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  • Hey guys

  • This video is gonna be about eight YouTube channels that I watch on a regular basis and they all have to do with linguistics

  • Languages language learning etc. And of course I watch other YouTube videos, but

  • This video is gonna be specifically about my language learning channels that I watch all the time

  • The first of which let me focus it in there on the laptop the first of which is called

  • The Ling space and this is a YouTube channel

  • That's all dedicated to linguistics and it's very interesting

  • And it's not super academic. It's easy enough for anyone to understand. You don't have to have a background in linguistics

  • It's run by a guy named Moti Lieberman. I don't know if you can really see there on the screen

  • But he lives in Montreal. I think he studied at at McGill University and

  • Majored in linguistics, and now he just makes videos about all kinds of different stuff related to linguistics

  • So he has videos on

  • semantics pragmatics

  • pronouns

  • morphology syntax phonetics phonology general linguistics historical linguistics socio linguistics

  • Here I see. He has an interview with Steven Pinker, which I haven't seen this one yet. So

  • Actually now I'm really excited to see that because Stevens pink Steven Pinker is a big name in the linguistics community

  • And he's great. So if you've seen any of my videos on linguistics

  • if

  • You have any interest in linguistics if you have a basic knowledge and you want to learn more, this is great

  • This channel is perfect for anyone who's just interested in the way languages work

  • The next channel I want to point out is called French sounds and this is run by a lady named Carol, I believe

  • or Cheryl, I think her name is Cheryl and

  • She has a PhD in French linguistics or French phonology, I believe

  • and that's exactly

  • What her channel is.

  • So if you're learning French and you want to learn how to pronounce things better in French

  • this would be gonna be a great channel to

  • Look up and watch for yourself if you're not

  • Then hopefully you can find something similar in the language that you're learning, you know, if you're learning Spanish or German or something

  • You know, go ahead and do a youtube search for youtubers that do German linguistics or Russian linguist Russian phonology

  • Or whatever it is that you're learning

  • she is super great because

  • She uses the IPA and goes through each individual sound in French and then different combinations of sounds

  • If you don't know the IPA, I have a few videos on that. I have a whole

  • series that I'm doing on linguistics right now that has a video on

  • Phonology and one on phonetics

  • So she just does a really good job of

  • breaking down the different sounds and teaching you how to pronounce them in a simple way because

  • You know a lot of times

  • When you're learning a new language

  • you don't always know exactly how to pronounce the sound so you don't know what to do with your throat what to do with your

  • Mouth well, you know how to move your tongue in your mouth

  • She has a PhD in this so she was really good at explaining exactly what you have to do when you speak French

  • Next channel that I want to point out is called the polyglot gathering now

  • This is pretty well known

  • It's a gathering that usually meets in Europe once a year in different cities. They had been in Berlin for a few years now

  • I think they're in Slovakia or somewhere and there's just a lot of big-name polyglots, you know

  • Richard Simcott, I think Steve Kaufman usually goes

  • Benny Lewis

  • Luca you know all the really famous polyglots that you've probably have seen their videos, you know

  • They all show up and then for I don't know a week or so they have this conference

  • and

  • They just do different

  • Workshops different events, and there's a lot of seminars and different topics that have to do with language learning

  • And being a polyglot

  • And it's just really interesting. You can actually watch all of the videos for free here on their Channel. So

  • Let's see here we have one that's taught by Benny. It looks like that one's in Russian

  • Can you learn language while sleeping, you know, they have a bunch of big-name polyglots. Here's Steve Kaufman talking about LingQ

  • A lot of the really famous polyglots talking about different areas of language learning that they're experts in

  • And these videos are all quite long.

