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How not to be an imposter with your pasta!

Today, we’re bringing you the first of our Italian blog posts, and where better place to start than with a staple of Italian cuisine and culture: pasta! Far from being just an ingredient kept at the back of the cupboard, in Italy, pasta is so cherished that wheat often has to be imported in from other countries to keep up

Coffee Break Spanish

Season 3 – Lesson 29 – Coffee Break Spanish

In this week’s episode, Alba and Mark are en la cocina, making a Spanish tortilla. The episode is slightly different from our usual episodes as the audio was recorded live in the kitchen rather than in the studio. There’s no “Act II” this week as the conversation follows the entire process of making the tortilla. Please note that lesson 29

Coffee Break Spanish

Season 3 – Lesson 28 – Coffee Break Spanish

The topic for this week’s episode of Coffee Break Spanish is food, or tapas in particular. Alba has recently had a bad experience in a tapas restaurant in Scotland, compared with her normal experiences of tapas in Spain. Mark and Alba talk about different tapas and their experience of eating Spanish food in Spain and elsewhere. Language points covered include

Lesson 29 – Show Time Spanish

In this week’s episode, Alba and Mark are en la cocina, making a Spanish tortilla. The episode is slightly different from our usual episodes as the audio was recorded live in the kitchen rather than in the studio. There’s no “Act II” this week as the conversation follows the entire process of making the tortilla. Have a look at the

Lesson 28 – Show Time Spanish

The topic for this week’s episode of Show Time Spanish is food, or tapas in particular. Alba has recently had a bad experience in a tapas restaurant in Scotland, compared with her normal experiences of tapas in Spain. Mark and Alba talk about different tapas and their experience of eating Spanish food in Spain and elsewhere. Language points covered include

Coffee Break Spanish

Season 1 – Lesson 26 – Coffee Break Spanish

In this week’s edition of Coffee Break Spanish, Mark and Kara continue the shopping theme, this time buying food in the market. Please note that lesson 26 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 126 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

Coffee Break Spanish

Season 1 – Lesson 20 – Coffee Break Spanish

In Lesson 20 we visit a Spanish restaurant and order some food. Please note that lesson 20 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 120 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

Coffee Break Spanish

Season 1 – Lesson 18 – Coffee Break Spanish

In lesson 18 you’ll learn more useful words and phrases for a visit to a restaurant. Please note that lesson 18 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 118 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

Coffee Break Spanish

Season 1 – Lesson 17 – Coffee Break Spanish

In this week’s lesson you’ll learn useful words and phrases for a visit to a restaurant. Please note that lesson 17 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 117 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

Coffee Break Spanish

Season 1 – Lesson 16 – Coffee Break Spanish

In lesson 16 you’ll learn more useful language for ordering drinks and snacks in the café or bar. Please note that lesson 16 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 116 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

Coffee Break French

Season 1 – Lesson 34 – Coffee Break French

In this episode, it’s breakfast time in Ste-Marie sur Mer. Mark and Anna are joined by Anna’s friend as they order breakfast. Having learned the content from previous lessons, listeners will understand much of the material in this lesson.

Coffee Break French

Season 1 – Lesson 26 – Coffee Break French

In this week’s episode, we continue the theme of shopping but this time in a market place. You’ll learn how to ask for different types and quantities of food and how to ask the price. Finally you can listen to a typical conversation in a market place and hear the words and phrases in context.

Coffee Break French

Season 1 – Lesson 20 – Coffee Break French

In this episode, Mark and Anna are joined by Pierre-Benoît from our forthcoming video podcast Walk, Talk and Learn French. Listeners can review the restaurant language through a dialogue.

Coffee Break French

Season 1 – Lesson 16 – Coffee Break French

Last time, we taught you how to order drinks in a café. In this episode you’ll learn how to order snacks to go with your drink. We’ll teach you the correct vocabulary to use for the kind of snacks you may find in a French café.