Lesson 328 – Coffee Break French

August 31, 2011 No comments yet

Lesson 28 of season 3 offers an analysis of the second part of Katie’s latest text. As usual, we’ll be covering a range of expressions and grammar points. The free version of this lesson includes the recording of Katie’s text along with explanations of the language she uses to help you understand the text.

In this week’s basic (free) version (14 minutes), we’ll present the text spoken at a slow speed and we’ll highlight one or two language points to help you understand the text. The extended version lasts over 32 minutes and includes a line-by-line analysis of the text and further examples of many of the grammar points and vocabulary included in the text. We’ll also be looking further at the Past Historic tense with -ir and -re verbs. As usual, in addition to the extended lesson, the members’ materials also include a lesson guide in both pdf format and our ePub version which now includes audio clips too. This ePub format has been specially created for the iBooks app on the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad.

If you’ve not yet decided to become a member for this season of Coffee Break French, you can purchase Season 3B (lessons 321-340) for £37.00 (+VAT in EU). If you prefer you can opt for Season 3 Complete (lessons 301-340) for £64.00 (+VAT in EU). If you’re an existing user, log into your Control Panel and choose your preferred option. If you’re new to Coffee Break French, choose between Season 3B (321-340) or Season 3 Complete (301-340) in our store. You may also be interested in Coffee Break French Season 3 on the iBookstore.

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Lesson 327 – Coffee Break French

August 21, 2011 2 comments

In the long-awaited return to Coffee Break French we spend episode 27 of season 3 looking at the first part of Katie’s latest text in which she updates us on what’s she’s been getting up to in Nice. In this episode we’ll be looking at a variety of grammatical topics including the relative pronouns ce que and ce qui, and we’ll also consider some examples of the future perfect tense. The second part of Katie’s text will be analysed in the next lesson.

In this week’s basic (free) version (14 minutes), we’ll present the text spoken at a slow speed and we’ll highlight one or two language points to help you understand the text. The extended version lasts over 32 minutes and includes a line-by-line analysis of the text and further examples of many of the grammar points and vocabulary included in the text. As usual, in addition to the extended lesson, the members’ materials also include a lesson guide in both pdf format and our ePub version which now includes audio clips too. This ePub format has been specially created for the iBooks app on the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad.

If you’ve not yet decided to become a member for this season of Coffee Break French, you can purchase Season 3B (lessons 321-340) for £37.00 (+VAT in EU). If you prefer you can opt for Season 3 Complete (lessons 301-340) for £64.00 (+VAT in EU). If you’re an existing user, log into your Control Panel and choose your preferred option. If you’re new to Coffee Break French, choose between Season 3B (321-340) or Season 3 Complete (301-340) in our store. You may also be interested in Coffee Break French Season 3 on the iBookstore.

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Coffee Break French Update

August 16, 2011 2 comments

Salut tout le monde! This is a long overdue update on our Coffee Break French programming. As you will know, Radio Lingua is a small company and over the summer our personal and business travel commitments changed unexpectedly, slowing down the CBF production process. We’re now back “at our desks” and we’re catching up with all of our commitments over the next few days. Coffee Break French episode 327 will be available by the end of the week and subsequent episodes will follow regularly thereafter. We’re looking forward to hearing how Alf, Veronica and Katie spend their remaining weeks in Nice in the forthcoming episodes of Coffee Break French, and hope you are too!

CBS Show Time Spanish – Lesson 20

August 12, 2011 No comments yet

Episode 20 features the fourth installment of our ‘telenovela’, Verano Español. Find out the latest about the life of Laura and her mother as they spend the summer in Spain en la casa de tía Julia. Will Laura find out a little more about the mystery customer in the panadería? Don’t miss this episode of Show Time Spanish!

Please note that these episodes are the same episodes which were released on the Show Time Spanish feed a couple of years ago. We have decided to release them on the Coffee Break Spanish feed to help existing learners who have recently completed Coffee Break Spanish through the reruns of our original series.

