How would you like to easily learn so much real Spanish you can understand everyone, even the “fast-talkers”, and chat fluently and confidently about pretty much anything?

JOIN NOTES IN SPANISH PLATINUM NOW

What if there was a way of learning Spanish that could give you the complete confidence to understand spoken Spanish when it is delivered at speed?

And to chat confidently in real-life Spanish-speaking situations on a huge variety of topics?

So you understand everything that’s going on around you, and can talk fluently about practically anything, to anyone.

So you never sound like a text-book, and you’ll never be mistaken for a confused tourist.

So you walk into a bar, restaurant, shop, or meet a group of Spanish-speaking friends, and fully take part, with a big smile on your face and that amazing feeling of complete Spanish confidence.

So you have real-life Spanish-speaking experiences you’ll never forget.

And if you could do all this with a super-friendly, Spanish-loving community? So you never have an unanswered question, and always have a great place to share your Spanish successes?

Inside Notes in Spanish Platinum, we’ve got that for you too 🙂

Prepared by World-Leaders in Real Spanish Learning

Ben and Marina – World Leaders in Real Spanish Learning

Why are Ben and Marina the most qualified people on the internet to teach this course and move you rapidly towards your full-fluency dreams?

We’ve been teaching Spanish to thousands, more like hundreds of thousands or learners for years – with over 40 MILLION podcast downloads! – and correspond daily with learners sorting out their real-life learning needs.

We “Invented” The Format!

World leaders in Real-Spanish teaching, we started the first ever Spanish-teaching podcast in 2005 – pretty much when podcasts were invented!

We apparently also accidentally ‘invented’ the “language-teaching-couple” format that is so popular now!

As one Spanish-learning Internet-Pro put it to Ben, “You and Marina are industry leaders, you’ve helped pioneer the online language learning model via podcasts and supporting materials.”

“Ben and Marina are skilled and talented language teachers and their personal charm makes learning a joy!” – Tom

Here’s what we’ve got for you…

An Exclusive, Real-Spanish Video Course In A Welcoming Private Learning Community!

The 14 Core “Real Spanish Conversation and Analysis” Video Modules…

Each video module starts with our trademark real Spanish conversation on a fascinating real-world topic: Art, movies (we discuss a couple of modern Spanish classics you have to watch!), sport, food, Spanish culture, adventure, music, literature, bilingualism, vitality, the creative life, and more!

This is followed by an in-depth analysis in English of the very best Spanish from the conversation. We tell you exactly which words and phrases you need for full understanding and speaking confidence.

> So you can chat fluently and happily in Spanish on this huge range of topics in real life!

Every module also includes, video speed controls, captions/subtitles for the Spanish, a full Spanish transcript, downloadable mp3 audio version, discussion questions, exercises, and ‘go deeper’ background materials.

The Spanish subtitles are very helpful! As a more visual learner I enjoy your videos very much! Thanks Ben & Marina for inspiring me and all the other students!” – Toby

Your Private Notes in Spanish Community – This Changes Everything!

Do you know how amazing it is when every time you have a question about learning Spanish you have the perfect place to go to get the right answer?

Maybe you need advice on finding an intercambio, or planning a trip to off-the-beaten-track corners of your favourite Spanish-speaking location, or just how to say that certain word or phrase in Spanish…

Want to hear other learners’ tips on remembering words? Or recommending Spanish series, movies and songs? Or share your valuable knowledge on all this?

Having somewhere that’s just brimming with enthusiasm for this amazing language, where you can drop in whenever you like, is, as the Spanish say, un antes y después – a before and after – it changes everything!

We’ll be in there with you all, to answer your questions, discuss the videos modules, practice your Spanish, and share your wonderful Spanish-learning wins!

The Notes in Spanish Community is private, secure, personal social media (it’s like a private Facebook group but with no mega-company or algorithms involved!) and we are really excited about that!

Your private Platinum Community is, without doubt, worth the price of this whole course on its own! We can’t wait to welcome you there!

THIS SOUNDS GREAT! SIGN ME UP!

What all this is going to do for your Spanish:

An Important Story from Ben:

The day I got to Spain, over 20 years ago, way before I met Marina, I spent my first night in a local Madrid bar with the ‘food vocab’ page ripped out from my Rough Guide. I thought just having the page, not the whole guidebook on the table, would make me look less like a lost tourist – but it was hopeless!

