3 Minute Languages

The method behind the courses

“Learn a language in three minutes?” I hear you cry suspiciously. Yes, the 3 Minute Languages courses are intricately designed to get you speaking French, Spanish, German, Italian or Portugeuse quickly and easily.

Why 3 minutes?

I’ve created the 3 Minute Languages courses for the complete beginner who only has a few minutes to spare each day. I’ve set out each lesson so that they can be completed in short bursts, whenever you find yourself with a moment of freedom.

Let me share with you an extremely handy learning tip that helped me to progress quickly and effectively in language learning. When most people start studying for anything, they tend to spend the first day or two studying for hours and hours and get through loads of work, however, very quickly this begins to dwindle. You might feel like spending hours studying a language, which is great, but you want that feeling of motivation to continue. However, your motivation won’t continue if you actually spend hours studying. Limit your study time to chunks of just three minutes. No more!

If you limit your studying to just three minute chunks, there are three things that will happen…

1. You'll maintain your 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 the language fresh and exciting and you’ll be eager to learn. If you spend hours studying, very quickly you’ll get bored with learning a language, and it’ll turn into a chore.

2. You'll 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'll 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, three minutes is the key! Set a timer, and once you reach three minutes, stop. Then give yourself at least half an hour before you do another three minutes. The courses are made up of videos that are three minutes long. You should aim to watch at least one video every day, any more than that is a bonus, but one is fine. Just watch the videos and complete the exercises, that’s all. You’ll be amazed at how much you learn.

Have a go for free

If you're intrigued as to how 3 Minute Languages works, have a go for free by clicking the button below. You can test out the course and learn a bit of French, Spanish, German, Italian and/or Portuguese.