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3 Minute Spanish - Course 1 | Language lessons for beginners

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Learn to speak Spanish you can use in everyday real-world situations - all in just 3-minute chunks! | Complete course

Hola y bienvenidos :-)
(Hello and welcome)

There is nothing more thrilling than being able to speak to the locals in their own language when you visit a foreign country. Well, now you can experience that amazing feeling too!

My name is Kieran Ball and I’ve been teaching foreign languages in my hometown for over fifteen 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.


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.


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.


I can’t quite believe it, but over 130,000 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.

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 start watching 3 Minute Spanish today.

Gracias :-)



Once you have completed this course, if you would like to learn more Spanish using the same method, you can find courses 1 to 5 on SkillShare. Here are the links:

3 Minute Spanish – Course 1

3 Minute Spanish – Course 2

3 Minute Spanish – Course 3

3 Minute Spanish – Course 4

3 Minute Spanish – Course 5


Additionally, I have a series of Spanish courses called “Building Structures”. These courses use the same method found in the 3 Minute Spanish courses, but they focus on building fluency by looking at the different structures of the Spanish language. I recommend starting these courses once you’ve completed up to 3 Minute Spanish – Course 3, and then you can work through both series simultaneously. Here are the links for the Building Structures in Spanish courses on SkillShare:

Building Structures in Spanish – Structure 1

Building Structures in Spanish – Structure 2

Building Structures in Spanish – Structure 3


Finally, if you want to explore the Spanish language even further, I have some Spanish grammar courses available. I’ve used the same method in these courses as I have in the other courses, so hopefully you’ll find them fun and interesting

Spanish Grammar – Quick Guide – Verbs 1


If you would like to learn a different language, I have the same courses above available in French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch. Just head to my SkillShare profile page to find them all:


Happy learning


  • Introduction: How to learn Spanish in 3-minute chunks
  • Spanish lesson 1a | Your first few words in Spanish plus, what is that line?
  • Spanish lesson 1b | How to make your sentences negative
  • Spanish lesson 1c | Let's practise
  • Spanish lesson 1d | Reverse translations
  • Spanish lesson 1e | What else?
  • Spanish lesson 2a | A new word that looks English
  • Spanish lesson 2b | Some more adjectives
  • Spanish lesson 2c | A useful phrase with two meanings
  • Spanish lesson 2d | Let's practise
  • Spanish lesson 2e | Reverse translations
  • Spanish lesson 2f | Recap translations
  • Spanish lesson 2g | Reverse recap translations
  • Spanish lesson 3a | Let's start being polite in Spanish
  • Spanish lesson 3b | Always a perfect adjective
  • Spanish lesson 3c | How do you say "that"?
  • Spanish lesson 3d | Let's pratise
  • Spanish lesson 3e | Reverse translations
  • Spanish lesson 3f | Recap translations
  • Spanish lesson 3g | Reverse recap translations
  • Spanish lesson 4a | Pronouncing the double L
  • Spanish lesson 4b | The opposite of sí and bueno
  • Spanish lesson 4c | Your first Spanish noun
  • Spanish lesson 4d | Another useful adverb
  • Spanish lesson 4e | Let's practise
  • Spanish lesson 4f | Reverse translations
  • Spanish lesson 4g | Recap translations
  • Spanish lesson 4h | Reverse recap translations
  • Spanish lesson 4i | Vocabulary recap
  • Spanish lesson 5a | More nouns
  • Spanish lesson 5b | How to say "the" in Spanish
  • Spanish lesson 5c | What is a noun?
  • Spanish lesson 5d | What's an adjective?
  • Spanish lesson 5e | Masculine and feminine adjectives
  • Spanish lesson 5f | A terrible adjective
  • Spanish lesson 5g | Vocabulary Expansion Sheet: Food
  • Spanish lesson 5h | Let's practise
  • Spanish lesson 5i | Reverse translations
  • Spanish lesson 5j | Recap translations
  • Spanish lesson 5k | Reverse recap translations
  • Spanish lesson 5l | Vocabulary recap
  • Spanish lesson 6a | "My" and the letter h
  • Spanish lesson 6b | Everybody is nice
  • Spanish lesson 6c | Some practice sentences
  • Spanish lesson 6d | Let's practise
  • Spanish lesson 6e | Reverse translations
  • Spanish lesson 6f | Recap translations
  • Spanish lesson 6g | Reverse recap translations
  • Spanish lesson 6h | Vocabulary recap
  • Spanish lesson 7a | "A" in Spanish
  • Spanish lesson 7b | A tea and a coffee, please
  • Spanish lesson 7c | I would like…
  • Spanish lesson 7d | A table for two
  • Spanish lesson 7e | Vocabulary Expansion Sheet: Numbers
  • Spanish lesson 7f | Let's practise
  • Spanish lesson 7g | Reverse translations
  • Spanish lesson 7h | Recap translations
  • Spanish lesson 7i | Reverse recap translations
  • Spanish lesson 7j | Vocabulary recap
  • Spanish lesson 8a | …and the food?
  • Spanish lesson 8b | Two more words
  • Spanish lesson 8c | Plural nouns
  • Spanish lesson 8d | Practising plurals: Part 1
  • Spanish lesson 8e | Practising plurals: Part 2
  • Spanish lesson 8f | Plural adjectives
  • Spanish lesson 8g | Four forms for each adjective
  • Spanish lesson 8h | Some more nouns
  • Spanish lesson 8i | Plural "my"
  • Spanish lesson 8j | Don't lose sleep!
  • Spanish lesson 8k | Let's practise
  • Spanish lesson 8l | Reverse translations
  • Spanish lesson 8m | Recap translations
  • Spanish lesson 8n | Reverse recap translations
  • Spanish lesson 8o | Vocabulary recap
  • Spanish lesson 9a | The Greetings Lesson
  • Spanish lesson 9b | Good evening
  • Spanish lesson 9c | See you soon
  • Spanish lesson 9d | Let's practise
  • Spanish lesson 9e | Reverse translations
  • Spanish lesson 9f | Recap translations
  • Spanish lesson 9g | Reverse recap translations
  • Spanish lesson 9h | Vocabulary recap
  • En El Restaurante a - La Ensalada
  • En El Restaurante b - Las Verduras
  • En El Restaurante c - El Pescado y Los Mariscos
  • En El Restaurante d - La Carne
  • En El Restaurante e - Las Otras Cosas
  • En El Restaurante f - Los Condimentos
  • En El Restaurante g - La Cocina Española
  • En El Restaurante h - El Postre
  • En El Restaurante i - La Fruta
  • En El Restaurante j - Las Bebidas
  • En El Restaurante k - Los Cubiertos
  • Los Números - 0-100
  • Los Números - 101-1000
  • The Happy Linguist
  • Vocabulary Expansion Sheets

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Kieran Ball

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