I was clearly lost in every respect! The Rough Guide food list didn’t even help with the menu! I could barely order a ‘Sandwich Mixto’ – (grilled ham and cheese). My confidence was at zero, and I was tempted to run back to the UK the next day.

But something about that bar, those street… Madrid was working some kind of magic on me. I knew I had to stay and make this work, and I was determined to sort my Spanish out.

9 months later I was fluently chatting to Marina (now we’d met as intercambios!) on everything you can imagine – our families, interests, movies, music, daily life, plans, dreams…

Three things led to this massive ‘lost tourist’ to super-chatting-confidence transformation by the time I met Marina:

1. Listening to real Spanish conversations as much as I possibly could as they surrounded me in Madrid.

2. Asking loads of questions to a great friend who was already amazing at Spanish.

3. My friend telling me all the best bits of Spanish I needed to know (Thanks Al!!!) 

And that’s EXACTLY what we do for you in Notes in Spanish Platinum.

> We surround you with wonderful real Spanish conversations on fascinating topics so you get all the Spanish you need to chat fluently about anything.

> We tell you all the best bits of Spanish you really need to know (just like Ben’s friend Al did in those first 9 months, so, later on, surprised Spanish people said to Ben,¡Wow, hablas español fenomenal! … where did you learn that?’)

> We are there in the community to answer all your questions, just like Al, and then Marina, have always done for Ben…

And you experience the same transformation, where you start chatting happily to anyone about everything you can imagine – your family, interests, movies, music, daily life, plans and dreams…

“I’m able to take part in the daily chat with our Spanish neighbours…”

“We bought a house in the mountains in a beautiful rural part of Andalucía in 2007 and moved here in 2020. Here, I’m able to take part in the daily chat with our Spanish neighbours about this and that and have a laugh about various topics or experiences. This is part of the daily life. A lot of this basic grounding in conversation came from the huge variety of topics covered by Notes in Spanish… My life would not have been enriched without the help of Ben and Marina. I am very grateful to them both.” – Paul

The Dance! Where this all leads you!

Spring in the Spanish Pyrenees

A few weeks ago Ben and Marina were in a tiny village in the Pyrenees. It was the off-season and the villagers were making the most of the quiet time to hold a special spring festival. Villagers of all ages walked up a mountain together in the morning, then gathered in the village square for a lunch of ‘Migas‘ (fried breadcrumbs and chorizo, with a fried egg on top).

One of the locals invited us along, and at lunchtime we chatted to the villagers as they shared the food with us. Ben laughed with a lovely retired guy from Tarragona who said that as his wife wasn’t there, he’d try to dance later with the village ‘señoras’. We chatted to the mayor for a bit!

A spring shower started just as everyone was heading to the town hall and a friendly local lady dived under Ben’s umbrella to be escorted to the old stone building. “¡Gracias, encantada de conocerte!” – “thanks, delighted to meet you”, she said.

And everyone danced, laughed, smiled, chatted to us, and had an incredibly Spanish-good time!

Even Marina was amazed by the experience, about the friendliness of the villagers, and how well they accepted us. Imagine how Ben still feels on these occasions – the guy from Oxford, chatting away to lovely people in a tiny mountain village who tell him his Spanish is great!

That is where we see you. That’s where you’ll be. Having these amazing, life-enhancing, never-to-be-forgotten, real life experiences. It all starts when you learn real Spanish from real Spanish conversations with us.

YES PLEASE! SIGN ME UP NOW!

“But understanding and speaking Spanish can be really hard!”

Don’t worry! You’re not alone: Do you recognise these Top Two Problems? (And their Solutions!)

Problem #1: Understanding Fast Spanish


“I find it hard listening to fast Spanish and distinguishing the words…” ….. “It’s a real challenge understanding native speakers when they speak quickly.”

SOLUTION ! You Start Understanding Everything, even at speed!


When you start surrounding yourself with the Real, interesting and varied Spanish conversations inside Notes in Spanish Platinum, your Spanish takes on Real Spanish Depth – you begin to create a huge well of wonderful real Spanish inside you.

