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The New Coffee Break Academy

It’s graduation time! As you know, most of our courses feature free lessons, available on our website and on iTunes, Soundcloud and so on, but we also have premium courses which feature additional materials to help you take your learning further. We’ve been looking at ways in which we can improve how we deliver these…

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Introducing Coffee Break Spanish To Go

¿Cuál es la pregunta de hoy? We’ve been asking our beginner and intermediate students what you would find most useful to help you in the earlier stages of the language. While many of you feel that you’re able to say things in the language, the number one difficulty for learners is understanding what native speakers…

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Announcing Coffee Break Italian Season 2

Pronti per un altro caffè? Coffee Break Italian Season 1 finished in the summer, and we get daily emails, tweets and messages asking us when Season 2 is starting… So, we’re delighted to report that your new year resolutions for 2017 can also include improving your Italian! Season 2 begins in January and we’ve been…

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Announcing Coffee Break German Season 2

Lust auf noch mehr Deutsch? We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been working on the long-awaited second season of Coffee Break German. In this season you’ll take your German to the next level, building on what you learned in Season 1. There will be more situations, you’ll learn to talk about the past and the…

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Announcing Coffee Break French Season 5

We’re delighted to announce that Coffee Break French Season 5 is in preparation. We’ve been listening to the feedback on Season 4, and have been working on a fifth season of Coffee Break French. Given that Season 4 already focused on a very high level of French – B2/C1 in the European Framework of Reference…

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Our 10th Birthday Announcements

Join our Founder and CEO Mark Pentleton for our 10th birthday announcements: Coffee Break French Season 5 coming in 2017 Coffee Break German Season 2 launches January 2017 Coffee Break Italian Season 2 launches January 2017 Coffee Break Spanish To Go – new video show launching 7th Nov 2016 Brand new Coffee Break Academy where…

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Episode 37 – Season 4 – Coffee Break Spanish

It’s time for another episode of Coffee Break Spanish and this time we’re reading Rory’s email to Alejandro in which he updates his friend on the recent happenings in Mallorca, including the reception held in their honour in Palma. This episode gives us an opportunity to take a closer look at a range of interesting…

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Join us for some special announcements

Radio Lingua is 10 years old! We’re celebrating this milestone with some special announcements! Join us on Thursday 3rd November at 8:00pm UK time (3:00pm Eastern) for a live broadcast in which we’ll be sharing some highlights of the past 10 years, and looking forward to the next ten! The broadcast will be on the…

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Radio Lingua Update

Update, 20 October 2016 Planned maintenance: in an attempt to avoid further problems with the Radio Lingua website, we’re going to be doing some updates overnight on the site. This is likely to involve around 2 hours of downtime between 12:00 midnight and 8:00am UK time (7pm-3am Eastern). Sorry for any inconvenience caused. Original message, 18 October…

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Episode 36 – Season 4 – Coffee Break Spanish

In this episode of our advanced Spanish course we’re joining María for a diary entry in which she’s thinking about the possibilities of living and working in Argentina with Rory. Of course, with Alejandro already in Argentina, he would be able to help them get settled. From a language point of view, Mark and Carmen…

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Coffee Break French Live – 19 septembre 2016

Join us for Coffee Break French Live – Q&A with Mark and Pierre-Benoît Questions featured in this episode: When do you pronounce the ‘s’ at the end of the word plus? How do you know whether ‘ll’ is pronounced as an L or a Y sound? Can you give me some phrases to use when…

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Episode 35 – Season 4 – Coffee Break Spanish

Rory and María take a trip to the village of Valldemossa and, while enjoying an ice cream, they talk about the possibilities open to them for their future plans which will undoubtedly involve a trip to Argentina where Rory hopes to continue his studies. Of course, Mark and Carmen are on hand to discuss the…

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Episode 34 – Season 4 – Coffee Break Spanish

In this episode we’re listening to Alejandro’s email. He’s continuing his travels around northern Europe before returning to Argentina, and he’s desperate to hear about all the updates from Rory and María in Mallorca. The episode contains a range of useful and interesting expressions, along with some tricky language including dudar que + subjunctive, the…

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Coffee Break Italian – Earthquake Appeal

A 6.2M earthquake caused significant damage in central Italy. So far more than 290 people have been killed and the town of Amatrice is in ruins. Survivors need access to emergency supplies. Here at Radio Lingua we’ve been trying to come up with a way in which we can help. For many visitors to Italy…

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Coffee Break French Live – 24 août 2016

Join us Coffee Break French Live In this episode: feedback for our Facebook community the expression tenir quelqu’un au courant / au jus the idiom faire la grasse matinée news about Coffee Break French on Instagram Make sure you’re following us on Facebook to find out exactly when we’re broadcasting our live shows.

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