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Coffee Break Spanish

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Learn Spanish in coffee-break lessons from the Radio Lingua Network. In each lesson we'll focus on the language you need to know and before long you'll be making yourself understood with native Spanish speakers. Season 1 lessons are for absolute begi...Show More
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19:58 | Jun 21st

¡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 alm...Show More

19:47 | Jun 7th

¡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 th...Show More

19:53 | May 24th

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 c...Show More

19:52 | May 10th

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 r...Show More

19:55 | Apr 26th

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 th...Show More

19:59 | Mar 29th

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 tea...Show More

19:58 | Mar 15th

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...Show More

19:51 | Mar 1st

In this episode, join Mark and the Coffee Break team as they take the train to Córdoba for the day. You’ll hear them asking about what there is to see and do in Córdoba, before heading on a trip into the city’s famous Mezquita-Catedral. The team will...Show More

19:41 | Feb 15th

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 ar...Show More

17:42 | Feb 1st

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 ...Show More

15:36 | Jan 18th

Join Mark and the Coffee Break Spanish team "en marcha" in the south of Spain. In this season preview, Mark introduces the new show and you'll hear excerpts from some of the many interviews we've carried out in the area surrounding the city of Málaga...Show More

15:13 | Jan 11th, 2017

In this final episode of the season, María is putting the final touches to her plans for travelling to Argentina with Rory as they start on the next chapter in their life. This episode looks at the sequence of tenses with pedir que + subjunctive amon...Show More

11:01 | Dec 16th, 2016

It's time for the penultimate episode in our series and this week we're joining Rory as he returns to Scotland ahead of his departure for Argentina with María. Once again the episode is rich in complex language and features a number of interesting id...Show More

12:26 | Nov 10th, 2016

In this episode of Coffee Break Spanish we join María for a diary entry in which she reflects on her decision to move to Argentina where she and Rory will start their new life. As usual the episode is rich in idiomatic expressions and complex grammar...Show More

15:35 | Oct 27th, 2016

It’s time for another episode of Coffee Break Spanish and this time we’re reading Rory’s email to Alejandro in which he updates his friend on the recent happenings in Mallorca, including the reception held in their honour in Palma. This episode gives...Show More

12:40 | Oct 12th, 2016

In this episode of our advanced Spanish course we’re joining María for a diary entry in which she’s thinking about the possibilities of living and working in Argentina with Rory. Of course, with Alejandro already in Argentina, he would be able to hel...Show More

12:37 | Sep 15th, 2016

Rory and María take a trip to the village of Valldemossa and, while enjoying an ice cream, they talk about the possibilities open to them for their future plans which will undoubtedly involve a trip to Argentina where Rory hopes to continue his studi...Show More

10:14 | Sep 1st, 2016

In this episode we’re listening to Alejandro’s email. He’s continuing his travels around northern Europe before returning to Argentina, and he’s desperate to hear about all the updates from Rory and María in Mallorca. The episode contains a range of ...Show More

15:12 | Aug 18th, 2016

Alejandro has left for London and in this episode we’re reading an email from Rory with the latest updates on the story. Rory is thinking about the future and his plans for his PhD which perhaps will take him to Argentina. As usual, there is a huge r...Show More

13:39 | Aug 3rd, 2016

In this latest episode of Coffee Break Spanish Season 4 we join María for another diary entry in which she recounts the latest happenings in the story of finding the treasure and the aftermath. She’s now told her parents about the events, and she’s d...Show More

10:49 | Jul 20th, 2016

In the latest lesson of Coffee Break Spanish, Rory and María are discussing their next steps. Rory has had good news from both the Spanish and Scottish governments which will have a role to play in his future studies. This episode provides another op...Show More

10:33 | Jun 23rd, 2016

Over the last few lessons of Coffee Break ​Spanish Season 4, we’ve seen Rory, María and Alejandro figure out what to do with the treasure they found at the bottom of the ocean. Their discovery has now made the newspapers in Mallorca, and in lesson 30...Show More

12:03 | Jun 2nd, 2016

In this episode Rory is updating Alejandro on the latest developments about the treasure they have found. María has now spoken to her professor and they’ve made a plan to notify the authorities. In this episode we see a number of interesting language...Show More

11:42 | May 18th, 2016

It’s the morning after the night before, and Rory, María and Alejandro realise that they have some important decisions to make regarding the ‘tesoro’ that they’ve found off the coast of Mallorca. We join them in this episode to listen in on the conve...Show More

11:31 | May 4th, 2016

In the latest episode of Coffee Break Spanish, Rory, Alejandro and María make a major discovery in the search for the sunken treasure and we join them at this crucial point in the story. As usual, the text is rich in idiomatic expressions and complex...Show More

10:44 | Apr 20th, 2016

It’s time for another episode in our series for advanced Spanish learners. Join Mark and Carmen as they discuss the latest developments in our story featuring María, her Scottish boyfriend Rory and his Argentinian friend Alejandro as they embark upon...Show More

10:51 | Mar 23rd, 2016

Mark and Carmen are back with another episode of Coffee Break Spanish Season 4. In this episode we’re reading María’s diary entry following the first day of the dive for the missing treasure. Language points covered include the imperfect subjunctive ...Show More

12:26 | Mar 16th, 2016

It's time for a new lesson of Coffee Break Spanish and we join Rory and María again for the latest instalment in the story of their search for the sunken treasure. This lesson continues our advanced series for Spanish learners, and Carmen and Mark ar...Show More

10:52 | Feb 25th, 2016

We join María for her latest diary entry in which she updates us on the latest developments in the plans for the search for the sunken treasure. As usual, there are many interesting language points, and in this preview episode Carmen and Mark discuss...Show More

11:04 | Feb 10th, 2016

In the latest episode of Coffee Break Spanish we eavesdrop on a conversation between Rory and Alejandro in which they continue to plan their search for the missing treasure. This episode gives us further opportunities to experience more Argentinian S...Show More

11:56 | Feb 4th, 2016

We’re back with a new episode of Coffee Break Spanish, catching up with our story featuring Scottish student Rory who’s spending the summer in Mallorca with his Spanish girlfriend María and their friend Alejandro. Things have moved on, and María is n...Show More

