Announcing our new website

thumbnailWe’re delighted to announce our new website which has been many months in the planning. Since we launched Coffee Break Spanish back in 2006 we’ve launched a new website for each show, and at times things have been difficult for visitors to know where to find things. We  felt we wanted to bring everything into the one place so that our listeners would be able to access the content more easily, find out how to use our materials, interact with us and provide feedback, and improve their language skills.

We hope that you enjoy discovering the new website and that you find it easy to navigate and pleasant to use. Everything is organised by languge, so you’ll always be able to find your way to the Languages. If you’ve arrived at the website from one of our product urls, eg. www.coffeebreakspanish.com, then you’ll be taken straight to the product page for Coffee Break Spanish. That page provides information about the show, the hosts and the structure of the series, and you get direct access to the free audio materials from that page. The Languages menu provides a drop-down link to each language and the podcasts available for that language. For members there is a page for each Season Pass, so if you’ve purchased a Season Pass for Coffee Break French Level 1, then you can access that page through the Members’ link. You can also log in to your Control Panel directly from the sidebar on most pages, so you will have a handy list with links to your Season Passes available at all times.

You can find out more about Radio Lingua, our methods, the story of the company and about our presenters in the About section, and you can access our help materials in the Support Section.

Needless to say, over the next few days there are bound to be teething problems, and there are a few parts of the membership system which will be remain in the old style of the site until we migrate everything to the new site. We’d ask you to bear with us as we put the final touches to our new site.

So, what do you think? What are your first impressions? Hopefully you find the site easy to use, clean, and efficient. If you have experienced any problems, please go easy on us! It’s only to be expected that one or two things don’t work quite as expected. Let us know if you spot any typos, bugs or if something doesn’t work on your system. Post your comment here (if necessary, click on the comments link at the top of the post).

6 Comments

  • Mark

    Reply Reply May 3, 2009

    Love the new website – nice layout and very informative. Good to see the return of Show Time Spanish (have already subscribed to Season 2) and the new One Minute Portuguese podcast, the only one I have ever come across specifically for the language as spoken in Portugal!

    Only one issue so far, I can’t find any link to the forum…

  • Mark

    Reply Reply May 4, 2009

    Have since found the link – it’s here:

    http://www.radiolinguamedia.com/bb/cbf-bb/index.php

  • Marilyn

    Reply Reply May 6, 2009

    Nice site. You’ve obviously spent a lot of time, working through the details and making it clear and easy-to-use. I look forward to trying to keep up through this next term!

  • Paul Hewson

    Reply Reply June 10, 2009

    Hi Mark et al,

    The new website has a nice clean style and is consistent across the languages now. The original CBS website’s layout would break depending on the browser I was using – the large graphic on the right did not always align with the text on the left, but instead was displayed underneath the text. However, I prefer the old CBS colour scheme of red, yellow and brown – sort of reflects the colours of Spain and coffee I guess!

    There is one thing though, I can’t seem to find the link to the forums or is it just me?

    Thanks,
    Paul

  • Belinda Kirkwood

    Reply Reply August 4, 2009

    I am an absolute fan, first, of Coffee Break Spanish and now Showtime Spanish. Although I have taken quite a few lessons over the time, the way it is presented and the language is developed beats all others.

    There is an opening for more business for you I think in some similar format in Hebrew. None of the available podcasts approximate your system. I would love to learn this language, and I am sure that there are many others who would try it out.

    In the meantime,

    Muchas gracias y hasta luego.

    Belinda Kirkwood

  • Greekspeak

    Reply Reply August 6, 2009

    I love coffebreak french it is my go to source for improving my french.
    However, there is nothing like this on this site for greek. I would like to see a more indepth approach to learning and speaking greek.

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