How to Learn Spanish On Youtube?
For Absolute beginners. Meaning you don’t understand anything in Spanish and have never spoken a word of Spanish before. I would highly recommend you start to learn Spanish on Youtube by watching Learning Channels. (The first list of videos provided below). Start building your Spanish foundation through learning basic greetings and sentences such as “How are you?”, “Where are you from”, etc. And once you get comfortable with basic grammar and conjugation rules, and start being able to understand more than 50% of what the teachers on these learning channels are saying(This can take up to a few months depending on how much time you dedicate to learning Spanish). Then its time to move on to the next level, which is watching Spanish content videos from native speakers.
In the second list below, I provided the channels of the 10 Youtubers I personally watch on a daily basis to maintain my listening skills in Spanish. I believe that watching Spanish content videos from native speakers is one of the fastest and most entertaining ways to skyrocket your Spanish vocabulary count as well as listening comprehension level.
Does Watching Youtube Videos in Spanish Really Work?
I personally have only ever taken one Spanish course in my life which was during my second year of college. And after taking that Spanish 101 class at school, I still did not know how to say the word “Monday” in Spanish. Obviously, it was a complete fail and I did not learn anything. After that, I decided to learn Spanish on Youtube (since that was how I learned English as well). And after a year and a half of just watching videos in Spanish every day, I now can understand basically everything I watch and am preparing to attain my C1 certificate in Spanish.
I’m not saying that you should just press play on these Youtube videos and listen to it like it’s some kind of background music. I’m saying to ACTIVELY listen and mimick the way these native Spanish speakers are using their words. Closely listen to how they pronounce certain letters and how they utilize grammar rules in different sentence structures. And if you hear a vocabulary that you don’t know repeated several times in the video, make sure to look it up afterward and write it down in your flashcards so you can memorize later.
Key to Becoming Fluent in Spanish
Overall, the key to learning any language is constant IMMERSION. That’s how I learned English, and again, how I learned Spanish. Language immersion is not intended for you to feel comfortable at first. Instead, it is for you to challenge yourself every day, learn new things every day, and ultimately not give up. One day in the very near future, you’ll look back and be amazed at how much you’ve improved. Lastly, I just hope you all can have fun while learning Spanish, and truly be amazed and obsessed with the beauty of the language. Once you find the fun in it, the learning process will become a hundred times more effortless and effective.
Best Spanish Learning Channels (Beginner-Friendly)
I love the Spanish Dude because he is super relatable and not intimidating at all. Since he learned Spanish as his second language as well, he completely understands our struggle of trying to master Spanish grammar and pronunciation rules. Also, he tends to use lots of colors, images, and humor in his videos. Which makes learning complex Spanish grammar much more bearable.
2. Easy Spanish
Easy Spanish is great for understanding how Spanish is used in everyday life. This channel interviews native Spanish speakers on the streets of countries in Latin American as well as different parts of Spain so that you can start noticing the various accents of Spanish as well as vocabularies used in distinct regions of the Spanish speaking world. All the videos are subtitled in Spanish and English so no worries if you’re having a hard time understanding them.
3. Senor Jordan
I remember watching a lot of Senor Jordan’s videos on Spanish conjugation rules when I first started learning Spanish. He is amazing at explaining the complex rules of Spanish grammar and making it easy to comprehend for beginners. I would recommend watching his videos several times until you can truly grasp his content. Also, he provides a lot of exercises during the videos, so make sure to pause and actually go through each exercise before he reveals the answers.
Ana, the teacher of this channel, is one of my favorite on the list. She teaches grammar, vocabulary, common phrases, and almost anything you need to know in order to have a fluent conversation with a native speaker. She’s always super upbeat and bubbly, making you all the more excited to learn Spanish with her. Her content is very beginner-friendly. And she also provides more advanced lessons for those who are ready to move on to the next level.
Why Not Spanish is great for training your listening comprehension skills. This channel provides lots of videos focused on improving your listening skills and differentiating various Spanish accents. Also, they teach you how to make small talk in Spanish, and conversate with native speakers without struggling to find words to say.
Juan is another one of my favorites on this list. He is like every Spanish learner’s grandpa because he truly cares about your Spanish learning process and wants you to improve. Although he doesn’t speak any English in his videos, he makes sure to repeat his sentences several times so that you can slowly start to understand what he’s saying. His channel is great if you prefer to learn grammar and vocabulary through repetition and immersion instead of memorization.
The teachers in Spanishland School have a very clear Colombian accent. So if that’s your thing, then Spanishland School would be a good option for you. This channel provides basic listening comprehension practices as well as tips on pronunciation. But for those looking for more advanced topics. This channel also teaches the more complicated subjunctive rules to help you further advance in your Spanish learning journey.