10:13 | Jan 27th, 2016

In this lesson we join María for a diary entry in which she talks about Rory’s plans to go searching for the sunken treasure. The dialogue features many complex grammar points and interesting idiomatic expressions, and these are discussed by our host...Show More

11:24 | Dec 23rd, 2015

Alejandro has arrived on the island of Mallorca and in this episode we join Rory as he goes to meet his friend at the airport. They catch up while waiting for María to pick them up, and Rory tells Alejandro his exciting news about the mysterious trea...Show More

11:20 | Dec 9th, 2015

In this lesson we join María and Rory as they discuss the letters between Carmen and Jesús which they found in the attic. The dialogue features many complex grammar points and interesting idiomatic expressions, and these are discussed by our hosts. ...Show More

12:52 | Nov 25th, 2015

In the latest lesson of our course, we join Carmen and read her letter which includes further details of the dramatic events which occurred in the Bay of Portals in 1949. As usual the text features many complex grammar points and interesting idiomati...Show More

12:20 | Nov 11th, 2015

In this lesson of Coffee Break Spanish we listen to the response from Jesús to Carmen’s latest email. As usual the episode is rich in idiomatic expressions and complex grammar points. Mark and Carmen are on hand to discuss the Spanish used in this ep...Show More

12:57 | Oct 7th, 2015

In this lesson of Coffee Break Spanish we listen to Carmen’s response to the letter of Jesús which we read in the last episode. This provides a further opportunity to look at a different, more formal, style of language which is rich in expressions an...Show More

11:26 | Sep 18th, 2015

In this latest episode of Coffee Break Spanish Season 4 we join María and Rory as they read the first of the love letters they’ve discovered in the attic. We’re immediately transported to 1949 when María’s grandparents were engaged and start to build...Show More

11:20 | Sep 6th, 2015

In episode 13 of Coffee Break Spanish Season 4, we hear the continuation of the conversation between María and Rory as they clean the attic ahead of Alejandro’s arrival and discover something which will play an important role in the story moving forw...Show More

10:37 | Aug 20th, 2015

In episode 12 of Coffee Break Spanish Season 4, we listen in on a conversation between Rory and María. Rory has been cleaning the attic in Consuelo’s hotel in preparation for Alejandro’s arrival and he’s not having much fun. María arrives to help. As...Show More

12:50 | Aug 5th, 2015

In episode 11 of Coffee Break Spanish Season 4, we read María’s diary entry about the latest events in Mallorca. Rory has arranged for his friend Alejandro to stay in Consuelo’s hotel, and we find out about the preparations which Rory must undertake ...Show More

08:22 | Jun 24th, 2015

In episode 10 of Coffee Break Spanish Season 4, María and Rory are looking forward to the future and talking about their studies and their possible plans for further travelling. They also discuss Alejandro’s visit. As usual there are many examples of...Show More

11:43 | Jun 10th, 2015

In the latest episode in our series we eavesdrop on a phone call between Rory and his Argentinian friend Alejandro who is on holiday in Spain and wants to come over to Mallorca to see Rory and to meet María. The episode is rich in idiomatic expressio...Show More

11:34 | May 28th, 2015

In this episode we listen to María’s latest diary entry in which she recounts a conversation she has had with her father in which she learns more about the history of her family. As usual the episode is rich in idiomatic expressions and complex gramm...Show More

12:02 | May 13th, 2015

In the latest episode of our advanced Spanish course we eavesdrop on a conversation between María and Rory about their plans for a weekend away, visiting the town of Valldemossa. As usual the episode is rich in idiomatic expressions and complex gramm...Show More

13:50 | Apr 29th, 2015

In this episode of our advanced Spanish course we listen to María’s latest diary entry in which she reveals an interesting story linked to her family’s past. As usual the episode is rich in idiomatic expressions and complex grammatical points. This...Show More

10:05 | Mar 27th, 2015

In this episode of our advanced Spanish course we join Rory who is writing an email to María, telling her of the latest goings on in Consuelo’s hotel. As usual the episode is rich in idiomatic expressions and complex grammatical points and Mark and C...Show More

09:05 | Mar 11th, 2015

In this latest episode of our advanced Spanish course we join María in her latest diary entry. Rory has just arrived in Mallorca and María tells us of his first day on the island. As usual Mark and Carmen are on hand to discuss the interesting gramma...Show More

08:32 | Feb 25th, 2015

It’s time for another episode of Coffee Break Spanish and in this advanced series you can follow the exploits of María and Rory as they spend the summer together on the island of Mallorca. In this episode we eavesdrop on a conversation between María ...Show More

07:41 | Feb 11th, 2015

Join Mark and Carmen for the second episode in our series for advanced learners of Spanish and follow the story of María and Rory’s summer on the island of Mallorca. In this episode María writes an email to Rory inviting him to spend the summer worki...Show More

11:14 | Jan 28th, 2015

Join Mark and Carmen in this first episode of Coffee Break Spanish Season 4 in which they present the first chapter of our story based around María’s diary entry. In this episode you’ll get to know María and how she has spent time studying in Edinbur...Show More

03:32 | Jan 25th, 2015

Join Mark and Carmen in this preview episode of Coffee Break Spanish Season 4 and learn more about the story, the characters and about what you can expect from this fourth season of our show. Episode one will be published on Wednesday 28th January at...Show More

04:52 | Jan 21st, 2015

We’re about to launch the fourth season of Coffee Break Spanish and in this short podcast episode Mark explains what is involved in this new season. Each lesson in this new course represents a chapter in our story. The chapter is built around a text:...Show More

01:27 | Jan 17th, 2015

Join Mark and Carmen in this sneak preview of the forthcoming season of Coffee Break Spanish. This season of Coffee Break Spanish features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast...Show More

08:44 | Dec 29th, 2014

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 Lin...Show More

14:06 | Dec 24th, 2014

In this final episode of the season, Mark discusses the Sorteo de Navidad, the Spanish Christmas lottery known as El Gordo. In the Subjunctive of the Week segment, Fernanda talks about es bueno que… and our festive Quotation of the Week focuses on a ...Show More

