Kieran Ball

Foreign language teacher and creator of 3 Minute Languages

Hello, bonjour, hola, hallo, ciao and olá!

I’m Kieran and I’m a language tutor based in the UK, and I also create online courses and write books to make language learning accessible to all.

My books and online courses are based on the methodology I developed for teaching languages, which I've been using in all my classes for many years. The methodology will get you speaking quickly, without the struggle normally associated with language learning.

I’ll not bore you with my life story or intricate details of the history of the methodology; I know you probably just want to start learning now, so I’ll let you get on with it.

I have created three series of language courses available in French, Spanish, German, Italian and Portuguese. They're called: '3 Minute Languages', 'Building Structures' and 'Quick Guides'.

3 Minute Languages

The 3 Minute Languages courses are perfect for the complete beginner. They will get you speaking a language from scratch, assuming you know absolutely nothing. You will be amazed at how quickly you’re able to put sentences together. And you will memorise new words and phrases easily without even trying.

Click the links below to access the 3 Minute Languages courses:

3 Minute French - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3 | Course 4

3 Minute Spanish - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3 | Course 4

3 Minute Italian - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3 | Course 4

3 Minute German - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3 | Course 4

3 Minute Portuguese - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3


Building Structures

The Building Structures courses are a revolutionary way to look at foreign language acquisition; you will learn how any language can be broken down into around fifteen structures. Each course focuses on a different structure, and you will learn how to form it, make it negative and turn it into a question. Each structure gives you a huge amount to say, and once you’ve learnt all fifteen structures, you will know everything about the language. All you have to do is fill in the gaps with words to form a sentence. These courses are for students who are slightly familiar with the language, and what to boost their progress.

Click the links below to access the Building Structures courses:

Building Structures in French - Structure 1 | Structure 2 | Structure 3

Building Structures in Spanish - Structure 1 | Structure 2 | Structure 3

Building Structures in Italian - Structure 1 | Structure 2

Building Structures in German - Structure 1 | Structure 2 | Structure 3


Quick Guides

The Quick Guides are grammar guides. I recommend these for students who have already been learning the language, and would like to accelerate your learning. The Quick Guides are perfect for anybody who wants an in-depth look at a specific grammar point within the language.

Click the links below to access the Quick Guides courses:

French - Verbs 1

Spanish - Verbs 1

German - Verbs 1


I've also created one extra course focusing on English grammar for speakers of other languages:
Fly Through English - Verb Tenses

I hope you enjoy, and "Happy Learning" :-)




In other news, my 3 Minute Languages courses have made the list for 2018 "Best Online Courses" by the company "Online Courses Review"

Thank you for all your support :-)


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