Anyone who has searched “Learn Spanish” on YouTube knows that the list of videos is endless. Some channels have produced two or three videos, others seem to film a new one every day. But which ones should you use to take your Spanish to the next level?
Below are 31 of our favourite YouTube channels for any level. Whether you’re a beginner or almost fluent, we’re sure you’ll find something that will enrich your Spanish studies — all from the comfort of your own digital device.
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With Easy Spanish, you can immerse yourself in local Spanish from Latin America, Mexico, and Spain.
Beginner to advanced learners will strike gold with the street interviews. In these high-quality videos, of which there are already more than 200, the interviewer asks questions to random people on the street. With Spanish and English subtitles by your side, the interviews will surely improve your ability to understand real-world Spanish.
Easy Spanish also covers basic grammar, culture, slang, travel vlogs, and crossover episodes with the other Easy Languages channels.
Spanishland School is an excellent resource for upper-beginner and intermediate learners to grasp the ins and outs of the Spanish language.
In this series, Andrea (from Colombia), does an excellent job of describing nuances between Spanish and English, and within the Spanish language itself. What are five of the many ways to use the word faltar? Which important idiomatic expressions use the word por? And what are the nine mistakes that English speakers always make when speaking Spanish?
With Spanishland School, you’ll find the answers to these questions, plus challenges, grammar explanations, and listening comprehension exercises. If you want more from Andrea, you can tune into her podcasts or become a Parcero member.
You’ve been watching videos with expressive Spanish teachers who use props and gestures to get their meaning across, but now you want something a little different. Why not try learning from a finger with two eyes and a mustache?
Tio Spanish delivers just that. Its Spanish-only videos are surprisingly creative and entertaining. With the help of other finger characters, this channel teaches vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, conversation, and culture for all levels.
The videos provide an excellent review or introduction to different topics, usually in under five minutes. The mustache-finger character also gives you dictations and other exercises for your learning enjoyment.
Whether you’re a total beginner or have been studying for years, Pablo and his team are ready to immerse you in Spanish.
Dreaming Spanish produces comprehensible input videos for every level. The theory is that through listening, you will be able to naturally develop vocabulary, grammar, speaking abilities, and comprehension. In the beginner videos, Pablo uses gestures, drawings, and objects to help you follow along. As you advance, you will watch interviews, tour around different countries, or tag along for a bike ride. The best videos are led by Pablo, but you can check out other presenters to hear a variety of accents.
If you go to the Dreaming Spanish website, you can sort videos by dialect, presenter, and topic. The website also keeps track of how many minutes you have cumulatively watched.
You may have been sad when Juan left Easy Spanish to focus on his own projects, but here he is again! Juan, Fer, and Baruch, the original Easy Spanish production team, now produce high-quality videos for all levels on their channel, Spanish Around.
They typically produce several videos per month with subtitles in both Spanish and English. You’ll learn colloquialisms, slang, filler words, and tips to improve your Spanish. You’ll also be able to familiarize yourself with a variety of Spanish accents through their street interviews.
Support them on Pateron to get PDF vocabulary lists, worksheets, and transcripts.
Unlike many YouTubers who use gestures, skits, and images to provide comprehensible input to Spanish learners, Maria uses more oral explanations and text. But, her explanations are clear and varied, so it’s still a good resource to get more information about various grammar concepts.
She has over 350 videos with interviews, listening comprehension exercises, vocabulary quizzes, grammar explanations, and notes on colloquial Spanish.
Her most recent videos were filmed specifically for her YouTube audience. The earlier ones, however, are hour-long recordings of online classes that cover a specific topic — from levels A1 to C1. You may enjoy following along with real students as they interact with Maria’s lessons.
Spanish Playground is constantly producing short videos for beginners to improve their Spanish. Even though everything is 100% in Spanish, the presenters make sure to speak slowly, using objects and gestures to help you understand them.
You’ll experience the Spanish language through conversations, games, skits, and listening exercises. They also have videos for kids, and a 4-season series, Buena Gente, for beginners. Most of the episodes have Spanish subtitles that you can add to help you follow along.
Their website has free comprehension questions for Buena Gente, plus tons of other material for learning Spanish (though mostly for kids).
Spanish and Go
Spanish and Go teaches practical travel Spanish that you won’t find in your textbook. In many of these videos, Jim (from the USA) and May (from Mexico) tour you around Spanish-speaking countries. With them as your guides, you can experience real-life interactions before you encounter them on your travels.