11:33 | Dec 21st, 2014

In this week’s Coffee Break Spanish Espresso Mark discusses the verb irse which he saw on a poster in the Spanish town of Málaga. This poster gives us the opportunity to look at the difference between ir and irse. In the Subjunctive of the Week segme...Show More

15:07 | Dec 7th, 2014

In this week’s Coffee Break Spanish Espresso Mark talks about a notice he photographed in a supermarket parking lot in Mexico. The language featured on the notice gives us an opportunity to look at the future tense, the word durante and some interest...Show More

12:17 | Nov 15th, 2014

In this week’s Coffee Break Spanish Espresso Mark talks about the word por and also looks at feminine nouns which use masculine articles. Fernanda introduces the expression es una lástima que in the Subjunctive of the Week segment, and our quotation ...Show More

14:03 | Nov 8th, 2014

In this week’s Coffee Break Spanish Espresso we’re looking at the verb gustar and how it’s used. Fernanda talks about the expression hasta que and how the subjunctive is used, and our thought-provoking quotation of the week comes from Martin Luther K...Show More

10:37 | Nov 1st, 2014

In this week’s Coffee Break Spanish Espresso we’re focusing on a cultural aspect: in many Spanish-speaking places around the world this time of year is an important time for remembering friends and relatives who have passed away. In this episode we’l...Show More

11:16 | Oct 25th, 2014

In the latest episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Espresso you’ll learn how to use no with the infinitive to give impersonal commands, Fernanda looks at the subjunctive after quiero que and our Spanish quotation of the week focuses on the theme of gi...Show More

11:35 | Oct 11th, 2014

In this first episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Espresso you’ll learn how to us the word ni, Fernanda will help you get to grips with the subjunctive after es importante que, and our Spanish quotation of the week looks at the theme of the fear of d...Show More

09:42 | Oct 4th, 2014

In this first episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Espresso you’ll learn about the expression ser de cine, Fernanda will help you get to grips with the subjunctive after para que, and our Spanish quotation of the week looks at the theme of making the ...Show More

09:30 | Sep 26th, 2014

In this first episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Espresso you’ll learn about informal command forms (the imperative), Fernanda will help you get to grips with the subjunctive after cuando, and our Spanish quotation of the week looks at the theme of ...Show More
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13:57 | Aug 12th, 2014

It’s time to get ready for a new academic year, and here at Radio Lingua we’ve been very busy working on new materials. We’ll have some exciting announcements for you next month, but to get you in the mood for learning and building your language skil...Show More
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12:07 | Oct 11th, 2013

It’s that time of year again: the nominations process for the 9th Annual Podcast Awards has begun and we’re asking our community to nominate Coffee Break Spanish, Coffee Break French or Coffee Break German for an award. As we’ve said before, this isn...Show More

17:50 | Sep 4th, 2013

Coming up in this week’s edition of the Coffee Break Magazine: - Alba asks, si te encontraras un billete de €50, ¿qué harías con él? – if you found €50, what would you do with it? - Mark joins Fernanda on a virtual tour of Las Ruinas Aztecas in Mex...Show More

19:42 | Aug 27th, 2013

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...Show More

20:56 | Aug 13th, 2013

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...Show More

13:15 | Jul 24th, 2013

We’re back with another edition of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine. In this episode: - Alba asks, ¿qué es para ti el verano? – what does summer mean to you? - Mark joins Fernanda on a virtual tour of the Dominican Republic; - and JP and Nahyeli ...Show More

15:58 | Jun 28th, 2013

We’re back with another edition of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine. In this episode: - Alba asks, ¿adónde te irás de vacaciones este verano? – where will you be going on holiday this summer? - Mark joins Fernanda on a virtual tour of Venezuela; ...Show More

21:33 | Jun 15th, 2013

Welcome to this latest edition of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine. In this episode: - Alba asks, ¿qué ves cuando miras en el espejo? – what do you see when you look in the mirror? - Mark joins Fernanda on a virtual tour of Bogotá, Colombia; - an...Show More

18:26 | Jun 1st, 2013

Welcome to this latest edition of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine. In this episode: - Alba asks, ¿cómo te describiría tu mejor amigo o amiga? – how would your best friend describe you? - Mark joins Fernanda on a virtual tour of Machu Picchu in Pe...Show More

15:36 | May 22nd, 2013

We’re back with a new episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine. In this episode: - Alba asks, ¿qué es lo primero que has pensado esta mañana? – what was the first thing you thought about this morning? - Mark joins Fernanda on a virtual tour...Show More

16:07 | May 5th, 2013

We’re back with a new season of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine. In this episode: - Alba asks, ¿qué te llevarías a una isla desierta? – what would you take to a desert island? - Fernanda tells Mark all about the the city of Buenos Aires; - a...Show More

19:28 | Apr 27th, 2013

We’re back with a new season of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine! In this episode: - Alba asks the question, ¿cuál es tu forma favorita de ligar? – what’s your best chat-up line? - JP and Nahyeli answer a question from listener Jess about using qu...Show More
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32:11 | Mar 16th, 2013

Apologies for the delayed publication of this episode which is due to a technical problem we’ve had with the site over the past week. We’ve been publishing a daily word on Facebook and Twitter and each day we’ve asked our Facebook friends and Twitter...Show More
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37:07 | Feb 22nd, 2013

We’ve been publishing a daily word on Facebook and Twitter and each day we’ve asked our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to post a comment using the word of the day, thereby practising their language skills. Last week our theme was love, in hon...Show More
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40:30 | Feb 9th, 2013

We’ve been publishing a daily word on Facebook and Twitter and each day we’ve asked our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to post a comment using the word of the day, thereby practising their language skills. This week we’ve been talking about b...Show More
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12:06 | Dec 6th, 2012

This is an important announcement for all Coffee Break Spanish Magazine listeners. When we first launched the magazine we were publishing the magazine episodes both on the main Coffee Break Spanish feed and on the new Coffee Break Spanish Magazine fe...Show More

14:39 | Nov 5th, 2012

It’s time for the final lesson in this season of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine. In this episode: - It’s a time for making New Year’s Resolutions and examining what we want to change about ourselves. This week Alba is asking the question, ¿cuál e...Show More

