A necessary part of any Spanish language program, Level 3 will give you a knowledge of seven tenses so you have the tools to express your thoughts and feel comfortable conversing in Spanish.


A necessary part of any Spanish language program, Level 3 will give you a knowledge of seven tenses so you have the tools to express your thoughts and feel comfortable conversing in Spanish.

  • I speak – hablo (Present tense)
  • I spoke – hablé (Preterite tense)
  • I used to speak – hablaba (Imperfect tense)
  • I will speak – hablaré (Future tense)
  • I would speak- hablaría (Conditional tense)
  • I am speaking – estoy hablando (Present progressive tense)
  • I have spoken – he hablado (Present perfect tense)

Level 3 will help you build an extensive vocabulary and feel comfortable conversing in Spanish.

  • Study the Present, Imperfect, Future, Conditional, Present Progressive, and Present Perfect tenses
  • Integrate the seven indicative tenses
  • Check your retention with the self-correcting quizzes and GameCards
  • Listen and practice with a native Mexican Spanish speaker on CD

With Warren Hardy’s Level 3 Kit and comprehensive Spanish language program, you will be conversing, reading and writing comfortably in Spanish.

What’s Included:

  • Level 3 Workbook: 160-page workbook is easy to read and filled with beautiful charts, self-correcting exercises and self-correcting quizzes and exams.
  • Level 3 GameCards: 80 cards containing English-Spanish translation games integrated with the Level 3 Workbook.
  • Set of 4 CDs: Recorded directly from the Level 3 Workbook by native Mexican Spanish speakers, these help you to develop your pronunciation and listening skills.

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  1. Bob Geibert says:

    I own numerous Spanish study books; however, by far my favorites are the Warren Hardy workbooks.

    They are built on the most logical method for learning Spanish that I have found. In addition, I was surprised at how much I learned in a small amount of time.

    My only regret is that I didn’t find these books earlier. I could have saved a lot of money.

  2. Rita says:

    I’m so glad to read this article! In 2003 I started a business teaching ESL and Beginning Spanish. As part of my research, I took a pile of about 10 Spanish workbooks out into my yard, with the idea that I would jot down in a spiral notebook in what order different aspects of the language should be taught. I was surprised and frustrated to find that every single “How to Learn Spanish” book approached it in a different order — there was no consensus at all!

    In my first year university course, I was taught present tense, command form, future tense, then imperfect, and as the third term was almost over, we were just getting into preterite. Off I went to Quito, with virtually no preterite! I knew something was wrong there.

    Also enjoyed the percentage breakdown of how much we use each tense.

    This is the most original information I’ve come across in a long time — I’m excited to learn more about your system.

  3. Karen Kaiser says:

    I studied with Warren Hardy two years ago. It is absolutely true what he says about self-actualization. Learning the social protocol of Mexico enabled me to experience just that. It was a thrill the first time I said “Buon Provecho” to a group eating in a restaurant as I passed their table; they all smiled at me as if I were one of them.

  4. dave ostrander says:

    warren -
    you seem like a cool, honest guy – 10 % truly actualize themselves into spanish speakers!! No hype about 90% becoming fluent in only 30 days!!! And as important – non judgemental – most of my students are satisfied learning to get by in spanish and that is their choice. How refreshing.
    I am a “child” of the 60′s (dob 1942) – opted out of the rat race 6-8 years ago and became interested in spanish though not certain why. Have “worked” on/with it for years with some success and some frustration. Probably a level 2 per your criteria.
    Recently made my 2nd driving visit into Mexico (Nogales to Hermosillo to Chihuahua via hwy 16 through the Sierra Madres) -ended up in Zacatecas. On this visit became very, very aware of the incredible importance of the spoken word. I was physically there but not really able to “connect” with people. What a great torture device – place someone in a foreign land and not allow them to communicate!!
    I have done mostly self study in my “quest” of the spanish language. The so called immersion classes taught by native spanish speakers have been a disappointment to me. Your approach/method and genuine concern – esp for the older student are appealing. Perhaps I will have the opportunity of meeting you as a student in the future.

    Dave Ostrander

  5. Dina says:

    I am a native speaker. My boss has asked me to teach him Spanish because he is adopting kids from Mexico. He is a very busy man and gets frustrated very easily. I don’t know how to begin to teach him. can you help me? Thanks.

  6. Jim Priest says:

    I have always wondered how that worked. I actually thought that I was too old to learn spanish but now i see that there is a way to learn Spanish if I follow this process and be patient. muchas gracias.

