Top 8 YouTube channels for teaching English

youtube tips for teachersIn this episode we are sharing with you our top 8 YouTube channels for teaching English as a second language. Don´t be sad if you are not an English teacher: We are about to publish our favourite YouTube channels for Spanish and other language classes in the next YouTube Class Tips episodes.

Let´s make the long story short. Here is the list:

  • British Council | LearnEnglish

    – this is the official British Council YouTube channel. professional looking videos, with transcripts in the video description field and a link to interactive exercises on the BC website.

Example from the “How to” series:

  • Anglo-Link

    – all aspects of the English language, from important grammar and vocabulary topics to ways of improving your fluency, pronunciation and listening skills.

Example from the phrasal verbs series:

  • bbclearningenglish

    – BBC Learning English produces free English language teaching materials for learners and teachers of English.

Example from the Express English series:

  • JenniferESL

    – collection of more than 200 video lessons – for beginners, practicing vocabulary, pronunciation and more.

Example from the “Oral Reading Fluency” series (listen and repeat exercises):

  • KidsTV123

    – focused on teaching phonics fo young children. colorful videos and catchy songs.

Example from the “ABC and more” series:

  • ESL and Popular Culture

    – UK-based channel provides simple lessons to improve listening and reading comprehension. Videos are often complemented by written transcripts in the video description field.

Example “Quick Guide to Easter Egg History”:

Example story ‘A Pair of Silk Stockings’ by Kate Chopin:

  • Super Simple Songs

    – Children’s songs that are easy-to-teach, easy-to-learn, and super fun, ideal for sharing with Pre-K children and younger, young ESL/EFL learners, and children with special needs.

Example “One Little Finger” song:

Did you like our choices? Let us know or share any of your resources in comments with other teachers.

Enjoy your lesson with YouTube videos.

Veronika, trainer, passionate teacher, blogger, member of smartclasscommunity team


  1. Kris Amerikos says:

    This is a good list, but you should also check out English with Kris Amerikos

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