15:45 | Nov 1st, 2012

Join the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine team and improve your Spanish listening skills. In this edition: - Alba asks her interviewees, ¿cuál es el mejor regalo que has recibido jamás?; - Laura teaches us the phrases de tal palo, tal astillo, meaning...Show More

16:00 | Oct 30th, 2012

The latest edition of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine is now available. Join the team and improve your Spanish! In this edition: - Alba asks her interviewees, ¿ayer hiciste algo especial? Answers cover a range of topics – and accents!; - Laura te...Show More

14:32 | Oct 29th, 2012

This week’s Coffee Break Spanish Magazine episode is now available. Join the team and improve your Spanish! In this edition: - Alba has an interesting question for some women on the streets of Barcelona. She asks ¿qué puedes aprender de un hombre si...Show More

15:22 | Oct 28th, 2012

The Coffee Break Spanish team is back with a new episode of the Magazine. In this edition: - Alba asks passers-by in the streets of Barcelona, ¿De qué pasarías horas hablando?; - Laura teaches us the expression se me ha ido el santo al cielo, meani...Show More

12:44 | Oct 27th, 2012

This week’s episode of the Coffee Break Spanish is a slightly spooky Hallowe’en episode. In this edition: - Alba asks the macabre question ¿Cuál es tu peor pesadilla?; - Laura introduces the expression me he levantado con el pie izquierdo, meanin...Show More
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35:52 | Oct 26th, 2012

We’ve been publishing a daily word on Facebook and Twitter and each day we’ve asked our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to post a comment using the word of the day, thereby practising their language skills. This week we’ve been talking about t...Show More

14:58 | Oct 26th, 2012

This is the third episode of our Coffee Break Spanish Magazine. In this edition: - JP and Nayheli answer listener Beth’s question about how to translate “every other…” into Spanish; - Laura explains the expression tener una mosca detrás de la ore...Show More

15:32 | Oct 15th, 2012

This is the second episode of our Coffee Break Spanish Magazine. In this edition: - Laura introduces us to the expression por si las moscas; - JP and Nahyeli answer Steve’s question about using the verb fingir, meaning “to pretend” - and in our in...Show More

20:18 | Oct 3rd, 2012

It’s here! We’re delighted to present the first edition of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine. In this edition: - Alba asks the question ¿Cómo pasabas el verano cuando eras niño? – “How did you spend your summers as a child?”; - Laura introduces us...Show More

10:06 | Sep 26th, 2012

In this promo episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine, Mark outlines what listeners can expect from each episode of the show. The video episode (normally part of the premium materials) is included below to give you a feel for the new style of sh...Show More
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31:21 | Sep 19th, 2012

We’ve been publishing a daily word on Facebook and Twitter and each day we’ve asked our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to post a comment using the word of the day, thereby practising their language skills. This week we’ve been talking about t...Show More
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35:18 | Sep 9th, 2012

We’ve been publishing a daily word on Facebook and Twitter and each day we’ve asked our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to post a comment using the word of the day, thereby practising their language skills. This week we’ve had a culinary theme...Show More
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34:20 | Sep 2nd, 2012

We’ve been publishing a daily word on Facebook and Twitter and each day we’ve asked our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to post a comment using the word of the day, thereby practising their language skills. Well done to everyone who has taken ...Show More
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28:58 | Aug 25th, 2012

Over the past week we’ve been publishing a daily word on Facebook and Twitter and each day we’ve asked our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to post a comment using the word of the day, thereby practising their language skills. We’ve been overwh...Show More

25:04 | Jan 24th, 2012

The final episode in the third series of Coffee Break Spanish includes episode eight of our soap Verano Español. Just what will Laura say to Ángel and Fiona after discovering them together? And will Ramón finally have the courage to tell Laura how he...Show More

21:55 | Jan 17th, 2012

We’re delighted to be joined once more by Alba in this special episode of Coffee Break Spanish. It’s the last ‘normal’ episode in the series: next week we’ll have the eighth and final instalment of Verano Español. We find out what Alba has been doing...Show More

23:26 | Jan 10th, 2012

In this episode, Mark is joined by Sofía from Argentina and Ana Isabel from Ecuador. Language points discussed include the difference between si no and sino, using hace with a time phrase, and voseo, the use of vos in Rioplatense Spanish. Please note...Show More

19:48 | Jan 4th, 2012

This week Mark returns with Loreto for the second of our Chilean episodes of Coffee Break Spanish Season 3. In episode 37 we learn a bit more about Chilean culture and Loreto teaches Mark some Chilean expressions. Please note that lesson 37 of Season...Show More

21:50 | Dec 28th, 2011

¡Estamos de vuelta! We’re delighted to be back with a new episode of Coffee Break Spanish in which Mark is joined by Loreto, from Chile. In this first of two episodes with Loreto, we learn about the geography and culture of Chile. Please note that le...Show More

28:40 | Dec 21st, 2011

In this week’s show we’re returning to our telenovela, Verano Español. It’s the morning after the night before when Ángel arrived drunk at Iona’s party. Needless to say Laura’s dad isn’t very impressed with Ángel! Laura’s friend Fiona arrives from Sc...Show More

21:23 | Dec 13th, 2011

We’re back with another episode of Coffee Break Spanish! We’re staying in Mexico in episode 34 as Mark and Juan discuss some of the interesting aspects of Mexican Spanish. ¡Todo está padrísimo en este episodio! Language points covered include pedir a...Show More

20:56 | Dec 6th, 2011

In lesson 33, it’s destination Mexico as Mark is joined by Juan from México D.F. Juan introduces Mark to the geography and some of the tourist attractions of Mexico. Language concepts included the use of soler, the difference between amable and amiga...Show More

22:54 | Nov 22nd, 2011

In lesson 32 we’re still concentrating on Colombian Spanish, and Mark and Carolina discuss the music and literature of Colombia, and typical Colombian expressions including the word paila. In the second act of this episode, Mark discusses impersonal ...Show More