And that Real Spanish Depth gives you new abilities – Spanish super-powers! – and, crucially, Real Spanish Understanding abilities.

… So you start being able to understand native speakers without having to think too hard!

…So you feel confident listening to fast native speakers in a range of day to day situations and on a huge range of topics!

Problem #2: Speaking Spanish in Real Life Situations

Do these sound familiar?

“When I’m listening to and trying to understand the normal flow of Spanish, I have real trouble being quick enough to join in and be understood,”

“I am still at the stage where I am thinking in English and then trying to translate into Spanish, and I don’t have time to speak!”

SOLUTION! You’re able to hold a conversation on almost anything without having to think what to say!


When you fill your inner-Spanish-well with the wonderful Spanish on the huge range of topics in Notes in Spanish Platinum, when you acquire that Real Spanish Depth, something magic happens!

Whatever the topic, the language material you need is stored inside, and begins to flow out on its own with no effort at all!

…So you can chat confidently and fluently with a Spanish speaking person about anything you like!

… You’ll be able to converse freely during trips to Spain, and Latin or South America.

You’ll be speaking fluently with groups of Spanish friends and family in bars and restaurants, as if they were speaking your native language.

…You’ll be able to hold a conversation without having to think what you say.

…You’ll get so fluent that a Spanish speaker will turn to you and say “¡Madre mía! !Qué bien hablas!” – My goodness, you speak really well! (And that’s the best feeling in the world!)

These are life experiences you never forget!

Daily Chat with our Spanish Neighbours

We bought a house in the mountains in a beautiful rural part of Andalucía. Here, I’m able to take part in the daily chat with our Spanish neighbours about this and that, and have a laugh about various topics or experiences… A lot of this basic grounding in conversation came from the huge variety of topics covered by Notes in Spanish… My life would not have been enriched without the help of Ben and Marina. I am very grateful to them both.

Paul S.

“Helped me most to tune in to what the locals were saying”

I have been visiting Mallorca the last few years and trying hard to converse in Spanish, but it was Marina and Ben’s audios that helped me most to tune in to what the locals were saying. The audios give you so much practice at listening to real Spanish in full flow, as against the staged, somewhat stilted and artificial conversations of other courses.

Sahlan D.

“My problem was hearing spoken Spanish”

My problem was always hearing spoken Spanish when a native speaker replied to me. Notes in Spanish has addressed this common issue, I’m very pleased.

Keith

Surprising friends in Spain…

I can not recommend Notes in Spanish enough… far better than any other method. It means I can visit my friends in Spain and have them be surprised at the progress I have made. Very highly recommended.

Jennifer M

“I feel like they are friends”

‘Notes in Spanish’ is a great tool. I have gone from Inspired beginner to practically fluent with the help of this program. Ben and Marina are smart and witty, I feel like they are friends; I have gotten to know them so well. I have used many on-line and self-study programs and this is my favorite.

Kristi

“I have a whole bunch of Spanish friends”

A friend of mine recommended Notes in Spanish … I really started to learn useful and relatable vocabulary and grammar, that made me able to connect with some people, and really make friends, and immerse myself into the Spanish culture. [Now] I think for the most part I’m fluent, I finally got that Spanish boyfriend, and have a whole bunch of Spanish friends!

Loni

“Language learning treasure”

The most friendly, inclusive, genuine language learning treasure on the Internet – so enthusiastically taught. Thank you both.

Jennifer

“Couldn’t ask for more!”

Wow – couldn’t ask for more! Certainly inspired me and amazed myself by beginning to understand and move on so quickly. Highly recommended.

Anne

Bonus 1: Live events! ‘Virtual cafés with Ben and Marina’! (Value: $400)

For the first four weeks after Platinum goes live, when you are all inside and we close enrolment, we’ll be holding four exclusive online events via Zoom – one per week in June.

These special, ‘Virtual cafés with Ben and Marina’, will be a space for you to ask us anything you like about the course, the videos, and Spanish learning in general. And of course, you can ask your question in Spanish if you want to!

We’ve never offered this level of access before – it’s going to be a lot of fun, we can’t wait to see you in these special events!

