Want to Learn Something New? Check Out These YouTubers with Educational Content
Jul 17, 2020   •   Ina Louise Manto
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Jul 17, 2020   •   Ina Louise Manto
Finally getting your degree doesn’t mean you’ll have to stop learning. We’ve rounded up some educational YouTube channels that would help you learn something new, pick up a new skill, and provide answers to some of your questions about the world:
Crash Course is one of the biggest educational channels on YouTube with over 11 million subscribers. Spearheaded by Vlog Brothers Hank Green and John Green (yes, the author!), the team behind Crash Course has produced high-quality educational videos on 32 courses in different topics like literature, world history, philosophy, and more. Don’t worry if you have a short attention span though, their videos are usually just 10-15 minutes long.
Khan Academy is a non-profit organization that believes in providing free world-class education. Their content is catered to helping students, where they provide tailored lessons and problems on different subjects like math, economics, grammar, history, and more. Think of their content as your virtual tutor that would help you go through lessons step-by-step. Khan Academy also has helpful content for educators.
Ever dreamt of watching your favorite K-dramas without subtitles or finally understand your favorite K-pop groups’ lyrics? You can achieve that with Learn Korean! The channel is run by KoreanClass101, which is a website that provides free lessons to help you be able to write, read, and speak Korean or Hangul. They have different playlists to get you started, like learning the alphabet, vocabulary, phrases, listening comprehension, and more. You might even recognize some phrases you always hear in dramas!
Derek Muller, the filmmaker behind Veritasium, describes his channel as an element of truth. He makes videos on science, education, and pretty much anything that he finds interesting. If you enjoyed watching Discovery Channel or Nat Geo as a kid, you’ll definitely enjoy his content.
SciShow is a channel that would provide an explanation to some of your weirdest questions about life and the universe. They upload daily and explores the unexpected by diving into scientific subjects that would make you even more curious. Some of their playlists include videos on weird places around the globe and “Quick Questions”, where they discuss some fascinating mysteries of the world.
With all its different branches, understanding science can get confusing. Remember your high school days where you had to endure physics and chemistry? Well, AsapSCIENCE makes science make sense. Hosted by comedians Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown, this channel uses animation to narrate and answer questions about sleep, your body, sex and drugs, and everything in between.
Years of learning English from elementary to college doesn’t mean you’ll have to stop getting better at it. Being the universal language, you’ll probably still have to use it, especially at work. English Lessons with Adam provides helpful videos that would help you learn, improve, and practice your English skills. One of his most popular videos is about tips on how to sound like a native speaker!
You’ve probably heard of life-changing TED Talks that help you in one way or another. TED-Ed is basically an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas but with animated videos! In this channel, animators and TED educators collaborate to provide educational videos on a wide variety of interesting topics like mental health, myths around the world, and how things work.
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