SELECT A SPANISH COURSE THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU

About Spanish

Spanish is an international language and is one of the 6 official languages of the United Nations. With more than 400 million speakers in more than 20 countries, from Spain, with 46 million speakers, to Africa and the Americas, and millions of others studying it as a second language, Spanish continues to spread. Spanish developed from Latin, and is related to French, Italian, Romanian and Portuguese. Many English words also have Latin roots, making some Spanish words easy to recognize! The version taught here is a simple, universal form of Spanish that will allow you to communicate throughout Spain and Latin America – though it does stick to the Spanish usage of vosotros for the plural of ‘you’ and uses Peninsular Spanish pronunciation.

Start Spanish

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK SPANISH NATURALLY

This 1-hour digital taster course is for beginners who are new to the Michel Thomas Method. Learn over 50 essential words at the heart of Spanish and how to put them together to make yourself understood. From the very beginning you will be able to construct simple phrases by listening and thinking out answers for yourself. During the course, you will join Michel Thomas himself and 2 students in a live lesson. The course will take about 3-4 hours to complete and is available to stream or download via the Michel Thomas Method Library app. It is the first hour of the Foundation course.

‘Learning Spanish with Michel was the most extraordinary learning experience of my life – it was unforgettable’. ­
– Emma Thompson

Michel Thomas

Michel Thomas (1914–2005) established the first Michel Thomas Language Center in Beverly Hills in 1947, and continued to travel the world teaching languages for the rest of his life.

Start Spanish

Michel Thomas

Michel Thomas (1914–2005) established the first Michel Thomas Language Center in Beverly Hills in 1947, and continued to travel the world teaching languages for the rest of his life.

Foundation Spanish

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK SPANISH NATURALLY

This 8-hour digital course will give you significant results in a remarkably short period of time, with no books, exercises, memorizing or homework. You will be able to construct simple phrases by listening and thinking out answers for yourself, making rapid progress as you are taught to think about the ideas that you are trying to communicate. Within the first hour you will be able to construct simple sentences. By the end of the course, you will have the confidence to understand and speak basic Spanish. You will learn at your own pace, pausing and repeating where necessary, and complete the course in about 20-30 hours. This course is available to stream or download via the Michel Thomas Method Library app.

This course incorporates the Start course.

Michel Thomas

Michel Thomas (1914–2005) established the first Michel Thomas Language Center in Beverly Hills in 1947, and continued to travel the world teaching languages for the rest of his life.

Foundation Spanish

Michel Thomas

Michel Thomas (1914–2005) established the first Michel Thomas Language Center in Beverly Hills in 1947, and continued to travel the world teaching languages for the rest of his life.

Language Builder Spanish

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK SPANISH NATURALLY

Language Builder Spanish for improving students will widen your vocabulary and teach authentic phrases and expressions in a one-to-one seminar. You will be able to express yourself more fully with idiomatic phrases and language that will give you the edge when it comes to communicating. This course consolidates everything you’ve learned in the Start and Foundation courses. Or, if you’re new to Michel Thomas, it’s ideal for brushing up your language skills. In only a matter of hours, you will have a comprehensive grasp of the structure of the language, enabling you to communicate with confidence. This digital course is available to stream or download via the Michel Thomas Method Library app.

Michel Thomas

Michel Thomas (1914–2005) established the first Michel Thomas Language Center in Beverly Hills in 1947, and continued to travel the world teaching languages for the rest of his life.

Language Builder Spanish

Michel Thomas

Michel Thomas (1914–2005) established the first Michel Thomas Language Center in Beverly Hills in 1947, and continued to travel the world teaching languages for the rest of his life.