After each interaction, they break down each line of dialogue to translate or explain how you can start using the language on your own. Some videos take place with locals at a store, hotel, or restaurant, while others are short skits in random locations.
When you’re not exploring different cities, you will learn travel tips and expressions that will help you blend in. This channel uses a lot of English and is mostly for beginners — intermediate learners can tune into their Podcast, which is entirely in Spanish.
Ana from Butterfly Spanish is a linguist and a native Spanish speaker. She uses a whiteboard and her wealth of knowledge to teach Spanish vocabulary, pronunciation, expressions, and grammar. Her dynamic personality inspires learning, even when dealing with lists of verb conjugations.
Beginner and intermediate learners need not feel intimidated by the wall of writing that usually starts each video. Ana uses English to ensure that you fully understand each topic, providing lots of examples and extra enthusiasm for the tricky bits.
Spring Spanish publishes five videos each week to help beginners learn Spanish without memorizing grammar rules or word lists. To do this, each video uses Lukas Van Vyve’s method of Conversation Based Chunking, which trains you to develop fluid speech using four steps: first, listen to native speakers; second, identify speech patterns (chunks); third, memorize these patterns; and lastly, use these patterns aloud.
You’re not completely off the hook for verb conjugation tables and grammar explanations in these videos, but the point isn’t to memorize them. Your goal is to practice speaking aloud with the sentences that are highlighted on the screen and start making connections with the sentence patterns.
The co-founder of Spring Spanish also offers free Spanish training to practice the Conversation Based Chunking method. You can also watch this video to get a better idea of how to use the method with movies.
Spanishpod 101 may send a lot of spammy emails, and they may be heavy into advertising, but they also provide a ton of free videos to improve your Spanish learning journey. Many of them teach the language itself, others give you cultural information, and the rest provide tips to improve your language learning process.
Though there are several listening exercises for intermediate and advanced learners, beginners will probably get the most out of this channel. But, like in their paid podcast, you will have to sort through the playlists to find videos and themes that work best for you.
If you’d like to learn more about SpanishPod101, you can read our full review here.
Spanish After Hours
Watching Spanish After Hours is like having a fun conversation with a Spanish friend. From day one, Laura has produced impressively dynamic videos to teach Spanish. Her channel is a combination of comprehensible input, language learning tips, and explanations about the language. The videos are currently for beginner and intermediate learners, and most of them are entirely in Spanish.
Laura intersperses her enthusiasm with good-natured sarcasm. She will teach you how to make a brownie in a cup, train your listening comprehension with stories, and answer your questions about the Spanish language. There’s even a video that shows you how she and her friends interact during a game of Among Us.
Español con María
Español con María, not to be confused with María Español, produces a mixture of vlogs and Spanish lessons for beginners and intermediate learners. In her beginner videos, you can listen to her translations between both Spanish and English. This may benefit learners who want to start listening to lots of Spanish right away, but don’t have the foundation to understand full sentences.
María teaches pronunciation, customs in Latino culture, vocabulary, and grammar. If you’re more in the mood for exploring Colombia or other countries, you can listen to her vlogs where she narrates her travels in clear and easy Spanish.
The videos seem a little more disorganized than in other channels we recommend, but she still provides a lot of helpful information. She also provides courses for listening, speaking, and pronunciation on her website.
It may not seem apparent at first, but Cata gets quite creative with her explanations on this channel. The videos are entirely in Spanish with Spanish subtitles, but she dresses up, acts out different scenes, and uses gestures and facial expressions to communicate with her audience.
Beginners and lower-intermediate students will probably have some “aha!” moments with Cata’s fresh perspective on a variety of grammar topics. Her authenticity and passion for teaching Spanish make up for the sometimes slightly out-of-date graphics. But, it’s not clear if she plans to continue producing videos.
Espanol Con Juan
There are very few things that Juan can’t offer to improve your Spanish. Really, he does it all: he writes graded readers, produces online courses, records podcasts with free transcripts, and has his own YouTube channel. What’s more? It’s almost all free.
Juan uses his experience as a former Spanish professor at the University College London to help you advance your Spanish. From levels A1 to B2, he immerses you in the Spanish language with personal anecdotes, interviews, stories, and of course, grammar. With his gestures, props, and animated personality, Juan will surely take your learning to the next level.
You can also check out his free course for learners transitioning from A2 to B1, or all of the previously mentioned resources that he so expertly provides.
SpanishPodcast.net makes both of our lists for the best YouTube and Podcast channels to learn Spanish. Their 10-15 minute Spanish-only videos provide lots of examples of how to use different grammar concepts and vocabulary words in context. Alex, your host, calmly and clearly teaches idioms, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. You can also enjoy listening to Alex’s stories and tips to improve your Spanish.