SUPER BONUS #2. The Platinum App!
Put This Course and Community in your Pocket! (Value: $200)

As well as following the course on desktop, you can put the whole Course AND Community on your phone or tablet with the Notes in Spanish Platinum Community App.

Huge Bonus 3: Spanish Teacher Month! (Value: Priceless!)

From now until the end of June, we’ve invited another Madrid-based professional Spanish teacher, Ariadna, into our private Platinum Community space to help out with all your most pressing language and grammar questions.

While Marina and Ben concentrate on the wider Real-Spanish events, questions, and community, Ariadna (who’s really friendly!) will be in the community with us to answer all your in-depth questions on this wonderful language.

Just added! New Bonuses: “Conversation Confidence” Masterclass and “How to find time for your Spanish!” (Joint Value: $300!)

Brand-New Bonuses! We’ll be delivering two special extra Masterclasses for all Platinum Students:

1. “Conversation Confidence” Masterclass: a special new Masterclass to give you complete Spanish-speaking confidence in a variety of real-life situations.

2. “How to find time for your Spanish”: We know this a big issue for many of you living busy lives, and we’ve got lots of techniques to help – we can’t wait to share them in this special Platinum class!

CLICK HERE TO START THIS LIFE-CHANGING PROGRAM!

“It Sounds Amazing But… I’m so busy right now, I don’t know if I have time to do this?”

You don’t have time NOT to do this course – why spend years slogging through pages of a textbook or drip-fed big-name-app exercises, when you can dive into the richness of real Spanish conversations, with all the very best bits, that you really need to know, pointed out lovingly to you afterwards?

And can you imagine the joy of having all of your questions answered in our community, by supportive fellow learners, Ben and Marina, and our super teacher Ariadna?

Remember, the 3 keys to Ben’s very rapid path to fluency when he moved to Spain were:

a) Getting in contact with as much real Spanish conversation as possible
b) Having the ability to ask all the questions he needed to friends who were ahead of him, and
c) Having a great friend who pointed out all the best bits of Spanish for him.

It saved Ben years, and it’s exactly what we offer in this course.

“But… are you sure this course is right for MY level?”

OK, we’ll start with Intermediate and Advanced, then address Beginners:

If You’re INTERMEDIATE….

This is an amazing opportunity for you. It’s the possibility to jump to an Advanced level with your Spanish much, much faster than you thought possible.

Intermediate learners typically get stuck on a language-learning plateau for a long time, and we want to get you straight off that plateau and up to Advanced as fast and efficiently as possible.

You do that by diving in to challenging, real Spanish conversations like these. This is going to feel like a wonderful challenge – just what you need to progress fast!

There’s a full guide for your level waiting inside the community. By the time you get to the third or fourth video, you will start understanding a lot of what we say at full speed! By the end of the course, your Spanish will be transformed.

With the community, and live events with us, we’ll be there every step of the way, accompanying you on your path up to Advanced.

Soon you’re going to be having a whole new advanced-understanding and Real Spanish Confidence experience.

If You’re ADVANCED….


Notes in Spanish Platinum brings you more of what we do best, what you most benefit from, and takes you way deeper, way further. These are the real Spanish conversations that you just don’t find anywhere else.

You’ll be keeping abreast and fully absorbing the living Spanish that’s out there right now, making sure you stay confident, and fluent, while continually learning important new language.

It’s one thing to tick the “advanced” box on a form, it’s another to have a huge variety of Spanish on so many interesting topics, being able to understand real Spanish at speed, being able to draw from deep resources to chat happily about anything – that’s what being Advanced is really about.

That’s what we are giving you in this course, all in the company of a great private community of motivated, friendly peers.

¡Tu español va a volar! – Your Spanish is going to fly!

And for BEGINNERS?


If you are a beginner, the Spanish section of the videos is going to be high-level for you. If you are hugely motivated then you have the transcripts to work with, you can activate the subtitles, plus you have the ability to slow us right down.

As one of our Beginner students says:

“Love your videos. They inspire me even though I’m still only at the very beginning. I worry I’ll never understand Spanish people as they speak soooooo fast, but I listen to yours at a slower speed and it seems so much easier. Thank you.” – Jane

You’ll probably love the language analysis in each episode – knowing really lovely Spanish words is really motivating, fun and inspiring at every level – it will be valuable for you in that respect (as will the community and the live events for asking questions).

