25 Channels for Learning Spanish with Videos on YouTube (2022 Edition)
The Spanish teaching and Spanish-language channels I’ve selected to highlight in this post are the best of the best as of 2022.
They’re all different, but what unites them is their excellent presentation, strong opportunity to learn and ability to keep you engaged.
Let’s get watching and learning!
- Speak Spanish Faster
- FluentU Spanish
- Dreaming Spanish
- Spanish Like a Pro!
- Bilingüe Blogs
- Spanish and Go
- Why Not Spanish?
- Light Speed Spanish
- María Español
- Real World Spanish Lessons
- Use Your Spanish
- Rock ‘N Learn
- Spanish Playground
- BabyFirst Español
- The Language Tutor
- Easy Spanish
- Bogo Mundo
- Butterfly Spanish
- Learn Spanish
- Notes in Spanish
- Basho & Friends
- Aprender Idiomas y Cultura General con Rodrigo
- Agustin Iruela (VideoEle)
- Spanish with Paul
- Why Study Spanish on YouTube?
The channels below are updating regularly as of late 2022. Some are relatively new channels to watch while others are excellent established hotspots for Spanish lessons on YouTube.
So without further ado, here are my top 25 recommendations for learning Spanish on YouTube:
Speak Spanish Faster
This channel, led by the charismatic Rocky, aims to help Spanish learners become confident speakers while they learn the language quickly.
Videos are brief and to the point—most spanning 10-15 minutes—and each focuses on a distinct topic. Whether you want to know how to order food in Spanish, master Caribbean Spanish or learn without becoming discouraged, there’s an engaging video to address your need!
It’s a sweet change of pace to find a low-stress approach to language learning. The videos are informative and focus on stress-free speaking but emphasize that it’s not essential to immediately grasp every single grammar rule—just speak and, in time, you’ll pick up skills.
These videos are like having a personal Spanish tutor!
The FluentU YouTube channel is loaded with practical study tips, breakdowns of movie scenes, vocabulary lists and language learning tool recommendations and more. You’ll see plenty of authentic and dubbed content (like “Squid Game”), as well as explorations of well-known Spanish-language songs, Ted talks and more.
For example, in the “La Casa de Papel” video linked above, you can see a clip from the well-known show, then learn the definitions of key words and phrases. Other videos, like this longer clip on learning with “Cruella,” take it a step further and show examples of the words and terms in use in other situations and video clips, for even more context to your learning.
These kinds of videos come with clear English translations, but with key words written in Spanish to encourage active learning.
The videos are quick and approachable, and always packed with useful information like grammar and vocab details. The aim of this channel isn’t to just introduce you to the langage, but to help you understand the context so you can actually use it in your own conversations.
This channel stresses teaching through authentic experiences. Honestly, watching the hosts is like taking little trips to Spanish destinations!
This is one of those rare channels that expertly caters to every level of learner. There are simple stories for “superbeginners” all the way up to deep discussions about racism and differences in the justice system between the US and Spain.
Some videos contain tips for learning Spanish, some feature stories and games while still others have discussions and conversations between the hosts about different locations and cultures in the Spanish-speaking world.
Most importantly, though, every single word in each video is spoken in Spanish. Yes, even the complete beginner videos! The hosts do an amazing job of speaking very clearly and making it easy to understand what they’re saying even if you don’t know every single word.
The lighthearted nature of these videos will appeal to even experienced Spanish speakers. The dialogue is clever and there are illustrations and explanations that are sure to bring a smile!
If you’re not a beginner anymore, Dreaming Spanish has a premium account available on their website that provides additional content for intermediate and advanced learners. For a monthly fee, you’ll gain access to two new videos per day (one intermediate and one advanced), over 1,000 unlisted intermediate and advanced videos, the ability to take their videos and audio offline and a podcast.
The SpanishPod101 channel has hundreds of videos about Spanish life, culture and language.
Their videos cover every topic imaginable. You can watch language lessons about Spanish holidays and fiestas, hobbies, staying fit and relaxing. You can learn tips for the best ways to study, watch a three-hour-long compilation of common words, see an example of how to make a phone call in Spanish and so much more.
Videos usually consist of an instructor teaching the material in front of the camera, accompanied by on-screen examples and writing so you can easily keep up or take notes.
Since there are so many options, I recommend that you start with this beginner Spanish lesson, which introduces the 1,200 essential Spanish words every learner should know.
Love the videos on their YouTube page? Then you should definitely explore the rest of what SpanishPod101 has to offer with their complete Spanish program—there are currently 1,600 lessons and counting!
