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CBS EM 1.10 | Ronda de Preguntas

¡Ha llegado el fin de la primera temporada de En Marcha! It’s time for one more episode before we wrap up the series and, in this final instalment, it’s time for some questions. While recording En Marcha, we made sure to ask four key questions to almost everybody we interviewed, and this episode brings all of their answers together! Hear

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CBS EM 1.09 | Una Aventura Gastronómica por las Calles de Málaga

¡Es la hora del tapeo! There’s no doubt that trying delicious local delicacies is one of the best things about visiting a new place. In this penultimate episode of Series 1 of En Marcha, Mark and the team head off on a gastronomic adventure around the streets of Málaga. Led by knowledgable guides Jaimie and Susanne from the food tour company Devour

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CBS EM 1.08 | Málaga: Transformación Cultural

What springs to mind when you think of the city of Málaga? Until recently, it may have been the great weather and the beaches. But nowadays, the city has shaken off the dated image of sol y playa, and is establishing itself as one of Spain’s main cultural hubs. In this episode, through a series of interviews with local professionals,

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CBS EM 1.07 | Una Maravilla de Andalucía

In this 7th episode of En Marcha, Mark and the team head eastwards along the Costa Tropical, to the village of Frigiliana, officially one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. After spending the day finding out about the village through both its residents and its visitors, it’s time to return to Málaga, but not before dropping in on two more


¡Qué padre! 6 differences between Mexican Spanish and ‘Spanish Spanish’

We all know the feeling… Just when you think you’re starting to get the hang of Spanish, you discover that there are lots of different varieties spoken all around the world. Cue a brief sense of despair at the thought of having to learn every different form of Spanish, followed by the relief when you realise that this only makes

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CBS EM 1.06 | Hablando como nativos

How many times have you thought about catching a flight to a Spanish-speaking country to learn Spanish? In this episode, Mark catches up with an old friend, talks to the owner of a language school, and asks some students about their experiences at the school. You might have guessed that this episode focuses on a topic close to Mark’s heart:

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CBS EM 1.05 | Ronda: Ciudad Soñada

It’s time for another day trip to a beautiful city in the region of Málaga and, this time, the team are in Ronda, lovingly nicknamed the ‘city of dreams’. As the home of modern bullfighting in Spain, Ronda presents the perfect opportunity for the team to ask some people about their opinions on this controversial Spanish tradition. This episode will

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CBS EM 1.04 | De Compras en el Mercado de Atarazanas

Where better to soak up the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a culture than in el mercado, and in this episode you can join the Coffee Break team in the Mercado Atarazanas in central Málaga. Whether it’s fresh Mediterranean seafood, jamón ibérico, or goat’s cheese from the hills around the city, you can find everything you need for the

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¿Tienes hijos? ¿Tienes hermanos? – Talking about family in Spanish – Coffee Break Spanish To Go Episode 1.07

In this episode Marina asks the interviews about their families using the question ¿tienes hijos? (do you have children?) or ¿tienes hermanos? (do you have brothers or sisters?). Here are the words and phrases you’ll need: Do you have children? – ¿Tienes hijos? (informal) Do you have children? – ¿Tiene usted hijos? (formal) Do you have brothers or sisters? – ¿Tienes hermanos?

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¿Cuándo es tu cumpleaños? – Talking about birthdays – Coffee Break Spanish To Go Episode 1.06

In this episode Marina’s question is ¿Cuándo es tu cumpleaños? – “When is your birthday”. Using the answers you’ll learn to say when your birthday is in Spanish. Here are the words and phrases you’ll need: When is your birthday? – ¿Cuándo es tu cumpleaños? (informal) When is your birthday? – ¿Cuándo es su cumpleaños? (formal) My birthday is … Mi cumpleaños es

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CBS EM 1.02 | La Vida Malagueña

What’s it like to live and work in Málaga? In this episode of En Marcha, Mark talks to Sara who works in the Tourism department of the Ayuntamiento de Málaga. They discuss the town, how it has changed over the years, and tourism in the surrounding area. There are also interviews with other Malagueños, and you can challenge yourself to

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CBS EM 1.01 | ¡Bienvenidos a Málaga!

In this first episode of the new series, Mark and the Coffee Break team arrive in Málaga, the beautiful city in the south of Spain. This episode sets the scene for the series and you’ll be eavesdropping on Mark’s conversations in Spanish with native speakers, while experiencing the sounds of the city. For the full online course which includes transcripts,

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¿Dónde vives? – Saying where you live – Coffee Break Spanish To Go Episode 1.04

To say “I live in…” in Spanish you say vivo en…. In this episode of Coffee Break Spanish To Go, Marina asks the question, ¿Dónde vives? (informal) or ¿Dónde vive usted? (formal). You can use the answers of our interviewees to help you learn to say where you’re from in Spanish. In the first part of the video, watch the

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Coffee Break Spanish Masterclass – October 2018

We’re excited to announce that the Coffee Break Spanish Masterclass will open its doors once again on 1st October 2018, ready to begin the new 6-month course which runs until 31 March 2019. The Masterclass is aimed at intermediate students of Spanish who would like to move forward with the language, increase their vocabulary and build their understanding of grammar.