Language Learning

The French YouTubers You Should Be Watching To Improve Your French

YOUTUBE

Forget textbooks (for now), learning French in the 21st century is all about YouTube – at least we think so.

Comme une Française

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Géraldine from Comme une Française is exactly the person you want to teach you French. She’s polite, and teaches you the French you actually want to learn…like how to order a coffee in French, gestures the French make, and how to give someone your digits. Trust me, it’s very useful stuff, and I literally promote her channel to every French class I teach in Brooklyn.

Cyprien

This guy is the King of French YouTube. He’s got approximately seven million subscribers, which means that he must be doing something right. His French videos are of the comedy genre and made for French speakers, so we recommend watching his channel only when your French is at a advanced level (C1-C2).

DanRock

Bravo to DanRock for being this fluent in French. We love to watch him because 1) it’s nothing but impressive and 2) he gives us Americans a good rep’ by fighting the stereotype that we only care about English. Uh, as if! You go DanRock, you go! He frequently does a series of videos hashtagged “#QuestionPourUnRicain” (#QuestionForAnAmerican) where he takes to Twitter and handpicks French people’s tweets about American culture.

What other French YouTubers do you watch?

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  • Dayna

    Salut Damon! I think you and Jo should check out Norman! His videos are very funny, and I think you would enjoy him!

    This one is my personal favorite: youtube.com/watch?v=T4Pm5_0V9TA

    Bonne journée!

    • Ah bah, ouais! Norman Fait des Vidéos, he’s awesome as well!

  • Margaux

    Hello Damon & Jo!
    Merci de m’avoir fait découvrir DanRock, je viens de regarder plein de vidéos de lui et il est super marrant ! Il a même répondu à ma grande question sur les gobelets rouges haha 🙂
    P.S.: Le 2ème YouTuber c’est Cyprien, pas Cyprién 😉

    • Salut!

      Ahh ouais, t’as raison – c’est bien “Cyprien.” En tant qu’anglophone apprennant le français, des fois j’utilise trop les accents!

  • Ashley

    Yay! I just watched Dan’s intro video and understood most of what he said because he’s speaking slowly. Thank you for this list! I’m already subscribed to Geraldine and LOVE her.

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