We need your help to decide the content of the next lessons of Coffee Break Spanish. At the moment we’re planning up to lesson 80 and we’ll be maintaining the current style of lesson up until then. If you’re a CBS listener, what do you feel you really need to know? Are there any vocabulary topics we’ve not covered? Any grammar points you’ve never understood which need the Coffee Break treatment? Join the discussion on our forum, or post your comments here.

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    9 replies to "Coffee Break Spanish – we need your help"

    • Spidra Webster

      I’m not completely caught up with my lessons but I’m a remedial student anyway. You’ve already hit por and para which are real bugaboos. Have you covered how word order can change the meaning of an adjective? I’ve always been confused about when to put adjectives before or after the noun. Like the difference between una gran mujer and una mujer grande.

    • em

      I agree with that person: adjective placement in relation to the noun. Also, school subjects in Spanish and school settings would be nice to know. Maybe you could explain a couple sentences on the difference between Spanish education and American, too? Great podcasts btw. Thanks!

    • Gary

      I have found your podcasts to be super useful – ¡muchisimas gracias! I began working with some Argentineans back in February and have been soaking up your podcasts in preparation for my next trip down (December). I also have been practicing with an Argentinean Graduate Student, and there are two areas where I frequently encounter problems (aside from considerable pronunciation differences in the Castillano spoken by Argentines). These are the conditional tense and future tense. It would be great if you could touch on these in a couple of upcoming podcasts.

    • klara

      It would be good to learn the future-tense of all the verbs.
      Amd some phrases related to school seems good to me. Maybe some animals too. And maybe more family words, like grandmother, aunt and cousin. The parts of the house would be good.
      With the small words, like on, at and off, I have also some problems 😀
      Love your show
      //Klara

    • Kelly Rogers

      I love your podcasts. I listen everyday on my way to work and have learned sooo much. I would like to see more practice at putting things together to make useful phrases and anwering questions in everyday settings.

    • cab1

      Id like to hear more about how to say things like. “see you then”/ or ‘see you there” or “ill met you there” or Lets meet at xyz place” and understanding the differance between that and saying “I met someone” or “I met them there” I know conoci algun is I met someone…just need clearification between the uses better..thx. Love the podcast it has really helped me a lot. I speak w/ people from Mexico daily so I need the help..;)

    • Don Wetherell

      We have covered counting but it would be good to hear how a shop assistant would tell you how much money your shopping would be, I know most shops have a LED screen with it, but to hear how many Euros, in numbers it would be. I suppose you have a problem of different Spanish Speaking Countries having different money. But hey, how cool would it be to have an option for Spain, Mexico, Columbia etc…( am I making more work for you?) Regards, Don.

    • Don Wetherell

      I have to tell you this, I spoke Spanish to a man from Columbia who was working in London. He was finishing work after a night shift and was going off the school to learn English, I overheard. So I jumped in and said I had recently started learning Spanish and I spoke Spanish to him and I was amazed I was saying stuff and he understood me perfectly well. He asked how many years had I been learning Spanish (in Spanish) and I replied (In English) 4 months! I didn’t know the word for month! and I said all from my IPod! I love CBS, I have a fix of it at every opportunity!

    • Mark Pentleton Mark Pentleton

      @Don Great story! We’re delighted you’re finding the course useful. In terms of payments and buying things, we cover this in the ‘live recordings’ between lessons 31-40. In one lesson Mark and Kara are buying postcards, and in another lesson Kara buys some shoes. Hope this helps!

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