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

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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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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English


Episodes

En Marcha con Coffee Break Spanish - Season Preview

1/18/2019
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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...

Duration:00:15:37

CBS Special: Black Friday Sale - Save 30% on all CoffeeBreak courses

11/23/2018
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This is a special announcement for listeners to all Coffee Break Languages podcasts. It's Black Friday weekend and we're having a sale. We haven't offered any discounts since last November, so this is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of a huge 30% discount on all our premium courses. If you'd like to take your learning to the next level, make sure you visit our website: https://radiolingua.com/lnd-181121-black-friday-2018-save-30-on-your-coffee-break-language-course/ In addition...

Duration:00:08:02

CBS 4.40 | ¡Empieza la cuenta atrás!

1/11/2017
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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, you'll be able to listen to Carmen and Mark's...

Duration:00:15:17

CBS 4.39 | Estoy un poco agobiado con el tema del papeleo...

12/16/2016
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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 idiomatic expressions including hacerse el duro, and much more. 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 to enjoy each episode. If...

Duration:00:12:00

CBS 4.38 | ¡Todo está saliendo redondo!

11/10/2016
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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. One expression which is covered in the episode is salir redondo – find out more by listening now. 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...

Duration:00:13:06

CBS 4.37 | ¡Al final todo salió perfecto!

10/27/2016
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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 us an opportunity to take a closer look at a range of interesting language points including the use of pedir que + subjunctive. This season of Coffee Break Spanish features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast...

Duration:00:16:22

CBS 4.36 | El verano llega a su fin...

10/12/2016
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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 help them get settled. From a language point of view, Mark and Carmen discuss various aspects of grammar and idiomatic expressions including the use of “una vez” with the imperfect subjunctive. This season of Coffee Break Spanish features a total...

Duration:00:13:06

CBS 4.35 | ¡Vayamos paso a paso!

9/15/2016
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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 studies. Of course, Mark and Carmen are on hand to discuss the language used in their conversation. This episode includes a focus on the first person plural imperative form, meaning “let’s do something”. This season of Coffee Break Spanish features a...

Duration:00:13:06

CBS 4.34 | No sé si llegué a agradecerles todo lo que hicieron por mí

9/1/2016
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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 useful and interesting expressions, along with some tricky language including dudar que + subjunctive, the expression “eso de”, and the phrase “no dar tiempo”. This season of Coffee Break Spanish features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will...

Duration:00:10:14

CBS 4.33 | Estamos hablando de planes de futuro, pero aún no lo tenemos muy claro...

8/18/2016
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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 range of complex grammar and advanced vocabulary covered, and Mark and Carmen are on hand to discuss the text in detail. This season of Coffee Break Spanish features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just...

Duration:00:15:17

CBS 4.32 | Por increíble que parezca, ¡juntos hemos hecho historia!

8/3/2016
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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 delighted to report that Rory is going to be rewarded for his part in finding the treasure. As usual, there is a huge range of complex grammar and advanced vocabulary covered, and Mark and Carmen are on hand to discuss the text in detail. This...

Duration:00:14:11

CBS 4.31 | ¿Te das cuenta de la suerte que hemos tenido?

7/20/2016
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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 opportunity to consider advanced grammar and vocabulary, including the difference between dondequiera and donde quiera, and lots more! This season of Coffee Break Spanish features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast...

Duration:00:10:49

CBS 4.30 | ¡Han salido en el periódico!

6/23/2016
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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 we’re taking a look at one of the newspaper articles​. This provides a fantastic opportunity for you to look at different styles of writing, as this journalistic text is possibly much more formal than what you may be used to. Mark is on hand to...

Duration:00:10:55

CBS 4:29 | He estado dándole vueltas a eso que soñaste

6/2/2016
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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 points including a discussion on the use of the verb salir when talking about “appearing” in the press or on TV. All these langauge points are discussed by Mark and Carmen, and there’s also some exciting news about the Podcast Awards. This...

Duration:00:12:03

CBS 4.28 | Lo hemos encontrado porque tú te ilusionaste con esta historia

5/18/2016
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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 conversation they have the morning after, in which they discuss the options open to them having found the treasure. Their conversation, as ever, contains many useful language points and Mark and Carmen are on hand to discuss them. This season of...

Duration:00:12:00

CBS 4.27 | Nos hemos ido tirando al agua uno a uno

5/4/2016
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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 grammar points, and you can join Mark and Carmen as they discuss the language used. 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 to...

Duration:00:11:31

CBS 4.26 | Venga chicos, ¡al agua, patos!

4/20/2016
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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 the search for sunken treasure off the coast of the island of Mallorca. The text, as ever, is rich in idiomatic expressions, complex grammar points, and useful vocabulary which you’ll be able to put into use in your own speaking and...

Duration:00:10:44

CBS 4.25 | Me voy a dormir, ¡que mañana nos espera un día largo!

3/23/2016
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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 following antes de que, the words madrugar and trasnochar, and the subtle difference between pasar miedo and tener miedo. This season of Coffee Break Spanish features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just...

Duration:00:10:55

CBS 4.24 | No te preocupes, me lo monto bien

3/16/2016
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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 are on hand to discuss the complex language points throughout the lesson. 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 to enjoy each...

Duration:00:12:26

CBS 4.23 | Me he salido con la mía y participaré en la aventura

2/25/2016
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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 one in particular: the use of the ‘vosotros’ imperative form in the positive and negative. For further discussions in the extended version, a full transcript and bonus listening materials, see below. This season of Coffee Break Spanish features...

Duration:00:10:52