Learning English through YouTube (Channel Recommendations) YouTubeを使った英語学習(オススメ番組):その2

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Hello again! I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. In my previous post, I talked about how you can use YouTube to study English. In this week’s blog, let’s look into YouTube English learning channels which I personally find helpful for you, our dear readers. Each of these channels has their skill focus and I suggest that you choose the one which you find most interesting and suitable for your needs. Let’s get started then! 
みなさんこんにちは。元気で、そして安全に過ごしているかな?前回のブログでYouTubeを使った英語学習について話したよね。で、今週は私の親愛なる生徒のみなさまにとってためになるものを選んでみたのでお伝えしますね。それぞれの番組ごとに重きを置いているポイントが違うので、ご自身にとって面白いな、必要なのはこれだな、って思うものを選んでね。それでははじめましょう!

1. Rachel’s English
https://www.youtube.com/user/rachelsenglish
I first knew of this channel when I was browsing for some pronunciation drills. I was impressed to find out that she has a lot of great English language learning videos available in her channel. Aside from learning about the sounds of English and the American accent (which is her channel’s focus) it also offers a variety of videos that will help you improve your English like learning new vocabulary and speaking practices for different daily life situations and business settings. The content creator also has a very pleasing personality and soothing voice which will make you feel at ease all throughout watching her videos.
これは私が発音の演習についてネットを探っていて知ったものなの。彼女のすごいところはたくさんの英語学習用番組をもっていることね、おどろいたわ。英語の聞こえ方やアメリカンアクセント(彼女の番組のメイン)にとどまらず、新しい単語や様々な日常 / ビジネスシーンでの会話スキル向上に役立つものまであるわ。製作者の心地よいパーソナリティーと気持ちを和らげるような声が番組を視聴していて心地よいわね。

2.Happy English Michael DiGiacomo- American English Teacher
https://www.youtube.com/user/happyenglishny ; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV6rtHj6CTl3gH1BkbA66w/videos

This channel is run by another American English teacher. His channel’s main focus is his 1 minute 1 point lesson videos. I find these videos really simple and easy to understand. He also makes discussion videos for useful English phrases. The best thing about this channel is that he has Japanese subtitles in his lesson videos. He also makes podcasts so you can listen to some English audio even when you are busy doing other things. He has a secondary channel that caters to younger students where he, alongside a Japanese teacher, teaches English using a reference book.
この番組はアメリカの違う英語の先生が運営しているもので、彼の番組のメインは1分で1個のことを教えるってこと。とてもシンプルでわかりやすいなって思ったわ。使い勝手のいい語法用のディスカッションビデオなんてのも作っているわ。この番組の一番いいとこは、日本語版の字幕があること。さらにはポッドキャストもやっているので、忙しいあなたにもピッタリね!

3. BBC Learning English- British English
If you are keen on and want to know the differences between the British English and the American English, then this channel is for you. Just like the first ones mentioned in this list, they also produce English learning videos but what makes their videos particularly special is their focus on the tricky grammar points. They also have lots of vocabulary learning videos which are always useful in bettering your English skills. The channel also teaches useful English words and expressions when discussing timely conversation topics.  It is indeed a great source for interesting and useful learning content!
イギリス英語とアメリカ英語の違いに興味があるなり知りたいなら、この番組ね。最初に紹介した番組同様に英語学習番組なんだけど、ややこしい文法にフォーカスをおいているところが特別ね。英語スキルをよりよくする英単語学習のビデオもたくさんある。この番組はタイムリーな会話話題について話すときに有用な英単語や表現も教えてくれるので、まさに、楽しくてためになる学習内容ね!

4. Learn English with TV Series
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKgpamMlm872zkGDcBJHYDg
This one is quite different from aforementioned channels. I personally love watching TV series and I can’t stress enough the importance of using other learning materials like TV series, movies, podcasts just to name a few. The channel takes scenes from the TV shows and breaks down the words and phrases used in the conversations. It also picks out and explains the nuances and all the other minute details in the conversations that are crucial in knowing the proper usage of those words and expressions. Japanese subtitles are also available in this channel’s videos.  
これは今まで紹介したのと全く違う番組。私は個人的にシリーズもののTV番組が好きなんだけど、そういった番組や映画、ポッドキャストなどから、コレ重要、って強くいえるものはそんなにもっていないの。でこの番組はTV番組からあるシーンを切り取って、会話でつかわれた単語や語句をわけて説明しているの。さらにはそれら単語や表現の正しい用法を知るのに必須な、会話の些細なことやニュアンスを選んで説明しています。日本語字幕もあるわよ。  

These are the awesome channels that made it on my list for this week’s post! There might still be more great channels I haven’t discovered yet. I’m still in a continuous search for other good YouTube channels that will make English learning more fun. But for now, I hope you found these recommendations quite helpful. Till next time!
というわけで、今週のブログですばらしい番組を紹介したわけだけど、まだまだ私の知らない素晴らしい番組があるはず。より楽しく英語学習ができるようなYouTube番組をいまだ探しているわ。とりあえず今回のオススメ、みんなに役立つといいな。それじゃまたね!

-Teacher Marilou 🌼 

Vocabulary:    

  1. at ease (成句)free from worry or awkwardness; relaxed:苦痛なく
  2. tricky (形容詞) having concealed difficulty:手の込んだ / 扱いにくい
  3. aforementioned (形容詞)- denoting a thing or person previously mentioned:前述の
  4. minute (形容詞)very small:とても小さな ※発音注意

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