christian corom youtube spanishThis channel is just my sort of thing, and I suspect it will be for a lot of you as well.

Are you interested in traveling?  Are you interested in learning about foreign cultures and people?  Are you interested in the perspective and first impression a foreigner has when they travel to another country, particularly your country?

If so, and if you speak Spanish or want to learn to, boy have I got a channel for you.  Oh, and if you have a thing for amusement parks then you’re really going to be ecstatic about this.

Christian Corom’s YouTube channel is what you want.  His shtick his very simple: he travels to places in the world he wants to go, that interest him (important because it means he’s enthusiastic and interesting himself), and then brings a camera along and tells you all about it as he goes.  You get his first impression and therefore genuine reaction and thoughts about things.  He’s a Spaniard (from Bilbao, specifically) and speaks very clearly and, I must say, surprisingly slowly for a Spaniard (these together are a godsend for those language learners who aren’t at an already advanced level).

He’s got a thing…

…for amusement parks…

…like Six Flags…

…and Tokyo Disney Land…

…oh, and apparently he really likes Harry Potter.

But he goes elsewhere as well!

The Grand Canyon!

The inside of the Statue of Liberty!

The largest (passenger) airplane in the world!

You get the picture: he goes many places and talks about it.  Specifically, he makes a ~10 minute video about it that includes lots of shots of the place in question interspersed with his impressions and opinions of what he sees.  I actually rather like that the talking has intermissions breaking it up, that way a language learner who’s having to really exert some effort to follow along only has to do so for 30-45 second bursts and then they get a break.  That’s another happy coincidence for us that make his videos suited to our purpose.

You can see more on his channel and learn more about him and his journeys on his website (as well as sort his videos by destination, see the menu at the top called “Destinos Visitados”).  I hope you guys liked this and found it useful, there will be many more of these to come, let me know what you think in the comments.  Oh!  And speaking of which, if you know of any good Spanish-language videos/channels (or videos/channels that teach Spanish) that you think I should include in this series, be sure to let me know.

Cheers,

Andrew

Related Posts:

  • I couldn't find any :( - Try checking the 'Most Popular Posts' list in the upper-right-hand side of the page, you might find something there you like!

Learn Spanish from Popular Media (movies, TV shows, music videos, books, even comics!) Using Mostly FREE Online Resources - Here's How...

I tried to learn French with self-study books and then classes (4 years!) in high school and failed...I tried Spanish and Russian while in university and failed (and got kicked out of a French class but that's another story)...then, 10 years ago, I took another shot at Spanish using a simple method I picked up from a friend: studying (not just watching) Spanish-language TV shows: I was conversationally fluent in six months.

Using popular media is a great way to learn a language, but you have to know:

A) How to do it, and...

B) Where to find said popular media.

If you'll be so trustworthy as to give me your email address below, I'll help you do this.  I'll teach you how to do it (how to deal with Spanish that's spoken "too fast" for you to understand let alone imitate, how to work with stuff that only provides English subtitles or none at all, how to learn grammar when you don't get a grammar lesson with the material because it's a movie/song/etc.) and where to find great, informative, entertaining sources of Spanish-language media - I mean stuff that's actually popular with current, adult native speakers, not just material made and intended for non-native students of the language (which can be dull and inauthentic).

Sign up below, now, and will kick things off right away with the first lesson on how to use material intended for native children (great stuff for beginners: it's authentic but simple, slow, and easy to understand) plus a bonus: my list of the Top 10 Free Online Resources for Learning Spanish.

Learn Spanish from Popular Media (movies, TV shows, music videos, books, even comics!) Using Mostly FREE Online Resources - Here's How...

You have Successfully Subscribed!