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Episode 06 – Walk, Talk and Learn French

In episode 06 of Walk, Talk and Learn French, Pierre-Benoît and Mark consider 'si clauses' which combine imperfect and conditional tenses. Please note that teachers using this episode with their classes should view the full episode before using it with younger students.

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Season 2 – Lesson 06 – Coffee Break French

In this episode, we check if Anna has done her homework from last week and take a look at the conversations she has come up with. We also look at the present tense of two irregular verbs: avoir and être. Please note that lesson 06 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 46 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

Episode 15 – Show Time Spanish (Telenovela)

Episode 15 features the third installment of our ‘telenovela’, Verano Español. Find out the latest about the life of Laura and her mother as they spend the summer in Spain en la casa de tía Julia. How will Laura cope on her first day in her new job at the panadería? Don’t miss this episode of Show Time Spanish!

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Season 1 – Lesson 15 – Coffee Break Spanish

In lesson 15 you’ll visit a café and learn how to order some drinks. Please note that lesson 15 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 115 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

Season 2 – Lesson 05 – Coffee Break French

In this week’s lesson, Mark and Anna talk about the verb aller, meaning ‘to go’ and introduce the concept of irregular verbs in the context of making arrangements and forming questions. By looking more closely at the grammar behind the French, we hope you will gain a better overall understanding of the language and be able to put what you learn to practical use. Please note that lesson 05 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 45 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

Episode 05 – Walk, Talk and Learn French

In episode 05 of Walk, Talk and Learn French, Pierre-Benoît and Mark look more at adjective agreements; they talk about the expression 'être embêté(e) de + infinitive; and explain how the 'ne' in 'ne…pas' is often dropped in spoken French.

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Lesson 14 – Show Time Spanish

In episode 14, Mark and Alba are joined by David, el novio de Alba. Topics discussed include Galicia, the region of Spain where David is from, St Valentine’s day, romantic Spanish and the imperfect subjunctive. In this week’s intermedio, Alba talks about the film Diarios de Motocicleta, and José introduces some different ways to express disbelief.

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Season 1 – Lesson 14 – Coffee Break Spanish

In lesson 14 you’ll continue to look at places in the town and learn a song which will help you talk about what there is in your own town. Please note that lesson 14 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 114 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

Season 2 – Lesson 04 – Coffee Break French

In this week’s lesson, Mark and Anna talk about making arrangements. By looking more closely at the grammar behind the French, we hope you will gain a better overall understanding of the language and be able to put what you learn to practical use. Please note that lesson 04 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 44 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

Episode 04 – Walk, Talk and Learn French

In episode 04 of Walk, Talk and Learn French, Pierre-Benoît and Mark talk about adjective agreements and look at false friends / false cognates: words which look similar in English and French but which mean totally different things. This episode was shot on the parvis of the Hôtel de Ville

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Lesson 13b – Extra – Show Time Spanish

We’ve had an extremely busy week this week so we’ve not been able to put a full episode  of Show Time Spanish together. We’re recording next week so we hope to have episode 14 with you by Wednesday 11th February. In the meantime, this extra mini-episode of Show Time Spanish  is aimed at Facebook users and talks you through how to use Facebook in Spanish. You can also join our Show Time Spanish Facebook fan page

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Lesson 13 – Show Time Spanish

In episode 13 of Show Time Spanish, Mark and Alba discuss social networks including Facebook and Twitter and their value for language-learning. In addition, in this week’s intermedio, José discusses effective ways to say you’ve had enough of something, and Alba talks about the film Habana Blues. Grammar points discussed inlude subjunctive after el hecho de que, preferir que and the imperative in the vosotros form.

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