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Introducing Coffee Break Spanish

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Coffee Break Spanish is indeed everything you need to learn Spanish, whether you’re an absolute beginner or a more experienced learner wishing to build your confidence in spoken and written Spanish. You’ll be accompanied by experienced teachers throughout your Coffee Break Spanish experience, so you’ll make solid progress and build your range of expression and mastery of Spanish grammar quickly.

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How strong do you like your Spanish coffee?

Find out more about the different varieties of Coffee Break Spanish in the table below.

Coffee Break Spanish Season 1

Content outline: teacher Mark introduces the Spanish language to learner Kara. You will learn to communicate in Spanish in a variety of situations encountered when travelling in a Spanish-speaking area.

In this series: an introduction to the Spanish language; greetings, personal information, Spanish for travellers including cafés, restaurants, hotels, shopping, emergencies, etc. Having completed this series you’ll be able to use Spanish confidently when travelling to a Spanish-speaking area.

Also available: this series is also available in Kindle format: visit Coffee Break Spanish on the Amazon Kindle Store. Coming soon: Coffee Break Spanish Season 1 on iBooks.

Ready to buy? Click the link below to view purchase options for this season. If you’re interested in purchasing more than one season, please read on to find out about our bundle options.

Buy Season 1
Coffee Break Spanish Season 2

Content outline: teacher Mark helps learner Kara take the next steps in building her knowledge of the Spanish language and developing her range of expression. Season 2 represents lessons 41-80.

In this series: you’ll acquire a deeper understanding of how the language works and you’ll start to recognise patterns in the language, and apply them so that you can manipulate the language yourself. Series 2 will allow you to deepen your knowledge and apply it to many situations.

Also available: this series is also available in Kindle format: visit Coffee Break Spanish on the Amazon Kindle Store. Coming soon: Coffee Break Spanish Season 2 on iBooks.

Ready to buy? Click the link below to view purchase options for this season. If you’re interested in purchasing more than one season, please read on to find out about our bundle options.

Buy Season 2
Coffee Break Spanish Season 3

Content outline: also known as Show Time Spanish, teacher Mark is joined by native speaker Alba for a series of conversations in Spanish. This series also features an episode of the soap opera Verano Español every fifth lesson.

In this series: you will build on what you’ve learned previously and develop a solid understanding of a number of grammatical concepts including how to form verbs in a variety of tenses, how to use pronouns and how to extend your range of expression. This is the perfect extension to series 2 of Coffee Break Spanish.

Also available: (coming soon) Coffee Break Spanish Season 3 / Show Time Spanish on Kindle and iBooks.

Ready to buy? Click the link below to view purchase options for this season. If you’re interested in purchasing more than one season, please read on to find out about our bundle options.

Buy Season 3

Buying multiple levels at the same time?

If you’d prefer to buy multiple levels at the same time, please use the buttons below to access our bundle product pages.

  • Seasons 1 and 2

    Seasons 1 and 2 bundle gives access to lessons 1-80

Buy Seasons 1 & 2
  • Seasons 1, 2 & 3

    This bundle gives access to the 120 lessons of seasons 1, 2 and 3.

Buy Seasons 1, 2 and 3

Key features of Coffee Break Spanish

  • Audio and video lessons

    Courses feature audio and/or video materials which introduce the language in short, manageable chunks: just the right length for a coffee break!

  • Structured courses

    All our courses are carefully structured and you’ll make progress by building on what you learn in each lesson. We’ll focus on what you need to know!

  • Lesson notes

    Every one of our courses includes comprehensive lesson notes which include all the language covered, with bonus vocabulary and exercises where appropriate.

  • Award-winning content

    You’ll be following our award-winning courses taught by experienced teachers who will use their knowledge of the language to help you make solid progress and to build your understanding.

  • Learn where it suits you

    You’ll be able to access our course either by streaming the content or by downloading it to your device. Take your learning with you on the go and learn where and when it suits you.

  • Relaxed style

    It’s just like going for a coffee with your friend who happens to speak Spanish. Each course features a learner just like you, so you won’t feel out of your depth.

Also available…

We have a number of other French courses available. Please click on the links below to find out more.