  7. Wonderful post! Thank you very much!

  8. erickia says:

    hey~nice blog, ok…always stay cool~

  9. Jo Linder-Crow says:

    I am coming to SMA next month for two weeks of study at your school. I look forward to a “language learning retreat” and to breaking out of the “think in English” mindsest. Am only struggling with whether to enroll in Level 2 or Level 3…I want to stretch a bit so am leaning toward level 3. Thanks for all the helpful information on the website to help me decide.

  10. Londres says:

    What a great blog perfect for those of us who need to improve on the Spanish language, I am a teacher and live in London one of the few websites that specialises in the London theme in Spanish is arandata Londres please check it out and hopefully brush up on your spanish at the same time! Congratulations on the blog.

  11. I think you’ve pointed out a very important aspect of learning any foreign language. Learner > Speaker. Many students think that it is one in the same. Speaking is a mental and physical skill. Its like playing a sport. You’ve practiced the moves individually and know what to do but you have to be able to put both together simultaneously and extemporaneously in order to be a speaker.

    Athletes drill over and over so that when the are playing their sport they respond correctly to situations as if it were second nature. They don’t think they react.

  12. WitsReteque says:

    Hi! Are you tuned in to my drenched constituent I have a nice joke for you people! :) Did you hear about the guy that lost his left arm and leg in a car crash? He’s all right now.

  13. I agree with you about the definition of conversational Spanish. Just having a conversation with someone in Spanish is very helpful with achieving fluency. I mean that’s what language is for – talking to people! I want to note that while business classes in Spanish are good for those learning Spanish they’re also good for Spanish speakers who are learning English and what to get the necessary business skills.

    Great post, keep up the good work!

  14. silvia says:

    I am in love with you = estoy enamorado de ti

  15. Jim Oliver says:

    You are absolutlely correct because I have experienced it. I;m in my 60′s and went through 5 months of total immersion. What a waste of time and money. I finished by thinking I was just too old to learn. Jim

  16. Ramses says:

    Perosnally I think there’s nothing wrong with immersion-based schools. Sure, you won’t walk out fluent after just a few weeks, but it certainly helps. Take the ALG (Automatic Language Growth) method for example. After 800 hours of solid input students do know what the teachers are talking about.

    I don’t really agree with you regarding starting with the verb tenses. Why would you? Most people are grammar-orientated because they think it’s the right way to do. The is no rock hard evidence people learn better studying grammar or not studying grammar at all.

    However, the fact is that people that got immersed thus got solid input FIRST, and only then took up a study of grammar often have a better level in their target language.

  17. Susan Smith says:

    your articles is really helpful for beginner..you provide step to how to start learn Spanish language…

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  20. Stevie Cobb says:

    The key difference between bilinguals and monolinguals may be more basic: a heightened ability to monitor the environment. “Bilinguals have to switch languages quite often — you may talk to your father in one language and to your mother in another language,” says Albert Costa, a researcher at the University of Pompea Fabra in Spain. “It requires keeping track of changes around you in the same way that we monitor our surroundings when driving.” In a study comparing German-Italian bilinguals with Italian monolinguals on monitoring tasks, Mr. Costa and his colleagues found that the bilingual subjects not only performed better, but they also did so with less activity in parts of the brain involved in monitoring, indicating that they were more efficient at it.

  21. LEONARD says:

    Interesting, I was sorry to read about the 70 year old cut-off. I am 80 and, although movement is slow, I do see progress. Fluency is not my objective but to be able to look after myself and to treat my Latin friends with respect. I feel that your course is structured perfectly for me and I count myself lucky that I came across it through International Living.
    Leonard Poetschke

  22. John Biggs says:

    An hour in class will seldom change anything for a visiting language student, but Warren Hardy’s social protocol lecture gave me fresh outlook on Mexico. I have been coming to San Miguel annually for three years–soon to be four–and I’ve never felt more welcome anywhere.


  24. Sharon says:

    Brilliant! From the opening sentence to the final word, I found myself thoroughly engaged, lingering at moments to take in the full impact of what was being said, smiling in some parts, heart broken in others. Your passion for people — for relationships… especially international — is evident in this piece. Truly, this essay, (speech?), is relational art. Thank you for sharing it.

  25. anne moon says:

    Well, Rabbie Burns did write Green Grow the Rashes O, but that was NOT the song sung by the soldiers. They sang Green Grow the Rushes O–which is a way of remembering the 12 apostles–and is a good marching song. Our family used to sing this song on car trips when I was a child as it goes on FOREVER!
    I will be in San Miguel soon, visiting your student, Liz Hodder, so maybe I’ll see you.
    Regards from Canada!

  26. bill durant says:

    i agree with Mr Biggs. After visiting San Miguel Allende in december i am moving there in may of 2014.

  27. warren says:

    well, i think this is just dandy