Qué hay en mi bolso?” (What’s in my bag?). She goes through the contents of her purse, naming and discussing each item as she pulls it out. Watching Maria Español is a surefire way to pick up useful conversational vocabulary!
18. Spanish Like a Pro
Spanish Like a Pro provides videos on specific grammar topics, as well as vocabulary. This channel goes beyond beginner Spanish while remaining engaging by using visuals. Best of all, the videos are hosted by puppets!
19. Web Spanish
The Web Spanish channel has a neat series of videos voiced and presented by actors who take on different roles and professions. The videos provide images that help the viewer memorize key words and phrases. They are only in Spanish with no translations or English subtitles. The pace of speech is slow to moderate.
20. Learn How to Speak Spanish Online Fast!
Learn How to Speak Spanish Online Fast! is a comprehensive channel whose videos feature both grammar lessons and puppets. This channel combines solid Spanish language learning with some silliness. The videos present the lessons in a clear and concise manner.
LearnSpanish1 channel features a range of videos on vocabulary and grammar. You’ll adore their video interviews with stars like Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz. Learn by hearing your favorite Spanish speakers using their native language.
22. The Spanish Blog
The Spanish Blog presents lessons at all levels in videos that are mostly under five minutes. With lessons for all levels, the presentation is formal with a clear and easy-to-follow structure. Presenter Laura speaks first in Spanish and then in English.
23. Spanish Sessions
Spanish Sessions is awesome for advanced beginners and intermediate learners. These video lessons include Spanish subtitles but no English translations, so they’re a good way to immerse yourself in Spanish. Some of the videos are in a classroom while others use everyday situations out on the street.
24. Xuan Lan Yoga
Here is a lovely yoga channel you could watch (and practice along with) as a different form of YouTube Spanish lesson. It’s a calming and beneficial way to move as you learn Spanish.
25. Spanish Academy TV
We saved the best for last! Spanish Academy TV is a part of Homeschool Spanish Academy. Our videos have been described as “simply amazing.” They contain captivating vocabulary, grammar, and cultural explanations with translations and subtitles. They show real native Spanish speakers giving examples about meaningful topics. The videos show students practicing what they’ve learned at the Academy, personal stories, tips and tricks for learning, and much more!
Watch and Learn—and Speak!
YouTube Spanish lessons are just one piece of the multifaceted Spanish learning puzzle. The key is to learn from diverse sources. Try a free trial class with Homeschool Spanish Academy and soon you’ll be chatting in Spanish like a native-born speaker!
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