10 YouTube Channels For Learning A New Language

largeAs a Career Girl, being bilingual or even multilingual is a major advantage.  Interacting with business people across the globe and navigating the streets of a new city can be challenging without some basic words to whip out of your back pocket, but learning a new language can be expensive! Never fear, ladies, your computer is home to one of the biggest wonders of the web: YouTube is ready to help you on your next linguistic expedition – for free! Check out these channels to get started:

Innovative Language Learning: Lessons in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Cantonese, Japanese, Bulgarian, Dutch, and Arabic.

Babbel: Lessons in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Indonesian, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Danish, and German.

Easy Languages: Lessons in English, French, German, Spanish, Greek, Japanese, Russian, Filipino, Croatian, Arabic, Dutch, Italian, Afrikaans, Portuguese, Norwegian, Polish, Malay, Swahili, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese, and Ukrainian.

Professor Jason: Lessons in Spanish and Portuguese.

The Travel Linguist: Lessons in Thai, Turkish, Tagalog, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Czech, Greek, and French.

Nathaniel Dick: Lessons in Khmer and Chinese.

Expert Village: Lessons in American Sign Language (ASL).

Benny Lewis: Lessons in English, French, Spanish, American Sign Language, Portuguese, Italian, Irish, German, and Dutch.

Get Germanized:Lessons in German.

Dolce Vita: Lessons in Italian.

These channels are just the beginning.  You can learn from polyglots like Benny Lewis, who speak a handful of languages at a high level, or you can learn from specialists like Professor Jason, who will give you the ins and outs of a particular culture.

Whether you are in an internship, a new job placement, or just looking to travel, learning another language should be on your to-do list.  Being able to understand even the basics of what’s going on around you will improve your experience ten-fold.  There is so much more to absorb in an unfamiliar culture when you learn to read the street signs and the menus, order properly at a café, and listen in on local conversations.

It may be a daunting task, but adding a language to your CV is beneficial in so many ways.  You will come across as a determined, cultured, ambitious, and intelligent woman with potential. Doesn’t that sound amazing?  That could be you.  Pick a language, any language.  I dare you! You’ll never know how great you are until you give it a shot.  

What language do you want to learn?

Written by Britany Powell

Photos: Pinterest

  1. Ah I can’t wait to try these!



  2. I’ve tried various apps on my tablet to try learning a language but I’m not very good at making time to use them! I’ve never thought of YouTube – I’ll have to give it a go – I bet it’s a lot easier to pop on than trying to remember an app – also have you tried Earwigs? It’s music files with the languages, I’ve been listening to them on my walk and find they are great!

    Emma xx

  3. Fantastic list, thank you! I find Radio Linguaggio is great for absorbing Italian intonation and there are some pronunciation lessons which are very helpful!

    AJ | http://www.chezlarosbif.com

  4. Great post! I’m moving from England to Barcelona for study in September and so I’ve been trying to brush up my language skills but I’ve been struggling to motivate myself to pick up my grammar book. I think youtube videos might be really useful to add.

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