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Lesson 02 – One Minute Spanish

In lesson 2 of One Minute Spanish you’ll learn some useful words including “yes”, “no” and “thank you”.

If you can’t wait ten weeks for our entire course you can access the premium version of the entire course immediately. This features a lesson guide, video versions of each lesson featuring the words and phrases on the screen of your computer or mobile device as you listen, and an enhanced ebook which features the text and the video content and can be played on iPodTouch, iPhone and iPad through the iBooks app. Click on ‘purchase membership’ below to access all these resources for a one-off payment of £7.99.

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Lesson 02 – One Minute LAm Spanish

In lesson 2 of One Minute Spanish for Latin America you will learn a few useful words including “yes”, “no” and “thank you”.

If you can’t wait ten weeks for our entire course you can access the premium version of the entire course immediately. This features a lesson guide, video versions of each lesson featuring the words and phrases on the screen of your computer or mobile device as you listen, and an enhanced ebook which features the text and the video content and can be played on iPodTouch, iPhone and iPad through the iBooks app. Click on ‘purchase membership’ below to access all these resources for a one-off payment of £7.99.

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Lesson 02 – One Minute Swedish

In this second lesson of our course you’ll learn some useful words including how to say “thank you” and “you’re welcome”.

If you can’t wait ten weeks for our entire course you can access the premium version of the entire course immediately. This features a lesson guide, video versions of each lesson featuring the words and phrases on the screen of your computer or mobile device as you listen, and an enhanced ebook which features the text and the video content and can be played on iPodTouch, iPhone and iPad through the iBooks app. Click on ‘purchase membership’ below to access all these resources for a one-off payment of £7.99.

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News Time Spanish – 27 October 2010

Episode 2 of our second season of News Time Spanish includes the following stores:

  • Strikes and demonstrations in France
  • Changes in arrangements for applications to join the Armed Forces in the USA
  • Arrests in Spain of members of the terrorist group SEGI
  • A new historical alliance between Venezuela and Iran
  • Interesting developments for basketball players

Use the player below to listen to the episode. You can also subscribe in iTunes to get all future shows delivered automatically as soon as they become available. The entire season of News Time Spanish is available in a premium format which provides lesson notes, vocabulary and exercises for each episode, and for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad users there is an ePub version compatible with the iBooks application. If you would like to benefit further from these materials, you can purchase a season pass for this season of News Time Spanish: 10 weekly episodes beginning 20 October 2010. More information can be found on the News Time Spanish product page.

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Members’ links

[amprotect=126]Premium members of News Time Spanish Season 2 can access the full transcript of the episode and key vocabulary using the links below. Our lesson guide also contains exercises and we provide answers and suggested translations in the Answer Key. If you found the normal speed version of the audio content a bit too fast, try listening to the slow version which has been electronically reduced to 80% speed.

Transcript and exercises | Answer key | Slow version | download ePub for manual transfer to iOS device

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Lesson 02 – One Minute Ukrainian

In the second lesson of our course you’ll learn some useful everyday words in Ukrainian, including “yes”, “no” and “thank you”.

If you can’t wait ten weeks for our entire course you can access the premium version of the entire course immediately. This features a lesson guide, video versions of each lesson featuring the words and phrases on the screen of your computer or mobile device as you listen, and an enhanced ebook which features the text and the video content and can be played on iPodTouch, iPhone and iPad through the iBooks app. Click on ‘purchase membership’ below to access all these resources for a one-off payment of £7.99.

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Season 3 – Lesson 02 – Coffee Break French

Our second episode of Coffee Break French Season 3 provides further details on Katie who has been writing her diary about her experience studying French in Nice. In this episode we’ll be looking at more language points which come up in Katie’s diary including direct and indirect object pronouns. Please note that lesson 02 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 302 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

Lesson 01 – One Minute Spanish

In lesson 1 of One Minute Spanish you’ll learn to say “hello” and “goodbye”.

If you can’t wait ten weeks for our entire course you can access the premium version of the entire course immediately. This features a lesson guide, video versions of each lesson featuring the words and phrases on the screen of your computer or mobile device as you listen, and an enhanced ebook which features the text and the video content and can be played on iPodTouch, iPhone and iPad through the iBooks app. Click on ‘purchase membership’ below to access all these resources for a one-off payment of £7.99.

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Lesson 01 – One Minute LAm Spanish

In lesson 1 of One Minute Spanish for Latin America you will learn to say “hello” and “goodbye”.

If you can’t wait ten weeks for our entire course you can access the premium version of the entire course immediately. This features a lesson guide, video versions of each lesson featuring the words and phrases on the screen of your computer or mobile device as you listen, and an enhanced ebook which features the text and the video content and can be played on iPodTouch, iPhone and iPad through the iBooks app. Click on ‘purchase membership’ below to access all these resources for a one-off payment of £7.99.

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Lesson 01 – One Minute Swedish

In lesson 1 of One Minute Swedish you’ll learn to say “hello” and “goodbye” in Swedish.

