3 Minute Spanish - Course 1

Learn to speak Spanish in a way you've never experienced before

Learn to speak Spanish - lessons for beginners

Hola y bienvenido 😊🇪🇸

My name is Kieran, and I’ve been teaching foreign languages for over eighteen years. I love languages, I love learning and I love teaching. I also love chocolate, but this isn’t really the place to discuss my chocoholism!

I created 3 Minute Spanish as a way to make learning Spanish easier than ever before and accessible to anybody, especially people who have tried and failed in the past. My course is perfect for the complete beginner as I break down the Spanish language into tiny chunks that I show you how to build back together again in a logical, simple-to-understand way. You can go from knowing no Spanish at all to putting together your own sentences in just a few minutes.

The words and phrases that you'll learn in this course will be useful to you in any Spanish-speaking country. A lot of traditional language courses either start by teaching you an endless list of pronunciation rules, or you learn phrases that aren't too useful for the beginner, such as how to talk about your family or your job. In 3 Minute Spanish, you'll learn the most useful words first. As well as vocabulary, there are some useful grammar points that will be explained to you in bitesized chunks. You'll then be given plenty of opportunities to put them into practice.

3 Minute Spanish - Course 1

You'll also be given two Vocabulary Expansion Sheets, which are documents full of useful vocabulary in specific topics ('food & drink' and 'numbers'). These Vocabulary Expansion Sheets give a boost to your Spanish and help to improve your comprehension.

Finally, the title... 3 Minute Spanish?

Obviously, you can't learn Spanish in just three minutes, but you can learn it in three-minute chunks.

As the name suggests, each lesson in this course lasts just three minutes (more or less!). In each lesson, you learn a tiny chunk of Spanish that you can use to build sentences. As you work through the course, you learn more and more little chunks and your sentences will gradually get longer and longer.

The chunks that you learn in the first lessons are carried through to the last lessons. This means you don’t have to worry about trying to remember everything; you will get so much opportunity for practice that you will find the words and phrases just sink into your brain.

The lessons in this course are focused, practical and effective, and you will build language skills that you can use straight away in real-world situations. You will be able to speak Spanish comfortably and with confidence whenever you’re in a Spanish-speaking country.


WHY 3 MINUTES?

When you begin learning something new, you tend to start off with lots of excitement and motivation. You might spend a few hours on the first day learning, but then the next day, you can only manage one hour, and then that goes down to half an hour, and then you get bored and you give up. Well, the reason behind the very short lessons is that it helps you to stay motivated and it also enhances the learning process.

By keeping your learning to short chunks, you will find three wonderful things start to happen:

1. You will maintain enthusiasm

If you want to learn anything, you have to maintain enthusiasm or else you won’t continue. If you limit your study time to just three minutes, you’ll keep Spanish fresh and exciting and you’ll be eager to learn. If you spend hours studying, very quickly you’ll get bored with Spanish and it’ll turn into a chore.

2. You will study more consistently

It’s much better to study for just three minutes once a day than to study for three hours once a week. A spare three minutes is relatively easy to find even in the most hectic of schedules. If you make sure you complete at least one three-minute study session every day, it’ll quickly become a habit that you’ll do without thinking. It’s much easier to fit in a daily three-minute habit than a weekly one-hour habit. By doing this, you’ll become a much more consistent learner, and consistency is the key to success.

3. You will remember things better

This is my favourite reason as to why you should limit your study to just three-minute chunks. If you study something for just three minutes every day, you’ll trick your brain into memorising the information more quickly than if it were to see the information for hours each day. It’ll think, “I see this information every day so it must be important, but I don’t see it for very long, so I’d better hold onto it and make it into a memory fast!” You’ll be amazed at how much more easily things tend to stay in your brain if you limit yourself to just three minutes a day.

So, that’s why I keep the lessons to just three minutes.


A METHOD THAT REALLY WORKS

I can’t quite believe it, but over 500,000 people in more than 200 countries have now used 3 Minute Languages to learn to speak a foreign language. It still amazes me when I get an email from somebody on the other side of the world telling me how much they have enjoyed learning Spanish with me. Apart from the thrill it gives me to find out people are listening to my voice in places like Mongolia, Peru and even Fiji, it also confirms to me that the 3 Minute Languages courses work well.

So, if you want a course that teaches you to speak Spanish you can use in everyday situations using a simple and fun method, then sign up to 3 Minute Spanish today.

Gracias 😊

Kieran



What will I learn in this course?

Here's a handy contents page you can use to see a brief outline of what you'll learn in this course. It will also come in handy whenever you want to recap any particular part of the course - you'll be able to find the lesson quickly without having to trawl through videos!

Full curriculum (watch the first few lessons for free)
  Introduction to your new Spanish course for beginners
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  Lesson 1
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  Lesson 2
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  Lesson 3
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  Lesson 4
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  Lesson 5
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  Lesson 7
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  Lesson 8
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  Lesson 9
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  Vocabulary Expansion Section
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3 Minute Spanish - Course 1

Once you have completed this course, if you would like to learn more Spanish using the same method, you can find the next courses below:

3 Minute Languages series

3 Minute French - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3 | Course 4 | Course 5 | Course 6 | Course 7 | Course 8 | Course 9 | Course 10 | Course 11 | Course 12 | Course 13 | Course 14 | Course 15 | Course 16

3 Minute Spanish - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3 | Course 4 | Course 5 | Course 6 | Course 7

3 Minute Italian - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3 | Course 4 | Course 5 | Course 6 | Course 7

3 Minute German - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3 | Course 4 | Course 5 | Course 6

3 Minute Portuguese - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3 | Course 4


Building Structures series

Building Structures in French - Structure 1 | Structure 2 | Structure 3 | Structure 4 | Structure 5 | Structure 6 | Structure 7 | Structure 8 | Structure 9

Building Structures in Spanish - Structure 1 | Structure 2 | Structure 3 | Structure 4 | Structure 5

Building Structures in Italian - Structure 1 | Structure 2 | Structure 3 | Structure 4 | Structure 5

Building Structures in German - Structure 1 | Structure 2 | Structure 3 | Structure 4

Building Structures in Portuguese - Structure 1

 

Quick Guides series

French - Verbs 1

Spanish - Verbs 1

German - Verbs 1

Italian - Verbs 1

Portuguese - Verbs 1

 

Grammar courses

French Present Perfect tense

Essential French grammar - Future | Conditional | Imperfect

Essential Spanish grammar - Future | Conditional | Imperfect

 

English courses

English Idioms

English Verb Tenses

English If clauses

 

Maths courses

3 Minute Maths - Fractions

3 Minute Maths - Percentages

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Further learning material

You can find plenty of articles and YouTube videos I've created to help you with your language learning. Find them all here:

YouTube videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_W8zw-DxvfU0lF_ojIm2mA

Blog: https://www.3minute.club/blog


I hope you enjoy :-)

Happy learning!

Kieran