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Hola! Welcome to One Minute Catalan

Hola – hello! Welcome to One Minute Catalan from the Radio Lingua Network. In this podcast we’re going to be teaching you the basics of Catalan. The great thing about this language course is that you’ll be learning all you need to know in just 60 seconds – or thereabouts! Each one-minute language lesson will equip you with just enough Catalan to help you get by in lots of situations, either on holiday, or on a business trip to a Catalan-speaking area. One thing’s for sure: you’ll be guaranteed to impress native Catalan speakers by speaking their language! Our course will be broadcast on Fridays, starting 26 September. In the meantime, visit our website on http://www.oneminutelanguages.com

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A first for Radio Lingua: Write Back Soon helps English learners master their Phrasal Verbs

Writebacksoon300One of the most common requests we receive is for materials aimed at English learners from around the world and we’re delighted to announce today that Write Back Soon, a new podcast aimed at intermediate English learners, will launch on 10th October. In Write Back Soon, experienced English teacher Gerry will help listeners get to grips with their Phrasal Verbs – something which English learners traditionally find very difficult. More details will be available in the coming weeks.

こんにちは – konnichi wa! Welcome to One Minute Japanese

こんにちは – konnichi wa – hello! Welcome to One Minute Japanese from the Radio Lingua Network. In this podcast we’re going to be teaching you the basics of Japanese. The great thing about this language course is that you’ll be learning all you need to know in just 60 seconds – or thereabouts! Each one-minute language lesson will equip you with just enough Japanese to help you get by in lots of situations, either on holiday, or on a business trip to Japan. One thing’s for sure: you’ll be guaranteed to impress native Japanese speakers by speaking their language! Our course will be broadcast on Wednesdays, starting 1 October. In the meantime, visit our website on http://www.oneminutelanguages.com

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你好!Nǐ hǎo! Welcome to One Minute Mandarin

你好 – Nǐ hǎo – hello! Welcome to One Minute Mandarin from the Radio Lingua Network. In this podcast we’re going to be teaching you the basics of Mandarin Chinese. The great thing about this language course is that you’ll be learning all you need to know in just 60 seconds – or thereabouts! Each one-minute language lesson will equip you with just enough Mandarin to help you get by in lots of situations, either on holiday, or on a business trip to China. One thing’s for sure: you’ll be guaranteed to impress native Mandarin speakers by speaking their language! Our course will be broadcast on Mondays, starting 29 September. In the meantime, visit our website on http://www.oneminutelanguages.com

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Bonjour! Welcome to One Minute French

Bonjour – hello! Welcome to One Minute French from the Radio Lingua Network. In this podcast we’re going to be teaching you the basics of French. The great thing about this language course is that you’ll be learning all you need to know in just 60 seconds – or thereabouts! Each one-minute language lesson will equip you with just enough French to help you get by in lots of situations, either on holiday, or on a business trip to a French-speaking area. Our course will be broadcast on Thursdays, starting 2 October. In the meantime, visit our website on http://www.oneminutelanguages.com

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Hej! Welcome to One Minute Danish

Hej – hello! Welcome to One Minute Danish from the Radio Lingua Network. In this podcast we’re going to be teaching you the basics of Danish. The great thing about this language course is that you’ll be learning all you need to know in just 60 seconds – or thereabouts! Each one-minute language lesson will equip you with just enough Danish to help you get by in lots of situations, either on holiday, or on a business trip to Denmark. One thing’s for sure: you’ll be guaranteed to impress native Danish speakers by speaking their language! Our course will be broadcast on Tuesdays, starting 30 September. In the meantime, visit our website on http://www.oneminutelanguages.com

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Coffee Break Spanish in the Podcast Awards

We recently invited you to nominate Coffee Break Spanish for a European Podcast Awards, and it must be the seaon for all the awards at the moment, as the international podcast awards have just been announced. Listeners are invited to vote for their favourite podcasts in a number of categories, and, of course, we’d be very happy if you would consider voting Coffee Break Spanish as your favourite Education podcast.

To do so, you need to go to http://www.podcastawards.com and enter “Coffee Break Spanish” in the education category. The url require for the website is http://www.coffeebreakspanish.com (but you probably knew that!). This is the nomination stage: as far as we know a jury will consider the various submissions and shortlist a number of podcasts. At that point it’s a free-for-all as everyone can vote daily for their favourite podcast! We’ll let you know if and when we reach that stage. In the meantime you should be aware that you can only submit one entry, so make sure you list your other favourite podcasts in other categories on the same form.

You can also choose to submit Coffee Break Spanish for the People’s Choice Award if you feel that this is appropriate.

We very much appreciate all your support!

Season 1 – Lesson 37 – Coffee Break French

In this episode, Mark is asking the hotel receptionist for some information. Listen to the dialogue and the breakdown of the conversation in order to learn new vocabulary and constructions as well as using what you already know to work out what they are saying.