Spanish Like a Pro!
Spanish Like a Pro! is a channel that combines solid Spanish language learning with some silliness. Assorted friendly puppets help teach the language. The most notable one is Professor Rabuffi, who introduces videos on verbs, grammar, memes and much more! He’s a wealth of information—and lots of fun, too.
The channel was created by Julio Foppoli, a teacher from Argentina, who cheerfully lets you know at the beginning of every video that he wants you to “speak Spanish like a pro!” You’ll find many mini dialogues under 10 minutes long, as well as discussions of crazy news stories to hone your listening skill.
Don’t be fooled by the puppets—this is no children’s resource! Characters speak naturally, so complete beginners will likely find this content too difficult to keep up with.
Spanish Like a Pro! also has a Patreon where for a tiered monthly donation, you can get everything from exercises to accompany the videos to weekly one-hour Zoom room meetings.
Bilingüe Blogs covers Spanish accents and speaking styles from across the globe. The host, Ricky, takes viewers on journeys in learning with him, as he hits the streets of Puerto Rico, Paraguay and more. He also covers many different types of Latin American Spanish, including introductions to the Dominican, Mexican and Cuban accents.
The videos are cool and slightly unorthodox (no boring classroom lessons here!), and the conversational lessons are so casual you might feel as if you’re chatting with a friend on the street. It’s an excellent resource for developing conversational Spanish skills!
In some videos, Ricky talks to various people to get multiple perspectives on the language. In others, he shares his tips and advice for learning Spanish.
Videos on Bilingüe Blogs cover a variety of topics, including a lesson on how to roll your r’s that’s definitely worth a watch. The video cuts right to the issue that so many learners find difficult. Also, it’s a fun lesson to follow along as the technique is demonstrated.
Spanish and Go
Spanish and Go is a very useful channel for anyone who intends to travel to a Spanish-speaking location. Jim and May take learners on their adventures, sharing interesting sights and sounds while teaching Spanish learners the essentials.
Some of their travel blogs focus on culture so if you’re wondering about the must-see spots in Puerto Rico or how holidays are celebrated in Mexico, you’ve got to tune in to this likable globe-trotting duo!
Scattered among these vlogs are Spanish learning tips, essential vocabulary and more.
Even if you’re not going to travel, use these videos to gain destination-specific vocabulary, learn about Spanish culture and discover interesting customs.
Why Not Spanish?
Looking for a place to learn Spanish language tips, discover intriguing cultural facts and participate in engaging activities? This channel has the low-down.
Mostly intermediate-level lessons feature Cody, a Spanish language learner, and Maria, his Spanish teacher. Cody and Maria interact in Spanish, while she corrects his errors and teaches specific language points.
All lessons are held completely in Spanish, though English translations are available if you turn on the subtitles.
Maria explains everything clearly and slowly, with plenty of examples, so it’s easy to learn along with Cody.
The channel has other formats of videos, including travel vlogs, shorts that pack mini-language lessons in under a minute and casual chats from Cody. Hearing Cody’s progress in Spanish will give you the motivation you need to keep going—he’s living proof that fluency is within reach!
Light Speed Spanish
LighSpeed Spanish is led by two very charismatic hosts, who take learners through everything from everyday life through to grammar and vocab explanations.
Most videos are done in a podcast-style format, with the hosts sitting in front of a microphone and explaining a topic half in Spanish and half in English. Other videos show little bits of their life, or simply talk about issues that are important or interesting to them.
None of the videos seem scripted, so what you get are extremely personal and natural videos.
If you’re looking to power up your conversational skills, this is an ideal choice for any level learner. There are tons of basic to advanced Spanish information that’ll help you improve your overall Spanish skills.
María Español is a learning channel that’s best suited for intermediate to advanced learners. Every lesson is held completely in Spanish with only Spanish subtitles available (English is available in aut0-translate).
That makes for an immersive experience—you’re using Spanish as you learn Spanish.
María is a very engaging host and the topics she chooses to cover are interesting (and useful!). Videos on this channel span between 10 and 30 minutes and discuss topics like pronunciation, vocabulary (at different levels), proper use of tenses and fun topics like jokes and read-alongs.
María often takes suggestions from viewers about what topics to cover, so if there’s something you want to see that she doesn’t have yet, you can try suggesting it!
Real World Spanish Lessons
There’s a time when you could be learning that you’re wasting: sleep. Can you really learn Spanish in your sleep? While it won’t get you fluent or teach you new grammar points, research shows that it’s possible to learn or reinforce vocabulary in your sleep.
