Additional Aids for Quick Improvement

Learn Languages with Netflix: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/language-learning-with-ne/hoombieeljmmljlkjmnheibnpciblicm?hl=en

  • This is a great tool for watching content on Netflix with two subtitles. You can follow the link above or search for “learn languages with Netflix” on your browser and download the plugin. After that, it will be available at the top of your browser to use while you watch Netflix on your laptop/desktop. You can even check their catalog for specific languages to see what the best-rated shows and movies are in English or any other available target language. You can also click on words in the subtitles to see their translations and definitions. It’s free to use, so why not add it to your Netflix routine?

Notion: //www.notion.so/

  • It is an excellent app/website for taking notes. It might not sound too exciting, but it’s an excellent resource for organizing lists, tables, and charts about new vocabulary and grammar you’re learning, or to organize your resources. I’m using it to create posts right now, actually! It’s a priceless tool (literally) that can be used to keep yourself super organized while learning your new language. Check out the link to learn how it works!

Other Random Channels for Listening

YouTube Channels for Inspiration, Curiosity or a Simple Laugh

Better Than Yesterday: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpExuV8qJMfCaSQNL1YG6bQ

  • Great daily tips for living a better life and being a better person

Today I Found Out: https://www.youtube.com/c/Todayifoundout-official

  • Lots of random and unique topics or facts that are always interesting to learn about

Geography Now: https://www.youtube.com/user/GeographyNow

  • Channel about all the countries in the world. He’s not done yet but the videos are funny and use lots of pop culture references

PBS Eons: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzR-rom72PHN9Zg7RML9EbA

  • Channel about prehistoric stuff, outer space, and general geeky science topics. The speakers are very pleasant people

Joel & Lia: https://www.youtube.com/user/joelandlia

  • Two British buddies who like to compare the UK to the U.S.

Masaman: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1vVNQN-TCy8d3Mb_Owr2Kw

  • A guy who likes to explain history and misconceptions about history or race/ethnicity. Might be interesting to you

Drew Binsky: https://www.youtube.com/c/drewbinsky

  • A world traveler who goes to some of the most unusual and intriguing countries on the planet. He’s also very positive

LangFocus: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNhX3WQEkraW3VHPyup8jkQ

  • Everything about languages, from English to the Khoisan languages of Africa. He’s got it all

Russell Brand: https://www.youtube.com/user/russellbrand

  • Insightful channel focused on current issues, meditation, better thinking and mental wellness. Includes many podcasts and interviews long and short

JRE Clips: https://www.youtube.com/user/russellbrand

  • The Jeff Rogan Experience. Mostly interviews by Joe Rogan with leading professionals in all kinds of fields. Sometimes inspirational and other times just plain entertaining

iWriterly: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKeBsBrWDtIBrnrCkxHo5MQ

  • A channel focused on becoming a better fiction writer, if you’d like to do that

After School: https://www.youtube.com/c/AfterSkool

  • Interesting interviews turned into colorful drawings and artwork to help create a clearer picture of the subject matter

thejuicemedia: https://www.youtube.com/user/thejuicemedia

  • Short and hilarious parody ads that critique the government, including some podcasts. Centered on Australian concerns

TED-Ed: https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDEducation

  • Short videos that explain diverse and interesting topics in English

TED: https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector

  • Live talks and speeches about important topics from around the world in English and many other languages

TED Talks: https://www.ted.com/talks

  • TED also has their own website, of course

Bilingue Blogs: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa57CLZlqhFtn1m-e-tWhpg

  • His channel is geared more toward Spanish learners, but he uses mostly English. You can be inspired by his near-perfect Spanish skills despite being an American with no Hispanic background

Anne Grady Group: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU8shqCISYnwLzf650HBwcA

  • Uplifting channel for feeling good and self growth

The School of Life: https://www.youtube.com/user/schooloflifechannel

  • Cool channel about personal growth, reflection, and other helpful life topics

BBC News: https://www.youtube.com/user/bbcnews

  • World news channel in English

Learn on YouTube

Channels for Learning English on YouTube

Channel Robin MacPherson: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheLifeOfRob

  • Explains mostly how to learn languages from a polyglot viewpoint. His videos are very laidback and relaxing to watch.

Tim Explica: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGxIAAnrhkCy6H2DRz-t6Qw

  • An American who loves to visit Brazil and teach Brazilians about English and American culture, and vice-versa. He also has a Spanish-centered channel somewhere.

Cambly Brasil: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFmw9hQKH5l2lNwyfvaDIXg

  • Has weekly live and recorded English lessons geared toward Brazilian learners.

Speak English with Vanessa: https://www.youtube.com/user/theteachervanessa

  • A great teacher with an easy accent and interesting interactive lessons.

Go Natural English: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Pbt3q-ihROg1lmmmQdU2w

  • A channel for learning natural English expression.

