Over the years YouTube has become a fantastic source of learning materials. In fact, using YouTube channels for learning Spanish has become my primary method of language learning.
While there are many really good YouTube channels for learning Spanish out there, it’s simply information overload. How do you know which ones to choose? Well, that’s where this post comes in.
I’ve wasted enough time for all of us scouring YouTube for learning Spanish videos and I decided to spare you the trouble by identifying my top 3 YouTube channels for learning Spanish. I could have made this list longer, but I think too much of a good thing can be bad for you, especially if you’re just starting to learn Spanish
These 3 YouTube channels will give you more than enough material to keep you busy and provide you with an excellent mix of grammar and conversational Spanish instruction.
Now, of course my personal opinion and learning preferences play a large part in my selection of the top 3, but I gave it my best attempt to be impartial and I took into consideration the following criteria:
Are the lessons fun and engaging? Let’s face it, if learning Spanish isn’t fun you aren’t going to stick with it. And as I always like to say, “If you’re not having fun you’re doing it wrong”.
Is there a good balance of grammar and conversational Spanish being taught? Sure grammar is important to some degree, but knowing how to conjugate verbs and the rules of when to use the subjunctive tense isn’t going help you order a cup of coffee or ask for directions back to your hotel.
Is the material presented in way that’s easy to understand? Anyone can spout off grammar rules or give you some phrases to memorize, but are the lessons providing you with insights into the language and helping you actually speak the language better, or at all?
And that’s that. I’ve flapped my gums enough, so let’s get to the list.
My Top Learning Spanish YouTube Channels for Beginners
1. Butterfly Spanish
Ana has what I consider to be one of the top YouTube channels for learning Spanish, especially for beginners. But no matter what your level is, you’ll find something of interest and you’ll learn something new.
Teaching both grammar and conversational Spanish, she does an excellent job of making the lessons fun and engaging.
Ana also speaks very clearly in both English and Spanish so you won’t have a problem understanding her in either language. Take a look at the some of the lessons she offers:
Just like the official website, their YouTube channel is packed with Spanish lessons.
They have a vast library of Spanish lessons that give you tips on how to learn Spanish, Spanish listening practice, pronunciation, verb conjugation and more. To be honest, the YouTube channel is just the tip of the iceberg.
The Spanishpod101 website offers a much larger collection of learning Spanish podcasts and video lessons. They are the only site that I know of that provides lessons on regional Spanish from Mexico, Peru, Spain, Costa Rica and Argentina. Of course they have lessons on grammar, conversational Spanish and even culture.
The website also offers 1620+ audio and video lessons as well other useful features like flashcards, detailed lesson notes, an app and predefined learning paths to help you stay organized and on track.
And if that’s not enough, they offer free weekly lessons if you create an account (also free). The site is designed to be a complete learning Spanish system and community, so I recommend taking a look to see if it’s something that will suit your learning preferences and needs.
3. The Spanish Dude
The Spanish Dude, Jason, has a very interesting approach to teaching Spanish.
He uses your knowledge of English and helps you apply it to understand how Spanish works. He’s very good at simplifying and teaching Spanish grammar and definitely keeps you entertained while doing it.
He’s not the best guy to pattern your Spanish accent after, but his teaching method is really great and I find his videos to be fun and energetic.
And that’s it. Between the three of the resources I listed you’ll have quite a bit of material to get you started down the path to Spanish fluency.