Monthly Archives: June 2011

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Lesson 307- Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: In this week’s episode, Mark and Alba talk about the different seasons of the year and about their own favourite times of year. This episode provides an opportunity for learners to learn to use the Spanish phrase o sea, and the combination of object pronouns is also covered. José’s intermedio…

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Coffee Break Spanish debuts on Kindle

Following many, many requests from our listeners we’ve been working on making our most popular language courses available on the Amazon Kindle ebook reader. In the coming weeks and months we’ll be making available our most popular courses on the Kindle, starting with Coffee Break Spanish and Coffee Break French. Coffee Break Spanish and French…

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Lesson 306- Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: In episode 6 of Show Time Spanish Mark and Alba discuss their recent visits to Edinburgh and will entertain you with some singing! José introduces two phrases to say that things are in a mess, and language points include the pluperfect tense and using double indirect pronouns, eg. a mi…

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Lesson 305- Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: In episode 5 of Show Time Spanish we launch our very own Spanish soap opera, Verano Español, which tells the story of Spanish dad, Antonio, Scottish mum Iona, and bilingual daughter Laura and their adventures one summer in Spain. Each episode will provide you with listening practice, language study and…

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Interesting video review of Coffee Break Spanish

This video review of Coffee Break Spanish is a really good introduction to what the course offers. The only issue we have with it is that, despite what they claim on the video, Radio Lingua is NOT owned by one of the major television networks!! As we’ve said many times before, Radio Lingua is a…

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CBF 324 Free Bonus: ePub / ebook / PDF

This is the second of our free bonus items for this week’s episode of Coffee Break French. The ePub / ebook version of our lesson provides the lesson notes and audio clips in a convenient ebook format which can be played on all iOS devices including iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. The ePubs have proven…

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CBF 324 Free Bonus: Extended version

This week we’re offering a special treat for our free subscribers: the extended version of our lessons is normally only available to subscribers, but this week we’re giving this extended version away free to our non-members to let you know what you’re missing! The extended version features the same basic content as the free lesson,…

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Lesson 324 – Coffee Break French

Coming up in this lesson: In this week’s lesson we’ll continue with Alf’s text from last week. There are some fantastic examples of preceding direct objects in this week’s show, and you’ll have the opportunity to practise ne … rien and ne … que. Accessing the Premium Version   If you’d like to get more…

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Lesson 304- Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: In this fourth episode of Show Time Spanish, Mark has just returned from a week in London and he discusses the advantages and disadvantages of living in a village, town or city with Alba. We also meet Laura from Verano Español, our forthcoming soap opera. In José’s intermedio he introduces…

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Lesson 303- Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: This lesson was originally released in October, so in lesson 3 of Show Time Spanish, Alba tells Mark about a Halloween party she attended. They discuss the traditions of Halloween. In the intermedio José provides two alternative ways to say that you’re tired. Grammar points include reflexive verbs in a…

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Lesson 302- Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: In our second episode of Show Time Spanish, Mark and Alba talk about languages and their own language skills. In the intermedio, José provides two phrases which can be used to tell someone that they are annoying you. Language points include progressive tenses using estar + gerund, and a particular…

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Lesson 323 – Coffee Break French

Coming up in this lesson: Lesson 323 is the first of two lessons which focus on Alf’s latest text which has lots of interesting language points to discuss. Alf has been attending cookery lessons in Nice and he reports back on this in this week’s episode. Language points include lots more preceding direct object examples…

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Lesson 301- Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: Welcome to this first episode of Show Time Spanish here on the Coffee Break Spanish feed. As we explained yesterday we’re going to be releasing our existing Show Time Spanish series on the Coffee Break Spanish feed while we’re working on new materials for intermediate/advanced learners of Spanish. In this…

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Coffee Break Spanish future plans

As you all know, Coffee Break Spanish level 2 came to an end with lesson 80 and we’re planning to follow up the course with similar content to our Season 3 of Coffee Break French. However, we’ve only just started working on this content, so it’s likely that it will be available later in the…

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Lesson 322 – Coffee Break French

Coming up in this lesson: In episode 322 of Coffee Break French we hear about Veronica’s exciting weekend at the Monaco Grand Prix. We’ll be hearing about the party she attended at the house of one of her clients. We will be hearing more examples of the subjunctive along with a couple of interesting preceding…

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