12 Awesome Reasons to Learn a Second Language
How many languages do you speak? One? Four perhaps?
You use YouTube almost every day, don’t you? What do you watch over there? Listen to music? Watch DIY tutorials?
Or perhaps follow everyday vlogs?
And did you know that you can learn a language on YouTube, too?
Yes, besides many useful and amusing things, YouTube is one of the great and also efficient language learning tools.
YouTube is also one of the richest resources for language learning, as well.
If you don’t believe us, keep reading this post because, in the following lines, you will know how you can use YouTube to learn any foreign language you want.
After that, you’ll definitely hurry to find some entertaining YouTube channels for language learning and try them out on your own.
And now, let’s dive in.
YouTube is one of the greatest and (almost) most perfect things of the modern era.
Among many good reasons why you should learn foreign languages with YouTube, we’ve named only some of them.
You can find practically anything. From videos to relax, through entertaining vlogs and funny videos to high-educative tutorials and even audiobooks. It supports most types of media, too.
It is easily accessible. Anyone with an internet connection can access YouTube. You don’t need a premium account (although if you want, you can make one), and with only one or two clicks you are on YouTube. Just type in the search what you want to listen to or watch and you’ll get the results to choose.
It is free. Since it was created, YouTube is free to use. There is, of course, the possibility to create a premium account, but if you don’t want to, you don’t need it. All the content is still available completely for free.
It is entertaining. Videos that are made for language learning are made for one good reason. To make their viewers and learners have fun while learning because that way, they learn better.
It is regularly updated. Being the biggest online ‘library,’ language learning content is regularly being updated. You will always find some new, fresh, and fun content to learn or practice your target language.
But if you haven’t tried to practice and learn a language with YouTube we have to stop you here and show you some tips on how to use YouTube to learn your second ( or maybe even fifth) language.
You would be surprised to see how many amusing courses there are available on YouTube.
Even in your target language, as much as minor it may be.
In the search bar, all you need to do is to type the language you want to learn and add online courses and in a second the results will appear.
You would be surprised to see how many entertaining and great courses you can find over there. Their authors are giving their best efforts and creativity to take courses so that language learners can't wait to go back and continue to study.
If you haven't tried to study a foreign language with songs, we suggest you start right away.
It's super fun and all those catchy songs will make you move and dance while you are learning the lyrics.
Besides having fun, you will actually practice the pronunciation, learn words and phrases, and even grammar. Oh, and let's not forget about improving your listening skills, too.
So, the largest place where you can find practically any song in any language is YouTube, of course.
When you choose a couple of songs, for a start, you can listen to them as many times as you want or until you learn all the lyrics. And then the showtime can begin!
Many videos in other languages besides English, usually have subtitles in English or some other major language.
It is a very useful thing because you can also read what you are listening to. This advantage can make it a lot easier to follow and understand if some words or phrases are pronounced quite differently from how they are written.
However, make sure you don't get used to transcripts. Remember, you have to practice your listening skills, too.
One of the things that can help you learn the language with YouTube is book reviews in your target language.
You don’t have to be a book lover, nor an advanced language learner to use this benefit to improve your language skills.
The point is to find any amusing book review or the one that makes you amused in your target language.
You can also answer the comments you find in the videos below, as well as write down your opinion and thoughts but in the target language.
Not only will you practice reading, writing, and listening skills, but you will learn more about your favorite books, and more importantly, you will learn that in your target language.
At first sight, this doesn't seem particularly difficult to do. Moreover, writing two or three sentences where you express your opinion and thoughts about the video doesn't make more than a minute.
On the other hand, writing in your target language is different. For many learners, it takes courage to write down in their target language where other people can see. There's a fear of making a mistake in writing or that the others won't clearly understand due to bad sentence construction.
But have no fear. No one will judge you even if you make a mistake. Most of the others will help you or explain to you if you've written something wrong.
And this is a great practice to see for yourself how far you have come.
When writing a comment, make sure you've expressed your thoughts in a simple and clear way. Don't complicate sentences because you will get confused, too.
And look at this as a freeway for someone to show you your weaker parts of the language.
If you aren’t familiar, vloggers are people who use videos to blog.
Today, people vlog about anything they want to.
Therefore, more and more language experts and tutors start vlogging about language on the whole.
If you want to follow vloggers in your target language, whether you want to listen about languages, travel, or beauty, in the search bar type whatever you want to find in your target language.
When you find it amusing enough for you, you can enjoy it. We suggest you write down unknown words or phrases, repeat them, and try to use them in different sentences and contexts.
YouTube can, undoubtedly, be a useful place for language learning. Moreover, it is an ideal place to learn languages in an entertaining way.
So, with our suggestions and tips, you can learn and practice your language skills, no matter which language you are studying.
And then you will be prepared to show your language skills and to even polish them with Justlearn tutors.
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