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Top 25 YouTube Channels For Learning Japanese – Beginner To Advanced

Learning Japanese can be a difficult process if you aren’t able to travel to Japan and immerse yourself in the language for months at a time. With three writing systems to learn — katakana, hiragana, and kanji — and phonetic sounds that don’t appear in the English language, you may be wondering where to turn to for help.

Fortunately, YouTube has a variety of resources to help tune your ear to the Japanese language, from beginner grammar and vocabulary lessons to deep dives into cultural differences and regional dialects. As you become more confident in your abilities, you can even listen to channels intended for native Japanese speakers.

Use these channels as a supplement to podcasts, courses, or as standalone lessons. Wherever you are in the process, you’ll find a channel that’s just right for your current comprehension skills and learning level.

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30 Awesome YouTube Channels For Learning French

Compared to some languages, written French can be easy for English speakers to learn, since it derives a lot of words from the same Latin roots – just like Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. But for new students, it can be hard to get used to French pronunciation. Words that look one way sound altogether different when spoken aloud.

That’s why YouTube videos and podcasts are among the best ways to improve your French. Not only will you get familiar with different accents and dialects, but you’ll get to see how native speakers pronounce their words and can follow along with on-screen subtitles.

Fortunately, there are dozens of great YouTube channels out there, including videos by French teachers. As you improve your grammar and vocabulary, you can move on to videos produced by native French speakers and YouTube stars to practice your listening comprehension skills.

You won’t run out of videos anytime soon. We’ve put together this list of the top YouTube channels to learn French to help you get started. Bonne chance! (more…)

23 Fantastic YouTube Channels For Learning Italian

If you’re learning Italian, you’ll find plenty of podcasts and online courses, but some of the best learning strategies are available for free on YouTube. Since Italian is known for having lots of hand gestures, YouTube videos can give you additional insight into the mannerisms of the language that a podcast just can’t cover.

Whether you choose to learn from a native speaker or someone who’s studying Italian just like you, here are a few of the best YouTube channels to put on your playlist.

They’re loosely organized based on the learner’s level, but there can be some overlap, so intermediates shouldn’t necessarily skip right over the beginner section. (more…)

The 37 Best YouTube Channels For Studying Spanish

YouTube is an amazing platform for improving your Spanish. Whether you’re an absolute beginner, somewhere in the middle, or nearly fluent, there are a number of useful Youtube channels worth checking out.

And although they may not be as convenient as podcasts and apps, or provide as good of structure as courses, these YouTubers can definitely make studying Spanish more fun.

We organized this huge list into four categories, though there can be a bit of overlap for some of the channels. These categories are…

  • For Kids
  • For Beginners
  • For Intermediates
  • For Advanced

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The 15 Best Podcasts For Studying Arabic – Check These Out!

Learning Arabic isn’t an easy task but it can be done. There may not be as many good resources available for learners of Arabic, compared to other languages, but we’ve still managed to find over 115 resources that can help you.

Podcasts can be among the most effective ways to study the language. They can help train your ear to natural-sounding Arabic, while helping you to improve your grammar, vocabulary, and more.

Better still, they’re easy to incorporate into your studying routine as you don’t need to be sitting down at a computer, or hunched over a textbook to find time to study.

This list outlines the best podcasts for studying Arabic, starting with podcasts made for beginners. (more…)

The 24 Best Youtube Channels For Learning German In 2020

Youtube is a fantastic resource for studying German. Similar to podcasts, they’re a great way to add some extra listening practice to your study routine. While they may lack the built-in structure of some online German courses or even apps, they’re nevertheless super useful.

Incorporating Youtube videos into your routine can make studying German a lot more fun. Not only that, since they’re created by native German speakers, you’ll get a more in-depth look at what the life of a German “Youtuber” or “Vlogger” is all about.

In the process, you’ll improve your German and understanding of German culture.

Here are 25 of the top German YouTube channels for you to add to your playlist. We’ve sorted them into beginner, intermediate, and advanced categories so you can find the ones that are the right fit for your current level.
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The 19 Best Podcasts For Learning Russian Regardless Of Your Level

Adding podcasts and YouTube channels into your studying routine can be one of the best ways to improve your Russian. This is equally true for beginners, intermediate, and advanced level students, though the podcasts you choose to study with will vary depending on your level.

Fortunately, regardless of how good your Russian is, there are plenty of podcasts to help you along the way. This list will take a look at the most popular ones, starting at the beginner level.

That said, while podcasts can be an excellent supplementary resource, they can’t replace the structure that you’ll find with an online course.

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The 15 Best Podcasts for Studying Japanese in 2020

People often assume that to study a language, you need to be working with a tutor, sitting in a classroom, or locked away in your room.

And while there are lots of good online Japanese courses, podcasts can serve a vital role in your studies. They can be an extremely effective way to improve your listening comprehension, along with other aspects of the language.

Better yet, they’re often more fun, free (or cheap), and more convenient than a lot of other resources. Though you may want to look for some more structure elsewhere.

This list will highlight some of the best podcasts for learning Japanese whether you’re at a beginner, intermediate, or advanced level.
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The 15 Best Podcasts For Learning Korean In 2020

Korean is spoken by around 75 million people, making it one of the most widely-spoken languages in Asia. Most native speakers live in North and South Korea, but there are also around 1 million Korean speakers in the U.S., many of them in Koreatown, Los Angeles, the largest Korean neighborhood outside of Asia.

Korean may look like a challenging language to learn, but it’s actually one of the easier Asian languages for English speakers to pick up. There are 24 symbols in the Korean alphabet (10 vowels and 14 consonants), far less than the number of characters you need to learn in order to become proficient in Japanese or Mandarin.

The reason Korean writing looks so complex is that consonants and vowels are layered on top of each other, instead of written in a row. Once you know the basics, the phonetics are pretty straightforward. There are no tones to worry about, and words are pronounced just how they are spelled. Cases and genders are pretty simple too.

To really get the most out of your studies, you’re going to want to be able to speak and understand Korean. For that, it’s a good idea to practice your listening comprehension with podcasts and other audio content. While there aren’t as many resources designed to teach Korean as there are for some other languages, we’ve found several great podcasts that are intended for beginners and intermediate students. (more…)

The 18 Best Podcasts For Learning French (2020)

Podcasts are among the best tools available to French learners. They can be a great way to squeeze in some study time, such as during a commute or while doing some chores around the house.

But, they can be much more useful than just some extra listening practice. Some of these podcasts have hundreds, even thousands of lessons. Far beyond only helping you add in some extra listening practice, there’s not much you can’t learn from some of the podcasts on this list. However, they tend to lack the structure of some other online French courses or in some cases apps.

Whether you are a beginner using podcasts as your primary source for learning French or a more advanced learner who wishes to strengthen their listening and speaking skills, these are the very best podcasts for the job! (more…)