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The New Coffee Break Academy

It’s graduation time! As you know, most of our courses feature free lessons, available on our website and on iTunes, Soundcloud and so on, but we also have premium courses which feature additional materials to help you take your learning further. We’ve been looking at ways in which we can improve how we deliver these courses and today we’re delighted

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Introducing Coffee Break Spanish To Go

¿Cuál es la pregunta de hoy? We’ve been asking our beginner and intermediate students what you would find most useful to help you in the earlier stages of the language. While many of you feel that you’re able to say things in the language, the number one difficulty for learners is understanding what native speakers say in response. For example:

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Announcing Coffee Break Italian Season 2

Pronti per un altro caffè? Coffee Break Italian Season 1 finished in the summer, and we get daily emails, tweets and messages asking us when Season 2 is starting… So, we’re delighted to report that your new year resolutions for 2017 can also include improving your Italian! Season 2 begins in January and we’ve been busy recording the first batch

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Announcing Coffee Break German Season 2

Lust auf noch mehr Deutsch? We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been working on the long-awaited second season of Coffee Break German. In this season you’ll take your German to the next level, building on what you learned in Season 1. There will be more situations, you’ll learn to talk about the past and the future, you’ll learn more about

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Our 10th Birthday Announcements

Join our Founder and CEO Mark Pentleton for our 10th birthday announcements: Coffee Break French Season 5 coming in 2017 Coffee Break German Season 2 launches January 2017 Coffee Break Italian Season 2 launches January 2017 Coffee Break Spanish To Go – new video show launching 7th Nov 2016 Brand new Coffee Break Academy where our premium courses will be

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Join us for some special announcements

Radio Lingua is 10 years old! We’re celebrating this milestone with some special announcements! Join us on Thursday 3rd November at 8:00pm UK time (3:00pm Eastern) for a live broadcast in which we’ll be sharing some highlights of the past 10 years, and looking forward to the next ten! The broadcast will be on the Radio Lingua Facebook page. This

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Radio Lingua Update

Update, 20 October 2016 Planned maintenance: in an attempt to avoid further problems with the Radio Lingua website, we’re going to be doing some updates overnight on the site. This is likely to involve around 2 hours of downtime between 12:00 midnight and 8:00am UK time (7pm-3am Eastern). Sorry for any inconvenience caused. Original message, 18 October 2016 Over the past few days

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Celebrating 9 years of Radio Lingua

Nine years ago today we published the first episode of Coffee Break Spanish. Since then we’ve gone on to publish courses in 27 languages, and we’ve delivered over 160 million language lessons to learners around the world. Some of the team have spent this weekend in London at the Language Show where we’ve been meeting thousands of language lovers, among them many members of

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Amazing Pållöriöf Research into language acquisition

Here at Radio Lingua we like to keep track of what’s happening in the world of research on language acquisition. Scientists at the University of Pållöriöf in northern Finland have discovered that a rare variety of edible hygrocybe known as the yellow waxcap has been linked to improved language skills. Tests were done on students in the language department at

New VAT Regulations
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New EU VAT Regulations

From 1st January 2015 the rules on how VAT is charged for business who sell digital products and services to consumers in other EU member states. The place of taxation for these digital services will now be the location of the consumer, not the location of the business supplying the service. This means that even though we’re based in the

RLN News 28 Dec 2015
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A New Year Message from Radio Lingua

As we approach the end of 2014, Mark has recorded a special news podcast to look back at the past 12 months and to look forward to some of the exciting new content coming in 2015. Looking back 2014 has been an exciting year for us here at Radio Lingua. We’ve released 84 episodes across our range of courses including

Language Show
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Language Show 2014

Join the Radio Lingua team this weekend at the Language Show in London. We’ll be showing off our full range of Coffee Break language learning products at the show including all four series of Coffee Break French, our three series of Coffee Break Spanish and our introductory level of Coffee Break German. We’ve also just announced Coffee Break Italian for January 2015, so come

Tu or Vous
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A definitive guide to tu and vous

For learners of French, and indeed many other languages, it’s often difficult to know how to address people, since there are two different forms of the word for “you”: tu and vous. Back in Coffee Break French lesson 3 we introduced this concept, and in our mini soap opera in lessons 71-80 we discussed it too in lesson 76. We’ve come across a wonderful flow

10 years of the podcast
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10 years of the podcast

According to the Radio Academy, today marks the 10th anniversary of the podcast. Here at Radio Lingua we launched Coffee Break Spanish back in 2006, and were among the first language podcasts …

Coffee Break Spanish in iTunes Best of 2013

We’re absolutely delighted to announce that Coffee Break Spanish has been named in the prestigious iTunes Best of 2013 list. This year, hundreds of thousands of learners from around the world have used Coffee Break Spanish to improve their Spanish skills, and iTunes has honoured us in the “Classics” section of the Best of 2013 list. For a full list

130 million free language lessons delivered

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,

Coffee Break French wins European Podcast Award!

We’re delighted to announce that Coffee Break French has won Best Professional Podcast UK in this year’s European Podcast Awards. The shortlist of podcasts for each category was originally generated by listener votes, so we’d like to thank everyone who voted! A jury then considered each of the podcasts on the shortlist and Coffee Break French was voted Best Professional

Send us a voice message!

We’ve added a new feature to our website and Facebook pages: if you have a microphone or webcam connected to your computer, you can leave us a voice message easily by clicking on the “Send us a voice message” on the right hand side of the screen. Please note that for the time being this feature does not work on

European Podcast Award Nominations

We’re delighted to report that both Coffee Break French and Coffee Break Spanish have been nominated in the European Podcast Awards in the Professional Podcast category. The voting period lasts until January and we’d like to ask our community of language learners around the world to cast their vote for our podcasts. Vote for Coffee Break Spanish here Vote for

Coffee Break Spanish Magazine Update

Last month we announced our forthcoming Coffee Break Spanish Magazine and we’re pleased to bring you confirmation of the exact launch date. The pilot episode will be released on Wednesday 26th September and this first season of the CBS Magazine will run from 3rd October for ten weeks. In each episode you can look forward to lots of engaging language