CBS Masterclass Season 1 - Class of July 2020
Become a master of the Spanish language
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.
The full curriculum of the course is listed below. The Masterclass is organised in monthly modules, and in each module you'll receive five audio lessons with accompanying notes and background reading. In addition, each month you'll take part in an activity to practise the language you've learned, and we'll send you a checklist and a review video to help you consolidate the language before you take the monthly test. Read on to find out more about what language is featured in each module.
Month 1: July 2020 - Build your range of expression and make your Spanish more interesting by learning a range of frases hechasin our module on idiomatic expressions. You'll learn to use estar reventado, meter la pata, and much more.
Month 2: August 2020 - In this module we'll be looking at some very common verbs which can prove tricky to use. You'll learn to use ser, estar, hacer, tener and dar in many situations, including in figurative expressions which are difficult to translate. By the time you finish this module you'll be a master of Spanish tricky verbs.
Month 3: September 2020 - Sometimes words in Spanish look like words in English – and that’s when you need to be more careful! Words don’t always mean what they look like they mean. In this module on “false friends” you’ll encounter a series of words and expressions which often trick learners, and you’ll learn exactly what they mean, and how to say what you think they mean!
Month 4: October 2020 - Start the New Year by getting on top of five of the most common tenses in Spanish, and know exactly when to use which one and how to conjugate regular and irregular verbs in each tense. If you struggle knowing whether to use preterite, perfect or imperfect in the past this module will solve all your tense tensions!
Month 5: November 2020 - In this module you'll be introduced to what learners often find to be one of the most tricky aspects of Spanish: the subjunctive. You'll learn to recognise triggers, to form the subjunctive and use it in your own speaking and writing.
Month 6: December 2020 - The final module of our first season of the Coffee Break Spanish Masterclass will help you to get to grips with some of the trickiest aspects of the language for learners at an intermediate stage including qué vs cuál, por vs para, how to use the personal a correctly, and lots more.
Frequently Asked Questions
"I like the regular intervals of the Masterclass, which really make me want to keep up and improve my Spanish by a little practice every few days. The modules are extended enough to really dive into a subject like verbos or frases hechas, but they are short enough to keep you motivated and work your way through them easily."
- Elvin Roest, Masterclass Student
"I’m finding the Masterclass extremely useful and convenient. The topics are nicely targeted to the needs of my level in Spanish, and the materials and activities are well designed. I like the way the learning and challenges are delivered in doable packages that fit with a busy life!"
- Melanie Harris, Masterclass Student
"I really enjoy the timing of the modules being delivered. It makes it easy to choose when to complete them to fit in with everyone's busy lives. Not too much but just enough to have regular practice."
- Jackie Morris, Masterclass Student