Real World Spanish Lessons has different kinds of videos available but is currently mostly focusing on sleep learning.
These videos last over six hours and feature a vocabulary word in English, followed by its translation in Spanish repeated three times. Everything is spoken in a soft, soothing tone.
You can also use these videos when you’re awake, of course!
Earlier videos cover all the hot topics, including learning Spanish while you sleep, common speaking mistakes, how to get a handle on verbs and verb conjugation and even learning Spanish while driving.
Use Your Spanish
Salo, the creator of this channel, is a Colombian native speaker.
He’s created videos on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and tips to improve your Spanish, as well as playlists with stories and dialogues for different levels.
If you’re a beginner student, you’re going to love his stories and dialogues for beginners.
You’ll first listen to a story or dialogue in slow Spanish, and then get explanations in English. After that, you’ll listen to the story or dialogue again, this time at normal speed.
Intermediate and advanced learners also have a playlist with stories, but this time, the explanations are only in Spanish.
There’s also a playlist for advanced students devoted to learning Spanish through conversation.
What’s interesting about this channel is that you’ll not only hear Colombian Spanish (when Salo speaks), but also Castilian Spanish, since most of the stories are read by a speaker of this accent.
When Salo has a conversation, his interlocutor is the same Castilian speaker, so you’ll get to hear and practice two accents at the same time.
Rock ‘N Learn
Rock ‘N Learn may look like a YouTube channel for kids, but it’s mainly catered towards teens and adults (at least when it comes to learning Spanish).
It’s true that the videos are not real-life clips but cheesy cartoon animations, but the channel is perfect for Spanish learners who already know the basics of the language and want to start practicing conversation.
Each video revolves around a specific topic and includes whole sentences and dialogues in both English and Latin American Spanish.
The Spanish sentences are read slowly, with the speaker focusing on delivering a perfect pronunciation.
The overarching theme of the whole playlist is relationships, but each video tackles specific topics like introductions, hobbies, asking someone out on a date, ordering food, numbers and family members.
Additionally, almost all the episodes include small talk and polite expressions.
The best part is that the videos tell a story, much like a mini telenovela or soap opera, so make sure you watch them in order.
Spanish Playground is one of those YouTube channels in which everybody can find something for themselves, regardless of their age, level of Spanish or learning goals.
The channel was developed to bring Spanish immersion to your home, so all the videos are completely in Spanish.
Hosts Juan and Pamela speak slowly, use body language and interact with real objects to get their message across. This is especially obvious in the videos created for kids and beginners.
There’s a playlist for intermediate students in which they speak a little bit faster, but they still don’t reach normal native speed.
Don’t miss any of the seasons of their series Buena Gente (Good People), and check out the playlists on Spanish verbs and Spanish tenses if you’re in need of some grammar.
BabyFirst Español is a massive YouTube channel with hundreds of videos for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.
The videos were created with little kids in mind, so they use very few words, lots of repetitions, animated objects, sounds, music, talking animals, etc.
There are videos devoted to colors, shapes, musical instruments, fruits, letters, clothes and a whole lot of other super fun topics. There are also videos about Halloween, Christmas and Easter, as well as hundreds of songs that are catchy and easy to memorize.
I especially like the playlist called “VocabuLarry-O,“ in which Larry and his friends teach kids Spanish sounds, letters and words.
This channel is perfect to use with babies that are going to be raised bilingual and/or will be homeschooled. It’s also a great choice if you’re an adult just starting to learn Spanish, and want a fun and colorful way to study.
The Language Tutor
Dr. Danny Evans is the creator of this amazing YouTube channel in which you can learn Spanish, from basics like the alphabet to more advanced topics like the past perfect subjunctive. No matter the topic, his videos come with crystal-clear explanations and lots of examples.
Since this is a channel mainly for beginner students, all the explanations are in English, with the examples being translated into Spanish.
I had to watch several videos to really be able to assess Dr. Evans’ Spanish pronunciation, and while I can’t say he speaks like a Spanish native, I can assure you he has a very beautiful and proper Latin American accent.
His main playlist contains 130 videos and is devoted to Spanish grammar and vocabulary for beginners. There are also playlists on vocabulary words, important verbs and countries.
And here’s a treat for intermediate and advanced learners: You’ll notice there’s a playlist called “Aprender Inglés para Hispanohablantes” (lit. Learn English for Spanish Speakers). This series of videos is hosted by a Latin American native speaker, Robin. She mainly speaks Spanish with only examples being translated into English, so you can use this place to practice your Spanish listening comprehension skills.
