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Season 2 – Lesson 35 – Coffee Break Spanish

We’re continuing our soap opera featuring María-José and Andrew and in this week’s episode Andrew needs some help with an assignment for his Spanish class. We’ll also be looking at the imperative – the command form – in this lesson. Please note that lesson 35 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 235 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 3 – Lesson 15 – Coffee Break French

This week’s lesson focuses on Alf’s diary entry for this week in which he talks a little more about his former career as a teacher. He also shares with us a decision that he has taken which he will return to in future lessons. Please note that lesson 15 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 315 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

Season 2 – Lesson 34 – Coffee Break Spanish

In lesson 34 we’re continuing our ‘soap opera’. This week María-José is taking her friend to a restaurant, so we’ll be revisiting the language we learned previously in the course. We’ll also take the opportunity to look at the conditional tense or ‘mood’. Please note that lesson 34 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 234 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 3 – Lesson 14 – Coffee Break French

It’s time to return to Veronica’s diary entries in today’s lesson. We’ll be hearing about her recent visit to Italy, and she’ll also be telling us a bit more about her work. Please note that lesson 14 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 314 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

German for intermediate learners

ibook-fog-600We’re pleased to announce that our course in German idioms aimed at intermediate learners of German has been updated and is now available in our store. The course features ten lessons and is introduced by teacher and native speaker Julia. Julia is joined by Radio Lingua director Mark, who in A Flavour of German takes on the role of the learner in an attempt to improve his own German. Topics covered include idioms for talking about the weather, eg. es regnet in Strömen (equivalent of “it’s raining cats and dogs”); idioms for talking about being angry, eg. die Wände hochgehen (equivalent of “to climb the walls” or “to be driven up the wall”); and on this romantic St Valentine’s day, idioms about love including bis über beide Ohren verliebt sein, literally meaning “to be in love to above both ears”!

The premium version of A Flavour of German features all ten enhanced audio lessons reworked into videos which can be played on all iOS devices (iPod, iPhone, iPad) and on iTunes or QuickTime. The lesson guide is available in pdf format and lists all phrases contained in the lessons as well as further examples of the phrases in context. In addition, the iBook version of the course has been submitted to the iBookstore and will be available soon.

For more information about A Flavour of German, please visit the show page, or go ahead and purchase the course now in our store.

Season 3 – Lesson 13 – Coffee Break French

In this lesson we rejoin Katie and hear her latest news. She’s working in the café and this week discovers that she has in fact met M. Gérard’s son before! Katie will also be talking about what she would like to do in the future in terms of work. Please note that lesson 13 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 313 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

Season 2 – Lesson 33 – Coffee Break Spanish

In lesson 33 we continue to follow the story of Andrew and his Spanish friend María-José. In this episode we’ll be introducing the future tense and looking at how verbs are conjugated in the future. Once again, you’ll develop your knowledge and listening skills by listening to this conversation where language is used in context. Please note that lesson 33 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 233 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.