5 YouTube Channels With English Subtitles for Spanish Learners

YouTube is the next go-to resource many Spanish learners go to after completing a couple of their first Duolingo lessons.

Are you one of them?

Great! It means that you are hungry for something beyond writing and reading lessons that most of the language apps offer.

In order to fast-track your spanish learning journey without spending a dime on online schools or premium app packages, there is no better place than YouTube. 

However, many of the so-called Spanish channels for beginners don’t have the subtitles in English. They usually offer only Spanish subtitles, which are oftentimes generated by google’s speech-to-text AI. 

This is a common issue many YouTube channels seem to overlook while creating their schooling materials. That’s why we decided to gather a list of spanish channels with english subtitles so you don’t have to waste your time and start learning right away. 

Additionally, we marked the channels with the hosts’ origins to help you decide which accent is appealing to you. Secondly, we categorized the channels between total beginners and advanced levels.

Without further ado, let’s explore my favorite YouTube channels for Spanish learners with English subtitles.

1.Spanish & Go

Spanish & Go - my favorite youtube channel for spanish learners

Origins: Mexico 🇲🇽
Languages: Spanish 🇪🇸 & English 🇺🇸
Recommended for: Beginners & Intermediate
Youtube Channel: Spanish & Go 

Spanish & Go is hosted by Jim and May, a couple that travels through spanish-speaking countries and makes videos that are very easy to understand for beginners and also useful for those who already got their feet wet with spanish learning. 

What I really like about this channel:

  • Consistency of new uploads (new video every week)
  • Situational videos (ie. asking for directions or in the restaurant)
  • Cutting the scenes and explaining each phrase in detail
  • Entertaining way of teaching 
  • Quality of videos and the sound

Recommended Videos:

  1. How to Order Food in Spanish 
  2. How to Make Small Talk in Spanish
  3. Directions in Spanish

2. Tu escuela de español

tu escuela de espanol - YT channel

Origins: Spain 🇪🇸
Languages: Spanish 🇪🇸
Recommended for: Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced
YouTube Channel: Tu escuela de español

Tu escuela de espanol is hosted by Elena Prieto, a Spanish teacher with more than 20 years of experience across fields such as literature and journalism. Originally from Spain, she has been running her channel with passion since 2014 with more than 500 million views from across the globe. These numbers speak for themselves that you’ll be in good hands while watching her videos.

What I really like about this channel:

  • Cartoon style of the videos help you to memorize new words
  • Breaking complex language rules into pieces
  • Pleasant voice 
  • Detailness of the cartoons

Recommended Videos:

  1. Ser vs Estar
  2. Por vs Para
  3. Family Vocabulary

Extra note: Not all videos on this channel have English translation. Most of the popular ones have it, but newer videos rarely do. 

3. EasySpanish

easy spanish - probably the best street channel

Origins: Spain 🇪🇸 Mexico 🇲🇽
Languages spoken: Spanish 🇪🇸 & English 🇬🇧
Recommended for: Beginners & Intermediate 
Youtube Channel: EasySpanish

Easy Spanish is a Youtube channel that belongs to a larger non-profit organization easy languages which is hosted by many volunteers across the world. Their style of video is very unique due to the ‘street interviews’ narrative, which makes the content more dynamic as opposed to, say, cartoons in the same style. 

What I really like about this channel:

  • Street interviews help you discover various spanish accents
  • English & Spanish subtitles being displayed at the same time (very cool!)
  • Variety of topics, from politics to love and culture
  • Real conversations with zero staging 

Recommended Videos:

  1. Basic Conversational Phrases In Spanish
  2. 12 Filler Words In Spanish
  3. 9 Key Grammar Diff. Between English And Spanish

4. CuriosaMente

curiosamente spanish channel for learners

Origins: Spain 🇪🇸
Languages spoken: Spanish 🇪🇸
Recommended for: Beginners & Intermediate
YouTube Channel: Curiosamente

This youtube channel is different from other ones on this list. CuriosaMente has the same concept as its english brother Kurzgesagt. It explains scientific topics in an easy way with the use of cartoons that help you understand and memorize things faster. There is spanish voice narrative with most of their popular content translated into english. 

Despite the fact that the videos are tailored for younger Spanish audiences, sometimes you can face more complex, scientific expressions. Great way to up your Spanish game! 

What I really like about this channel:

🇪🇸 Test Your Spanish Knowledge 🇪🇸

  • Cartoon style helps your brain to associate words with a specific situation
  • Extra knowledge on interesting topics
  • Scientific words and expressions that level up your vocabulary
  • Entertain & learn type of content

Recommended videos:

  1. Who was the first human being?
  2. Where does the spanish language come from?
  3. What are black holes?

5. HolaSoyGerman

hola soy german - spanish youtube channel

Origins: Chile 🇨🇱
Languages spoken: Spanish 🇪🇸
Recommended for: Intermediate & Advanced
YouTube Channel: HolaSoyGerman.

First, he is not german. It’s his real name.

This list would not be complete without Germán Garmendia who runs the second biggest channel in Spanish. Never heard of him? Consider him the PewDiePie of the Spanish part of youtube. 

In short, Germán is a comedian and HolaSoyGerman is his old account, but with tons of english translated content unlike his fresh one – JuegaGerman. 

His channel is not an usual go-to source for learning Spanish, however we decided to put him on this list for the following reasons…

What we really like about this channel:

  • You’ll get to know jokes and memes spanish people laugh about
  • He speaks fast – good way to level up your listening comprehension
  • He’ll help you imagine Emma Watson on top of a pizza 

Recommended Videos

  1. Types of Students
  2. Zombies
  3. Bad Friends

If you are hungry for more, make sure to explore our full list of best YouTube channels for Spanish learners for all beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

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Zygmunt Biela
Zygmunt Biela
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