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Newsletter Activity 1 – tener que + infintive

Are you familiar with the expression tener que + infinitive? It means “to have to do something”. You simply use a part of the verb tener, follow it with the word que and then add in a verb in its infinitive form.  Por ejemplo: tengo que practicar mi español tengo que comprar la comida tuve que…

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Spanish Challenge 24

Coffee Break Spanish Two Minute Challenge Episode 024

Put your Spanish vocabulary to the test with this episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Two Minute Challenge. We’ve rated this episode as difficulty level 2 (intermediate). View the video episode It’s over to you! We’d love to hear from you: let us know which words you found by posting a comment below. Subscribe to the podcast Don’t…

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Spanish Challenge 23

Coffee Break Spanish Two Minute Challenge Episode 023

Put your Spanish vocabulary to the test with this episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Two Minute Challenge. We’ve rated this episode as difficulty level 1 (easy). View the video episode It’s over to you! We’d love to hear from you: let us know which words you found by posting a comment below. Subscribe to the podcast Don’t…

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CBS Espresso 10

Coffee Break Spanish Espresso 010

Coming up in this episode: In this final episode of the season, Mark discusses the Sorteo de Navidad, the Spanish Christmas lottery known as El Gordo. In the Subjunctive of the Week segment, Fernanda talks about es bueno que… and our festive Quotation of the Week focuses on a quotation about the Christmas spirit. View the video…

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Spanish Challenge 22

Coffee Break Spanish Two Minute Challenge Episode 022

Put your Spanish vocabulary to the test with this episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Two Minute Challenge. We’ve rated this episode as difficulty level 2 (intermediate). View the video episode It’s over to you! We’d love to hear from you: let us know which words you found by posting a comment below. Subscribe to the podcast Don’t…

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CBS Espresso 9

Coffee Break Spanish Espresso 009

Coming up in this episode: In this week’s Coffee Break Spanish Espresso Mark discusses the verb irse which he saw on a poster in the Spanish town of Málaga. This poster gives us the opportunity to look at the difference between ir and irse. In the Subjunctive of the Week segment, Fernanda introduces us to…

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Spanish Challenge 21

Coffee Break Spanish Two Minute Challenge Episode 021

Put your Spanish vocabulary to the test with this episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Two Minute Challenge. We’ve rated this episode as difficulty level 3 (tricky). View the video episode It’s over to you! We’d love to hear from you: let us know which words you found by posting a comment below. Subscribe to the podcast Don’t…

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Winter Sale now on

Winter Sale 2014

We’re delighted to announce our Winter Sale: in the 15 days up to (and including) the 1st January 2015, you can save 15% on all our courses.  This is your chance to get ready for a year of language learning in 2015. Make some early New Year’s Resolutions, and improve your language skills, or learn a…

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Spanish Challenge 20

Coffee Break Spanish Two Minute Challenge Episode 020

Put your Spanish vocabulary to the test with this episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Two Minute Challenge. We’ve rated this episode as difficulty level 3 (tricky). View the video episode It’s over to you! We’d love to hear from you: let us know which words you found by posting a comment below. Subscribe to the podcast Don’t…

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Spanish Challenge 19

Coffee Break Spanish Two Minute Challenge Episode 019

Put your Spanish vocabulary to the test with this episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Two Minute Challenge. We’ve rated this episode as difficulty level 2 (intermediate). View the video episode It’s over to you! We’d love to hear from you: let us know which words you found by posting a comment below. Subscribe to the podcast Don’t…

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CBS Espresso 8

Coffee Break Spanish Espresso 008

Coming up in this episode: In this week’s Coffee Break Spanish Espresso Mark talks about a notice he photographed in a supermarket parking lot in Mexico. The language featured on the notice gives us an opportunity to look at the future tense, the word durante and some interesting vocabulary. In the Subjunctive of the Week segment,…

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Spanish Challenge 18

Coffee Break Spanish Two Minute Challenge Episode 018

Put your Spanish vocabulary to the test with this episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Two Minute Challenge. We’ve rated this episode as difficulty level 1 (easy). View the video episode It’s over to you! We’d love to hear from you: let us know which words you found by posting a comment below. Subscribe to the podcast Don’t…

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Spanish Challenge 17

Coffee Break Spanish Two Minute Challenge Episode 017

Put your Spanish vocabulary to the test with this episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Two Minute Challenge. We’ve rated this episode as difficulty level 2 (intermediate). View the video episode It’s over to you! We’d love to hear from you: let us know which words you found by posting a comment below. Subscribe to the podcast Don’t…

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Thank You Sale 2014

Thank You Sale 2014

It’s the time of year to say merci, danke, gracias, or indeed “thank you” in any language and we’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to our community of language learners around the world. Thanks for your enthusiasm for language-learning, and for your interest in our courses. As a special “thank you”,…

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Spanish Challenge 16

Coffee Break Spanish Two Minute Challenge Episode 016

Put your Spanish vocabulary to the test with this episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Two Minute Challenge. We’ve rated this episode as difficulty level 2 (intermediate). View the video episode It’s over to you! We’d love to hear from you: let us know which words you found by posting a comment below. Subscribe to the podcast Don’t…

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