Thereâ€™s actually some pretty useful content on YouTube to learn French, some of these may require a good knowledge of French first, others might just be nice to look at for the moving pictures as you improve your French skills in the meantime. Enjoy!
NORMAN FAIT DES VIDEOS
Norman is without a doubt my favourite French YouTuber. He takes his time to make great quality content thatâ€™s entertaining, and guaranteed to give you some new slang vocab along the way. If heâ€™s speaking too fast for you, try Les Apple Addict, which I think was one of the first I saw of his a few years ago now, and has English subtitles if you click â€˜CCâ€™.
Shortly after discovering Norman, I discovered Cyprien. Probably in the sidebar straight after watching Les Apple Addict for the first time. I then realised that while the trend in the UK tends to be for females talking to themselves in a room, in France it was all about les mecs. My favourite one doesnâ€™t involve a wide-angle lens and a ranty topic though. Even those new to French can understand the idea behind Les Pub vs La Vie.
Andy is a lady! There doesnâ€™t seem to be as many big French females on YouTube but there are a handful, and Andy is one of them. Her videos often follow a â€˜vsâ€™ idea, so if youâ€™re not feeling too confident with your French, youâ€™ll at least get the idea. Try this one to start.
Andy is not the only lady making comedy YouTube videos. Natoo is also up there as one of the most popular French YouTubers. Natooâ€™s channel is a little more varied with travel vlogs, sketches, and translations of Blurred Lines. The video is a great start as itâ€™s quite visual so you wonâ€™t need to understand every word to know whatâ€™s going on.
SEB LA FRITE
Seb la Frite speaks a little slower than some others in the list I find, which is good for beginners with listening to longer audio. He also discusses music a lot, which makes him a great choice if youâ€™re after some new French music artists to listen to. An all round good choice to get started with watching YouTube in French.
LA CHAINE DE JEREMY
Like many other YouTubers, Jeremy asks those questions weâ€™re either too afraid to ask and addresses those pressing issues we had no idea bugged us until we watched a video about it on YouTube. And heâ€™s pretty good at it.
Ok, so there are more girls than just Andy and Natoo. With lookbooks and makeup tutorials, itâ€™s not something I would watch personally but Sananas seems a good option if youâ€™re a fan of that kind of video.
Mais oui! Tu est jolie! Despite the sad name, Jenesuispasjolie looks to be another good girly option. Now if youâ€™ll excuse me I must go and powder my nose. If youâ€™re a teacher looking for videos for your teenage students, then her Draw My Life is a good place to start. LÃ©a speaks clearly and describes her family and friends throughout the video with the visual aid of the whiteboard. Come to think of it, wouldnâ€™t this make a great homework task for students?!
Horia covers all the things youâ€™d expect from a self-proclaimed â€˜youtubeuse beautÃ©â€™ â€“ beauty, style, advice. But sheâ€™s also not afraid to have fun and poke a little fun at the bizarre world of YouTube, such as in this video.
This list wouldnâ€™t be complete without a cooking channel. I think Iâ€™ve found the French equivalent to Barry Lewis in FastGoodCuisine. And he makes Oreos. And other things, but letâ€™s just rewind a minute. He has a video telling you how to make Oreos. I think thatâ€™s a good place to end this list because Iâ€™m pretty sure youâ€™re off to the kitchen now.