The Coffee Break Spanish Masterclass
Take your first steps to becoming a
Master of the Spanish language today!
- Six monthly modules covering the areas of Spanish you need to know
- Multimedia lessons presented by expert teachers and native speakers
- Exercises, challenges and checklists
- Practise with the Masterclass community in our forums
How does it work?
We've been listening carefully to the comments of the Coffee Break Spanish community and we've built this course to address your needs. With our regular, friendly lessons which fit your lifestyle we'll help you build your knowledge and develop your range of expression with the Coffee Break Spanish Masterclass.
The course is structured in six modules, each module lasting one month. Over the course of the month we'll make available lessons and activities to help you plan your learning and build on what you've learned previously. If you can spend just 20 minutes on your learning two or three times a week, the Masterclass is perfect for you.
The Masterclass fits your schedule: you'll be able to start whenever it suits you. You'll not be overwhelmed from day 1: your first lesson in your first module starts when you're ready to start.
Learn to express yourself in Spanish like never before, using idiomatic expressions that only native speakers use! This module will equip you with a range of frases hechas which will help you to build your range of expression in the language.
Some verbs are trickier than others, and this module will help you master the verbs ser, estar, tener, hacer and dar. You'll be familiar with the basic uses of these verbs, but can you use these verbs in idiomatic and figurative situations? This module will help you master these five verbs with the help of original dialogues and notes.
Sometimes words in Spanish look like words in English - and that's when you need to be more careful! Words don't always mean what they look like they mean. In this module on "false friends" you'll encounter a series of words and expressions which often trick learners, and you'll learn exactly what they mean, and how to say what you think they mean!
Get on top of five of the most common tenses in Spanish and know exactly when to use which one, how to conjugate regular and irregular verbs in each tense, and master the preterite, perfect, imperfect, future and conditional completely!
In this module you'll be introduced to what learners often find to be one of the most tricky aspects of Spanish: the subjunctive. You'll learn to recognise triggers, to form the subjunctive and use it in your own speaking and writing.
If you asked 100 learners about the trickiest aspects of the Spanish language we bet you'd find por and para and the difference between qué and cuál among the answers! This module focuses on five of the trickiest aspects on Spanish, also including the personal a and how exactly to translate "to become" or "to get" into Spanish.
Who is the Masterclass for?
We’ve developed the Masterclass specifically for learners who are at an intermediate level. If you’ve already completed Seasons 1 and 2 of Coffee Break Spanish, then it will be the perfect way to develop your range of expression and build on what you’ve previously learned. The materials covered in each lesson will also be perfect if you’re currently working on Season 3. If you’ve already completed Season 4 we’re sure that you will still find lots of useful materials in the Masterclass to help you consolidate what you’ve already learned. However, some students of Season 4 have found that the Masterclass materials may be a bit too easy.
How do I access the Masterclass?
It’s a bit different from our other courses because this is a monthly membership, running for 6 months. Since it’s an online course you’ll be able to access the audio and video material which is streamed on the website. Please note that there will not be a podcast feed for audio or video elements of the Masterclass. However, it is possible to download the audio and video episodes to your computer or device as they become available.
How does the membership work?
The Masterclass is a monthly recurring membership: you’ll have access to the materials for as long as you continue to make monthly payments. If you decide the Masterclass is no longer for you, you’ll be able to keep any content you have downloaded during your membership. However, you will no longer have access to the online content or the interactive forum. Please note, however, that if you cancel after Module 3, you can’t start again at a later date at Module 4.
When is the Masterclass available for registration?
We're currently moving the Coffee Break Spanish Masterclass over to our new Coffee Break Academy. We'll be launching the reworked version of the Masterclass in the Academy later in the year.
I'm finding the Masterclasses extremely useful and convenient. The topics are nicely targeted to the needs of my level in Spanish, and the materials and activities are well designed. I like the way the learning and challenges are delivered in doable packages that fit in with a busy life!Melanie Harris
I like the regular intervals of the Masterclass, which really make me want to keep up and improve my Spanish by a little practice every few days. The modules are extended enough to really dive a bit into a subject like 'verbos' or 'frases hechas' but they are short enough to keep motivated and work your way through them easily. Definitely recommended for everyone enjoying the Coffee Break series or not (yet)!Elvin Roest
I am enjoying the Masterclass very much and I am a huge fan of all things Coffee Break Spanish. I love the fact that there is new material presented every few days of the week. That keeps things fresh and gives me something new to work on throughout the week. I also get a lot out of the forum exercises where we attempt to apply what we've learned by creating a sentence/paragraph that incorporates the learning. Receiving timely feedback about our posts is extremely helpful and provides a great deal of additional learning.David Scarpello, Masterclass Student
If you have any other questions, please post a comment here and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!
Ready to start learning today with the
Coffee Break Spanish Masterclass?
The Masterclass is not currently available for purchase as we're moving it into our new Coffee Break Academy.
We'll update this page as soon as it is available.
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