If you can’t wait ten weeks for our entire course you can access the premium version of the entire course immediately. This features a lesson guide, video versions of each lesson featuring the words and phrases on the screen of your computer or mobile device as you listen, and an enhanced ebook which features the text and the video content and can be played on iPodTouch, iPhone and iPad through the iBooks app. Click on ‘purchase membership’ below to access all these resources for a one-off payment of £7.99.

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Lesson 01 – One Minute Ukrainian

In lesson 1 of One Minute Ukrainian you’ll learn how to say “hello” and “goodbye” in Ukrainian.

If you can’t wait ten weeks for our entire course you can access the premium version of the entire course immediately. This features a lesson guide, video versions of each lesson featuring the words and phrases on the screen of your computer or mobile device as you listen, and an enhanced ebook which features the text and the video content and can be played on iPodTouch, iPhone and iPad through the iBooks app. Click on ‘purchase membership’ below to access all these resources for a one-off payment of £7.99.

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News Time Spanish – 20 October 2010

In this first edition of our new season of News Time Spanish we feature the following stores:

  • Jubliation as the Chilean miners return
  • Space tourism is a step closer
  • Advances in stem cell research
  • Political apologies in Ecuador
  • The national Siesta championships in Madrid

Use the player below to listen to the episode. You can also subscribe in iTunes to get all future shows delivered automatically as soon as they become available. The entire season of News Time Spanish is available in a premium format which provides lesson notes, vocabulary and exercises for each episode, and for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad users there is an ePub version compatible with the iBooks application. If you would like to benefit further from these materials, you can purchase a season pass for this season of News Time Spanish: 10 weekly episodes beginning 20 October 2010. More information can be found on the News Time Spanish product page.

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Members’ links

[amprotect=126]Premium members of News Time Spanish Season 1 can access the full transcript of the episode and key vocabulary using the links below. Our lesson guide also contains exercises and we provide answers and suggested translations in the Answer Key. If you found the normal speed version of the audio content a bit too fast, try listening to the slow version which has been electronically reduced to 80% speed.

Transcript and exercises | Answer key | Slow version | download ePub for manual transfer to iOS device

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Introducing One Minute Ukrainian

oml-ukrainian-600One Minute Ukrainian introduces the Ukrainian language in small steps: each lesson lasts just a couple of minutes and by following the ten lessons of the series you’ll pick up just enough Ukrainian to get by in a variety of situations. Topics include greetings, common words, introducing yourself, talking about learning Ukrainian and language difficulties, numbers, asking people how they are and other useful phrases.

Our lessons will be published every Wednesday from 20 October for ten weeks. Listen to the introduction to the series below.

If you can’t wait ten weeks for our entire course you can access the premium version of the entire course immediately. This features a lesson guide, video versions of each lesson featuring the words and phrases on the screen of your computer or mobile device as you listen, and an enhanced ebook which features the text and the video content and can be played on iPodTouch, iPhone and iPad through the iBooks app. Click on ‘purchase membership’ below to access all these resources for a one-off payment of £7.99.

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Introducing One Minute Swedish

oml-swedish-600One Minute Swedish introduces the Swedish language in small steps, with each lesson lasting just a few minutes. By following the ten lessons of our course you’ll pick up just enough Swedish to get by in a variety of situations. Topics include greetings, common words, introducing yourself, talking about learning Swedish and language difficulties, numbers, asking people how they are and other useful phrases.

Our lessons will be published every Thursday, starting 21 October for ten weeks. Listen to the introduction to the series below.

If you can’t wait ten weeks for our entire course you can access the premium version of the entire course immediately. This features a lesson guide, video versions of each lesson featuring the words and phrases on the screen of your computer or mobile device as you listen, and an enhanced ebook which features the text and the video content and can be played on iPodTouch, iPhone and iPad through the iBooks app. Click on ‘purchase membership’ below to access all these resources for a one-off payment of £7.99.

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Introducing One Minute Spanish for Latin America

oml-spanlam-600Like our newly launched One Minute Spanish course, One Minute Spanish for Latin America introduces the Spanish language in small steps, focusing on the pronunciation used in most Spanish-speaking countries in Central and South America. By following the ten lessons of our course you’ll pick up just enough Spanish to get by in a variety of situations. Topics include greetings, common words, introducing yourself, talking about learning Spanish and language difficulties, numbers, asking people how they are and other useful phrases.

Our lessons will be published every Friday, starting 22 October for ten weeks. Listen to the introduction to the series below.

If you can’t wait ten weeks for our entire course you can access the premium version of the entire course immediately. This features a lesson guide, video versions of each lesson featuring the words and phrases on the screen of your computer or mobile device as you listen, and an enhanced ebook which features the text and the video content and can be played on iPodTouch, iPhone and iPad through the iBooks app. Click on ‘purchase membership’ below to access all these resources for a one-off payment of £7.99.

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Introducing One Minute Spanish

oml-spanish-600One Minute Spanish introduces the Spanish language in small steps: each lesson lasts just a couple of minutes and by following the ten lessons you’ll pick up just enough Spanish to get by in a variety of situations. Topics include greetings, common words, introducing yourself, talking about learning Spanish and language difficulties, numbers, asking people how they are and other useful phrases.