The bottom line is, if you are a very, very motivated Beginner, and you think your Spanish is going to take off in the next 6 to 9 months and you aim firmly to be at a level soon where you want to tackle real-speed conversations, then yes, by slowing us down like Jane, you can benefit from this course.


The Fluent and the Frozen…
Hard Truths Time…

We’ve been teaching Spanish online for over 17 years, and in that time we’ve met thousands of people who either become fluent or stayed frozen in their Spanish abilities. And there’s a pattern we’ve noticed in the really successful, confident and fluent Spanish speakers… 

They put themselves in front of real Spanish whenever they can, they are really curious, and they find the perfect place to get answers.

With the big-name ‘learn Spanish’ apps or text books, you’re going to learn the basics, you may get great grammar, lots of words, but you’re not going to get the real Spanish confidence you need to enjoy the greatest real-life Spanish experiences, where you understand everyone and can chat happily about real-life topics.

You need real Spanish conversations, on a great variety of interesting topics. That’s how you understand everyone, that’s how you speak fluently, that’s how your brain gets over the frozen ‘translate every word problem’.

And that’s what you’re getting with Notes in Spanish Platinum: real Spanish as it’s actually spoken, plus a place to ask all those questions that come up in an active learning mind.

Get fluent with us – don’t risk staying frozen.

Your understanding and confidence are going to go through the roof!

Instant Access – Right Now!

You’ll be using the outstanding videos in this course, enjoying the new community, and vastly improving your Spanish right now, on any device, as soon as you complete the purchase process. The huge wealth of Notes in Spanish Platinum videos, the community and bonus materials are waiting for you!

Absolutely No Risk: Our Unbeatable 100% 14-Day Full Money-Back Guarantee

If during 14 Days from the date of your purchase, you don’t think that using the materials and secrets in this course has really helped to improve your Spanish, just let us know and we will give you a complete refund.

We are so convinced that this course will help you significantly improve your Spanish, that we are absolutely DELIGHTED to offer you this 100%, 14-Day total money-back guarantee.

It’s a risk-free, no-questions-asked guarantee and there’s no fine print involved.

A FINAL RECAP OF THE MASSIVE VALUE IN ‘NOTES IN SPANISH PLATINUM‘:

Notes in Spanish Platinum Includes:

14 Videos Modules:

14 Real Spanish Conversation video modules on fascinating topics. All with a full, real and unscripted Spanish conversation followed by in-depth analysis in English of all the important Spanish you need to know

– All videos have speed controls, optional Spanish captions/subtitles, a full Spanish transcript, plus downloadable audio version, so you never miss a word

– Worksheets for each module with vocab lists and fun exercises to really nail your understanding and boost your real Spanish vocabulary

– Discussion questions and assignments – you get to write about and discuss every video in the private community

– ‘Go deeper’ extra material to massively expand your well of Real, authentic Spanish

Your Private Platinum Community:

– Designed to fully support your transformation, it’s Real Spanish Life online with full support from us, and the opportunity to connect with and practice your Spanish with other members

Incredibly Valuable Bonuses worth over $900:

Bonus 1: The “Virtual Café with Ben and Marina” live events! (Value: $400)

Bonus 2:. The Platinum App! Put This Course and Community in your Pocket! (Value: $200)

Bonus 3: Spanish Teacher Month, with Pro Teacher Ariadna joining us in the Community! (Value: Priceless!)

Just added! New Bonuses: “Conversation Confidence” Masterclass and “How to find time for your Spanish!” (Joint Value: $300!)

Don’t hesitate, this is a limited-enrolment, incredible course like no other, with a 100% 14-Day full-satisfaction Guarantee.

Our Promise:
We’ll be moving you rapidly towards real Spanish understanding and your full-fluency dreams. So you can understand everything and chat fluently and confidently in Real-life Spanish conversations, in wonderful Real-life situations.

What other students are saying…

Adrienne – Making the most of Spain and chatting to people on her travels

Paul L. – Talks regularly in social chats to his Spanish friends

Paul S. – Chatting and laughing with Spanish neighbours about everyday life

Loni – From zero Spanish to a whole bunch of Spanish friends!