Easy Spanish is a YouTube channel I find particularly useful for Spanish students because it opens a window not only to the Spanish language as spoken by its native users, but also to the culture of countries where Spanish is natively spoken.
The main core of the Easy Spanish channel is its street interviews.
Carla, Sara, Juan and some other friends travel through different Spanish-speaking countries and cities to ask locals about holidays, New Year’s resolutions, museums, happiness, love, food and a wide array of other interesting topics.
The interviews are completely in Spanish, but every learner can enjoy them because all of them include both English and Spanish subtitles.
Apart from the street interviews, there are playlists on Mexican culture and slang, Argentinian Spanish and everyday life topics, among others.
There’s also a travel vlog and a playlist with all the episodes that have taken place in Spain so far (in case you’re interested in the Castilian accent).
Bogo Mundo can be considered a YouTube channel for kids, but also a YouTube channel for parents who are raising bilingual kids.
Oh, and also a YouTube channel for parents who are homeschooling their children.
Actually, Bogo Mundo is all of that in one.
Follow the daily adventures of an American family that moved to Bogotá in 2019.
The kids, a 5-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl, are being homeschooled.
Their parents are doing a phenomenal job at teaching them Spanish in a natural and practical way.
They all speak both English and Spanish throughout the day, trying to introduce as many Spanish words and expressions as possible in their conversations while they learn about food, the colors, the numbers, daily routines, etc.
Don’t miss the “Pretend Play” playlist, which includes videos of the family spending the day at the beach, learning about morning and night routines or doing a house tour, among others.
If you’ve ever looked for resources to learn Spanish before, you’ve probably heard about Butterfly Spanish already.
Butterfly Spanish is a reservoir of free goodies for every serious Spanish learner out there.
Hosted by Ana, a linguist, the channel covers Spanish grammar and vocabulary in detail in an accessible and easy-to-digest way.
The playlists devoted to Spanish verbs & tenses and Spanish grammar are simply superb and will come in handy if you’re learning Spanish for an exam.
The videos on vocabulary are especially useful because Ana explains usage differences between the Mexican, Castilian and Latin American varieties.
Other playlists you’ll enjoy are the one devoted to Spanish for vacation and the one on Spanish everyday phrases.
If you want to feel like you’re taking part in an online class, Learn Spanish is the channel for you.
Martin is a Spanish language teacher with an exquisite Spanish accent and a ton of knowledge.
His passion for teaching Spanish can be felt in his detailed videos on grammar and vocabulary, his excellent explanations and the work he puts into creating presentations to help you understand all he says.
Learn Spanish is a Spanish course focused on teaching you how to be conversational in Spanish. Divided into three main playlists (for beginners, intermediate and advanced students), Martin will take you on a journey through the grammar of conversation and teach you how to use what you know to produce even more Spanish for yourself.
Notes in Spanish
Ben and Marina and their Notes in Spanish podcast are undoubtedly some of the biggest fish in the language ocean.
The couple has been teaching Spanish through casual conversation for many years and has dozens of downloadable podcast episodes for all levels of mastery.
Their YouTube channel is rather new and doesn’t include nearly as much content as their website, but if you know them, you also know they always deliver quality, and this channel will explode very soon.
I particularly enjoy their playlist on Spanish words and phrases, where they teach Spanish expressions and give examples on how to use them naturally in conversation.
I recommend that you also pay special attention to Marina’s accent. She’s a native Spaniard, so she uses the Castilian variety.
Basho & Friends
Basho & Friends is a YouTube channel created for kids (of all ages) where the words “fun” and “music” go hand in hand in every single second of footage.
With the goal of teaching Spanish to children in an immersive way, Basho and his friends sing songs only in Spanish and use the repetition technique to help kids memorize the lyrics.
The videos are short and fun, and the songs are so catchy they’ll be stuck in your head for days.
The songs teach about everyday topics such as introductions, food, transport, animals and the alphabet, among others.
¿Estás listo para cantar? (Are you ready to sing?)
Aprender Idiomas y Cultura General con Rodrigo
Rodrigo was born to teach Spanish, and his fantastic YouTube channel proves that, when you have a passion, you can make some amazing things.
Aprender Idiomas y Cultura General con Rodrigo (Learn Languages and General Culture with Rodrigo) gives you a 162-lesson Spanish course in 20 videos where you’ll learn everything from the alphabet to the most advanced Spanish tenses and everything in between.
Many of these lessons are devoted to grammar, but there are also lessons on vocabulary, false friends, verb conjugation… You name it!
