You've probably heard of parallel or bilingual texts. These are books that include two languages in one book. They are a great way to enjoy texts that are bit above your current reading level. Recently, I've been using the same study technique with YouTube videos that don't have subtitles.

First, I open the Thai and English videos in two separate tabs. Then, I watch part of the video in English before switching to the Thai video where I watch the same segment again. I repeat these steps until I've finished the video.  After that, I watch the whole video again in my target language.

I've found I catch a lot more of the vocabulary this way. Plus, I don't have to worry about accidently focusing on the subtitles rather than the language.

Here are some video pairs to get you started:

The Bright Side

  1. A Journey Inside the Body | การเดินทางภายในร่างกายของคุณ
  2. Why is the Earth's Core Hotter than the Sun | ทำไมแกนโลกถึงร้อนกว่าดวงอาทิตย์
  3. Would you Survive if you Fell into a Volcano? | คุณจะเอาตัวรอดได้หรือไม่ถ้าตกลงไปในภูเขาไฟ
  4. If an Asteroid Falls in the Ocean, Will It Cause a Tsunami?   English | Thai
  5. What Happens Inside Your Eyes | เกิดอะไรขึ้นบ้างในดวงตาของคุณ
  6. A Journey Through Your Skin | การเดินทางเข้าไปในผิวหนังของคุณ
  7. Megalodons and Other Sharks - English | Thai
  8. What If There Was No Electricity for One Year | จะเกิดอะไรขึ้นถ้าไม่มีไฟฟ้าใช้หนึ่งปี
  9. What If Everyone Slept for 1000 Years and Then Woke Up? - English | Thai

Ted-Ed

  1. How to Choose Your News - English | Thai
  2. How Does a Wound Heal Itself - English | Thai
  3. Why Do We Love? - English | Thai
  4. The Benefits of Good Posture - English | Thai
  5. Can You Solve the Frog Riddle? - English | Thai
  6. What Percentage of Your Brain Do You Use? - English | Thai
  7. What Really Happens to the Plastic You Throw Away? - English | Thai
  8. How the Food you Eat Affects Your Brain - English | Thai
  9. How Sugar Affects the Brain - English | Thai
  10. Can Plants Talk to Each Other - English | Thai
  11. The Loathsome Lethal Mosquito - English | Thai | Spanish
  12. Sex Determination: More Complicated Than You Thought - English | Thai
  13. Do Animals have Language? - English | Thai
  14. Is Light a Particle or a Wave? - English | Thai
  15. What Makes Tattoos Permanent? - English | Thai | Flashcards
  16. What Causes Bad Breath? - English | Thai
  17. Why Do We Pass Gas? - English | Thai
  18. Is There a Difference Between Art and Craft? - English | Thai
  19. How Interpreters Juggle Two Languages at Once - English | Thai
  20. How Do Dogs "See" With Their Noses? - English | Thai
  21. What Makes the Great Wall of China so Extraordinary? - English | Thai
  22. The Silk Road - English | Thai
  23. The Five Fingers of Evolution - English | Thai
  24. Why do we Dream? - English | Thai
  25. Why Are Some People Left-Handed? - English | Thai
  26. How do we Separate the Seemingly Inseparable? - English | Thai
  27. The Science of Attraction - English | Thai
  28. The Science of Spiciness - English | Thai
  29. How to Build a Fictional World - English | Thai
  30. Why do Competitors Open Stores Next to Each Other? - English | Thai
  31. Where we get our Fresh Water - English | Thai
  32. Why is Sitting Bad for You? - English | Thai
  33. Does Stress Cause Pimples? - English | Thai
  34. The Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep - English | Thai
  35. Is Radiation Dangerous? - English | Thai
  36. Why are There so many Insects? - English | Thai
  37. Why the Insect Brain is so Incredible - English | Thai
  38. Why the Octopus Brain Is So Extraordinary - English | Thai
  39. What does the Liver do? - English | Thai
  40. Van Gogh's Starry Night - English | Thai
  41. How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain - English | Thai
  42. How Miscommunication Happens? - English | Thai
  43. Why do we have to Wear Sunscreen? - English | Thai
  44. Does Grammar Matter? - English | Thai
  45. How do Glasses Help us See? - English | Thai
  46. The Infinite Life of Pi - English | Thai
  47. Football Physics - English | Thai
  48. Spotty Fruits and Vegetables - English | Thai
  49. Can Wildlife Adapt to Climate Change? - English | Thai
  50. How do Carbohydrates Impact your Health? - English | Thai
  51. What is Epigenetics? - English | Thai
  52. The Psychology of Narcissism - English | Thai
  53. What is Color? - English | Thai
  54. How we See Color - English | Thai
  55. How does your Smartphone Know your Location? - English | Thai
  56. Why is Glass Transparent? - English | Thai
  57. What Gives a Dollar Bill its Value? - English | Thai

Tips for Finding Content

First, I find the Thai content and then use Google to translate the title. After that, I search for a few keywords from the translation plus the name of the channel.

So far, I've found parallel versions of these channels:

  • Ted Ed | Ted Ed Thai
  • Minute Videos | Minute Videos Thai
  • The Bright Side | The Bright Side Thai

I find the Thai video first, because not all the videos have been translated into Thai.