The videos are simple, but they highlight key concepts with images or words. Alex often breaks down each video into separate topics, so you can skip around to find what interests you. Upper beginner students might want to turn on the Spanish subtitles to follow along or find the full, free transcripts on spanishpodcast.net
Spanish Like a Pro!
Spanish Like a Pro! proves that something can feel both retro and modern at the same time. Julio Foppoli, a Spanish teacher from Argentina, started this channel to provide both fun and practical material for Spanish learners. This is probably the quirkiest of our suggestions: instead of watching Julio’s face, you’ll watch hand puppets acting out entertaining — and sometimes absurd — scenes.
His videos include in-depth listening comprehension exercises with mini-dialogues. He also simplifies complex topics and relates current events with interactive activities. The videos for beginners don’t seem as enjoyable as in other channels we have suggested, but intermediate learners will surely enjoy the content that Julio has to offer.
Why Not Spanish?
María, a Spanish teacher from Colombia, doesn’t just teach grammar and vocabulary; she will also keep you up to date with pop-culture through memes and songs, and introduce you to several Spanish-speaking friends. You may choose to refine your comprehension and recall through a variety of quizzes, games, dictations, and other exercises, or just enjoy one of María’s casual vlogs.
Although most of the recent episodes are Spanish-only, beginners can enjoy the mixture of English and Spanish in the earlier episodes (or check out María’s courses).
Lourdes’ contagious smile and enthusiasm will get you motivated to learn Spanish — and brighten your day. Her explanations may not be as comprehensive as in other channels, but she is a great resource for you to review important concepts.
Her intermediate videos cover pronunciation, vocabulary, common expressions, and grammar. She also has lots of videos intended to train your listening comprehension.
But really, you won’t find many channels that are as consistently energetic as in Spanishbylourdes!
Spanish with Vincente
Spanish with Vincente features none other than Vincente: an experienced Spanish teacher, YouTube personality, and DELE examiner at the Instituto Cervantes. He uses his deep understanding of the Spanish language to help you gain insight into nuances and expressions in the Spanish language.
Instead of simple lectures for common grammar points, Vincente provides numerous examples of grammar and vocabulary being used in everyday situations. He uses skits, gestures, and objects to make his explanations clearer, and gets creative with on-screen text to highlight important concepts.
This is an excellent channel for intermediate learners to expand their understanding of Spanish. If you want more from Vincente, check out his Academia de Español Online. It includes courses, activities, podcasts, PDF transcripts, and exercises.
Curiosamente is actually an animated science and culture channel for native speakers. But, the engaging animations and information make it an excellent resource for practicing listening comprehension and expanding your vocabulary.
If you’re someone who is curious about physics, philosophy, history, technology — or anything really — this is the channel for you. It publishes new episodes every Sunday, and there are already well over 300 videos to choose from. Though some of the titles are in English, all of the videos are in Spanish.
Erre que ELE
In these immersive Spanish videos, Lucia uses props, skits, and drawings to clarify each topic. Her pleasantly sassy personality shines through the characters in her skits, and it’s helpful to see her play the part of both the student and the teacher to highlight common mistakes.
In her day-to-day life, Lucia is a Spanish teacher in China. Her goal is to teach about the language and culture of Spain and help Spanish learners understand how Spanish people think.
Though the channel is relatively new, Lucia seems to update it semi-weekly. You can find free transcriptions and exercises for the videos (and her podcast) on her website.
FundéuRAE is a non-profit organization that promotes the “proper” usage of Spanish in all forms of media. You won’t learn any slang or everyday colloquialisms on this channel, but it is an excellent resource for intermediate and advanced speakers who want to refine their Spanish for academic purposes.
Here you can find alternatives for Spanish anglicisms like ‘gym’ or ‘backpacker’ (or rather, ‘begpacker’), or the multiple ways to describe ‘fake news’. You will also learn about proper word usage, the Spanish ‘word of the year,’ and how to pronounce the names of notable people in the media.
The videos are often between 30 seconds to 2-minutes long, but they also have hour-long videos of debates from the Seminario Internacional de Lengua y Periodismo.
Fred Lammie, an animator and creative director in Barcelona, produces weekly animations in Spanish. You’ll be sure to keep up to date with the latest slang while enjoying these engaging videos.
