Introducing

Coffee Break Spanish

Free podcasts

Listen to our free podcasts and learn or improve your Spanish on the go, where and when it suits you.

Online courses

Take the next step and sign up for a course on the Coffee Break Academy, accessing video materials, lesson notes and bonus audio content.

Join in

Improve your vocabulary, build your language skills and keep up with the Coffee Break Spanish team on social media.

Choose your level ...

Coffee Break Spanish is currently available in four levels, represented by each “season”. Each season features 40 lessons.

Absolute beginners

Your first steps

Your first steps

Learn to use Spanish when travelling, ordering food & drinks, making friends and shopping in a Spanish-speaking country.
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Intermediate

Taking it further

Taking it further

Build your knowledge from Season 1, learn to use Spanish grammar to "say what you want to say" and become more confident.
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Upper Intermediate

Build your knowledge

Build your knowledge

Extend your range of language by building your knowledge of more complex grammar through authentic and engaging materials.
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Advanced

Moving on

Moving on

Expand your vocabulary and your understanding of complex grammar through advanced materials.
More info

Each series is slightly different in the way in which it is presented and in the materials provided. Scroll down for more information and to find out about our En Marcha course.

Your Coffee Break ... your way

Free podcasts

Each Season of Coffee Break Spanish offers a huge amount of free content available as audio podcasts. You can access these on our website, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify and each lesson lasts around 15-20 minutes - the perfect Coffee Break length!

Online course

If you'd like to take your learning further and make faster progress, we offer a full online course for each Season. Resources include bonus audio materials, video episodes and lesson notes. See below for further details for each Season.

Free podcasts

Audio content for all seasons
Free
  • Audio podcasts

Online course (£GBP)

per season of 40 lessons
£ 108
00
One-off purchase
  • 40 Audio lessons
  • 40 Bonus audio lessons
  • 40 Video lessons
  • 40 Lesson notes

Online course ($USD)

per season of 40 lessons
$ 124
00
One-off purchase
  • 40 Audio lessons
  • 40 Bonus audio lessons
  • 40 Video lessons
  • 40 Lesson notes

The £GBP price quoted above includes VAT for the UK. VAT is added automatically at the local rate for customers purchasing within the EU. Customers from elsewhere in the world will not pay VAT. Please note also that we offer bundles of multiple seasons on the Coffee Break Academy.

Join the conversation

Join the conversation with the Coffee Spanish team on social media! We post regular language and cultural information on Facebook, and you can keep up with Coffee Break Languages on Instagram.

Facebook

Follow Coffee Break Spanish on Facebook and practise your language skills with our cultural and language posts three times a week.

Twitter

Keep up to date with our latest news and lessons. You can find us on Twitter where we're @learnspanish.

YouTube

Over on the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel, you'll find useful videos to help you improve your Spanish. Read on for more information.

Instagram

Come behind the scenes with the Coffee Break team, and build your vocabulary and understanding with our regular Instagram stories. Follow @coffeebreaklanguages .

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

En Marcha con Coffee Break Spanish

The Coffee Break Spanish Magazine

Our latest lessons

We publish regular lessons both in the Coffee Break Spanish podcast feed and on our YouTube channel. Here’s a selection of our most recent lessons.

Looking for more practice in reading Spanish?

Click here to find out more about the Coffee Break Reading Club. We’ll send you a text every week straight to your inbox and you can build your understanding of Spanish through learning about culture from around the Spanish-speaking world.

Frequently Asked Questions

Coffee Break Spanish is a production of the Radio Lingua Network and we produce all Coffee Break Languages courses, along with One Minute Languages and High Five Languages for younger learners. The Radio Lingua team is made up of experienced teachers and native speakers and we’re based in Glasgow, Scotland. To find out more about the team, visit our Meet The Team section of the website.

First of all, Spanish is a world language and it’s almost impossible to classify it simply as “Spain Spanish” and “Latin American Spanish”. There are many different accents throughout Spain, and each country in Spanish-speaking America has its own variety. In the early lessons of Coffee Break we aim to simplify things by focusing on one system of pronunciation. Since teacher Mark has lived in Spain he uses Spain Spanish. However, we quickly start to introduce alternative terms as they are used elsewhere in the Spanish-speaking world. The crucial point is that, equipped with the Spanish you learn with Coffee Break, you’ll be able to speak to any Spanish speaker from anywhere in the world!

We offer free content in the form of audio podcasts for each of the seasons of Coffee Break Spanish. In the audio podcasts you’ll be able to build your understanding of French and hear how words are pronounced. However, there’s no guidance on how the words are written. This is where the online course comes in. The course offers additional materials:

  • full versions of each audio lesson;
  • a video version of the lesson which allows you to see the “words on the screen” as you listen* (Seasons 1 and 2 only);
  • bonus audio content allowing you to consolidate your learning futher;
  • lesson notes for Seasons 1-3 and transcripts for Season 4 and En Marcha.

If you’re serious about learning Spanish we would suggest that you consider the online course to help you make faster progress with the lessons and build a deeper understanding of the language.

*Please note that the video lessons currently feature only in Season 1 and 2 courses. We plan to add video versions of the Season 3 and 4 lessons in the future.

Our audio podcasts are free and you can access them here on the website, on your favourite podcast app, or on Spotify. We offer a paid online course which provides additional materials. The cost for one season is £96.00 GBP including VAT, or $104.00 USD excluding VAT. Please see above for further information on pricing.

We do not currently have an app version of Coffee Break Spanish. In the past we have had problems with a group of developers who have stolen our content and published it within paid-for apps. These apps are not published by Coffee Break Languages. We’ve written extensively about this situation on our website. Please do not purchase our content through these apps. The only way to access Coffee Break Spanish lesson notes, bonus audio and video versions is through the Coffee Break Academy.

The Coffee Break Spanish Masterclass is a special 6-month course which normally runs twice a year. This is a guided course in which intermediate learners can build their confidence and understanding of grammar in a structured way. We provide individual feedback on homework activities, and the course features six modules covering a range of topics. To find out when the next Masterclass is running, click here.

We do not currently offer one-on-one Skype lessons. If this is something which interests you, we would suggest that you sign up with our partner italki where you can access individual teachers and native speakers to practise your Spanish. Visit italki.com to get a voucher for $10 USD in italki Credits when you purchase your first lesson.

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