Category Archives: Coffee Break Spanish

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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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CBS/CBF problems resolved

An update to the problems experienced by learners over the past week: it now appears that both Coffee Break French and Coffee Break Spanish are back to normal. We’ve checked the files on the website and on the podcast feeds and things seem to be working as expected. If you continue to experience problems, please…

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CBF/CBS problems: Update

This is an update from our previous post regarding problems with the free Coffee Break French and Spanish podcast files. We’ve been working on this problem over the past few days and would like to update listeners. Our free podcast files are hosted with Libsyn who have servers able to deal with the bandwidth required…

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CBF/CBS – problems with free files

We’ve had reports of problems with the free Coffee Break French episodes today and it appears that the files are not downloading correctly. The free files are hosted on libsyn.com – the bandwidth associated with these files is enormous so we use a specific podcast hosting service for this. We have logged a query at…

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Season 2 – Lesson 28 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: In lesson 28 we’ll be continuing to create phrases in the language based on the knowledge of grammar we’ve acquired in recent lessons. This week we’re focusing on the context of taking a taxi in a Spanish-speaking country. Please note that lesson 28 of Season 2 was originally known as…

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Season 2 – Lesson 27 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: Over the past few months we’ve been focusing on learning the patterns of the language. In lessons 27-30 we’re going to be constructing phrases within various contexts, using the rules we’ve learned in previous lessons. Lesson 27 focuses on using public transport and you’ll learn to create the phrases you…

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Season 2 – Lesson 26 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: One of the best ways to make progress in a language is to use the language with native speakers and to check your understanding by asking them for feedback. In lesson 26 you’ll put what you’ve been learning recently into practice by asking ¿lo he dicho bien? and other phrases…

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Season 2 – Lesson 25 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: In lesson 25 of Coffee Break Spanish we’re continuing to look at the perfect tense. In this lesson you’ll learn about particular uses of the perfect tense, and about certain words or expressions which act as triggers for the tense. You’ll also learn some verbs which have irregular past participles.…

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Season 2 – Lesson 24 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: Lesson 24 introduces a new tense: the perfect tense. This tense is used to talk about what you “have done” and is very simple to use. Please note that lesson 24 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 224 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of…

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