Regardless of the French level you’re at, it’s always a good idea to have some French language YouTube channels on hand. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced learner. There is something in store for you. It’s just a matter of searching.
Today I will share with you some of my favorite channels in French. They’re not the typical channels with an academic approach. In fact, some of them are vloggers and people that don’t have anything to do with teaching French. This way, you will never feel bored.
There are channels with varying types of content for all levels. I recommend you take a look at them and see which one(s) works best for you. Don’t limit yourself to just one channel. Are you ready? C’est parti!
This is one of my favorite channels to learn French. I highly recommend it for beginners. Hugo, the channel’s creator, does an excellent job at diversifying his topics to keep the content interesting.
Yes, Hugo, will get into some grammar and vocabulary, but it’s not your typical, boring French lesson. In fact, it doesn’t even feel like one. He explains everything in detail, concisely, and with lots of examples.
But it doesn’t stop there. You will get to learn a lot about French culture, too. He explains interesting facts like why the French come across as rude and why there is trouble with Airbnb in Paris. He covers a lot of interesting, current events, which is a great plus.
One of the things I like most is that he speaks slowly and always in French. He doesn’t switch to English as other teachers do.
I’ve been following this channel for quite some time, and it has undergone several changes since its creation. I prefer the original creators, but the current ones do a good job nonetheless.
Easy French is a channel focused on street interviews. The premise is simple: a group of young people approaches random people on the street and ask them questions about a specific subject. Everything is in French, but you get to read both French and English subtitles.
It may seem French people speak too fast, and you may miss one or two things (maybe more) while watching the video, but don’t worry. You can replay the video as many times as you want.
Alternatively, they have another channel called Super Easy French. As the name implies, this is aimed at beginners, so don’t hesitate to check it out if you fall under that category.
This channel was created by Maïa and Charlie, an international couple living in Paris. She is French, and he’s American.
The content of their channel is varied and covers lots of interesting subjects such as tips for learning French, French culture, movie recommendations, music recommendations, book recommendations, reactions to celebrities speaking French, and even a few vlogs.
Besides the YouTube channel, they’re also very active on Instagram. I recommend you follow them there, too, to keep up with any new content.
The only thing I don’t like about this channel is that they speak too much English for my liking. Other than that, I think it’s a great resource for all French learners out there, mostly beginners and those at an intermediate level.
Le Fossoyeur de Films
If you love French movies or movies in general, you have to check out this channel. Le Fossoyeur de Films (translated as The Film Gravedigger) is a channel focused on international movies, both old and new.
What stands out about this channel is the creator’s sense of humor. François is extremely sarcastic and funny and has the best timing for expressing his opinion about a scene and any movie in general.
This channel is not for beginners. You have to be at least at an intermediate/upper-intermediate level. They do have subtitles in case you want to give it a try.
Hervé Cuisine claims to be the first French cooking channel on YouTube. Be it true or not, it’s a great option if you want to learn French and love cooking.
Hervé cooks a lot of delicious dishes, especially desserts. He has a blog and a podcast where you can follow what he’s up to, too.
He doesn’t speak too fast, but his videos include English subtitles, so don’t worry about not understanding.
Macarons au chocolat, anyone?
Looking to learn French while learning about travel destinations? Then this is your channel! You will learn about lots of different destinations both in France and abroad. What’s even better, everything is in French!
The videos have superb quality. They’re filmed in a documentary style. Now, let me warn you. They don’t have any subtitles, not even in French. The good thing is, most hosts don’t speak that fast, so someone at an intermediate level should be able to understand something of what’s being said.
Cyprien is one of the most famous French YouTubers there are. No wonder his channel has 14 million subscribers and near 3 billion views.
His videos are more on the comic side. He tells jokes based on his personal experiences. They include random things like the body, love, languages, adulthood, his Romanian ancestry, etc.
His videos are very funny, and you get a good chance to learn real French. Not only will you learn something, but you will have lots of fun.
Cyprien’s videos are not for beginners, but the good thing is, there are subtitles in many languages. So, regardless of your level, I highly recommend you check it out.
Today we went over some French-language YouTube channels you should check out if you want to step up your game in your learning process. As you can see, the options are endless! We learned about some lifestyle, travel, cooking, movie, and comedy channels, but there are way many more for you. If you’re interested in science, there are French channels for that. Music? No problem. Beauty tutorials? There are many of them to choose from. It shouldn’t surprise us since French is one of the most spoken languages worldwide.
What about you? Which channels would you recommend? Feel free to share them in the section below. If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments section, and I will be more than glad to answer. Au revoir, les amis!