You can now learn more efficiently using videos available on YouTube.
YouTube offers a number of features that can be particularly useful for learning Spanish. Not only is this more fun, but it is also an especially effective way of learning a language.
1. Adjust the playback speed
Are the speakers in the video going so fast that you’re having trouble understanding them? No problem, you can simply adjust the playback speed on YouTube.
2. Turn on the subtitles
You can activate the subtitles so that you can read what is being said. This helps you understand better and also helps you to learn more about the spelling of the words.
3. Show the automatic transcript
Being able to see the complete text of what is said in the video is also very useful. This helps you with your listening comprehension and is also good training for reading comprehension.
4. Use the comments section
Actively participating in the comments section means you can directly apply what you have learned and gives you an opportunity to get to know other learners and get answers to any questions.
Here's how it works:
1. To adjust the playback speed
a. Click on the gear icon to change your Settings (1).
b. Then, click on the "Playback speed" section (2) in the menu that opens.
c. Finally, choose the speed you want from the list. (3)
2. To turn on the subtitles
Go to "settings" (1) and click "subtitles or CC" (2).
3. To show the automatic transcription
Click on the "3-dot icon", (1) which is below the video on the right, and select "show transcript" (2). You will see the full text (with or without the time stamps) running in real time (3). The sentence that the speaker is saying in real time is highlighted in grey (4). (If you want to use American spelling change grey to gray).
4. To use the comments section