23:32 | Nov 16th, 2011

It’s destination Colombia for lesson 31 as Mark is joined by Carolina from Bogotá. Carolina introduces Mark to the geography and traditions of Colombia, and Mark learns a few useful expresiones colombianas. In episodes 31-40 of Coffee Break Spanish, ...Show More

27:30 | Nov 8th, 2011

It’s time to return to our telenovela, Verano Español. In this sixth instalment, we’ll find out the latest about what’s happening in the Laura – Ángel – Ramón love triangle, and we’ll also hear if things are still ok between Antonio and Iona after An...Show More

21:31 | Nov 1st, 2011

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...Show More

24:18 | Oct 25th, 2011

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 diff...Show More

23:31 | Oct 18th, 2011

This week we return to a topic we covered previously – in response to listeners’ requests. It’s time to look at your tricks and tips for language learning. Mark and Alba talk about the suggestion of one of our listeners which involves printing out in...Show More

23:17 | Oct 11th, 2011

This week’s topic is low-cost airlines and the advantages and disadvantages of low-cost travel. Mark and Alba discuss their experiences of flying with low-cost airlines (and indeed with other airlines!) and José introduces two phrases which you can u...Show More

29:08 | Oct 4th, 2011

This episode of Coffee Break Spanish features the fifth instalment of our telenovela, Verano Español. At the end of the previous episode, Laura discovered that the boy who has been chatting her up on a daily basis in the panadería is none other than ...Show More

22:44 | Sep 27th, 2011

Following our recent musical episodes, listeners have been asking us for some suggestions of Spanish-language singers and groups. In episode 24 we’ve provided some suggestions, talking about Spanish groups Amaral and Ojos de Brujo, and we’ve also men...Show More

30:21 | Sep 20th, 2011

This week Mark and Alba bring you a special musical episode: combining the Eurovision Song Contest with a performance from Mark of Tango by Spanish composer Albéniz. In the intermedio, José introduces the idea of ’embarrassment’ – vergüenza – and giv...Show More

23:12 | Sep 13th, 2011

In this week’s lesson, Mark and Alba talk about music. Their discussion includes talk of playing musical instruments and how listening to music is changing because of technology. In the intermedio, José provides a couple of interesting phrases which ...Show More

23:24 | Sep 6th, 2011

In this episode of Season 3, Mark and Alba chat about what they were doing during the vacaciones de Semana Santa. Both Mark and Alba have been travelling, and Mark has some buenas noticias. In the intermedio José provides us with some interesting phr...Show More

24:02 | Aug 12th, 2011

Episode 20 features the fourth installment of our telenovela, Verano Español. Find out the latest about the life of Laura and her mother as they spend the summer in Spain en la casa de tía Julia. Will Laura find out a little more about the mystery cu...Show More

27:09 | Aug 9th, 2011

In this week’s episode, Mark and Alba discuss some useful techniques for learning languages and share their ideas and advice with listeners. In the intermedio Alba talks about the northern Spanish city of Bilbao, and José introduces a construction wh...Show More

23:26 | Aug 5th, 2011

In episode 18 of Coffee Break Spanish Season 3, Mark and Alba talk about the advantages and disadvantages of buying things online, and share their experience, both positive and negative. In this week’s intermedio, Alba presents the city of Granada in...Show More

22:19 | Aug 2nd, 2011

This episode is dedicated to all fans of the imperfect subjunctive… and to those of you who are terrified of it! After listening to Mark and Alba’s discussion about all things hypothetical, you’ll be 100% confident in using the Spanish imperfect subj...Show More

24:14 | Jul 29th, 2011

Episode 16 features a conversation between Alba and Mark about what they’ve been doing since they last saw each other. Grammar points covered include possessive pronouns, and uses of the subjunctive. This week’s intermedio features a presentation of ...Show More

27:50 | Jul 26th, 2011

Episode 15 features the third installment of our ‘telenovela’, Verano Español. Find out the latest about the life of Laura and her mother as they spend the summer in Spain en la casa de tía Julia. How will Laura cope on her first day in her new job a...Show More

27:16 | Jul 22nd, 2011

In episode 14, Mark and Alba are joined by David, el novio de Alba. Topics discussed include Galicia (the region of Spain where David is from), St Valentine’s day, romantic Spanish and the imperfect subjunctive. In this week’s intermedio, Alba talks ...Show More

25:00 | Jul 19th, 2011

In episode 13, Mark and Alba discuss social networks including Facebook and Twitter and their value for language-learning. In addition, in this week’s intermedio, José discusses effective ways to say you’ve had enough of something, and Alba talks abo...Show More

24:14 | Jul 15th, 2011

In episode 12, Mark and Alba get all poetic as they celebrate the 250th anniversary of el poeta nacional de Escocia, Robert Burns. Alba learns some Scots and in return she teaches Mark a poem by Spanish poet Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer. The intermedio inc...Show More

24:48 | Jul 12th, 2011

In episode 11, Mark and Alba talk about the holidays and about their New Year’s Resolutions. Alba presents a review of the film La Lengua de las Mariposas in the intermedio, and José’s topic of the week is paying compliments to people. Grammar points...Show More

27:23 | Jul 9th, 2011

It’s time for our second installment of the Coffee Break Spanish telenovela, Verano Español. Laura and her mother have just arrived in Spain to spend the summer in the house they’ve recently inherited from tía Julia. In this episode we’ll meet some o...Show More

24:15 | Jul 5th, 2011

In this 9th episode of Coffee Break Spanish Season 3, Mark and Alba discuss Christmas traditions in Spain. José introduces a couple of phrases which you can tell someone not to take something the wrong way in this week’s intermedio. Grammar points co...Show More

23:30 | Jul 1st, 2011

In episode 8, Alba and Mark discuss smoking laws in different countries. Language points covered include the future perfect tense, eg. “I will have stopped smoking”, the use of soler, and the phrase pillar a alguien desprevenido. José’s intermedio co...Show More

24:03 | Jun 28th, 2011

In this week’s episode, Mark and Alba talk about the different seasons of the year and about their own favourite times of year. This episode provides an opportunity for learners to learn to use the Spanish phrase o sea, and the combination of object ...Show More

