Advanced Students

Advanced Students – Spoken Spanish practice lessons

 James Bretherton’s Spanish School on the Costa Blanca has been established for more than 16 years. But in this current world, his online course option is very popular with students in the UK, Ireland, and Spain. James Bretherton’s core course, the first 50 lessons, qualifies students to start the intensive spoken Spanish practice lessons, which fast track towards fluency.

 James Bretherton said, ‘Many intermediate and advanced students come to me, not just beginners. Time after time, I find advanced students who are not yet comfortable with real-world Spanish conversation. Many have not been properly taught the core structure of the Spanish language.

 ‘I provide that and if students are truly advanced, they can do the core course in a month or two, and then via my streaming lessons, they get the intensive Spoken Spanish practice drills with a range of different speakers, they need to tune their ‘ear’ and gain confidence and speed. And my cast iron content guarantee means advanced students have nothing to lose, they just fast track to Spoken Spanish. `

 Some comments from current online students…

IT project manager Susan McGough ‘I started Spanish lessons three years ago, but I felt I should be making more spoken Spanish progress. When I began James’s streaming video course, I found his lessons consolidated my knowledge; the lesson content was excellent and easy to understand. James does not spend time on basics, colours, numbers, clothing, body parts and vegetables. He expects you to know these or learn in your own time. Instead, he focuses on critical things.

‘He does not lose you with the grammar – I have not heard him using words like ‘imperatives, adverbs, infinitive and gerund. His method of teaching orders and instructions is so much simpler and better than any others. His online tests gave me good targets and showed me precisely what I needed to study more.

‘I am really enjoying my progress; it is already making a big difference in daily life. I now have the confidence to attempt to talk Spanish in any situation. ‘

Michele (Shell) Butters, a retired UK Personnel Director living in Spain, said, ‘I have done a few Spanish courses online, but it wasn’t easy to train my listening skills. I can construct sentences but hearing and understanding longer conversations and questions have been my greatest challenge.

‘To progress to James’ spoken classes, I had to complete the 50 core lessons. I learned a huge amount. James simplifies things in a way that no one else does, and I am now well into the spoken section of James’ course. 

 ‘I would say to anyone; it does not matter if you have done several years of study- if you are not confidently fluent, then start at the beginning, refresh, and then really progress. 

‘I am loving James spoken Spanish lessons. They are challenging, fun, informative, with a great mixture of speakers of different ages and accents. The course makes you work, but that is why it is successful and why I can progress in the spoken word that I was yearning for. 

Tony Nelson, a retired Dorset Police Officer, also now in Spain ‘James simplifies the Spanish language learning process. Overall, I found the 50 core lessons immensely beneficial, there were some real eye-openers, and I really enjoyed them. I like his sense of humour a lot too.

‘The Spoken Spanish practice lessons are great. I find phone calls, cold calls the very hardest to understand. Once I can figure who is calling and about what, then the understanding comes. So, it is all about practice and more practice, which I am getting now. ‘

‘I would highly recommend his course regardless of your Spanish level. It has been incredibly beneficial to me.’

James commented – ‘With my cast-iron guarantee if you are so sure you will have done it all before, and you just want to do the spoken Spanish Lessons, you have nothing to lose. Because I will exchange every core lesson in which you say you learnt nothing for a spoken lesson, no questions asked. 

‘The key benefit of my simplified teaching method is speed. Many of my students have been taught elements of the Spanish language in a complicated way. They discover that a more straightforward way means constructing conversation faster and that improved speed is essential for fluency.

You can watch free demonstration lesson examples at for both the core lessons and the spoken Spanish lesson examples too.

The spoken Spanish video will give you a glimpse of how you will be able to shift from slow and painful to full spoken/hearing Spanish, learning to converse at an ever-increasing speed.

Watch the video here