Season 4 of Coffee Break Spanish focuses on helping you develop your confidence in advanced aspects of the Spanish language. The series is presented once again by teacher Mark, accompanied for this season by native Spanish speaker Carmen.
Following the extremely popular Coffee Break French Season 4, this course centres around a story involving characters from different parts of the Spanish-speaking world, and you'll pick up a huge range of advanced vocabulary, develop a wonderful repertoire of idiomatic expressions and deepen your understanding of complex grammar points.
This series of Coffee Break Spanish features forty lessons which tell the story of Spanish speaker María, her Spanish-speaking Scottish boyfriend, Rory, and his Argentinian friend, Alejandro. You will get to know these characters - and more - through their emails, phone conversations and letters, and you'll follow the story of their summer on the Balearic island of Mallorca.
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:
The preview episodes which are available for free on our website and iTunes give you a flavour of the course: in each episode Mark and Carmen listen to the latest instalment of the story and discuss the language used. However, this premium edition includes an extended lesson which analyses the entire text in detail, explaining every word and phrase included.
Bonus audio: translation challenges
Using the structures covered in the main lesson, our bonus audio content features translation challenges where you'll be tested on your understanding of the key grammar points and idiomatic expressions. You'll be given time to think through the translations and then teacher Mark will help you work out how to say each sentence in Spanish.
Throughout the episodes Mark and Carmen use a combination of English and Spanish, and with our transcripts you'll be able to see every word of the episode, helping you to consolidate the language further. The full texts are included, and we provide notes for any complex expressions or items of vocabulary which are not covered in the discussion.