Coffee Break News

130 million free language lessons delivered

We’re over the moon to learn today that in the past seven years Radio Lingua has delivered over 130 million free language lessons to learners around the world. From our first episode of Coffee Break Spanish back in 2006, right up to our latest Coffee Break French Verb Fix project and the release of Coffee

Coffee Break French wins European Podcast Award!

We’re delighted to announce that Coffee Break French has won Best Professional Podcast UK in this year’s European Podcast Awards. The shortlist of podcasts for each category was originally generated by listener votes, so we’d like to thank everyone who voted! A jury then considered each of the podcasts on the shortlist and Coffee Break

Send us a voice message!

We’ve added a new feature to our website and Facebook pages: if you have a microphone or webcam connected to your computer, you can leave us a voice message easily by clicking on the “Send us a voice message” on the right hand side of the screen. Please note that for the time being this

European Podcast Award Nominations

We’re delighted to report that both Coffee Break French and Coffee Break Spanish have been nominated in the European Podcast Awards in the Professional Podcast category. The voting period lasts until January and we’d like to ask our community of language learners around the world to cast their vote for our podcasts. Vote for Coffee

Coffee Break Spanish Magazine Update

Last month we announced our forthcoming Coffee Break Spanish Magazine and we’re pleased to bring you confirmation of the exact launch date. The pilot episode will be released on Wednesday 26th September and this first season of the CBS Magazine will run from 3rd October for ten weeks. In each episode you can look forward

Join the conversation with Word of the Day

Be part of the Radio Lingua Network’s latest project by contributing to our Word of the Day project! Each day we’re publishing a word of the day on Twitter and Facebook and we’re inviting you to try using this word in a sentence. Whether you’ve just started learning the language, or you’re an experienced learner

Radio Lingua delivers 100 millionth free lesson

We’re delighted to announce that early today we delivered our 100,000,000th free language lesson. Since 2006 we’ve been producing language courses delivered by podcast and today we had our 100 millionth download. We offer free audio lessons in 27 languages and these have been topping the charts since we first released Coffee Break Spanish back

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

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

A tribute to Steve Jobs

It is with great sadness this morning that we learn that Steve Jobs has passed away. We don’t usually make comments on the Radio Lingua site about such things, but we felt it was appropriate given that so much of what we do on a daily basis involves Apple products in some way. Version 4.9

German for intermediate learners

We’re pleased to announce that our course in German idioms aimed at intermediate learners of German has been updated and is now available in our store. The course features ten lessons and is introduced by teacher and native speaker Julia. Julia is joined by Radio Lingua director Mark, who in A Flavour of German takes

iTunes Rewind Podcasts: Best of 2010

We’re delighted to announce that three Radio Lingua podcasts have been voted iTunes Best of 2010 – for the fourth year running! This year Coffee Break French, Coffee Break Spanish and Walk Talk and Learn French all feature in the “Classic audio/video” sections in the UK list. To check out the top 100 podcasts of

Radio Lingua celebrates four years of language-learning

On 18th October 2006 a new Spanish course was released on iTunes. Coffee Break Spanish soon became one of the most popular ways to learn Spanish online. Since then we’ve grown and we now offer 33 courses in 23 languages, including two new languages added this week, Swedish and Ukrainian. We’re also delighted to report

New One Minute Languages coming soon

Our One Minute Language series is growing! We added Zulu to our list of languages earlier this year, and starting on Monday 18th October we’re launching One Minute Swedish, Ukrainian, Spanish and Latin American Spanish. Each course will cover the same content, including greetings, introductions, saying that you’re learning the language, counting 1-10 and other

News Time Spanish Update

Thanks to everyone who responded to our request for feedback on News Time Spanish: it’s always really useful to get feedback on our courses and since News Time Spanish was a bit of an experiment we’re delighted that our listeners have enjoyed the shows. We’re very pleased to announce that News Time Spanish will be

Introducing One Minute Zulu

With the launch of the World Cup in South Africa, we’re delighted to announce a new addition to our One Minute Languages series. You can now learn the language of 10 million people living in South Africa and other surrounding countries. Zulu is also understood by over 50% of the population of South Africa, and

Happy Holidays from Radio Lingua

2009 has been a fantastic year for Radio Lingua and we’d like to thank all our listeners for your support and enthusiasm over the past twelve months. To celebrate the end of 2009 and a new year of language-learning just around the corner, we’re delighted to announce our Holidays sale and give you some exciting

Meet the team at the London Language Show

This weekend (Friday 30th October – Sunday 1st November) the Radio Lingua team will be at the Language Show in London’s Olympia. We’ll be talking to language learners, answering questions, and offering visitors the chance to win a new iPod nano (the cool one with the video camera!) pre-loaded with a premium language course of

Radio Lingua celebrates 3 years of language-learning

On 18th October 2006, episode one of a new language-learning podcast called Coffee Break Spanish was released to the world. This show was a bit different from the other Spanish learning shows out there: it was a gradual introduction to basic Spanish presented by teacher Mark, teaching student Kara. At this stage no-one really knew

A message from Mark

Over the past five weeks things haven’t been going too smoothly here at Radio Lingua, but we’re getting back to business now. I thought it would be useful to explain to  our listeners what’s been happening. Recently we’ve been experiencing a huge number of problems with our server. It appears that the traffic to our

One Minute Greek Premium version now available

We’re delighted to announce that the premium materials for One Minute Greek are now available. The premium materials include a lesson guide in pdf format which lists all the words and phrases covered in the lessons. Each episode is also provided as an enhanced podcast which allows you to view the words and phrases covered