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Coffee Break Spanish Season 1

Take your first steps in Spanish

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Are you planning a trip to a Spanish-speaking country? Do you want to impress your Spanish-speaking colleagues? Or perhaps you have Spanish-speaking friends or relatives. With Coffee Break Spanish you'll learn to communicate in Spanish and understand how the language works using our easy-to-follow lessons, where and when it suits you.

What does the course contain?

There are forty lessons in total, representing over twenty hours of audio content, and extensive lesson notes to help you get the most out of the course. In each lesson, teacher Mark guides learner Kara on her language-learning journey. Topics covered include all common travel situations and you'll learn, alongside Kara, to communicate effectively with native speakers to make friends, buy things, order food and drink, check into a hotel, cope with emergencies and lots more.

The course is aimed at complete beginners, and through the forty lessons of Season 1, you'll acquire a solid grounding in the language. You'll soon be able to use Spanish confidently with native speakers from all over the Spanish-speaking world.

How does Coffee Break Spanish work?

Think of Coffee Break Spanish like going for a coffee with your friend who happens to speak Spanish and is helping you learn in a relaxed, enjoyable way. Then add a solid structure and carefully constructed pedagogy which ensures that you progress through the lessons and build on previously-learned language.

Coffee Break Spanish is not a simple series of "listen and repeat" audio programmes: in each lesson Mark explains how the language works, helping Kara - and you - to manipulate the language and use it in practical situations. As a learner Kara asks questions, and makes mistakes, so through Mark's explanations, corrections and pronunciation tips you'll build your confidence and begin to understand and speak the language.

In the same time it takes you to sit down and enjoy a coffee in your favourite coffee shop, you can make progress with your Spanish. Our 15-20 minute lessons are perfect to keep you focused and let you develop your confidence in regular sessions.



Your Instructor


The Coffee Break Spanish Team
The Coffee Break Spanish Team

The Coffee Break Spanish team includes language teachers, native speakers and host learners, making your experience learning a language fun and enjoyable. You can be sure every course has been carefully written by experienced teachers to ensure you progress steadily through the lessons.


Each lesson contains:

Video lesson

Each video lesson is around 20 minutes in length and features the main learning content including dialogues in Spanish, discussions about the language between Mark and Kara, and tips on grammar and culture. Think of the video lessons as "synchronised flashcards" where you'll see the words and phrases being taught on the screen as you learn.

Audio lesson

We also provide an audio version of the lesson which you can download and listen to on the go. This will allow you to review the materials covered in each lesson to consolidate the language fully.

Lesson guide and transcript

There's a full set of lesson notes for each lesson with transcripts of any dialogues contained in the lesson and explanations of all grammar points and cultural information.

Bonus audio episode

Having listened to the main audio lesson and worked through the notes, it's now time to test what you've learned. The bonus audio content helps you test your understanding with review, translation challenges and bonus vocabulary.

Class Outline


  Lesson 3 - Saying where you are from
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  Lesson 6 - Introduction to numbers
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  Lesson 11 - I only speak a little Spanish
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  Lesson 12 - Numbers, months, days and seasons
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  Lesson 15 - Ordering drinks in café
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  Lesson 17 - Ordering food in a restaurant
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  Lesson 18 - Situations in a restaurant
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  Lesson 20 - Cultural programme in a Spanish restaurant
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  Lesson 22 - Hotels and accommodation
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  Lesson 24 - The alphabet and staying at a campsite
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  Lesson 29 - At the pharmacy or doctor
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  Lesson 30 - at UEFA Cup Final in Glasgow
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  Lesson 33 - Checking in to a hotel
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  Lesson 35 - At the Tourist Information Office
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  Lesson 38 - Seeking help at the pharmacy
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  Lesson 39 - Making progress in Spanish
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  Lesson 40 - Learning Languages
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Frequently Asked Questions


How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
What's the difference between the course and the free audio I can find on iTunes?
You can indeed find Coffee Break Spanish audio lessons on iTunes, but this course provides much more! You'll get the updated video versions of the lessons, lesson notes and the bonus audio materials which have all been created to help you make faster progress with the lessons. In addition, some of our free audio lessons contain advertising, but the Coffee Break Spanish Premium lessons never contain advertising.
Can I download materials for offline use?
We use streaming video for the video episodes in this course, but you can download the lesson guides and store them on your device for handy reference. You can also download the audio files so that you can listen on the go to review what you've learned in the videos.
Is there a free trial?
Absolutely! You'll see on the course curriculum above that the materials for lesson 1 are available to preview. Simply click on the "Preview" button for each of these lessons and you can get a feel for what is involved. If you'd like to see how far this course will take you, we'd be happy to send you the lesson notes for lesson 40 to help you see how much you'll learn. Just pop your name and email address in the box below.
 

I was driving around with a friend who has lived in Spain for many years. When she heard Mark, she was sure he was Spanish because his accent made him sound native. Come to find out the man is 100% Scottish! He fooled my friend, who has very discerning ears! This course is brilliant in its presentation and excellent in its information. If you're learning Spanish, YOU MUST SUBSCRIBE NOW!

iTunes USA Review from EfjEs 

I have been listening to Coffee Break Spanish for several months and have previously written a review about how terrific this program is. Mark and Kara are really phenomenal. After listening to some free episodes, I purchased the Premium Subscription with the video flashcards, extra podcasts and lesson notes. This is a great investment for anyone serious about learning Spanish. The results are fabulous. I highly recommend Coffee Break Spanish and would encourage the more ambitious students to get the Premium Edition. Thank you, Mark and Kara !!!

iTunes USA Review from Reylf96

Great content. Professionally produced and easy to understand. Lessons are designed to be limited in focus so that the learner can concentrate in learning a little at a time. The lesson notes and bonus episodes are well worth it you are serious about learning. One of the best Spanish language learning courses available.

iTunes USA Review from Draconian Hand

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