  • The shortest is about half an hour and some of them are you know over an hour long, but it's kind of nice

  • I like to just put one on and listen to it while I'm doing something else

  • Maybe you know while I'm getting ready for bed or something and then you just you learn little tidbits about certain aspects of language learning

  • From the experts. So this is a really great channel. I watch it quite often

  • The next channel I want to point out is Ted en Español

  • And this is essentially just TED talks but Spanish so there's an entire

  • Channel dedicated to TED talks - it's like the TEDx Channel

  • but only videos that are in Spanish and if you don't know what TEDx is it's essentially just

  • Just short little

  • seminars little messages

  • I don't know you'd call them short videos where they get a lot of experts to come on and just do a short video on

  • Random topics in their field, you know, they'll do one on

  • psychology or biology

  • Political science

  • Doesn't even always have to be super academic. Sometimes it can just be something really fun

  • you know, they have musicians come on and talk about something really quick and brief but in their field and

  • You know a lot of times they're just really interesting short little mind opening videos

  • And this channel doesn't actually really have to do with language learning but because it's in a Spanish

  • It's it's in a language that I'm trying to maintain. It's just really nice to have that as a resource that I can just

  • Sit back and just watch something and be entertained

  • In the language that I'm learning that I'm trying to maintain

  • obviously if you're

  • gonna watch this video this channel then you need to have pretty solid basis in Spanish a lot of their

  • Their videos do have subtitles so that makes it a little easier

  • And if you're not learning Spanish, then I would recommend looking for something similar and the language that you're learning

  • Next

  • Channel, I want to point out is evildea. And if you don't know who this guy is you need to watch him

  • He is an Esperantist. He does a lot of videos on

  • Esperanto related subjects

  • Usually in Esperanto, but with English subtitles and sometimes he does videos in English

  • and

  • So a lot of his videos are actually on Esperanto related subjects

  • But he also does a lot of just daily life videos talking about his life

  • You know talking about his travels what he's doing, but it's in Esperanto, which is a great way of kind of doing a passive

  • Maintenance or you know maintaining your language passively

  • Just by watching the vlogger. He's very entertaining. He's quite dorky actually

  • And he just I don't know if you can see the different, let me see if I can

  • He just he's just weird. I can't zoom in I was gonna try to show you his face right there

  • He's just he's weird but it's fun. It's entertaining and I really enjoy watching him. So I

  • recommend watching

  • Evildea, even if you don't speak Esperanto, like I said, he usually does subtitles. So that's not a big issue

  • Next channel I want to talk about is called Deva yoga

  • Or I should say Diva yoga

  • it's

  • Not a language learning channel. This is a yoga channel, but I enjoy watching it because

  • I'm learning French and specifically she is a French speaker from Canada

  • which is the dialect of French that I am most interested in learning and there are a ton of of

  • channels that are dedicated to

  • yoga in French, but I like to watch her channel because

  • She first of all because she speaks the dialect that I I wants to speak and also because she does

  • Subtitles on some of her videos so it just makes it easier to comprehend what I'm able to read and hear what I'm reading

  • Um, so I watch her videos quite often not always her videos, you know, sometimes I watch other ones as well

  • I usually just search for

  • You know

  • "yoga avec sous titres"

  • or "yoga with subtitles"

  • and

  • I'm you know, I do it a lot of times in the morning after waking up and it's just nice way to

  • kind of wake up in the morning and

  • Relax, and be rejuvenated and learn languages at the same time. This is something that I already

  • want to do

  • It's a great way of

  • adding language learning to my daily routine, especially since yoga video is typically you can just

  • Watch what they're doing in the video

  • Without and so you're not missing anything even if you don't understand everything that they say you can follow along pretty well

  • even if you can't understand 100% of what they're saying as a matter of fact

  • if you're just interested in doing yoga, then you could

  • For the most part you don't even need to speak the language in order to follow along and do what they're doing now

  • You know, you're not gonna understand everything and there probably will be some things that you just misunderstand if you don't speak the language

  • but it's a good way to get exposure and

  • You know

  • It doesn't hurt to do it in a foreign language because you can just watch what they're doing in the video and follow along

  • Loashu I don't know if that's exactly how you pronounce it and it's actually his channel name is

  • Loashu five hundred and five thousand five zero five zero zero zero

  • This guy is super interesting

  • and

  • He is a polyglot who speaks like I don't even know how many languages guy speaks. It has to be more than 30

  • Not well though he speaks

  • maybe three or four languages well, and he speaks a ton of languages that he sucks at but

