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 Level 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.
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:
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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