What to do next – Order Now:

“YES Ben and Marina! Please give me access to Notes in Spanish Platinum – Right Now!”

Note: Last Chance! Enrolment is limited and closes MIDNIGHT TONIGHT Tuesday 31st so we can fully concentrate on helping the limited number of Super-Spanish-learners in this course and the special private community.

We don’t know when we’ll be opening up this course again, so:

Click the ‘Buy Now’ Button below, complete the whole payment process, and you will get instant access to the Notes in Spanish Platinum Course and Community – See you on the inside:

US$ 297.00

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Frequently Asked Questions

I’m quite busy, I’m worried about missing important bits at the beginning of the Platinum course – Will we be able to review what we have missed?

Don’t worry, you won’t miss out on anything at the beginning – you can take as long as you like to study the videos over the weeks or even months ahead, and the only time-sensitive thing is the first zoom-call/virtual ‘café’ session which is scheduled for June 6th – there will be more after that and we’ll record all of them in case you miss them.

The only important thing is to register before we close enrolment as we probably won’t open Platinum up again for 6 to 12 months. Then you can take things at your own pace, and we’ll always be in the community later on to help out if you need us.

I won’t have time to participate in Platinum until mid/late June. Do people who sign up for Platinum need to get started immediately?

Not at all, you can totally take this at your own pace. We’ll be holding live events, one a week across June, but if you miss them they’ll be recorded for you.

Meanwhile, you can take the videos at your own pace, as much or as little as you like, over as long as you like. The only thing is, we don’t plan to open enrolment again for at least 6 to 12 months, so if you think you’ll benefit from the course in the meantime, at your own pace, then it’s a good time to sign up. You’ll going to learn a huge amount of real Spanish with us in the coming months!

What time are the ‘Virtual Café with Ben and Marina’ events – what happens if it doesn’t work with my time zone or I can’t attend?

We’ll begin by hosting the “Virtual cafe with Ben and Marina” events at 6pm Madrid time, which is 9am Pacific, midday EST, 5pm UK. We’ll record the event for anyone that can’t make it.

Also, if we find this time doesn’t work for many people, we’ll put a poll together to try and schedule at least one or two of the sessions for a different time so everyone gets to attend at least one or two of the four. We’ll do our best to make it workable for everyone (while we work around family life at this end!)

Remember, you can also interact with us in the new community by posting any time you like, and we’ll reply in Madrid daylight hours 🙂

What level is Platinum for?

We originally designed Platinum for motivated Intermediate, and Advanced students. If you are intermediate, this will help you zoom up to an Advanced level, and if you are Advanced, it’ll add huge depth to your Spanish, and hugely improve your fluency in understanding and speaking.

However, we have been amazed in our recent workshop videos how really motivated, Inspired Beginners are also getting a huge amount from this new format, where they are able to use the speed controls to slow down our Spanish, and the captions/subtitles, to really start understanding real conversations. So if you are a hugely motivated Beginner, you may really get a lot from this course too.

I’m a Beginner, is this too high level for me?

If you are a beginner, the Spanish section of the videos is going to be high-level for you. If you are hugely motivated then you have the transcripts to work with, you can activate the subtitles, plus you have the ability to slow us right down.

As one of our Beginner students says:

“Love your videos. They inspire me even though I’m still only at the very beginning. I worry I’ll never understand Spanish people as they speak soooooo fast, but I listen to yours at a slower speed and it seems so much easier. Thank you.” – Jane

You’ll probably love the language analysis in each episode – knowing really lovely Spanish words is really motivating, fun and inspiring at every level – it will be valuable for you in that respect (as will the community and the live events for asking questions).

The bottom line is, if you are a very, very motivated Beginner, and you think your Spanish is going to take off in the next 6 to 9 months and you aim firmly to be at a level soon where you want to tackle real-speed conversations, then yes, by slowing us down like Jane, you can benefit from this course.

I’m Intermediate, is this OK for me?

This is an amazing opportunity for you. It’s the possibility to jump to an Advanced level with your Spanish much, much faster than you thought possible.

Intermediate learners typically get stuck on a language-learning plateau for a long time, and we want to get you straight off that plateau and up to Advanced as fast and efficiently as possible.