  • The point of his channel is not to be really good at

  • Speaking grammatically, correct the point of his channel is that he's brave

  • He is a bold language learner who goes out and practice his practices his languages on the street

  • And he learns he calls it levelling up whenever he goes out and speaks with someone in their native language

  • He's a very interesting person and I have to say he's not

  • What I would consider to be a great youtuber a great language learner

  • he

  • his

  • His videos, you know, they're not edited very well and he doesn't put a whole... he doesn't seem like he's a great

  • Videographer, but

  • The insights that you get from watching him are just very valuable

  • It's very motivating to watch someone go out and just a lot of times just struggle through a language

  • But you see the reactions of the people that he's speaking to and it's just motivating

  • It makes me want to go out and do the same thing

  • Usually what he does. Is he has like a hidden camera somewhere

  • I think he he has a hat with a hidden camera or something and he goes out and he just videotapes himself speaking

  • To native speakers. He'll go to you know, Asian restaurants or or you know

  • Indian grocery stores Mexican places a lot of times

  • He just goes to the mall and I'll just look for someone to speak his languages with and since he speaks like a billion

  • He's constantly running into people to speak with now a lot of times he only knows how to say like hello

  • How are you?

  • You know, I'm learning Turkish, you know and you watch him struggle and there's usually subtitles so you can follow along with what he's saying

  • But it's just very interesting very motivating now

  • I haven't actually been following him recently because I watched a lot of his videos and he was putting out a ton of live streams

  • And it's basically after a while it is all the same thing

  • He's just going into different restaurants different stores and then just struggling to speak

  • So I stopped following him for a while because it just got to be all the same thing

  • but that that's not to discount his channel because I think he's great and I love his technique and I love his passion and

  • his boldness

  • So I highly recommend checking him out. It's Loashu five zero five zero zero zero

  • And the last channel that I want to bring up is called Lang focus

  • And this is run by a guy named Paul who also seems to be very nerdy

  • about languages because he's just very

  • Intelligent and he knows a whole lot

  • His channel is extremely informative if he does languages every I don't know how often he does them every week or so

  • Let me see you might say up here somewhere

  • This is I'm not sure how often he does videos to be quite honest, but it's quite often

  • I see I get little updates from him and last one was two hours ago two weeks ago three weeks ago

  • yeah, so it looks like he just does about

  • One video a week but very informative videos

  • and usually about a certain language or a

  • Family of languages or something and it's just amazing how much he knows.

  • I think he must have a team of researchers or something to

  • Put out these videos because he just knows a ton and like I said, his videos are extremely informative

  • He gives you all kinds of little details and interesting facts about languages and he's able to cram a whole ton into

  • His videos are usually what 10 15 minutes long at most

  • And so, you know here he has a language on toki pona he has a language on he has a video on Korean

  • how similar are Quebec French and

  • metropolitan French

  • Oh what a few weeks ago, well a few months ago when I was in Spain and I was learning Portuguese

  • I started watching his videos on how similar are Spanish and Portuguese

  • He also had one... how similar are... let's see

  • Where is his other one? How similar are Brazilian Portuguese and Portuguese Portuguese?

  • Ton of

  • Videos that are just very interesting very informative and you're gonna learn a lot about different languages by watching his channel

  • So I highly recommend this if you're interested in languages, so that's it

  • I have like I said, I was gonna tell you about eight channels that I watch a lot

  • They had to do with language learning, of course

  • Obviously I didn't get everyone I didn't get all the language channels that I could have mentioned

  • So with that said if you feel like there's some obvious

  • Language learner channel that I left out. Please leave man comments down below

  • I want to hear what your recommendations are for language learning channels because a lot of times

  • You guys will leave me recommendations and you'll leave me little comments and I'll actually learn something for myself

  • So there's a good chance that you'll leave me language learning channels in the comments below of people that I am

  • Unaware of but I will benefit greatly if you let me know who they are

  • So that's it. That's all I have to say in this video. Thanks for watching and we'll see you guys in the next one

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    Fingtam posted on 2018/09/09
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