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Learning Spanish with YouTube. Any suggestions?

Hey, I've recently started learning Spanish, but to be honest, I'm not a big fan of Duolingo after the crown update. I also find the service to be slow, and I prefer to learn languages in a somewhat more grammatical way without so many practical examples. For me, it's most important to learn the grammar - I can always figure out what things are called later. I know this is a bit of an unconventional way of learning...

When learning German, I found following YouTube channels: "Learn German with Jenny" and "Learn German with Anja". I really like how you learn a language in a more fun way, while being able to see progress very quickly.

I'm having a hard time finding similar channels for learning Spanish. The ones I can find all have very boring didactics and seem a bit too serious in some ways. Many of the channels are also poorly animated or the speaker is simply a robot.

Can anyone recommend a YouTube channel teaching Spanish in a fun, easy but at the same time educational way for total beginners?

Thank you so much in advance and sorry for my poor English :)

June 19, 2018


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Try the channels 'Easy spanish' and 'Español con Juan'. It's for intermediate level though..

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I like Español con Juan a lot. But I definitely agree that he's not for beginners.

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I like Why Not Spanish : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIdFcLCIJQ_YMrormG_nU8w/videos

a relatively new one I'm interested in is Idioma Pro: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB08I3jOZ-Vx04dlpIBmmAg/videos

The latter one is mostly in Spanish, but it's subtitled in English, Spanish, and several other languages.

Butterfly Spanish has a lot of videos, mostly aimed at beginners or early intermediate learners: https://www.youtube.com/user/ButterflySpanishola/videos

None of the above methodically goes over all the rules of Spanish for a beginner, so you might not find some basic stuff covered. The next two do a better job of that.

Lightspeed Spanish https://www.youtube.com/user/LightSpeedSpanish/videos has a massive amount of videos; most of them are interviews or Vlog entries in Spanish. But I recommend their podcast series. I believe they have 40 podcasts for beginners, 40 for low intermediate, 40 for high intermediate, and 40 advanced. Most of the podcasts are available as videos on youtube (you can get them all as audio files on itunes). In the beginner and most of the intermediate podcasts they go over different rules of the Spanish language (some of the intermediate and all of the advanced podcasts are just conversations).

If you want someone to go over the basic grammar rules thoroughly Senor Jordan is worth a look. https://www.youtube.com/user/tontitofrito/videos I certainly wouldn't say he's entertaining as the other ones here, but his lessons do a good job of going over what you need to know about the various tenses and other parts of Spanish language.

I could list more...but I think that's enough for now!


I second WhyNotSpanish! Maria teaches with humor so they're a lot easier to listen to. Here's one of my favorite lessons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrUQPKLvmzw

Also, TheSpanishDude breaks down grammar concepts and makes them very simple to understand. Here's one on preterite vs. imperfect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nVHhqblh88


Thanks for the WhyNotSpanish recommendation. Maria speaks clearly and exhibits a nice sense of humor in her videos. I am using them for listening practice.

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    hey! im a native spanish speaker so if you need someone to talk to or ask something, i could help :) (im not a pro in english if that's not a problem)


    These videos provide some very simple and effective explanations:



    Cool, I'll check them out. Thanks.


    I just searched Youtube for channels like that and I just found Espanol Con Maria. I find her Spanish easy enough to understand and learn at the same time. She speaks slowly so you can hear. Her videos are all in Spanish so if you're a beginner I recommend putting on subtitles in Spanish so you can hear the audio in the right way. Even practice saying the words when you hear them! I remember Spanish so much better when I say it out loud. Also, your English is very good!


    Great, I'll check her out. Thanks.


    I recently came across a complete Spanish course I think for Portuguese speakers called Curso Espanhol Completo, its all in Spanish and is quite good. You can find it here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpRzeMml3sE5xxBiAOjYv2A/videos?disable_polymer=1


    I found a youtuber named The Spanish Dude. He explains things very well and I probably would not be anywhere near where I am now without him. Try it!


    I'll check him out, thanks :)


    By the way, your English is great. I am a native speaker and I couldn't tell that you were not.


    Check out www.spanishdict.com. I especially like their Language Guide section which contains a wealth of usage articles. Sounds like it might be up your alley. Good luck!


    I can't help you with YouTube Spanish lessons, but I like to listen do Deutsche Welle, the German news network, which has a Spanish feed. You can slow the speed down to 75%. (My other on-line Spanish program is Fluencia. Not free, but pretty barata.)


    Ok, I'll check it out. Thanks :)

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