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod 101 is probably the most comprehensive Spanish learning channel on the list. It has more than 800 videos for you to choose from. Ranging from “The 1100 words Spanish beginners must know” to “50 minutes of advanced Spanish listening”. It’s definitely one of the best channels to learn Spanish on Youtube. Just by following along the lessons on this channel, you can easily become conversational in Spanish within a matter of months.
Youtube Channels for Intermediate and Advanced Spanish Learners
Ok Chicas is sort of like a Mexican version Buzzfeed. But it mainly focuses on beauty tips, secrets, and funny stories for women. And the best thing about this channel is that they feature a lot of guys in the videos where they make these men try women beauty products and even make them experience women’s labor pain.
Bonus: Spanish subtitles are included so you can follow along!
VICE is more of a hip version of internet news channels. They provide ground-breaking and bizarre stories from all over the world. For example, one of my favorite videos of theirs is the “Vice Specials: Sugar daddies”. Which is a quite controversial topic, but by shedding a light on this phenomenon around the world, it provides the public a detailed inside view on the subject matter. This channel not only allows you to learn new Spanish vocabulary in various different topic categories. But also changes the way you view the world and the people around you.
3. Super Holly
I discovered Super Holly when I first started learning Spanish, and I quickly fell in love with her channel. She is an American who spent a big chunk of her childhood in Mexico. And so she’s completely fluent in both languages. In her channel, she shares interesting facts about her childhood and how it’s like growing up in Mexico as a “Gringa”. And apart from fun stories, she also provides both English and Spanish language lessons.
4. La Divaza
If you love the Venezuelan Spanish accent, and you’re also looking for some humor and craziness while you learn Spanish on Youtube. Then check out La Divaza’s channel! Like his Youtube name suggests, he is indeed a DIVA, and I absolutely adore him. He talks pretty quickly and uses a lot of Venezuelan slangs. But if you’re determined to practice your Spanish listening skills and get used to how native speakers talk. Then you should try to watch his videos a few times until you can grasp the majority of the content. Believe me, the more videos you watch, the easier it is to understand.
Christian, the name of the Youtuber behind Coreano Vlogs, is a Korean guy who spent eight years of his childhood living in Guatemala and therefore is extremely fluent in Spanish. Now living in Mexico with his girlfriend, he travels all around Mexico to show us different Mexican cultures and delicious food. His Spanish is a bit easier to understand since he talks much slower and much clearer. So his channel is perfect for those who are still a bit intimidated by fast Spanish speakers.
6. Enrique Alex
Enrique is a world traveler from Spain. His videos are super cinematic and make you want to go explore the world too. Since he is Spanish, his accent might be more difficult to understand. Especially for those who are more used to Latin American Spanish. However, I think it’s important to become accustomed to the various different accents of this language and appreciate their respective beauty. Enrique also provides a lot of travel tips so make sure to check out his channel if you’re interested in becoming a vagabond like him one day.
I recently discovered Lethal Crysis’s channel, and I’ve become hooked to his videos. He specializes in traveling to the more “off the beaten path” parts of the world. Such as the slums of Brazil, tiny villages in Honduras, and dangerous tribes in East Africa, so he’s definitely quite the adventurer. His European Spanish might be a bit of a challenge to the ears at first. But try to follow along or turn on the Spanish subtitles.
Yuya is one of the biggest YouTubers in Mexico, with more than 24 million subscribers in total! She is known for her adorable voice and cute demeanors, and her videos are mostly about makeup tutorials, beauty tips and tricks, DIY tutorials, and fun challenges. Be prepared to listen up, because she is probably the fastest-speaking YouTubers on this list. But you can’t blame her, she’s always super upbeat and excited to share her life!
Luisito Comunica is another super fun travel channel to subscribe to. He brings you to different countries around the world and watch him try strange food and experience once-in-a-lifetime activities. I love living vicariously through him while learning new Spanish vocabularies and Mexican slang.
10. El Guzii
El Guzii is another recent discovery of mine, and I’m really glad I found him. His channel is all about having fun in the kitchen, trying good food, and experimenting with new recipes. If you love food, you’re going to love his channel! Plus, you get to learn vocabulary for different kinds of kitchenware, vegetables, drinks, fast-food, and basically any word food-related. I mean, that’s honestly all the Spanish you need to know to survive.
Last But Not Least
I hope my curated list of Youtube channels as well as tips and tricks on how to learn Spanish on Youtube have been valuable to all of you that are about to embark on this exciting Spanish learning journey! I will be writing more blogs regarding what Spanish TV Series to watch in the very near future. So stay tuned for that! In the meantime, happy learning!