YouTube Channels and Youtubers for writers and everyone else!
I’m joining the AtoZ challenge sharing YouTube channels and Youtubers I follow as an independent author, researcher, learner, reader, and someone who is interested in emotional growth and physical wellbeing, as well as entertainment and current affairs.
I’ve enjoyed watching YouTube videos for years, but in 2020, when the pandemic broke out in Europe and the first lockdown was imposed as a security measure in most countries, I decided to go Premium on YouTube and I started watching even more videos on a wide variety of entertaining and informative topics, which I’d like to share with you over the coming month. I hope you enjoy!
Today’s two featured YouTubers and channels show that you can use free YouTube resources for language learning. As my daughter, her husband and my grandson live in Germany and plan to stay there for the moment, I’ve started learning German. I have two two-hour classes a week, but I also watch YouTube videos to help me with my learning. This post is also a reminder that you can learn any language, any plenty of other things on YouTube, completely free, although some channels offer you the possibility of contributing via Patreon, where you can download supplementary materials.
Let’s start with Easy German. They do short, live videos out in the street, as well as classroom type videos, which are usually outdoors, too, and they cater for all levels. I love that I get to hear real German people talking in real situations. There are subtitles in German and English. It’s a fun and authentic way to learn German. This is their latest video, Check out their playlist for different levels.
Your German teacher is a completely different type of channel, as the videos are more os a classroom style learning, which is also useful. Sometimes I just want someone to explain some aspect of grammar. I don’t need the fun! This is a great channel for that with loads of topic on different levels. This is one of their more basic videos. Check out their playlist for more.
You can also find channels with short stories in German and tips for language learning. Just choose your language and what you want to learn, type it into the search bar and you’ll find loads of channels. You’ll have to sift through to find the one/s you like, subscribe and you’re good to learn any language!
I hope you found these channels interesting or useful, and if you want to check out what other bloggers are writing about this month in the AtoZ Blogging Challenge check them out on Twitter , Facebook, or Instagram.
Meanwhile, I hope you’re enjoying this snowy April! (At least it’s unusually snowy in Europe for this time of year).