James Spanish School


James Spanish School makes learning Spanish easier


Learning to speak Spanish fluently, as spoken in Spain, has been a hard to achieve aim for English speaking  expatriates. 

On the south-eastern Spanish coast, one Spanish language school, James Spanish School (JSS), has become a stand out success, in student progress because of its simplified learning techniques.

Bristol-born, Spanish educated English teacher James Bretherton who has worked out just what expats really need to learn, because the aim is to have everyday conversations with neighbours, shop staff, officials etc. not to write a book.

James has developed a carefully structured sequence of 50 core lessons, which prepares students for an intensive spoken Spanish course. These interactive lessons with unlimited tutor access and tests, position students to roll straight into the second part of his course, spoken Spanish on the journey to fluency, which is the overall aim.

James explains his course in the video below. How it unfolds and pricing too.

There is also a free demonstration lesson from the core course below. (This is not a full lesson, it’s just a 16 minute clip so you can sense the style.) 


You have a choice of classroom or online lesson with homework and class or online tests to learn European Spanish as spoken in Spain, not Mexican or South American Spanish dialects, to English speakers.

Students doing the courses online progress as fast or as slow as they wish. Cramming before or during Spanish holidays or moving to Spain or easing back during busy times. Each streaming video lesson can be watched as many times as you like. There is no time limit for course completition

 Online core lessons average 45 minutes, they contain the same content as an hour-long class lessons, but as online students have the notes they don’t have to copy from the blackboard, so that saves time. Spoken Spanish practice lessons average 75 minutes.

91% of our students do their lessons using their phones. All students can  access lessons via phones, tablets or laptop or desktop computers, 24×7

And now to the fun part!  James’ tells it like it is.

Why can’t Spanish be easy like English? – You have to watch this