The English Coach: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-g0gSStENkYPXFRsKrlvyA

  • Another good channel to practice your English skills.

Learn English with TV Shows: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKgpamMlm872zkGDcBJHYDg

  • Practice English watching popular TV shows, series, interviews and even movies.

mmmEnglish: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrRiVfHqBIIvSgKmgnSY66g

  • A super encouraging and helpful channel from an Australian point of view. The teacher is very nice and speaks in an easy manner.

Learn English with Papa Teach Me: https://www.youtube.com/user/papateachme

  • A funny and entertaining channel about English from a cool British guy. He often gets people from his life involved or does little cartoons as well.

Small Advantages: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCskEPRzGlsYHs_a5SJyCXag

  • A highly informative channel about English from an American that loves Brazil, partially in Portuguese. He loves teaching curiosities about the language.

Rachel’s English: https://www.youtube.com/user/rachelsenglish

  • An awesome teacher who focuses on better pronunciation and achieving fluency.

Accent’s Way English with Hadar: https://www.youtube.com/user/accentsway

  • Another great teacher for accents and a great inspiration since she is not a native speaker but has a nearly perfect American accent.

Canguro English: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr2TgqpOrU3kUTkVy5XoLow

  • An insightful, funny and thoughtful channel from a cool British guy who really cares about you getting better with English. No false promises or gimmicks here.

Learn English with Bob the Canadian: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJJTxA36ZPNTJ1WFIByaeA

  • A quirky Canadian guy that teaches English by presenting real situations rather than telling about it.

Easy Languages: https://www.youtube.com/user/magauchsein

  • A great tool for reading custom-made subtitles and watching native speakers in action on the streets.

Simple English Videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/vickihollettvideo

  • These are short and silly videos to aid in English understanding.

Lost in the Pond: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqabPJa-N6ORAlO5yMBtWXg

  • An Englishman now living in the U.S. with his American wife. He compares lots of accent and regional differences.

Steve Kaufmann: https://www.youtube.com/user/lingosteve

  • A channel about learning languages from one of the most renowned language learning experts.

Luca Lampariello: https://www.youtube.com/user/poliglotta80

  • An Italian guy with a great English accent who loves to teach about learning languages proficiently and becoming a polyglot.

Have Fun Reading

Interesting blogs and articles about English (mostly)

Places to take free online classes, Business Insider: https://www.businessinsider.com/where-to-take-classes-online

  • An article about some places to find free online classes for many different subjects

Fluent U: https://www.fluentu.com/blog/english/

  • A blog with lots of helpful tips for English, learning languages in general and some cultural points

English Live: https://englishlive.ef.com/blog/

  • Blog with tons of helpful articles about English-speaking culture, society, and those confusing aspects of the language

Only in Your State: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/

  • Cool site that has quirky information about the things only found in specific U.S. states

*Reading is a great way to improve your listening and speaking skills too. The important thing is to find subjects that interest you. Happy reading!

Working That English Muscle

Websites for practicing your skills

My English Pages: https://www.myenglishpages.com/

  • Practice general language skills, including some exercises and a blog.

Learn English British Council: https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/

  • Blogs and interactive exercises to help with all parts of English learning for any level. The focus is more on British English.

Open Culture: http://www.openculture.com/freelanguagelessons

  • Find online courses, audiobooks, and even movies in English and many other languages.

Espresso English: https://www.espressoenglish.net/

  • Bite-sized lessons about English topics, including short videos and a blog.

English Club: https://www.englishclub.com/

  • General English practice, including some varied exercises, a forum and a writing space.

English Super Site: https://englishsupersite.com/

  • General English practice, especially good for understanding confusing words and terms. It has lots of little quizzes to test your knowledge too.

Perfect English Grammar: https://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/

  • So many grammar exercises and explanations.

English-At-Home: https://www.english-at-home.com/

  • Has great tips about language points and skills, including some courses and guided practice.

EC English: https://www.ecenglish.com/en

  • Online English courses and practice, including some live courses and finding in-person destination courses.

K12 Reader: https://www.k12reader.com/

  • Assistance in reading skills with lots of reading exercises and worksheets, especially for young learners.

Engoo: https://engoo.com/app/materials/en

  • A wide array of practice, including current news articles, pronunciation, describing pictures, and lots of helpful conversation practice. They even have test prep.

Englisch-Hilfen: https://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/

  • There are lots of exercises and games to help with grammar and vocabulary, including printable worksheets. I know they sound German, but trust me, they teach English.

Websites for reading like a native

Free sites

Quora: https://www.quora.com/

  • Choose topics that interest you and read about them. Answer questions if you know them, and get any question answered.

The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/international

  • Read the news and latest updates on a variety of topics.

Paid or limited sites

Medium: https://medium.com/

  • Choose interesting topics and read about them. From science to language, and sports to politics.

Esquire: https://www.esquire.com/

  • Catch up on your world news and current events.