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learn to speak englishLearning English 5 Online Resources For English Language (ESL) Teachers 5 Online Resources For English Language (ESL) Teachers Read More can be just as challenging as learning any other foreign language 18 Great Sites to Learn a New Language 18 Great Sites to Learn a New Language Read More , but YouTube offers a great series of English language tutorials available for free to anyone that wants to learn to speak English.

As I researched this article, I tried to find YouTube channels in which the list of tutorials are well organized, well produced, and incorporate both audio and visual lessons.

EF podEnglish

The EF podEnglish channel of videos stands out to me as the most accessible for English for beginners. This channel includes bite sized video English lessons that are less than ten minutes in length.

Topics include Time, Families, Directions, Grocery shopping, Weather, Pets, School friends, Relationships, Films and Technology.

The video productions are fairly high quality and the lessons are in sequential order.

English with Jennifer

Instructor Jennifer Lebedev offers a great free series of English video lessons, each under ten minutes. Jennifer is also fluent in Russian and has a limited knowledge of Japanese, Portuguese, and French.

learn to speak english

When you visit her channel, click on her playlists in order to access the videos in the most organized manner.

The playlists include groups of lessons such as Basic English Grammar Lessons, English Vocabulary, English Pronunciation, and American Slang.

Most of the lessons seemed to be produced from her home, in which she teaches using real objects, PowerPoint slides, and real world enactments in which dialogue is presented in both verbal and visual format. Her productions are well planned and executed, and she invites other teachers to use her videos to supplement their own lessons.

The numerous positive feedback on her channel is testament to how useful her videos are. contains over 150 video lessons on a range of topics including 50 Grammar Mistakes, Simple “˜To Be,’ Questions, Saying Numbers, Talking About Work, Words ending with ion, How to talk about what you want in English.

All the videos are posted on YouTube, but the website presents them in a more sequential format.

The lessons are presented in a more traditional format, with the instructor standing in front of a white board using both verbal and written instructions. It’s also useful that each lesson includes a summary objective of the lesson that will be useful to both other English language instructors and students.

Each lesson also includes a quiz and an easy method to share comments and questions.

learn to speak english includes over three hundred home grown lessons that seem particularly geared to beginners of the English language.

The titles and categories for lessons are not clearly evident, but the instructor makes use of tangible house objects in the tutorials, most seeming to last under a minute. Each lesson is also available in audio-only format.

Mister Duncan In England

As the title indicates, Mr. Duncan James is an English instructor in England.

His playlist of YouTube videos consists of over 50 videos on topics including, Please/Thank You, Faults and Bad Habits, Phonetics, Superstition, Winter Snow, etc.

Let us know if these YouTube videos are of use to you as you learn to speak English, and which channels I left out of the list that you would include.

  1. Jim Stroud
    October 5, 2010 at 6:24 am

    I think EnglishCafe should be on this list as well. (Smile) Of course, I may be a bit biased.


    P.S. Kudos to my pal Jennifer ESL!

  2. Jim Stroud
    October 5, 2010 at 4:24 am

    I think EnglishCafe should be on this list as well. (Smile) Of course, I may be a bit biased.


    P.S. Kudos to my pal Jennifer ESL!

  3. berta
    October 2, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    you missed the daily english show with wonderful Sarah

    • Oleh Sliusar
      July 18, 2016 at 8:09 am

      link is wrong

  4. berta
    October 2, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    you missed the daily english show with wonderful Sarah

    • Bakari
      October 2, 2010 at 7:25 pm

      Thanks, berta, for letting us know about this show.

  5. Angela Alcorn
    October 1, 2010 at 5:52 am

    Great list - would be a handy resource to point people to when teaching English.

  6. anticafe
    September 30, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Thanks so much for this useful post. At this moment, I only know about Mister Duncan In England channel.

  7. Saikat Basu
    September 30, 2010 at 7:50 am

    I think a few quick lessons on YouTube is just what's needed before one makes a cross cultural international tip. KanTalk also has a lot of videos on ESL/EFL on YouTube.

  8. Adam
    September 30, 2010 at 4:55 am

    Tnx for posting this!

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