Hello and welcome to “3 Minute Spanish” The aim of this course is to make Spanish accessible to anybody regardless of age, educational background or "aptitude" for learning.
My method for teaching Spanish is simple but effective. It works for anybody, no matter what your requirements. I have been teaching foreign languages for over ten years and I’ve taught a wide range of students of all ages and backgrounds, including students with learning difficulties, so I know my method is accessible to absolutely anyone, with no exception.
With this course, it’s almost as if you have your very own language tutor at your beck and call. Take it with you wherever you are and have a quick listen to one of the lessons whenever you find yourself with three minutes to spare. You will be amazed at how much your language skills will develop after just a few minutes a day of study.
How does the method work? In this course, I’ve broken down the learning process into stages. I understand that the main aim of any language learner is to be able to speak and understand the language as quickly as possible so the first stage is to give you the most useful words in Spanish and show you how to put them together into phrases. This gets you speaking straight away and you’ll be learning to say things that you’re actually going to need to say. Before the end of the first lesson you will already be forming sentences in Spanish. Then, once you’ve grasped the fundamentals of the language (which won’t take very long) I’ll begin to add structure.
The structure of any language is called its ‘grammar’ and I’ll explain all this in a simple and easy to understand manner, and by knowing the structure you’ll be able to talk about anything you want. At the same time I’ll constantly be adding new vocabulary and showing you techniques to remember it all.
Minimum input - Maximum output
You will be taught only small amounts of information but what you will then be able to do with that information is incredible.
“Give a man a fish; he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish; he'll eat for a lifetime"
Rather than being given set phrases as it what normally happens when learning a foreign language, you will be shown the structure of the language enabling you to form your own phrases and sentences and have meaningful conversations instead of simply reciting what you have memorised. This again goes back to “minimum input – maximum output” Learning the structure of a language requires less time and effort than memorising enough set phrases for you to be able to express yourself in any situation. I’ll show you how to use the language so you’ll be able to communicate in any new situation, not just ones for which you have practiced.
Hello, bonjour, hola, hallo, ciao and olá!
I’m Kieran and I’m a language tutor based in the UK, and I also create online courses and write books to make language learning accessible to all.
My books and online courses are based on the methodology I developed for teaching languages, which I've been using in all my classes for many years. The methodology will get you speaking quickly, without the struggle normally associated with language learning.
I’ll not bore you with my life story or intricate details of the history of the methodology; I know you probably just want to start learning now, so I’ll let you get on with it.
I have created three series of language courses available in French, Spanish, German, Italian and Portuguese. They're called: '3 Minute Languages', 'Building Structures' and 'Quick Guides'.
3 Minute Languages
The 3 Minute Languages courses are perfect for the complete beginner. They will get you speaking a language from scratch, assuming you know absolutely nothing. You will be amazed at how quickly you’re able to put sentences together. And you will memorise new words and phrases easily without even trying.
The 3 Minute Languages courses include:
3 Minute French - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3 | Course 4 | Course 5 | Course 6
3 Minute Spanish - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3 | Course 4 | Course 5
3 Minute Italian - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3 | Course 4
3 Minute German - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3 | Course 4
3 Minute Portuguese - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3
3 Minute Dutch - Course 1
The Building Structures courses are a revolutionary way to look at foreign language acquisition; you will learn how any language can be broken down into around fifteen structures. Each course focuses on a different structure, and you will learn how to form it, make it negative and turn it into a question. Each structure gives you a huge amount to say, and once you’ve learnt all fifteen structures, you will know everything about the language. All you have to do is fill in the gaps with words to form a sentence. These courses are for students who are slightly familiar with the language, and what to boost their progress.
The Building Structures courses include:
Building Structures in French - Structure 1 | Structure 2 | Structure 3
Building Structures in Spanish - Structure 1 | Structure 2 | Structure 3
Building Structures in Italian - Structure 1 | Structure 2 | Structure 3
Building Structures in German - Structure 1 | Structure 2 | Structure 3
Building Structures in Portuguese - Structure 1
The Quick Guides are grammar guides. I recommend these for students who have already been learning the language, and would like to accelerate your learning. The Quick Guides are perfect for anybody who wants an in-depth look at a specific grammar point within the language.
The Quick Guides courses include:
French - Verbs 1
Spanish - Verbs 1
German - Verbs 1
Italian - Verbs 1
I've also created one extra course focusing on English grammar for speakers of other languages: Fly Through English - Verb Tenses
And I'm in the process of creating a series of maths courses. Currently, you can get 3 Minute Maths - Fractions and 3 Minute Maths - Percentages
I hope you enjoy, and "Happy Learning" :-)