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Coffee Break Spanish Magazine – Free video

The video interviews for each episode of Coffee Break Spanish are provided for our members. Each episode includes video footage from the interviews conducted by Alba on the streets of Barcelona. These videos feature subtitles and also help learners with difficult parts by slowing down the speech. The video below will help to explain this further.

In addition to the video content the members’ materials also include comprehensive lesson notes and a specially extended audio version of the episode which discusses in detail all the language included in each episode.

The members’ materials come in “season passes”, with each pass providing the materials for the ten lessons of the season. Until 5th September you can buy the season pass for Coffee Break Spanish Magazine Season 1 or Season 2 with a 15% discount. Find out more about our Back to School Sale here, and for the product pages, please click here.

Lesson 22 – Coffee Break German

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When travelling on vacation or business sometimes things don’t go according to plan and you need to visit a doctor or pharmacy. In this lesson you’ll learn to talk about various parts of the body and to describe your symptoms. Coffee Break German comes to you from the Radio Lingua Network. In weekly episodes you’ll join native speaker Thomas who’ll be teaching learner Mark in gradual, structured lessons. The episodes also feature Kirsten, our Grammar Guru, and Julia, our Cultural Correspondent.

Coffee Break Spanish Magazine – Episode 209

Coming up in this week’s edition of the Coffee Break Magazine:

  • Alba asks, si esta noche tuvieras una cita a ciegas, ¿qué estarías haciendo ahora mismo? – if you had a blind date tonight, what would you be doing right now?
  • Mark joins Fernanda on a virtual tour of La Riviera Maya in Mexico;
  • and JP and Nahyeli answer a very interesting question from listener Steve about using ser or estar with food.

Lesson 21 – Coffee Break German

There’s nothing worse that bad weather when you’re on holiday and in this week’s Coffee Break German you’ll learn to avoid it so that you can enjoy travelling in a German-speaking part of the world even more. Coffee Break German comes to you from the Radio Lingua Network. In weekly episodes you’ll join native speaker Thomas who’ll be teaching learner Mark in gradual, structured lessons. The episodes also feature Kirsten, our Grammar Guru, and Julia, our Cultural Correspondent.

Coffee Break Spanish Magazine – Episode 208

Coming up in this week’s edition of the Coffee Break Magazine:

  • Alba asks, ¿a quién admiras más en el mundo? – whom do you admire most in the world?
  • Mark joins Fernanda on a virtual tour of Havana;
  • and JP and Nahyeli answer listener Jessica’s question about how to translate “something else altogether”.

Lesson 20 – Coffee Break German

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Half way through the course! In this twentieth lesson of Coffee Break German you’ll join Mark as he is tested by Thomas on everything he has learned so far in the course. Coffee Break German comes to you from the Radio Lingua Network. In weekly episodes you’ll join native speaker Thomas who’ll be teaching learner Mark in gradual, structured lessons. The episodes also feature Kirsten, our Grammar Guru, and Julia, our Cultural Correspondent.

130 million free language lessons delivered

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We’re over the moon to learn today that in the past seven years Radio Lingua has delivered over 130 million free language lessons to learners around the world. From our first episode of Coffee Break Spanish back in 2006, right up to our latest Coffee Break French Verb Fix project and the release of Coffee Break German earlier this year, we have focused on producing high quality, effective language lessons which aim to help listeners to develop language skills and build an understanding of whichever language they are learning. We have gone on to produce 43 different series over 27 languages, from Arabic to Zulu.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our listeners and viewers for their ongoing support and enthusiasm for our courses and we’ll continue to produce new, engaging content for language learners. We’re very excited to be working on some fantastic new content for learners of all ages, and we’re looking forward to making some big announcements in the coming weeks and months. Here’s to another 130 million!

The CBF Verb Fix 110 – Aller

This is the final lesson of this season and we’re looking at the irregular verb aller meaning “to go”. Aller is a very common verb and in addition to being used in its normal sense, it is also used as part of the simple future tense, as in “I am going to visit my aunt” and other such sentences. There’s also something you need to take on board with aller when conjugating it in the perfect tense. All will be explained in the lesson.