Coffee Break Spanish

By Radio Lingua Network


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 beginners, and the courses increase in difficulty as the seasons progress.


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En Marcha con Coffee Break Spanish - Season Preview

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 in the region of Andalucía. We'll be talking to people who live or work in the area, and to people who are visiting the area. These conversations feature authentic Spanish, with a whole range of different accents and speeds of delivery, so it's the perfect way to improve your listening comprehension. This season of En Marcha con Coffee Break Spanish features 10 audio episodes, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from transcripts, bonus audio materials including our "Language Study" audio episodes which explain some of the language points introduced in the conversations, exercise packs, vocabulary lists and exclusive video materials, you can access the En Marcha online course in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Spanish on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Spanish. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Spanish Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, and access regular language challenges, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. For all information on Coffee Break Spanish, visit


CBS 4.40 | ¡Empieza la cuenta atrás!

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 among other topics. As usual Mark and Carmen are on hand to discuss the complex aspects of the language featured in this lesson. In the preview episode available here on the Radio Lingua site, on iTunes and on Soundcloud, you'll be able to listen to Carmen and Mark's introduction, to the core text of this episode, and to the summary in English of what happens in the text. For a full analysis of the text and in-depth discussion of the words and phrases contained in the episode, you can subscribe to our premium version. For further information, please see below. Accessing the Premium Version The premium version of Coffee Break Spanish Season 4 provides additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your advanced studies of Spanish. The premium version includes the following elements: full-length audio episode: in each episode Mark and Carmen discuss the language covered in each text in depth, providing further examples and testing you on your understanding; transcript: a full transcript of the entire episode including notes on complex language and grammar points; bonus audio episode: test yourself on the key constructions included in the audio episode with this bonus audio translation exercise. [course_description style="1" icon="1.png" icon_folder="feature_block" image="" title="Coffee%20Break%20Spanish%20Season%204" content="PHA+QWNjZXNzIGV4dGVuZGVkIGF1ZGlvIGVwaXNvZGVzLCB0cmFuc2NyaXB0cyBhbmQgYm9udXMgYXVkaW8gdHJhbnNsYXRpb24gY2hhbGxlbmdlcyBhbmQgdGFrZSB5b3VyIFNwYW5pc2ggdG8gdGhlIG5leHQgbGV2ZWwuPC9wPgo8cD5BdmFpbGFibGUgaW4gdGhlIDxhIGhyZWY9Imh0dHA6Ly9jb3Vyc2VzLmNvZmZlZWJyZWFrYWNhZGVteS5jb20vcC9jb2ZmZWUtYnJlYWstc3BhbmlzaC1zZWFzb24tNCI+Q29mZmVlIEJyZWFrIEFjYWRlbXk8L2E+PC9wPgo="][/course_description] Subscribe links Subscribe in iTunes | RSS Feed | Purchase members' audio and transcripts | Members' login


How this works – Coffee Break Spanish Season 4

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: this text could be an email or a conversation between two of the characters, or it could be a diary entry or a letter. In the audio episode we’ll listen to a spoken version of that text. We’ll be publishing the free preview episodes of the course here on the site, on iTunes and on Soundcloud. The preview episodes include an introduction from Mark and Carmen, the audio of the text and then a summary of the text in English to help learners understand. Our premium materials for Season 4 include the following elements: - the full audio lesson: running to around 30 minutes, this episode analyses the text and Mark and Carmen will discuss the grammar points and idiomatic expressions featured in the text, helping you to understand with further examples; - a transcript of the lesson: if you didn’t quite catch what the presenters said in Spanish in the episode, you’ll be able to follow the transcript and use the handy notes to help you fully understand; - bonus audio lesson: we’re also providing an extra episode which will test you on your translation skills. Episode one will be published on Wednesday 28th January at 6:00pm UK time. If you’re interested you can go ahead and preorder the course here.


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 Coffee Break French Season 4, our new Coffee Break Spanish Espresso and Coffee Break German which has just finished its first season. We’ve also introduced our new gameshow, the Coffee Break French and Coffee Break Spanish Two Minute Challenges. In 2014 we have delivered over 16 million free language lessons to our learners around the world, bringing the total number of free language lessons delivered since we started back in 2006 to over 155 million! We hope you’ve enjoyed learning one of the 26 languages we offer! High Five French Family Edition This year we’ve also introduced our French course for younger learners, High Five French, featuring presenters Emma and Mathilde. High Five French has been popular in schools throughout the UK and we’ve just released the Family Edition of High Five French, so if you have children or grandchildren who would like to learn French with this fantastic video resource, you can find out more here. Early in the New Year we’ll be offering some free High Five French audio lessons – there’s more information in the news podcast, and you can learn more about High Five French here. If you’re interested in using High Five French in a school, please visit our Schools page. Coffee Break Spanish Season 4 We’ve also announced our fourth season of Coffee Break Spanish. From January 2015 you can join presenters Mark and Carmen as they follow a serialised story featuring a range of characters from around the Spanish-speaking world. This show has been specially created to help advanced learners of Spanish build their confidence in tricky grammatical constructions and increase their range of idiomatic expressions. Find out more about Season 4 here. Coffee Break Italian We’re also introducing a new series for Italian learners. In January 2015 we’ll be launching Coffee Break Italian. The forty lessons of this first season will introduce learners to the language and you’ll start to develop confidence in using the language in a variety of situations. Mark takes on the role of teacher for Coffee Break Italian and is joined by learner Katie and native speaker Francesca. There’s more information about Coffee Break Italian here. Mark’s learning Swedish As we move into a new year it’s the perfect time to start learning a new language or to commit to improving your existing language skills. Mark is making his own New Year’s Resolution to learn Swedish and will be keeping a blog of his experiences. You can follow his adventures here. Our Sale is still on Finally, don’t forget that our End Of Year Sale is still on and you can save 15% on all our courses with coupon code WINTER2014. This includes the option to preorder Coffee Break Spanish Season 4 and Coffee Break Italian. You can check out the terms and conditions here.

Coffee Break Spanish Podcast


CBS EM 1.02 | La Vida Malag...


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 ...