Learn English for Free – Best Free YouTube Channels to Learn English

I have compiled a list of over 40 free YouTube Channels to help immigrants and foreign students learn both American and British English. This is the most comprehensive list of free English lessons/courses currently available. Remember to bookmark this page, and share this page on social media (facebook, twitter, etc.) with all of your friends and family.

It is absolutely essential to learn English if you seek to become a Permanent Resident or Citizen of the United States.

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  1. VOA Learning English An official English learning channel sponsored by Voice of America. The news reports are read to the audience at a much slower pace than regular English.
  1. Learn English with Steve Ford Steve Ford has been teaching English for many, many years. This channel is rich in content. Whether you’re prepping for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), studying English for business purposes, or just improving your everyday skills, Steve Ford’s exciting videos will help you learn English.
  1. Business English Pod Business English Pod lessons cover a wide range of common topics, situations, and skills. Each Business English podcast lesson is focused on a particular workplace skill such as giving presentations, telephone conversations, negotiation, social conversations, and more. While the goal of this channel is to sell a service there is a wide variety of free content. Their mission is to teach effective language skills. They currently have 56,932 subscribers, and 7,075,145 views on their channel. The organization also provides free weekly MP3 podcast lessons, audio, and e-Book courses for intermediate and advanced learners.
  1. BBC Learning English BBC Learning English offers a wide variety of free training courses, and has been teaching English to global audiences since 1943, offering free audio, video and text materials to learners around the world. Their YouTube channel offers a wide variety of free training videos. Please note: this channel is primarily for learning British English, not American English, but it is still a very useful resource.
  1. EF podEnglish Learn English with EF podEnglish, in short 5-minute English lesson YouTube videos. This YouTube channel is perfect for beginners, intermediate and advanced students, these lessons are like having an English teacher right by your side! EF podEnglish was created by EF, the world’s largest language school with over 400 schools in 50 countries worldwide. You may also visit EF’s website at
  1. English with Jennifer Jennifer will teach you vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, verb tenses, slang and other English skills with videos. This American English teacher is extremely skillful in putting you at ease in order to teach English as a second language. I recommend this channel for intermediate and advanced learners of English. When you learn English with Jennifer, you feel like you’re learning from a caring mentor. Jennifer’s videos cover a variety of topics and include nice-looking graphics to assist with your training.
  1. Real English This channel shows you the videos that Mike makes with his friends and with the teachers at The Marzio School in the South of France. The videos are free content provided by the Real English webite. All of the lessons on their YouTube channel are completely free, featuring interactive exercises and activities.
  1. The Daily English Show A show for English language learners and lovers by Sarah, a talented young lady who makes great videos. Her accent sounds British because she’s a New Zealander. Her videos are always professional and entertaining.
  1. Sozo Exchange Learn English with Sozo Exchange and improve your English pronunciation! This YouTube channel focuses almost exclusively on how to pronounce English correctly. Featuring over 270 videos, 10,000+ subscribers, and 300,000+ channel views.
  1. ESLJoan Also known as Some good videos. The material is generally for lower-level students covers things like prepositions, address vocabulary, etc. Joan, the site’s author, does a great job of teaching slowly and including professional-looking graphics in her videos. Intermediate and advanced students will find nice stuff as well. For just $10 a month you gain access to more videos, quizzes, etc. through her website. She also offers private lessons at low prices.
  1. British Council | LearnEnglish Kids This YouTube channel provides animated cartoon videos for children to learn British English. Step inside the world of Learning Time with Shaun & Timmy for English learning your child will never forget. The British Council and Oscar award-winning animators Aardman are excited to offer young kids a great learning experience which will spark their imagination. Learning Time with Shaun & Timmy offers young children the opportunity to learn English through play in an immersive environment designed just for them. By joining the UK’s world-leading Early Years Foundation Stage methodology with the world-famous film and TV characters Shaun the Sheep and Timmy, the British Council has created an enjoyable and easy way for kids to learn English.
  1. TeacherPhilEnglish Phil’s channel allows you to learn how to speak English with less accent and more amazing skills. This channel has recently become very popular. It has over 100,000 subscribers, and nearly 29 million channel views.
  1. JamesESL Free English Lessons James is very entertaining with his videos and his videos a very polished. His motto is as follows: If you TRY, you can do anything! It’s always been his belief that you cannot put information in other people’s heads. If you find a way to show them something, they can use their own intelligence to learn. This is his approach to teaching
  1. Speak English With Mister Duncan Duncaninchina’s channel is launched by an Englishman Mr. Duncan. He worked in China for 4 years as an English Teacher offers many interesting and humorous video lessons for you to learn English on YouTube.
  1. Holmwood’s Online Learning – HolmwoodsELT specializes in teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) The main focus of their YouTube Channel is grammar, but they also host lots of other videos as well. Their website,, is designed for schools, colleges and any other institution where groups learn a language with a teacher guiding them. On their website each video or text has an associated exercise which is automatically marked. The results of each exercise are then stored in an online database. Holmwood’s Online Learning is suitable for both schools and individual learners.
