Coffee Break News

Meet the team at the London Language Show

This weekend (Friday 30th October – Sunday 1st November) the Radio Lingua team will be at the Language Show in London’s Olympia. We’ll be talking to language learners, answering questions, and offering visitors the chance to win a new iPod nano (the cool one with the video camera!) pre-loaded with a premium language course of your choice. There are free

Radio Lingua celebrates 3 years of language-learning

On 18th October 2006, episode one of a new language-learning podcast called Coffee Break Spanish was released to the world. This show was a bit different from the other Spanish learning shows out there: it was a gradual introduction to basic Spanish presented by teacher Mark, teaching student Kara. At this stage no-one really knew if the idea would work,

A message from Mark

Over the past five weeks things haven’t been going too smoothly here at Radio Lingua, but we’re getting back to business now. I thought it would be useful to explain to  our listeners what’s been happening. Recently we’ve been experiencing a huge number of problems with our server. It appears that the traffic to our site and our podcasts has

One Minute Greek Premium version now available

We’re delighted to announce that the premium materials for One Minute Greek are now available. The premium materials include a lesson guide in pdf format which lists all the words and phrases covered in the lessons. Each episode is also provided as an enhanced podcast which allows you to view the words and phrases covered on the screen of your

Radio Lingua announces five new One Minute Languages

The One Minute Languages series have been among the most popular downloads on iTunes throughout the world, and have even made the hallowed pages of LifeHacker. Today we’re delighted to announce five new additions to the series: One Minute Italian, Greek, European Portuguese, Turkish and Scottish Gaelic have launched this week and will continue for ten weeks. The One Minute

Coffee Break Spanish wins European Professional Podcast of the Year

Coffee Break Spanish was honoured this evening in a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany as European Professional Podcast of the Year, as part of the European Podcast Awards. Coffee Break Spanish host Mark Pentleton was in Hamburg to collect the award. In December Coffee Break Spanish was awarded UK Podcast of the Year in the Professional category and was put forward

One Minute French Premium edition now available

We're delighted to announce the availability of the Premium version of One Minute French. This premium version includes the following elements: the lesson guide lists all the words and phrases taught in the series; the enhanced podcasts allow listeners to view the words and phrases on iPod screens and computers using synchronised flashcards; the quick quiz podcast allows listeners to

This holiday season … learn Spanish with Radio Lingua

We felt that the cheesy jingle wasn't enough – we needed snowflakes and Christmas trees! Just a reminder that the Winter Sale is currently on, giving 20% discount on any membership with coupon code HOLIDAYS08. You can use this discount to purchase a membership for Coffee Break Spanish. Choose between level 1 (beginners: lessons 1-40) and level 2 (intermediate: 41-80) and

Coffee Break French shortlisted for Podcast Award

We’re delighted to announce that two Radio Lingua podcasts have been shortlisted in the 2008 Podcast Awards. Coffee Break French has been shortlisted in the Education category, and Coffee Break Spanish has been chosen as one of ten podcasts in the prestigious People’s Choice category. We’re counting on your votes, so please support the show. You can vote once a

Coffee Break Spanish shortlisted in Podcast Awards

We’re delighted to announce that two Radio Lingua podcasts have been shortlisted in the 2008 Podcast Awards. Coffee Break French has been shortlisted in the Education category, and Coffee Break Spanish has been chosen as one of ten podcasts in the prestigious People’s Choice category. We’re counting on your votes, so please support the show. You can vote once a

Radio Lingua shortlisted for two Podcast Awards

We're delighted to announce that two Radio Lingua podcasts have been shortlisted in the 2008 Podcast Awards. Coffee Break French has been shortlisted in the Education category, and Coffee Break Spanish has been chosen as one of ten podcasts in the prestigious People's Choice category. We're counting on your votes, so please support the show. You can vote once a

Radio Lingua in prestigious company on iTunes

The new series of One Minute Languages podcasts from Radio Lingua have been featured in prestigious company on iTunes UK and US. As a result, both One Minute French and One Minute Japanese have knocked Coffee Break Spanish off the top spot in Education (UK), and One Minute French is currently at #15 in the overall podcasts list. More information

Coffee Break Spanish in the Podcast Awards

We recently invited you to nominate Coffee Break Spanish for a European Podcast Awards, and it must be the seaon for all the awards at the moment, as the international podcast awards have just been announced. Listeners are invited to vote for their favourite podcasts in a number of categories, and, of course, we’d be very happy if you would

New Coffee Break French Season Passes available

The Season Pass for unit 2 is now available in our store. Purchase either the Basic Pass which includes the lesson guides (pdf) for lessons 11-20, or the VIP Pass which includes the lesson guides, the enhanced podcasts, and bonus listening material for each lesson. There’s also a special deal on the units 1-2 bundle. Check out our store now,

Coffee Break French unit 2 Season Pass now available

The Season Pass for unit 2 is now available in our store. Purchase either the Basic Pass which includes the lesson guides (pdf) for lessons 11-20, or the VIP Pass which includes the lesson guides, the enhanced podcasts, and bonus listening material for each lesson. There’s also a special deal on the units 1-2 bundle. Check out our store now,

Coffee Break Spanish reaches episode 60

We’re delighted that Coffee Break Spanish has now reached episode 60, marking the end of unit 6 of our course. Episode 60 offers some review of episodes 51-59, so we’re testing Kara on her knowledge of the preterite and imperfect tenses! To find out how she gets on, visit the CBS Lesson Library.

Radio Lingua introduces One Minute Luxembourgish

We’re delighted to announce the latest addition to our One Minute Languages range, One Minute Luxembourgish. Luxembourgish is one of three national languages in Luxembourg and is very close to German but has heavy French influences both in certain aspects of vocabulary and in pronunciation. One Minute Luxembourgish was, in fact, the very first of our OML courses to be

Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit! St Patrick’s day sale in the store

Happy St Patrick’s day from the Radio Lingua Network. In addition to launching our brand new One Minute Norwegian podcast today we also have a special recording from Eoin of One Minute Irish fame (currently#1 Education podcast in Ireland!) which will teach you how to say “Happy St Patrick’s day” in Irish! And if a pint of Guiness isn’t your