25:52 | Jun 24th, 2011

In episode 6 of Coffee Break Spanish Season 3, Mark and Alba discuss their recent visits to Edinburgh and will entertain you with some singing! José introduces two phrases to say that things are in a mess, and language points include the pluperfect t...Show More

24:06 | Jun 21st, 2011

In episode 5 we launch our very own Spanish soap opera, Verano Español, which tells the story of Spanish dad, Antonio, Scottish mum Iona, and bilingual daughter Laura, and their adventures one summer in Spain. Each episode will provide you with liste...Show More

24:10 | Jun 17th, 2011

In this fourth episode of Coffee Break Spanish Season 3, Mark has just returned from a week in London and he discusses the advantages and disadvantages of living in a village, town or city with Alba. We also meet Laura from Verano Español, our forthc...Show More

24:14 | Jun 14th, 2011

This lesson was originally released in October, so in lesson 3 of Show Time Spanish, Alba tells Mark about a Halloween party she attended. They discuss the traditions of Halloween. In the intermedio José provides two alternative ways to say that you’...Show More

21:01 | Jun 10th, 2011

In our second episode of this series, Mark and Alba talk about languages and their own language skills. In the intermedio, José provides two phrases which can be used to tell someone that they are annoying you. Language points include progressive ten...Show More

20:18 | Jun 7th, 2011

Welcome to this first episode of Coffee Break Spanish Season 3! In this first episode of the series you’ll get to know our two main presenters, Mark and Alba, and you’ll also be meeting José who will help you to take your Spanish al siguiente nivel, ...Show More
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13:16 | Jun 6th, 2011

As you all know, Coffee Break Spanish level 2 came to an end with lesson 80 and we’re planning to follow up the course with similar content to our Season 3 of Coffee Break French. However, we’ve only just started working on this content, so it’s like...Show More

24:06 | May 2nd, 2011

It’s the end of an era: the final episode of Coffee Break Spanish Season 2. It’s time for las despedidas, the goodbyes. Andrew will be returning to England and bidding farewell to María-José, and Mark and Kara will also be saying hasta luego to the l...Show More

18:31 | Apr 25th, 2011

It’s the penultimate episode of this season of Coffee Break Spanish and we continue to follow the adventures of María-José and Andrew as they come to the end of their time together in Spain. This week Andrew is signing up for his course in the ayunta...Show More

24:40 | Apr 17th, 2011

This week María-José and Andrew discuss their plans for the following week when Andrew’s friend arrives in Spain and María-José will be attending a conference in Madrid. In this episode we introduce the concept of the subjunctive, something which oft...Show More

23:59 | Apr 5th, 2011

In this episode María-José tells Andrew about her visits to the Canary Islands. She uses lots of examples of the imperfect tense to describe what she used to do when she went there several times when she was younger. Please note that lesson 37 of Sea...Show More

19:32 | Mar 4th, 2011

We’re returning to another episode featuring María-José and Andrew this week in which María-José will ask the question ¿Qué estás haciendo? , 'What are you doing?'. We’re focusing on the present continuous tense. Please note that lesson 36 of Season ...Show More

24:45 | Feb 26th, 2011

We’re continuing our soap opera featuring María-José and Andrew and in this week’s episode Andrew needs some help with an assignment for his Spanish class. We’ll also be looking at the imperative – the command form – in this lesson. Please note that ...Show More

20:17 | Feb 15th, 2011

In lesson 34 we’re continuing our ‘soap opera’. This week María-José is taking her friend to a restaurant, so we’ll be revisiting the language we learned previously in the course. We’ll also take the opportunity to look at the conditional tense or ‘m...Show More

21:02 | Feb 11th, 2011

In lesson 33 we continue to follow the story of Andrew and his Spanish friend María-José. In this episode we’ll be introducing the future tense and looking at how verbs are conjugated in the future. Once again, you’ll develop your knowledge and liste...Show More

18:16 | Jan 24th, 2011

Lesson 32 continues the story of Andrew and María-José and their blossoming friendship! María-José has been on vacation in France. The main topic of discussion in this lesson is the weather, using a variety of tenses. Once again, you’ll develop your ...Show More

19:21 | Jan 17th, 2011

Welcome back to our Coffee Break Spanish listeners!. In lessons 31-40 you’ll be following a mini soap-opera featuring English student Andrew who is learning Spanish in Spain, and his new friend María-José, who’ll be getting to know him and helping hi...Show More

16:30 | Dec 30th, 2010

In lesson 30 of Coffee Break Spanish we’re dealing with one of the trickiest things to do in a foreign language: make telephone calls. When you can’t see the person to whom you are speaking, it makes things that bit more difficult! In this episode yo...Show More

19:49 | Dec 23rd, 2010

In the long-awaited 29th lesson of Coffee Break Spanish we look at tips to help you pronounce double -r- in Spanish and we build more language in the context of hiring cars in a Spanish-speaking country. Please note that lesson 29 of Season 2 was ori...Show More

19:24 | Nov 22nd, 2010

In lesson 28 we’ll be continuing to create phrases in the language based on the knowledge of grammar we’ve acquired in recent lessons. This week we’re focusing on the context of taking a taxi in a Spanish-speaking country. Please note that lesson 28 ...Show More

18:56 | Nov 15th, 2010

Over the past few months we’ve been focusing on learning the patterns of the language. In lessons 27-30 we’re going to be constructing phrases within various contexts, using the rules we’ve learned in previous lessons. Lesson 27 focuses on using publ...Show More

17:39 | Nov 8th, 2010

One of the best ways to make progress in a language is to use the language with native speakers and to check your understanding by asking them for feedback. In lesson 26 you’ll put what you’ve been learning recently into practice by asking ¿Lo he dic...Show More

20:11 | Nov 1st, 2010

In lesson 25 of Coffee Break Spanish Season 2 we’re continuing to look at the perfect tense. In this lesson you’ll learn about particular uses of the perfect tense, and about certain words or expressions which act as triggers for the tense. You’ll al...Show More

17:35 | Oct 11th, 2010

Lesson 24 introduces a new tense: the perfect tense. This tense is used to talk about what you 'have done' and is very simple to use. Please note that lesson 24 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 224 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbere...Show More