You do that by diving in to challenging, real Spanish conversations like these. This is going to feel like a wonderful challenge – just what you need to progress fast!

There’s a full guide for your level waiting inside the community. By the time you get to the third or fourth video, you will start understanding a lot of what we say at full speed! By the end of the course, your Spanish will be transformed.

With the community, and live events with us, we’ll be there every step of the way, accompanying you on your path up to Advanced.

Soon you’re going to be having a whole new advanced-understanding and Real Spanish Confidence experience.

I’m Advanced, is this right for me?

Notes in Spanish Platinum brings you more of what we do best, what you most benefit from, and takes you way deeper, way further. These are the real Spanish conversations that you just don’t find anywhere else.

You’ll be keeping abreast and fully absorbing the living Spanish that’s out there right now, making sure you stay confident, and fluent, while continually learning important new language.

It’s one thing to tick the “advanced” box on a form, it’s another to have a huge variety of Spanish on so many interesting topics, being able to understand real Spanish at speed, being able to draw from deep resources to chat happily about anything – that’s what being Advanced is really about.

That’s what we are giving you in this course, all in the company of a great private community of motivated, friendly peers.

¡Tu español va a volar! – Your Spanish is going to fly!

I’m surrounded by Latin American Spanish, is it OK that you are speaking Spanish from Spain?

Totally fine! Half our students are based in the States and travel frequently in Latin and South America, and report wonderful success with the Spanish they have learned almost exclusively from us! It’s a bit like the difference between English from the UK and the US – it’s essentially the same language and it’s fun discovering the slight differences.

How much grammar do I need to know to benefit from the course?

You don’t need any grammar to benefit from the course! We follow our usual method of immersion in our real conversations to really get real depth in the language, which makes a huge difference later in understanding native Spanish speakers, and being able to chat to them.

In Ben’s first months learning Spanish he really concentrated on fluency and understanding conversations above grammatical accuracy, and it made such a difference to his ability to chat and understand, and we still believe that is the way.

So we think you’ll benefit hugely from the course without having to worry about grammar at all!

At the same time, if you do have grammar questions or difficulties you want to iron out or get help with, Marina and our Pro Teacher Ariadna will be delighted to help you with them.

I’m still working on my Notes in Spanish Coach videos! Should I finish those first?

This goes perfectly with Notes in Spanish Coach (which was open for enrolment in February), the two compliment each other perfectly.

While Coach focused on efficient language learning techniques, Notes in Spanish Platinum is absolutely full of rich Spanish language, wonderful real-world words and phrases, so you can understand everything much better and chat to people with greater ease with your new, real Spanish resources. Plus you get the community and online events to ask us and others questions in!

Can I combine this with other Spanish courses I’m taking?

Absolutely! Lots of our students combine our Real Spanish Conversations approach with other more traditional methods such as online or in-person classes, and the big-name apps.

We think our conversations are essential to use with these other methods, otherwise your Spanish risks staying ‘clunky’ and ‘conventional’ and ‘app-ish’ – we want you to sound authentic, real, to surprise native speakers with the straight-from-the-streets, straight-from-real-life Spanish we teach.

Adding our Real Spanish Conversations to ‘big-name-app Spanish’ has worked for thousands of our students – they’ve written to tell us. And many of them have ditched the big-name apps and gone 100% ‘real’ with us all the way to the top!

What if I’m still working through a different Notes in Spanish Course?

Great question! Platinum will perfectly accompany and enhance your other Notes in Spanish studies. The added depth of the new topics, the ‘go deeper’ materials we’ve carefully selected, and above all else, the constant support of the community to clear up doubts and get great advice will accelerate your progress and enjoyment enormously.

And the bonuses in the first month, the live online events with Ben and Marina, and having Ariadna, our pro Spanish teacher on hand, are opportunities to dig deep and spur you on that are not to be missed! ¡A por ello! Go for it!

How long do I have access to the course? Can I track my progress?

Although it’s impossible to promise ‘lifetime’ access to anything, we plan to keep this course in its new state-of-the-art home for at least two years, and almost certainly longer. We have special events for the first month, the live ‘Virtual cafés with Ben and Marina’, and the presence of Ariadna, our pro teacher in the community, but the video modules and the community will be available long-term after that.

