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Langfocus is a Canadian YouTuber who creates videos focused on various languages and linguistics. As of June 1, 2020, he has a million subscribers.
Why He's Amazing
- His videos consist of an in-depth, factual analysis about languages, including their basic grammar and unique features, lesser-known languages, influences of a language on another, similarities between two or more languages, and many others.
- His format has been consistent for years.
- His presentation is easy to understand and sometimes humorous.
- His thumbnails are simple and far away from being clickbaity, but still appealing.
- He uses audio examples from actual native speakers who cooperate with him (usually his Patreon backers), making his videos more authentic.
- He is very supportive towards his viewers and subscribers.
- He highly encourages informative discussions on the comment section. At the end of each video, he asks a question or two towards viewers regarding the topic covered on his video.
- Following the global COVID-19 outbreak, he livestreamed on April 3 in which he gave an advice on staying healthy and productive while at home. The livestream can be watched here.
- Outside of YouTube, he runs a blog covering basic lessons of the languages that he is learning (Japanese, Tagalog, Arabic, and Hebrew) and some other linguistics-related topics exclusive to the blog.
The Only Bad Quality
- His videos can take a rather long time to upload, usually about a month or at least three weeks.
- However, this is understandable, as he takes some time to research his topics, as well as to cooperate with native speakers of the languages (in case of foreign languages).
- His name is Paul Jorgensen. He is of Danish ancestry.
- He currently resides in Kansai, Japan.
- He also owns a now-defunct channel named GEOgraphy Focus.