• Spanish WOTD Review, 2 Sep 2012 MP3

    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 part this week, using this week’s words in a sentence: el mar, bucear, tomar el sol, viajar, and relajarse. Friend us on Facebook | Follow us on Twit...

    02.09.2012

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  • Spanish WOTD Review, 25 Aug 2012 MP3

    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 overwhelmed with the excellent response from the our friends and followers and we’ve decided to feature the work of the community in a new podcast s...

    25.08.2012

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  • CBS Show Time Spanish – Lesson 40 MP3

    The final episode in the series of Show Time 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 feels? Find out in the long-awaited final instalment of the telenovela. Please note that these episodes are the same episodes which were released on the Show Time Spanis...

    24.01.2012

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  • CBS Show Time Spanish – Lesson 39 MP3

    We’re delighted to be joined once more by Alba in this special episode of Show Time Spanish. It’s the last ‘normal’ episode in the series: next week we’ll have the eighth and final instalment of Verano Español, so lesson 39 is the final ‘normal’ episode in the series. We find out what Alba has been doing since before the summer and Mark takes the opportunity to test l...

    17.01.2012

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  • CBS Show Time Spanish – Lesson 38 MP3

    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 that these episodes are the same episodes which were released on the Show Time Spanish feed a couple of years ago. We have decided to release them on the Coffee Break ...

    10.01.2012

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  • CBS Show Time Spanish – Lesson 37 MP3

    This week Mark returns with Loreto for the second of our Chilean episodes of Show Time Spanish. In episode 37 we learn a bit more about Chilean culture and Loreto teaches Mark some Chilean expressions. Please note that these episodes are the same episodes which were released on the Show Time Spanish feed a couple of years ago. We have decided to release them on the Coffee Break Spanish feed to help existing learners ...

    04.01.2012

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  • CBS Show Time Spanish – Lesson 36 MP3

    ¡Estamos de vuelta! It’s been a few weeks since our last episode of Show Time Spanish, and this has been the result of major server problems. We’ve completed a migration of all our content to new servers today, and we’re delighted to be back with a new episode of Show Time Spanish in which Mark is joined by Loreto, from Chile. In this first of two episodes with Loreto, we learn about the geogr...

    28.12.2011

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  • CBS Show Time Spanish – Lesson 35 MP3

    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 Scotland and the love triangle threatens to become a square! As usual, in Act II, Mark will help listeners underst...

    21.12.2011

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  • Radio Lingua News Update MP3

    Welcome to this festive edition of Radio Lingua News. In this update we’ll be telling you about the fantastic milestone we reached this week, and explaining how you can save 25% on our premium memberships until the end of the year. 100 million downloads Early on Friday morning we clocked up our 100 millionth download. Over the past five years learners from around the world have downloaded our free language les...

    18.12.2011

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  • CBS Show Time Spanish – Lesson 34 MP3

    After our recent server problems, we’re back with Show Time Spanish! We’re staying in Mexico in episode 34 of Show Time 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 alguien que subjunctive, the expression referirse a, and llevarse a cabo. José’s intermedio concentrates o...

    13.12.2011

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  • CBS Show Time Spanish – Lesson 33 MP3

    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 amigable, and a reminder of the fact that “another” is otro/otra in Spanish – and not un otro / una otra… Please note that these episodes are...

    06.12.2011

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  • CBS Show Time Spanish – Lesson 31 MP3

    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 Show Time Spanish, Mark will be joined by various speakers of Spanish from different parts of Latin America, providing learners with a range of experiences and a useful introduction ...

    16.11.2011

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  • CBS Show Time Spanish – Lesson 30 MP3

    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 Antonio’s the plumber’s visit! In Act II, Mark will help listeners understand the story by working through ...

    08.11.2011

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  • CBS Show Time Spanish – Lesson 29 MP3

    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 these episodes are the same episodes which were released on th...

    01.11.2011

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  • CBS Show Time Spanish – Lesson 28 MP3

    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 ojalá, the word cobrar and si clauses. In this week...

    25.10.2011

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  • Radio Lingua is 5 years old – and we’re celebrating! MP3

    It’s five years since we launched the first lesson of Coffee Break Spanish, and since then we’ve served up millions of language lessons to learners around the world through our podcasts, our enhanced lessons and our ebooks. We’re delighted today to announce five new courses, and we’ll also be letting you know about a few exciting projects which are due to be launched early in 2012. Spanish...

    18.10.2011

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  • CBS Show Time Spanish – Lesson 27 MP3

    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 internet texts and cutting out the words. Listen to the episode for more information and further suggestions! Language topics this week include the alt...

    18.10.2011

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  • CBS Show Time Spanish – Lesson 26 MP3

    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 use when you manage to find a real bargain! Language points covered include the use of quedarse, fijarse and no sólo … sino también. Premium members ...

    11.10.2011

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  • CBS Show Time Spanish – Lesson 25 MP3

    Episode 25 of Show Time 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 Ángel, her next-door neighbour. In episode 5 of the soap, Estela – Ángel’s sister – warns her about Ángel and his aventuras ...

    04.10.2011

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  • CBS Show Time Spanish – Lesson 24 MP3

    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 mentioned Colombian Juanes and the renowned Panamanian salsa performer Ruben Blades. Language points include more subjunctive talk, the use of al infinitive,...

    27.09.2011

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