17:20 | Oct 8th, 2010

Over lessons 21-23 we’ve been looking at por and para. In lesson 23 it’s time to look at the various uses of por, including a number of situations when por doesn’t mean “for”. Please note that lesson 23 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 223 ...Show More

16:27 | Oct 4th, 2010

In lesson 22 we’re continuing to discuss por and para: this time we’re focusing on the use of para when expressing purpose, e.g. "this gift is for you” – este regalo es para ti. We’ll also learn the verb regalar, and talk briefly about the personal a...Show More

18:28 | Sep 1st, 2010

Lessons 21-23 will look at the thorny issue of por and para: by the end of these three lessons you’ll be confident in knowing exactly when to use which word! In lesson 61 we’ll introduce both words and consider various situations when the words can b...Show More

23:57 | Aug 16th, 2010

In this week’s episode we reach episode 20 and Mark will be testing Kara on everything she’s learned so far about verbs and adjectives in the past few lessons of the course. Please note that lesson 20 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 220 of...Show More

19:43 | Aug 6th, 2010

This week we’re continuing to look at the imperfect tense. We’ll go through the conjugation of -ar, -er and -ir verbs and talk about how the imperfect tense is used to describe things in the past. Please note that lesson 19 of Season 2 was originally...Show More

16:23 | Jul 27th, 2010

In this week’s lesson we introduce the imperfect tense and consider in what situations this tense is used. We’ll also learn the conjugation of -ar verbs in the imperfect tense. Please note that lesson 18 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 218...Show More

19:32 | Jul 20th, 2010

It’s time to put into practice what you’ve been learning about the preterite tense. In this week’s episode Mark challenges Kara to an identity quiz using lots of preterite tenses to describe the lives of the mystery personalities. Please note that le...Show More

26:10 | Jul 12th, 2010

More preterite tenses this week: it’s now time to look at reflexive verbs and verbs which have spelling changes ('radical-changing verbs') in the preterite tense. Please note that lesson 16 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 216 of Coffee Bre...Show More

24:09 | Jul 5th, 2010

We’ll be continuing our study of the preterite tense in this week’s lesson and it’s time to take a look at some irregular verbs: hacer, ir, ver and dar in the preterite, so that you can talk about what you did, where you went, what you saw and more i...Show More

19:45 | Jun 30th, 2010

This week’s episode of Coffee Break Spanish looks further at the preterite tense which is used to relate events in the past. Listeners should be aware that this episode was originally released in February 2008 and therefore mentions Valentine’s Day. ...Show More

18:11 | Jun 21st, 2010

In episode 13 of Coffee Break Spanish we introduce the preterite tense which is used to talk about things in the past. Please note that lesson 13 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 213 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons o...Show More

20:14 | Jun 8th, 2010

In episode 12 of Coffee Break Spanish Season 2 we’ll review all the verbs which we’ve been learning over the past few months. Please note that lesson 12 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 212 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the le...Show More
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10:54 | May 17th, 2010

So, you’ve been learning Spanish with Coffee Break Spanish, and perhaps you’ve been extending your knowledge with Show Time Spanish. Today we’re delighted to introduce a new show to help you build your vocabulary and develop your listening skills eve...Show More

20:02 | May 11th, 2010

In episode 11 of Coffee Break Spanish Season 2 we learn how to say what you’re going to do in the future. In Spanish you use the verb ir combined with a and an infinitive. The lesson explains all you need to know and provides useful examples! This ep...Show More

26:34 | Apr 5th, 2010

In episode 10 of Coffee Break Spanish Season 2 we’re putting what we’ve learned in recent weeks about descriptions to the test with an identity game. Please note that lesson 10 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 210 of Coffee Break Spanish. W...Show More

18:15 | Mar 25th, 2010

This week on Coffee Break Spanish we’re taking a further look at adjectives and we’ll be doing more practice using adjectives and making them agree with the word they describe. We’ll also take a look at describing people, including talking about hair...Show More

19:33 | Mar 10th, 2010

An easy way of extending your range of language is by using adjectives, and this lesson of Coffee Break Spanish looks at adjectives in detail. In Spanish adjectives have to 'agree' with the word they describe and you’ll learn the rules of adjective a...Show More

19:21 | Feb 15th, 2010

In lesson 7 it’s time to take a look at radical changing verbs, verbs which have some regular spelling changes in certain parts of the verb. Once you get used to these patterns you’ll be conjugating verbs like querer, pensar, poder and volver without...Show More

20:15 | Feb 4th, 2010

In lesson 6 Mark and Kara look at the difference between ser and estar, the two verbs which mean ‘to be’ in Spanish, and a grammar point learners often find difficult. Please note that lesson 6 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 206 of Coffee...Show More

24:46 | Jan 27th, 2010

In lesson 5 Mark and Kara look further at making arrangements using the tricky Spanish verb quedar. Please note that lesson 5 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 205 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as les...Show More

20:08 | Jan 23rd, 2010

In lesson 4 Mark and Kara look at making arrangements and introduce the idea of irregular verbs, using ir (to go) and hacer (to do/make) as examples. Please note that lesson 4 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 204 of Coffee Break Spanish. We...Show More

18:55 | Jan 17th, 2010

Lesson 3 introduces the concept of reflexive verbs and completes our teaching on talking about your daily routine. Please note that lesson 3 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 203 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of eac...Show More

22:29 | Jan 13th, 2010

Lesson 2 continues where we left off last time and looks further at conjugating verbs within the context of daily routine and making arrangements. Please note that lesson 2 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 202 of Coffee Break Spanish. We ha...Show More

20:34 | Jan 10th, 2010

Hello and welcome to another season of Coffee Break Spanish! In level 1 we concentrated on learning useful words and phrases for a whole range of situations you’re likely to encounter on a trip to a Spanish-speaking part of the world. However, to a c...Show More

22:52 | Dec 21st, 2009

Level 1 of Coffee Break Spanish draws to a close with this episode, which looks at the languages of Spain through two conversations with native speakers. Please note that lesson 40 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 140 of Coffee Break Spanis...Show More

22:30 | Dec 15th, 2009

In this week’s lesson Mark and Kara talk to Bea, a student they met while recording in Spain. The conversation is the first of two dialogues focusing on language-learning. Please note that lesson 39 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 139 of C...Show More