So there is no hurry – this is self-paced. You can take a month, six months or more, however long you need. And the new course system we’ve set up for this lets you really easily track your progress.

Plus, the community isn’t going anywhere soon – we’re investing long-term enthusiasm into this community – we plan to make this the best Spanish-learning community on the internet!

Do I have to take part in the Private Community?

Taking part in the Private Community is totally optional. If you like you can just come and read posts from us and other members (yes, as members you can start new posts too!) But, dos cosas, two things:

1. Even if you prefer just to watch what’s going on in there, there may come a day when you have a burning question about a word, a language point, or need advice on your next Spanish learnings steps – even ideas for a great bar to go to in Madrid! And this will be the perfect place to get that help.

2. We think it’s going to be an amazing community, and we’re going to pour all our enthusiasm into it, with great extra materials, so we hope you’ll pop in, say hi, and whenever you feel like it, comment on a post or help a fellow learner out.

Do I have to download anything?

The only thing you might want to download are the PDF’s with the comprehension and vocab exercises, but you can view those in the browser too. Everything else – videos, transcripts, discussion questions, community – is built right into the amazing new course and community system we’ve invested in, that you can access online, on your phone, or via the easy-to-install Platinum app. There are no zip files to deal with or anything like that. This is as up-to-date and easy to use as you can get!

I feel like I’ll never improve my Spanish, will this help?

Absolutely! Apart from enjoying all the wonderful Spanish we use and point out in this course (real-world Spanish, so it’s really a joy to learn!) we’ll be there to help with all your challenges and difficulties. One of the things we most enjoy is sharing our enthusiasm and pointing you in the right direction to overcome difficulties. Platinum will definitely improve your Spanish!

If I sign-up will I be committed to a fixed timetable of events or can I watch/participate as/when I am able?

There is no fixed timetable, you can take the course at your own pace and watch and participate whenever you like.

(The ‘Virtual cafés with Ben and Marina’ do have a fixed time and date, but you can watch the recordings later, whenever you like).

How long is each video/module?

Each video is about 20 to 25 minutes, the first 10 to 12 minutes in Spanish, and then the analysis in English.

After that, how long it takes to do the rest of the module is up to you. You could dive into the external ‘go deeper’ materials we link to, e.g. YouTube videos connected to the topic, or you could do the exercises on the worksheet, answer the discussion questions in the online community for correction by Marina and Ariadna, our teacher, or you could just watch the main video and move on to the next. It’s up to you.

What if Platinum is not for me? Do you offer a refund?

Yes we do. A full 14-Day refund. If during 14 days from the date of your purchase, you don’t think that using the materials in this course can really help to improve your Spanish, just let us know and we will give you a complete refund – just send an email to our support team: [email protected]

I’m very busy at the moment, is Notes in Spanish Platinum Worth it?

We actually think you can’t afford not to join this course and community – we think it’ll save you years and hugely accelerate your path to full Spanish fluency and understanding.

Remember, the 3 keys to Ben’s very rapid path to fluency when he moved to Spain were:

a) Getting in contact with as much real Spanish conversation as possible
b) Having the ability to ask all the questions he needed to friends who were ahead of him, and
c) Having a great friend who pointed out all the best bits of Spanish for him.

It saved Ben years, and all this is exactly what we offer in Notes in Spanish Platinum.

More Fantastic Listener Feedback on How Ben and Marina have Transformed the Spanish Learning Experience!

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So user friendly, yet so effective. 10/10!!

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“Thank you for keeping me motivated!”

I love the way you teach together and make us feel comfortable. Thank you for keeping me motivated!

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Thank the heavens that I ran into Ben and Marina… I have acquired more Spanish skills in the brief time listening [to them] than all the other wasted time combined… Get to know these delightful people.

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I am suddenly leaping to the next level”

You have unwittingly stumbled upon a unique and marvellous way of learning a language. I now feel that I am having much more fun with Spanish — which means, of course, that I am suddenly leaping to the next level!

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It feels as if you’re in a friendly Spanish class – Ben and Marina are great.

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“Ultimately fun!”

Interesting, educational and ultimately fun! Muchas Gracias Ben y Marina!

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