Can YouTube Teach Us French?
By: Slim Essid
Learning a language by yourself is definitely possible, especially nowadays where technology allows access to anything and everything. Of course, the challenge would be to build your plan and program to give structure and organization to your learning process. This is where a tutor comes in handy. However, the information is there, accessible like never before. If you want to learn and improve in anything, all you have to do is search it on the internet!
One resource that I usually use with my students is YouTube. The number of channels that specialize in learning language is incredible and each has its own style of presenting the information. So, you can definitely find a channel that works for you (check out our other blog entitled “Work less, learn more” to figure what kind of learner you are!).
Usually, we can divide these channels into two categories: ones that deal with the grammatical rules and vocabulary, and others that present short stories with subtitles. Both have their pros and cons, but they share a similar benefit. In fact, it has been proven that visual learning is much more effective than any other method (check out our other blog already!). So, let's jump right into it and see the best 5 channels to follow on YouTube if you want to improve your French skills (some of these also have playlists related to English and other languages):