As with Coffee Break Spanish, our Show Time Spanish course features a range of additional materials which can be purchased as a “Season Pass”. For Show Time this Season Pass offers a full transcript of all the Spanish used in the text, lesson notes, and bonus listening materials which provide extra practise of the language covered in each lesson. We offer Season Passes at £47.00 GBP (+VAT for EU customers) for Season 1 (lessons 1-20) and Season 2 (lessons 21-40), and for the first time today we’re introducing a Complete Show Time Spanish Season Pass (lessons 1-40) for £84.00 GBP (+VAT for EU customers). Please click on the links for each pass, or if you’re an existing customer, log into your Control Panel and add the pass to your membership.

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CBS Show Time Spanish – Lesson 19

August 9, 2011 2 comments

In this week’s episode, Mark and Alba discuss some useful techniques for learning languages and share their ideas and advice with listeners. In the intermedio Alba talks about the northern Spanish city of Bilbao, and José introduces a construction which involves lo + adjective. Grammar points covered include the construction siempre que and the use of the subjunctive after para que. 

Please note that these episodes are the same episodes which were released on the Show Time Spanish feed a couple of years ago. We have decided to release them on the Coffee Break Spanish feed to help existing learners who have recently completed Coffee Break Spanish through the reruns of our original series.

As with Coffee Break Spanish, our Show Time Spanish course features a range of additional materials which can be purchased as a “Season Pass”. For Show Time this Season Pass offers a full transcript of all the Spanish used in the text, lesson notes, and bonus listening materials which provide extra practise of the language covered in each lesson. We offer Season Passes at £47.00 GBP (+VAT for EU customers) for Season 1 (lessons 1-20) and Season 2 (lessons 21-40), and for the first time today we’re introducing a Complete Show Time Spanish Season Pass (lessons 1-40) for £84.00 GBP (+VAT for EU customers). Please click on the links for each pass, or if you’re an existing customer, log into your Control Panel and add the pass to your membership.

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CBS Show Time Spanish – Lesson 18

August 5, 2011 No comments yet

In episode 18 of Show Time Spanish, Mark and Alba talk about the advantages and disadvantages of buying things online, and share their experiences both positive and negative. In this week’s intermedio, Alba presents the city of Granada in the south of Spain, and José talks about ways to describe someone whose head is always in the clouds. Grammar points covered include the personal a, present subjunctive, double negatives, and the expression dar ganas a alguien.

Please note that these episodes are the same episodes which were released on the Show Time Spanish feed a couple of years ago. We have decided to release them on the Coffee Break Spanish feed to help existing learners who have recently completed Coffee Break Spanish through the reruns of our original series.

As with Coffee Break Spanish, our Show Time Spanish course features a range of additional materials which can be purchased as a “Season Pass”. For Show Time this Season Pass offers a full transcript of all the Spanish used in the text, lesson notes, and bonus listening materials which provide extra practise of the language covered in each lesson. We offer Season Passes at £47.00 GBP (+VAT for EU customers) for Season 1 (lessons 1-20) and Season 2 (lessons 21-40), and for the first time today we’re introducing a Complete Show Time Spanish Season Pass (lessons 1-40) for £84.00 GBP (+VAT for EU customers). Please click on the links for each pass, or if you’re an existing customer, log into your Control Panel and add the pass to your membership.

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CBS Show Time Spanish – Lesson 17

August 2, 2011 No comments yet

This episode is dedicated to all fans of the imperfect subjunctive… and to those of you who are terrified of it! After listening to Mark and Alba’s discussion about all things hypothetical, you’ll be 100% confident in using the Spanish imperfect subjunctive. In addition, Alba talks about her favourite parts of Madrid, and José introduces some ways to express surprise in the intermedio.

Please note that these episodes are the same episodes which were released on the Show Time Spanish feed a couple of years ago. We have decided to release them on the Coffee Break Spanish feed to help existing learners who have recently completed Coffee Break Spanish through the reruns of our original series.

As with Coffee Break Spanish, our Show Time Spanish course features a range of additional materials which can be purchased as a “Season Pass”. For Show Time this Season Pass offers a full transcript of all the Spanish used in the text, lesson notes, and bonus listening materials which provide extra practise of the language covered in each lesson. We offer Season Passes at £47.00 GBP (+VAT for EU customers) for Season 1 (lessons 1-20) and Season 2 (lessons 21-40), and for the first time today we’re introducing a Complete Show Time Spanish Season Pass (lessons 1-40) for £84.00 GBP (+VAT for EU customers). Please click on the links for each pass, or if you’re an existing customer, log into your Control Panel and add the pass to your membership.

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