Category Archives: Coffee Break Spanish

Season 2 – Lesson 23 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: Over lessons 21-23 we’ve been looking at por and para. In lesson 23 it’s time to look at the various uses of por, including a number of situations when por doesn’t mean “for”. Please note that lesson 23 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 223 of Coffee Break Spanish.…

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Season 2 – Lesson 22 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: In lesson 22 we’re continuing to discuss por and para: this time we’re focusing on the use of para when expressing purpose, eg. “this gift is for you” – este regalo es para ti. We’ll also learn the verb regalar, and talk briefly about the personal a. Please note that…

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Season 2 – Lesson 21 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: Lessons 21-23 will look at the thorny issue of por and para: by the end of these three lessons you’ll be confident in knowing exactly when to use which word! In lesson 61 we’ll introduce both words and consider various situations when the words can both be translated as “for”.…

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Season 2 – Lesson 20 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: In this week’s episode we reach episode 20 and Mark will be testing Kara on everything she’s learned so far about verbs and adjectives in the past few lessons of the course. Please note that lesson 20 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 220 of Coffee Break Spanish.…

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Season 2 – Lesson 19 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: This week we’re continuing to look at the imperfect tense. We’ll go through the conjugation of -ar, -er and -ir verbs and talk about how the imperfect tense is used to describe things in the past. Please note that lesson 19 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 219…

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Season 2 – Lesson 18 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: In this week’s lesson we introduce the imperfect tense and consider in what situations this tense is used. We’ll also learn the conjugation of -ar verbs in the imperfect tense. Please note that lesson 18 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 218 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have…

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Season 2 – Lesson 17 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: It’s time to put into practice what you’ve been learning about the preterite tense. In this week’s episode Mark challenges Kara to an identity quiz using lots of preterite tenses to describe the lives of the mystery personalities. Please note that lesson 17 of Season 2 was originally known as…

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Season 2 – Lesson 16 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: More preterite tenses this week: it’s now time to look at reflexive verbs and verbs which have spelling changes (“radical-changing verbs”) in the preterite tense. Please note that lesson 16 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 216 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each…

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¡Campeones! Sale extended on all Spanish courses!

¡Enhorabuena, España! To celebrate Spain winning the World Cup we’re extending our sale on our Spanish courses until Wednesday 14th July. To benefit from this special offer and get 20% off our Spanish courses including Coffee Break Spanish, Show Time Spanish, TwitterLearn Spanish, and News Time Spanish, simply use coupon code campeones at check-out.

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Season 2 – Lesson 15 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: We’ll be continuing our study of the preterite tense in this week’s lesson and it’s time to take a look at some irregular verbs: hacer, ir, ver and dar in the preterite, so that you can talk about what you did, where you went, what you saw and more in…

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Season 2 – Lesson 14 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: This week’s episode of Coffee Break Spanish looks further at the preterite tense which is used to relate events in the past. Listeners should be aware that this episode was originally released in February 2008 and therefore mentions Valentine’s Day. We hope this doesn’t spoil your enjoyment of the episode!…

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Season 2 – Lesson 13 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: In episode 13 of Coffee Break Spanish we introduce the preterite tense which is used to talk about things in the past. Please note that lesson 13 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 213 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons…

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Season 2 – Lesson 12 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: In episode 12 of Coffee Break Spanish we’ll review all the verbs which we’ve been learning over the past few months. Please note that lesson 12 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 212 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40…

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Introducing News Time Spanish

So, you’ve been learning Spanish with Coffee Break Spanish, and perhaps you’ve been extending your knowledge with Show Time Spanish. Today we’re delighted to introduce a new show to help you build your vocabulary and develop your listening skills even further. News Time Spanish is a new weekly show from the Radio Lingua Network aimed at intermediate…

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Season 2 – Lesson 11 – Coffee Break Spanish

Coming up in this lesson: In episode 11 of Coffee Break Spanish we learn how to say what you’re going to do in the future. In Spanish you use the verb ir combined with a and an infinitive. The lesson explains all you need to know and provides useful examples! This episode was originally released in…

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