The short clips may be for native speakers, but sometimes he focuses on common grammatical errors that native speakers themselves make. When Fred is not dramatizing the effects of poorly spoken Spanish, he produces random videos whose only connecting thread, other than the occasional ‘friendship’ theme, is the animation style.
Learn about starting conversations, types of doctors, and StroopWafels with these 2-3 minute clips — or enjoy a song with Fred’s surprisingly skilled vocals.
Take your Spanish a level up from Curiosamente with Magic Marker — a channel that professionally explains things. Their videos use animation, paper figures, and drawings — all of which are clearly designed by professional artists.
The company produces content for other organizations, but their YouTube channel is specifically dedicated to topics that interest the creators, such as science, economics, social issues, and more.
If you want to hear more from the director, Santiago, he also collaborates with a producer of Radio Ambulante to publish podcasts on Cosas de Internet.
If you’re a fan of the English YouTube channel, CollegeHumor, you’ll enjoy Enchufe TV. This Ecuadorian comedy channel, with over 24 million subscribers, films multiple sketches each week. The stories are often absurd, ironic, and downright hilarious. You’ll watch exaggerated family dynamics, relatable student-life experiences, and humorous depictions of holidays and traditions.
A lot of the videos have both Spanish and English subtitles, which is helpful given how fast the exchanges between the characters can be. There are at least 500 videos already available, with new episodes published multiple times per week.
Vice en Español
Like the English version, Vice en Español highlights underreported stories that cover major topics: culture, art, fashion, social movements, crime, and more.
With the wide variety of Spanish accents that Vice en Español provides, these informative, inspiring, and sometimes controversial videos will provide you with diverse language input.
If you’re looking to practice your Spanish with a dinner recipe, a humorous sketch, or while learning about a current political crisis, Vice has got your back.
XpressTV is a popular Mexican YouTube channel that explores the curiosities of the internet, movies, animals, and everything else. You’ll learn a lot in a short amount of time, and suddenly have a wealth of fun facts to share at parties.
In these videos, you’ll go behind specific scenes in commercials and movies, learn 30 new facts in 5 minutes (dozens of times), and basically become fascinated by the ins and outs of things that you were never curious about in the first place.
If you like the internet, you’ll probably like this channel. You can also check out Genial, an even more popular channel that has a slightly greater focus on society and the planet.
Travel around the world with the second most famous YouTuber in Mexico, Luisito. With him as your vlogger guide, you can explore Ecuador, Japan, Israel, Russia, China, Turkey, and more, while learning about pop culture and current events.
When Luisito isn’t traveling the world, he still produces content about anything and everything. What is school like in prison? Where does your drinking water come from? What happens to abandoned planes, and what do they look like inside?
You’ll also see him try a variety of products, from the cheapest to the most expensive, making commentaries and comparisons along the way.
Hola Soy German
Chilean YouTube star, German, has over 42 million subscribers and is currently one of the most famous Spanish-speaking YouTubers. Though he has an active channel, the one we recommend is Hola Soy German, which is no longer updated.
With over 140 videos available, you can enjoy topics such as sports, movies, zombies, and more. Many of them are skits he performs with himself as a one-man show, while others are in the style of a vlog.
If you like gaming, you can also check out his other channel, JuegaGerman, where he spends most of the time streaming and commenting on video games.
La Ruta de la Garnacha
Learn about Mexican culture through its street food. Lalo takes you to all of the best locations to eat in Mexico, chatting with locals and passing by gorgeous city structures along the way. Most videos have Spanish subtitles to help you follow along, or you can just enjoy looking at each of the mouthwatering meals.
Lalo will show you where to eat gigantic tacos, hot dogs or churros. He’ll introduce you to words specific to regions in Mexico through conversations with locals. And sometimes, he will take you outside of Mexico for a tour around the world.
You can check out Lalo’s website, Garnacha, to find ratings for all the best street food in Mexico.
These are only a handful of the many amazing YouTube channels on the interweb, but we hope that we have captured some that will enrich your Spanish learning journey.
Let us know in the comments if there are YouTube channels that you think should have made this list.
If you’re looking for something to structure your Spanish studies, you can explore our favorite online Spanish courses. Or, if you want to get away from the screen, we recommend you check out our list of Spanish podcasts.
Why is “Why not Spanish?” listed? The best site that has taught me so much! It’s Maria from Columbia and her American husband Cody, check it out!
I mean why is “Why not Spanish?” Not listed?!
I agree that “Why Not Spanish?” is excellent. And another channel called “Spanishland School” is also fantastic!
A couple more good ones are Dreaming Spanish and Español con Juan
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