Intermediate Spanish

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK SPANISH NATURALLY

For anyone who has already completed, and enjoyed, Foundation Spanish, the Intermediate course will take your language learning to the next level. Knowledge is structured and organized so that you assimilate the language easily and don’t forget it. As with the earlier levels, the Michel Thomas Method in this intermediate course breaks down the language into building blocks that are introduced sequentially in such a way that you create your response and move on to ever-more-complex sentences, improving your conversational Spanish, as well as taking your grammar and vocabulary to the next level – in an effortless fashion. This course will take 15-20 hours to complete and is available to stream or download via the Michel Thomas Method Library app.

Michel Thomas

Michel Thomas (1914–2005) established the first Michel Thomas Language Center in Beverly Hills in 1947, and continued to travel the world teaching languages for the rest of his life.

Intermediate Spanish

Michel Thomas

Michel Thomas (1914–2005) established the first Michel Thomas Language Center in Beverly Hills in 1947, and continued to travel the world teaching languages for the rest of his life.

Spanish Vocabulary

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK SPANISH NATURALLY

In this 5-hour intermediate digital course, Michel Thomas Method teacher Rose Lee Hayden introduces over 1,000 new words, verbs and everyday phrases through essential language building blocks which allow you to increase your vocabulary in manageable, enjoyable steps. Unlike most vocabulary courses which give you lists of words to memorize, the Michel Thomas Method-based course allows you to extend your vocabulary by unlocking what you already know, introducing you to a unique way of acquiring language that will significantly boost your confidence in your ability to speak, listen to, pronounce and understand Spanish. This course is available to stream or download via the Michel Thomas Method Library app.

Rose Lee Hayden

Dr Rose Lee has taught Spanish and Portuguese at Michigan State University before moving to New York City and into the private sector where she produced foreign language videos for TV and educational publishers. As a result of her interest in Michel Thomas's innovative method and amazing results, she studied German with him in 1982. This was the beginning of a long and exciting collaboration, developing his programme and teaching his 'Second Phase' Spanish students.

Rose Lee Hayden

Dr Rose Lee has taught Spanish and Portuguese at Michigan State University before moving to New York City and into the private sector where she produced foreign language videos for TV and educational publishers. As a result of her interest in Michel Thomas's innovative method and amazing results, she studied German with him in 1982. This was the beginning of a long and exciting collaboration, developing his programme and teaching his 'Second Phase' Spanish students.

Insider’s Spanish

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK SPANISH NATURALLY

This Spanish conversation course is ideal for those following on from Foundation or Intermediate levels. It will advance your overall fluency, listening comprehension and conversation skills, expand your vocabulary and improve your grammar. Through authentic, lively conversations around engaging topics, this course focuses on the colloquial language and conversation strategies used by native Spanish speakers so that you can fit in and communicate more naturally. It offers support for pronunciation and intonation to help you express yourself, with cultural insights into the unspoken rules of the language. This digital course is available to stream or download via the Michel Thomas Method Library app.

Virginia Catmur

Virginia Catmur studied languages at the universities of Oxford and Lisbon. As Languages Editor at Hodder, she worked in the studio with Michel Thomas during the recording of his Advanced courses in 2004 and was responsible for their audio editing. She has since developed courses in new languages using the Michel Thomas Method.

Virginia Catmur

Virginia Catmur studied languages at the universities of Oxford and Lisbon. As Languages Editor at Hodder, she worked in the studio with Michel Thomas during the recording of his Advanced courses in 2004 and was responsible for their audio editing. She has since developed courses in new languages using the Michel Thomas Method.

Jennifer Stanley-Smith

Jennifer is a freelance translator, writer and editor. She lived in Valencia for a year and earned the top-level DELE (Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language, C2) before graduating from Bristol University with a BSc in Economics. She received her Diploma in Spanish to English Translation from the Chartered Institute of Linguists (DipTransIoLET) in 2014.

Jennifer Stanley-Smith

Jennifer is a freelance translator, writer and editor. She lived in Valencia for a year and earned the top-level DELE (Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language, C2) before graduating from Bristol University with a BSc in Economics. She received her Diploma in Spanish to English Translation from the Chartered Institute of Linguists (DipTransIoLET) in 2014.