Category Archives: Coffee Break Spanish

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Season 2 – Lesson 40 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: It’s the end of an era: the final episode of Coffee Break Spanish. In the final lesson of Season 2, it’s time for las despedidas, the goodbyes. Andrew will be returning to England and bidding farewell to María-José, and Mark and Kara will also be saying adiós to the listeners…

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Season 2 – Lesson 39 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: It’s the penultimate episode of this season of Coffee Break Spanish and we continue to follow the adventures of María-José and Andrew as they come to the end of their time together in Spain. This week Andrew is signing up for his course in the ayuntamiento and needs to ask…

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Season 2 – Lesson 38 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: This week María-José and Andrew discuss their plans for the following week when Andrew’s friend arrives in Spain and María-José will be attending a conference in Madrid. In this episode we introduce the concept of the subjunctive, something which often confuses language learners. You’ll learn how to use the subjunctive…

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Season 2 – Lesson 37 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: In this episode María-José tells Andrew about her visits to the Canary Islands. She uses lots of examples of the imperfect tense to describe what she used to do when she went there several times when she was younger. Apologies to all our listeners for the delayed publication of this…

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Season 2 – Lesson 36 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: We’re returning to another episode featuring María-José and Andrew this week in which María-José will ask the question “¿Qué estás haciendo?” , what are you doing? We’re focusing on the present continuous tense. Please note that lesson 36 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 236 of Coffee Break…

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Season 2 – Lesson 35 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: We’re continuing our soap opera featuring María-José and Andrew and in this week’s episode Andrew needs some help with an assignment for his Spanish class. We’ll also be looking at the imperative – the command form – in this lesson. Please note that lesson 35 of Season 2 was originally…

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Season 2 – Lesson 34 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: In lesson 34 we’re continuing our ‘soap opera’. This week María-José is taking her friend to a restaurant, so we’ll be revisiting the language we learned previously in the course. We’ll also take the opportunity to look at the conditional tense or ‘mood’. Please note that lesson 34 of Season…

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Connect with us on Facebook

You may be interested to know that we have pages for both Coffee Break French and Coffee Break Spanish where you can interact with other fans from around the world. We try to answer any questions posted on the Facebook pages, offer conversation topics to help you practise your language skills, and even offer exclusive…

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Season 2 – Lesson 33 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: In lesson 33 we continue to follow the story of Andrew and his Spanish friend María-José. In this episode we’ll be introducing the future tense and looking at how verbs are conjugated in the future. Once again, you’ll develop your knowledge and listening skills by listening to this conversation where…

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Season 2 – Lesson 32 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: Lesson 32 continues the story of Andrew and María-José and their blossoming friendship! María-José has been on vacation in France. The main topic of discussion in this lesson is the weather, using a variety of tenses. Once again, you’ll develop your knowledge and listening skills by listening to this conversation…

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Season 2 – Lesson 31 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: Welcome back to our Coffee Break Spanish listeners who have been patiently waiting for the continuation of the series. In lessons 31-40 you’ll be following a mini soap-opera featuring English student Andrew who is learning Spanish in Spain, and his new friend María-José, who’ll be getting to know him and…

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New Term information

To help you plan your language learning in 2011, we thought it would be useful to announce the dates of our new “term”. The term will begin week beginning 17th January 2011, so you can look forward to our episodes being published during the weeks outlined below: Week of 17th Jan: Coffee Break Spanish 71,…

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Season 2 – Lesson 30 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: In lesson 30 of Coffee Break Spanish we’re dealing with one of the trickiest things to do in a foreign language: make telephone calls. When you can’t see the person to whom you are speaking, it makes things that bit more difficult! In this episode you’ll learn the standard phrases…

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Season 2 – Lesson 29 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: In the long-awaited 29th lesson of Coffee Break Spanish we look at tips to help you pronounce double -r- in Spanish and we build more language in the context of hiring cars in a Spanish-speaking country.  Please note that lesson 29 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 229…

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iTunes Rewind Podcasts: Best of 2010

We’re delighted to announce that three Radio Lingua podcasts have been voted iTunes Best of 2010 – for the fourth year running! This year Coffee Break French, Coffee Break Spanish and Walk Talk and Learn French all feature in the “Classic audio/video” sections in the UK list. To check out the top 100 podcasts of…

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