One Minute Spanish

One Minute Spanish is a quick introduction to the Spanish language as it is spoken in Spain, featuring ten lessons of just 2-3 minutes each. In this course you’ll learn to greet people, introduce yourself, count from 1-10 and use a number of useful words and phrases to help you get by. If you haven’t got time for a relaxing coffee break, try our quick espresso shot!

Buy One Minute Spanish
One Minute Spanish for Latin America

One Minute Spanish for Latin America is a quick introduction to the Spanish language as it is spoken in Latin America, featuring ten lessons of just 2-3 minutes each. In this course you’ll learn to greet people, introduce yourself, count from 1-10 and use a number of useful words and phrases to help you get by. If you haven’t got time for a relaxing coffee break, try our quick espresso shot!

Buy One Minute Spanish (LAm)
News Time Spanish

News Time Spanish was a series we produced a few years ago in two seasons of ten lessons. In each episode we summarised five short news stories in Spanish. Topics included current affairs, culture, sport, music technology and much more. The course features slow versions of the audio and full transcripts of the content. Although some of the news is dated now, News Time Spanish still offers lots for intermediate to advanced learners of Spanish.

Buy News Time Spanish
Coffee Break Spanish Magazine

The Coffee Break Spanish Magazine is broadcast in seasons of ten episodes and each episode features interviews with native speakers, listeners’ questions and idiomatic phrases. Join Alba on the streets of Spanish towns as she interviews native speakers and asks them la pregunta del día and listen to Mark’s analysis of the language used. The CBS Magazine offers videos, extended audio content and comprehensive lesson notes for learners.

Buy CBS Magazine

What are other people saying
about Coffee Break Spanish?

I have just started listening to Coffee Break Spanish and have really enjoyed the shows. The pace is just right and Mark and Kara make you feel as though you’re there in a friendly evening class with them. I have been looking for a Spanish class since my evening classes were cancelled and I think I’ve found it. Definitely consider paying for the premium stuff.

St Neot, Coffee Break Spanish UK iTunes Review

I ‘ve always wanted to learn a language but after attempts at learning Italian and Spanish with CD-Roms, got bored quickly and gave up. Then after getting an ipod for Christmas and thrawling through the iTunes store, I came across Coffee Break Spanish. Each episode is excellent with Mark and Kara teaching you Spanish from the beginning. It took me back to my school days when I learnt French. Start off nice and slow with the basic stuff and progress from there. With regular revision from time to time on stuff covered, it is surprising how quickly and easy learning Spanish is with Coffee Break Spanish! Do yourself a favour and save your money buying cd-roms and tapes to learn from and get this instead for free! Gracias, Mark and Kara! Keep up the excellent work!

ian60000, Coffee Break Spanish UK iTunes Review

(Coffee Break Spanish Season 3 / Show Time Spanish) is a highly recommended 2nd stage Spanish course. This is particularly useful for someone who like myself has spent a year or two with beginners level Spanish (or perhaps has followed seasons 1 and 2 of Coffee Break Spanish), and is now looking for something a little more challenging, yet entertaining. This is it! Mark and his co-presenters use a highly entertaining format to gently introduce the listener to more complex language features whilst at the same time preparing the ground for the main “shows” which occur every fifth episode. If you’re seriously interested in moving to an intermediate level course, or wish to revise some “rusty” language you may have learned years ago, give this course a try – you will not be disappointed.

- KenTheProg, Coffee Break Spanish Season 3 iTunes UK Review

I was driving around with a friend who has lived in Spain for many years. When she heard Mark, she was sure he was Spanish because his accent made him sound native. Come to find out the man is 100% Scottish! He fooled my friend, who has very discerning ears! This course is brilliant in its presentation and excellent in its information. If you’re learning Spanish, YOU MUST SUBSCRIBE NOW!

EfjEs, Coffee Break Spanish iTunes Review

Great content. Professionally produced and easy to understand. Lessons are designed to be limited in focus so that the learner can concentrate in learning a little at a time.Lesson guides and “top up” podcasts are available for an additional fee (well worth it you are serious about learning). One of the best Spanish language learning courses available.

Draconian Hand, Coffee Break Spanish US iTunes Review