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9 Reasons to Learn Spanish using YouTube Video Lessons

About Youtube

YouTube has been around since 2005. The popular video streaming service primarily started as a playback service for music videos and movie trailers. Fast-forward to 2021, you can use it for almost anything through a camera lens; Music Videos, Series, Vlogs, Documentaries, Docuseries, DIY Videos, Learning Videos, etc.

In this era, YouTube has become the leading learning facilitator. It has a wide variety of learning material available from different teachers and coaching centers. Therefore, it is easy to find a channel to learn Spanish and to get your hands on it quickly by Typing Learn Spanish on YouTube.

Spanish is a sweet and widely spoken language around the world. With over 538 million speakers globally, it ranks as the 4th most spoken language in the world. Learning it will give you an edge around the world and will increase your employment opportunities. Also, it will open doors to learning about a new culture.

Henceforth, you do not need to find a center to learn Spanish since YouTube has everything you need.

Here are the: 9 Reasons to learn Spanish using YouTube Video Lessons

  1. Unlimited Library
  2. Pace
  3. Mobility and Accessibility
  4. Free of Cost
  5. Flexible as per Comfortability
  6. Subtitles and Explanations
  7. Exquisite Learning Material and Course Design
  8. Spanish Entertainment
  9. Vlogers

FREE LIBRARY OF RESOURCES

1. Unlimited Library

YouTube has a wide variety of videos, series, vlogs, instructional videos, etc. One-click, and you will get access to thousands of videos related to what you are trying to learn.

To learn Spanish, you only have to type “Learn Spanish” in the search bar on YouTube, and you will get a variety of videos by different channels that teach Spanish to beginners. We created Teacher Catalina to help anyone that wants to learn Spanish absolutely free. 

Once you start watching the videos, the YouTube algorithm will begin suggesting videos as per your expertise level, just like a Spanish Teacher would do physically. In addition, we created Teacher Catalina as a self-guided tool with videos, handouts, direct instruction, resources, listening activities, and classroom materials. All at no cost to you.

2. Pace

Set your own pace and learn. With YouTube playback optimizer, you can easily watch the lessons and learn actively at the speed you desire. When you learn Spanish from a native speaker, there will be moments when you feel their fast pace and quicker dialogue delivery. You can’t work on deciphering it physically, but on YouTube, it is easier said than done. You can decrease the video playback as much as you desire until you feel comfortable and understand what the speaker is saying.

3. Mobility and Accessibility

Home, Office, or on a Vacation, you do not need to worry about these lessons. YouTube is available everywhere. It can be accessed through a laptop or downloaded on mobile phones or iPad. Ease of access makes a comfortable learning experience. Also, if you want to learn it elsewhere, you can do so. You need a good internet connection and also… willingness to learn!

4. Free of Cost

If you are worried about your pocket, relax! Most online courses on YouTube are free. Try to find a YouTube channel that you enjoy and go through their video lessons and resources. Be sure to look at each video’s description as many YouTubers will offer extra help and different ways for you to connect with them on other social media platforms. This will allow you to continue practicing your Spanish.

5. Flexible as per Comfortability

You feel like going to a bathroom or taking a water break during a lesson, but you are afraid you will miss the session?; well, that is not the case with YouTube. You can pause anytime you want if you want to take a break. Even if you forgot to pause the video and came back after the break, you can rewind it to watch what you missed.

Pause Rewind also helps you to get a grasp on what the teacher is delivering. If you do not understand, you can always pause or rewind the video to grasp what the teacher is trying to deliver.

6. Subtitles and Explanations

YouTube is programmed to auto-generate captions, but channels have the liberty to use their own subtitles feature, which is very handy when trying to learn Spanish. The channels enable captions for their viewers so that the learner can understand the content of the video. The subtitles support the learner to grasp what the speaker says. 

7.Exquisite Learning Material and Course Design

Every channel has its style and course outline. The extensive library on YouTube makes a variety of options available for the learner. Learning Materials and Course Designs include the following formats. 

  • Direct Approach (Grammar, Vocabulary, Sentence Structure, etc.)
  • Attractive Visuals
  • Podcasts
  • Vlogs in Spanish
  • Spanish Adventure Style
  • Interactive Sessions
  • Listening Activities
  • Storytelling

And much more…

Whatever approach the channel takes, try to find what works best for you, and do not be afraid to challenge yourself. 

8. Spanish Entertainment

To get a grip on the language you are learning (in this case, Spanish), you have to do some things in addition to daily or weekly lessons. YouTube has Spanish Shows and Movie trailers, first episodes, and entire series and videos that you can watch easily. If you don’t know any Spanish movie/series, just type ‘Spanish Movies’ or ‘Spanish TV Series’ on YouTube, and you’ll get many recommended videos. I highly recommend following my friend Nibaldo at Spanish for Everyday. You will learn useful Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and expressions. 

If you are watching these movies/series, jot down words you do not understand and list them down for you to work on them later on. Also, try to look for context clues in the video and other ways that may help you decipher the meaning of words or phrases—for example, body language. 

9. Vloggers

A person with a camera and creative storytelling skills through the lens is called a Vlogger. There are Spanish Vloggers as well. It is beneficial to watch and learn from Spanish Speakers from different parts of the world. This will allow you to learn regionalisms (words specific to that region) and learn and be exposed to different Spanish accents and customs. 

Vloggers make videos about everyday life, or some are specific to a particular niche, but they are people like you and me. It’ll be a good listening exercise to watch and hear a Spanish Native Speaker without getting to meet them in person. It’ll improve your pronunciation, and you will get to know more Spanish words.

 

YOUR TURN 

Now it is up to you! We have listed down multiple reasons why you should opt for Spanish Lessons through YouTube. YouTube can be a handy Spanish learning tool! Find the right channel and make the time to make that Spanish Speaking Dream a reality. 

Buena Suerte (Good Luck)

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  • I am Teacher Catalina.

  • I am a Spanish Teacher, a native Spanish speaker, and have been teaching Spanish in the USA for over 16 years, always teaching in a fun and engaging way. My passion ❤️ is to teach Spanish, share my expertise as an educator, and collaborate with people around the world 🌍.