  1. Fluency MC– Learn English with music! Fluency MC (a.k.a Jason R. Levine) is a teacher and rapper from the United States. He creates and performs songs with learners around the world. Fluency is all about the 3Rs: Relax, Repeat, Remember.
  1. iswearenglish – ESL english teacher YouTube channel. 600+ Videos. Over 3 million channel views. The aim of iswearenglish is to help English students improve their understanding, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and understanding of British culture. There is also a companion website where you can discover more resources:
  1. Learn English with – Appears to offer professionally produced videos with clever animations and sound effects. This channel claims to be the fastest, easiest, and most fun place on YouTube to learn English. They offer the opportunity to master real conversations, perfect pronunciation, and learn new words and cultural insights. Learn from an interact with real teachers with their videos. New lessons come out every Tuesday and Friday.
  1. Learn American English– Learn American English advertises the opportunity to improve your spoken English faster than you can imagine. Quickly improve your English vocabulary, understand real American slang, idioms, phrasal verbs, and much more. Gain confidence in speaking English fluently with native speakers. Attain much better listening skills while learning the standard American accent and pronunciation tips. Our lessons will also help you understand business English and achieve better scores on the IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL, etc. Please note: As of 10/7/2015 this channel does not appear to be active. They claim to offer free daily videos, but their latest video is over 2 years old.
  1. English Lessons with Alex (link unavailable)
  1. Rachel’s English – 359,909 subscribers and 4,898,078 views as of 10/7/2015. Rachel’s English is an American English pronunciation resource. All videos have closed captioning to help non-native speakers understand.
  1. Daily English – Learn daily easy English expressions. Coach Shane’s YouTube Channel has 27,296 subscribers and 2,643,925 views This channel will have one video a day. The videos are for ESL learners. Each video will introduce a common American English expression. Over 900+ videos as of 10/7/2015.
  1. EnglishAnyone – Learn real English from native speakers. The channel has 160,000+ subscribers and about 14.5 million views. Started in 2010. The site advertises itself has a place to learn the real, conversational English native speakers actually use.
  1. Twominute English – learn English in 2 minutes lessons with Twominute English. The channel has 61,181 subscribers and 7,640,492 views and started in 2012. It features approximately 300 individual videos.
  1. OMGMeiu’s Channel – Chinese based YouTube channel to learn American English. The channel has 36,169 subscribers and 3,217,000 views. Monday thru Friday “Bai Jie” posts one show discussing the newest and most authentic American English slang terms and phrases!
  1. EFL Classroom 2.0 Videos  Join 1,000s of teachers on the world’s #1 ELT resource community. One payment for lifetime full access. Not satisfied? Contact us within 1 week and we’ll refund your payment. A free TEFL Certificate course, dozens of free ebooks, download videos, PD resources, Top 50 lists, worksheets, ppts, a weekly magazine, newsletters, file access (over 165,000 items) and more
  1. ESL Video provides educational resources for English as a Second Language Students to improve their listening, speaking, grammar, and vocabulary skills. The quiz activities and lessons are created by teachers, and are free to use in class, lab, or at home. Teachers are welcome to build a library of favorites, assign quizzes, view student scores, and create new quizzes.
  1. English Central This is not a YouTube channel, but its big selection of videos and its interactivity is so interesting that I decided to include this on this list. They bill themselves as “the leading provider of online English conversation solutions. The EnglishCentral platform combines the web’s best English videos, our proprietary IntelliSpeech℠ assessment technology, an adaptive vocabulary learning system and live tutors, delivered seamlessly over web and mobile.”
  1. Grockit Answers lets you pick any video from YouTube and create a series of questions about it. The great feature is that you can set the time on the video for each question to alert the viewer when the answer will appear. It’s an excellent resource for new students of English.
  1. Gogo’s Adventure with English is not quite a “channel,” but I’m still including it here because I think it’s interesting.
  1. Anglo-Link
    557,745 subscribers, 44,242,319 views. Their goal is to help you learn, improve and master the English language as well as to help you build confidence when speaking and listening in English. They regularly add new English lessons. Anglo-Link teaches all aspects of the English language, from important grammar and vocabulary topics to ways of improving your fluency, pronunciation and listening skills.
  1. EnglishLessons4U 799,169 subscribers and 72,694,220 views. Free English lessons in pronunciation, grammar, spelling, and more!
  1. Let’s Talk
  1. ESL and Popular Culture
  1. KidsTV123
  1. Learn English
  1. ESL Basics
  1. English Teacher Emma Emma is a TESOL-certified instructor and has taught students from various backgrounds, ages, and levels including immigrants and international students. She is probably one of the more popular teachers on YouTube and has a stunning 457,123 subscribers. Her channel has over 28 million views as well.
  1. Learn English with Papa Teach Me These guys make videos for English students. Whether you’re studying for exams, (IELTS, CAE, CPE, TOEFL, TOEIC, etc…) trying to better your Business English, or conversational skills in English, they can help you improve!
  1. Learn English Conversation with Hello Class Learn English Conversation is a free Channel for English learners. You will find free English vocabulary Videos, English grammar Videos, English exercises and English lessons. Thousands of English Videos are waiting for you. They will help you learn English.
  1. Learn English with Ronnie (link unavailable)
  1. English Class 101 (link unavailable)


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