23:50 | Nov 15th, 2009

In lesson 38, Kara’s not feeling too well, so she and Mark visit a farmacia. Have a listen to the conversation which takes place in the chemist’s. Please note that lesson 38 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 138 of Coffee Break Spanish. We h...Show More

17:47 | Oct 28th, 2009

In lesson 137 Mark is in the hotel reception asking for directions to a local shopping centre. The conversation will help you practise the language required in this situation. Please note that lesson 37 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 137 ...Show More

21:41 | Oct 16th, 2009

After a few weeks of server problems, we’re back with another episode of Coffee Break Spanish recorded in Santiago de la Ribera in eastern Spain. This week Mark and Kara go shopping for postcards and shoes. Please note that lesson 36 of Season 1 was ...Show More

24:16 | Sep 30th, 2009

In lesson 135, Mark and Kara are at the tourist information office asking about what there is to do in Santiago de la Ribera. Please note that lesson 35 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 135 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the le...Show More

18:13 | Sep 19th, 2009

It’s a beautiful morning and Mark and Kara are joined by Kara’s mother and another tourist on the balcony of the hotel for breakfast. Topics covered include forming plural and singular verbs in the formal form. Please note that lesson 34 of Season 1 ...Show More

19:27 | Sep 11th, 2009

In lesson 33 we revisit the language learned in earlier lessons for booking into a hotel. Having arrived in Santiago de la Ribera, Kara takes on the role of “Jane Johnston” who needs to check into the hotel. Please note that lesson 33 of Season 1 was...Show More

14:09 | Aug 28th, 2009

Mark and Kara have arrived in San Javier airport near Murcia in the east of Spain. In this lesson you’ll listen to a conversation between Mark and the employee at the help desk at San Javier airport as Mark asks for directions to get to the hotel. Pl...Show More

20:10 | Aug 15th, 2009

Lessons 31-40 were recorded in Spain and feature conversations with native speakers. These lessons will give listeners the opportunity to put the language they’ve been learning to use. In lesson 31 Mark and Kara are in the plane on the way to Spain, ...Show More

22:23 | Jul 23rd, 2009

In Lesson 30, Mark and Kara bring you a cultural lesson. You will have the chance to hear some conversations with Spanish football supporters. Please note that lesson 30 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 130 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have ...Show More

25:31 | Jul 13th, 2009

In Lesson 29, Mark and Kara talk more about aches and pains and cover more useful language for a visit to a Spanish pharmacy, including symptoms and remedies. They also take a look at demonstrative adjectives as well as antes de and después de + infi...Show More

17:17 | Jul 7th, 2009

This week Mark and Kara look at the language required for a visit to the pharmacy or doctor’s. They learn Spanish words for different parts of the body and some common remedies. The verb doler is covered, along with tener dolor de + body parts. There...Show More

21:06 | Jun 26th, 2009

This week Mark and Kara look at dealing with banks and services while travelling. This lesson brings learners to a crucial stage in their language-learning as it concentrates on reusing already learned material and changing individual words in order ...Show More

18:08 | Jun 13th, 2009

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 ...Show More

18:17 | Jun 9th, 2009

In this week’s lesson of Coffee Break Spanish, Mark and Kara head to the shops and Kara learns the language required to try on clothes and buy souvenirs. Please note that lesson 25 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 125 of Coffee Break Spanis...Show More

25:28 | May 29th, 2009

In this week’s lesson of Coffee Break Spanish, Mark and Kara introduce the necessary language for staying on a campsite in a Spanish-speaking country, from tent hire to shower blocks! They also cover the alphabet and the variations in certain letters...Show More

22:23 | May 16th, 2009

In this week’s lesson of Coffee Break Spanish, Mark and Kara continue the topic of hotels. Listeners will learn how to ask for different kinds of rooms, and deal with problems associated with hotel rooms. Please note that lesson 23 of Season 1 was or...Show More

20:06 | May 9th, 2009

In this week’s lesson of Coffee Break Spanish, Mark and Kara talk about booking into hotels and asking for specific types of rooms. Please note that lesson 22 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 122 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered ...Show More

22:07 | May 2nd, 2009

In this week’s lesson of Coffee Break Spanish, Mark and Kara return after a few weeks off. The topic for discussion is the weather, and listeners will learn not only some useful phrases for talking about the weather, but Mark will explain the constru...Show More

18:28 | Mar 28th, 2009

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 simpl...Show More

23:19 | Mar 21st, 2009

In lesson 19 we review everything you've learnt in lessons 11-18. Please note that lesson 19 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 119 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more sim...Show More

20:33 | Mar 14th, 2009

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 m...Show More

20:38 | Mar 11th, 2009

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 ...Show More

15:52 | Mar 7th, 2009

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 less...Show More

24:51 | Feb 14th, 2009

In lesson 15 you’ll visit a café and learn how to order some drinks. Please note that lesson 15 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 115 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more ...Show More

21:12 | Feb 7th, 2009

In lesson 14 you’ll continue to look at places in the town and learn a song which will help you talk about what there is in your own town. Please note that lesson 14 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 114 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renu...Show More

21:12 | Jan 31st, 2009

Lesson 13 introduces some places in the town and helps you to understand and give basic directions. Please note that lesson 13 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 113 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as le...Show More

21:07 | Jan 24th, 2009

Lesson 12 introduces numbers, days, months and seasons. Please note that lesson 12 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 112 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for ou...Show More

18:50 | Jan 17th, 2009

Lesson 11 concentrates on dealing with problems associated with languages. You’ll learn how to say which languages you speak and ask for help understanding what is being said to you in Spanish. Please note that lesson 11 of Season 1 was originally kn...Show More

29:51 | Dec 20th, 2008

In lesson 10 join Mark and Kara for a seasonal special, including greetings from our listeners from around the world and a Christmas song in Spanish. Please note that lesson 10 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 110 of Coffee Break Spanish. W...Show More

24:44 | Dec 13th, 2008

In lesson 9, you’ll review all the language you’ve learned so far in this course. Please note that lesson 9 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 109 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make ...Show More