Our lessons will be published every Saturday from 23 October for ten weeks. Listen to the introduction to the series below.

If you can’t wait ten weeks for our entire course you can access the premium version of the entire course immediately. This features a lesson guide, video versions of each lesson featuring the words and phrases on the screen of your computer or mobile device as you listen, and an enhanced ebook which features the text and the video content and can be played on iPodTouch, iPhone and iPad through the iBooks app. Click on ‘purchase membership’ below to access all these resources for a one-off payment of £7.99.

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Season 3 – Lesson 01 – Coffee Break French

Welcome to the first lesson of Coffee Break French Season 3! In this episode listeners will meet American student Katie, Australian entrepreneur Veronica, and Alf who is a retired teacher from England. Our three characters are studying French at a language school in Nice, and in each episode you’ll hear an extract from their diaries, recounting their adventures on the French Riviera. We’ll pick up on a couple of language points in each lesson to help listeners understand the content. Please note that lesson 01 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 301 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

Radio Lingua celebrates four years of language-learning

ad10-4thbirthdayOn 18th October 2006 a new Spanish course was released on iTunes. Coffee Break Spanish soon became one of the most popular ways to learn Spanish online. Since then we’ve grown and we now offer 33 courses in 23 languages, including two new languages added this week, Swedish and Ukrainian.

We’re also delighted to report that over the past four years our lessons have been downloaded over 80 million times by learners around the world – that’s around 55,000 downloads per day!

This week is a big week for Radio Lingua. We’ve been in London over the past few days exhibiting at the Language Show and later today (Monday) we’re launching our long-awaited new season of Coffee Break French. We’ll also be launching a new season of News Time Spanish later in the week, along with new One Minute Languages courses in Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Ukrainian and Swedish.

We’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all our listeners for continuing to support us by learning with our free courses, and a special merci / danke / gracias to our members who make it all possible. Here’s to many more years of language-learning with Radio Lingua!

Have our courses helped you? We’re always looking for testimonials we can use on our website and marketing materials, so if you’ve found any of our courses useful, please let us know by posting a comment below!

Coffee Break French – Season 3

Oui, c’est vrai! Nous sommes de retour! Coffee Break French is returning for a third season starting next Monday, 18th October. Season 3 will consist of 40 lessons and will give you the opportunity to develop your knowledge of the French language further, increasing your range of expression and building your confidence in a variety of grammatical constructions.

In this season we’ll be featuring three new characters who all happen to be learning French in a language school in Nice on the Côte d’Azur. There’s Katie, the American student who is currently spending a year travelling, working and learning in different European countries; Veronica is a forty-something Australian entrepreneur who is taking advantage of an extended business trip to the south of France to improve her language skills; and Alf, a retired teacher from the Home Counties. As part of their weekly homework, our three characters have to keep a diary of their time spent in France, so over the next forty lessons you’ll be following their adventures in Nice and the surrounding area. In each episode you’ll listen to a native speaker read Katie, Veronica or Alf’s diary entry (which, of course, has been corrected by Mme Soulabaille, their teacher!) and we’ll talk about one or two of the language points covered in the passages.

As usual, we’ll be providing free versions of the lessons, offering you listening practice in the language, and we’ll help you to understand the text with explanations of the language points covered. We’ll also be providing the premium version of the lessons: in the members’ podcast for each lesson we’ll give a full analysis of the text, going through each phrase and explaining any grammar points or difficult vocabulary used. Members will, of course, have access to a full transcript of the text and accompanying language notes.

We’re really excited about the new season of Coffee Break French and we’re sure you’ll enjoy deepening your knowledge of the language with Katie, Alf and Veronica, and hundreds of thousands of Coffee Break French listeners around the world.

While you’re waiting for Season 3 of Coffee Break French you may be interested in reviewing what you’ve learned until now. We’ve just released the Platinum version of Coffee Break French level 2 which features a series of review exercises to help you consolidate what you covered in lessons 41-80. It’s the perfect time for some review before getting started on the new materials, so if you’re interested, visit radiolingua.com/cbfplatinum to purchase the platinum upgrade or the full course if you’re not yet a member.

The first lesson in our new season will be available on the evening of Monday 18th October. À très bientôt alors!

Season 2 – Lesson 24 – Coffee Break Spanish

Lesson 24 introduces a new tense: the perfect tense. This tense is used to talk about what you ‘have done’ and is very simple to use. Please note that lesson 24 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 224 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

New One Minute Languages coming soon

oml-swedish-600Our One Minute Language series is growing! We added Zulu to our list of languages earlier this year, and starting on Monday 18th October we’re launching One Minute Swedish, Ukrainian, Spanish and Latin American Spanish. Each course will cover the same content, including greetings, introductions, saying that you’re learning the language, counting 1-10 and other common phrases. The courses will run for ten weeks and will be available for free on our website and on iTunes. There will also be premium materials available from the launch date including lesson guides and enhanced podcasts. Stay tuned for details on the schedule for each language.