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 LearningLessons in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Cantonese, Japanese, Bulgarian, Dutch, and Arabic.

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

Easy LanguagesLessons 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 JasonLessons in Spanish and Portuguese.

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

Nathaniel DickLessons in Khmer and Chinese.

Expert VillageLessons in American Sign Language (ASL).

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

Get Germanized:Lessons in German.

Dolce VitaLessons 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

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