Rodrigo uses a whiteboard to deliver his lessons, so you’ll feel like you’re in a real classroom or attending a Spanish course online.
It’d be impossible to choose my favorite video from this channel because I honestly love all the ones I’ve watched, but I think his lessons on conjunctions are very useful, especially for students who are trying to improve their conversational and writing skills.
Agustin Iruela (VideoEle)
There are several reasons why this YouTube channel should be on your list of best places to learn Spanish for free.
For starters, it contains a ton of videos divided into four levels (A1 to B2).
These videos include grammar topics (like verb conjugation), vocabulary (like the numbers and food), cultural tidbits (like bullfighting), pronunciation, songs with lyrics, learning tips, etc.
The videos for beginners are obviously easier to follow and more focused on vocabulary topics and basic grammar, while the B1/B2 ones include more stories and cultural information.
Next, both the Castilian and the Latin American accents are included in the channel. Videos are in the Castilian accent by default, but if they have “latino” in the title, they include a Latin American native speaker.
Finally, all the videos have a corresponding page on the VideoEle website. These guides include two versions of the video (Castilian and Latin American, but not for all the clips) with transcriptions, a downloadable teaching guide and several interactive activities with their solutions.
Spanish with Paul
Even though Paul is obviously not a native Spanish speaker, I have to add his YouTube channel to this list because it’s a superb resource for learning the language.
If you’re a beginner student who’s just starting learning Spanish, Spanish with Paul is a great place to get your dose of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, tips and resources.
With the use of simple presentations, Paul teaches about tenses, sentence formation, prepositions, pronouns and a whole lot of other topics in a clear, easy-to-grasp way.
His videos are divided into different playlists. I especially recommend the “Mini courses” one, which contains 11 videos of over 30 minutes each.
These videos have been created for beginner learners who want to start speaking and building sentences in Spanish fast, and the course includes a free e-book to follow along.
Why Study Spanish on YouTube?
Despite being introduced to my favorite YouTube channels for learning Spanish, you might still want to know why you should bother with them. After all, YouTube is kind of notorious for being an incredible time-waster.
However, it also has thousands of excellent learning resources. You can learn how to do practically anything with a YouTube tutorial!
Including, of course, learning how to speak Spanish.
Here are a few good reasons to turn your YouTube account into your personal language lesson generator:
- You might already have books or structured lessons in a classroom, but it’s always a good idea to diversify your language learning diet with multiple sources.
- Many of the videos allow for close-up study of lip and mouth movements of Spanish speakers.
- You can watch in your own time and pause and rewind whenever you need to.
- There are multiple teaching styles available so you can find the perfect one for you, whether you want a classroom-like lesson or to feel like a friend is chatting with you.
- There’s a lot of content out there, on many different topics. You can take lessons on general Spanish or look up a really specific question (like how to use a certain verb). You’ll never run out of videos!
- Finally, a lot of the Spanish videos for learners out there are really good!
YouTube contains an abundance of fabulous, free Spanish learning material. Using this resource allows you to learn at your own pace and in your own time.
The materials are diverse. Truly, there’s something for every level and style of learner.
There are videos, lessons and vlogs that will suit all entertainment and learning personalities. Some are serious, some are funny and lots are somewhere in the middle—but all provide endless chances to learn and grow your Spanish fluency.
YouTube isn’t the perfect learning resource, of course. Some drawbacks to YouTube learning include:
- Subtitles aren’t always available, and when they are they’re often auto-generated.
- The language you hear might not necessarily be standard Spanish, so it can be hard to find the definitions of words as they’re used in the videos.
You can get past these drawbacks by using FluentU to bolster your learning. The FluentU program solves the issues listed above through accurate, bilingual subtitles and definitions embedded into the individual words within them.
Hover, tap or click on any word to see its meaning, example sentences, other videos where the word appears and other key information about the word and its gramma. These definitions are contextual, which means that you’ll see the correct meaning of each word, the way that it’s being used in that video.
You can also test your vocab knowledge through personalized quizzes (that include typing and speaking questions) and learn with FluentU anywhere on your browser or the iOS and Android apps.
Watch as many as you’re able to watch and use them like the valuable teaching aids they are. Take notes, practice pronunciation, immerse in the cultural aspects and enjoy every single minute of the experience!
Find a Spanish YouTube channel that resonates with you. If you browse a bit, you’re sure to find a “favorite” channel. When you do, pull up a chair and settle in.
Learn and have fun—and soon you’ll be chatting in Spanish like a native-born speaker!