Mary is my student. She’s in grade five and she’s 11. One day she asked, “Can you suggest some YouTube channels so I can improve my listening skills?”.
I was really happy she asked me that question. Many students don’t want to learn English at home. It’s fun to learn at home! There’s a lot you can do to learn English when you’re not in school. I’m not talking about homework. I’m talking about fun and free things you can do. Like watching Youtube videos! They can help you with listening, vocabulary and more.
These are the Youtube channels I told Mary about. She said she likes all of them. She can’t decide which one is her favorite!
Beginner (Ages 5 to 8)
- Little Kingdom – Adventures with Princess Holly and her best friend Ben
- Sesame Street – Big Bird, Grover and friends make learning fun
- Super Simple Songs – Fun and easy to remember songs
Find more Youtube channels for beginners here.
Intermediate (Ages 9 to 13)
- Crash Course Kids – Interesting videos about Earth, space, science and more (get the Crash Course app for Apple or Android devices)
- English Fairy Tales – Stories you’ll enjoy (always with English subtitles)
- A Listening Playlist – Short lessons with Vietnamese translations
Advanced (Ages 14 and older)
- Learn English With TV Series – Avengers, PewDiePie and more
- English in a Minute – Learn idioms and phrases
- Follow Us – A Vietnamese TV show about learning English
These aren’t Youtube channels but they’re very helpful for improving your English listening skills.
- LyricsTraining Listening Game
- ELLLO Listening Activities
- Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab
- Use MicroEnglish to sharpen your listening skills
- How to improve your English listening skill when you’re not in the classroom
- How can I get better at listening in English?
- Listen up students! Advice from teachers on improving your listening skills