Coffee Break Spanish was honoured this evening in a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany as European Professional Podcast of the Year, as part of the European Podcast Awards. Coffee Break Spanish host Mark Pentleton was in Hamburg to collect the award. In December Coffee Break Spanish was awarded UK Podcast of the Year in the Professional category and was put forward for the European award. We're delighted to receive this award and would like to thank all listeners who voted and the organisers of the European Podcast Awards.
This weekend sees the launch of new units in Coffee Break Spanish (lesson 11), Coffee Break French (lesson 41) and Show Time Spanish (lesson 11). In addition to this new content, Walk, Talk and Learn French episode 1 was published yesterday.
We felt that the cheesy jingle wasn't enough - we needed snowflakes and Christmas trees! Just a reminder that the Winter Sale is currently on, giving 20% discount on any membership with coupon code HOLIDAYS08. You can use this discount to purchase a membership or a season pass. The coupon code is valid until 31 December 2008.
We're absolutely over the moon to announce that Coffee Break Spanish has won the Best UK Professional Podcast in the European Podcast Awards which were announced tonight. All podcasts in the awards were evaluated by a jury of specialists. The full awards announcement video can be seen on the European Podcast Awards site.
We're delighted to announce our 2008 Winter Sale and a new range of materials in our store. By using the coupon code HOLIDAYS08 you'll get a 20% discount on all our products. We're also very pleased to announce that we have added our Platinum level materials for Coffee Break Spanish level 2. Coffee Break Platinum memberships give access to exercises workbooks, answer keys, word lists and abridged versions of each show without the introduction and conclusion. We've also introduced a "Coffee Break Spanish Complete" option, providing access to all eighty lessons for a reduced price of £84.00 GBP (that's just £67.20 with the sale discount!)
We've now moved Coffee Break French into our new system and introduced new Platinum materials for Coffee Break French. You can purchase 6 months' access to level 1 materials and download all the content for lessons 1-40 at your leisure. Prices range from £27.00 GBP for Bronze membership (pdf guides for all 40 lessons) to £57.00 GBP for Platinum membership including pdf guides, enhanced podcasts with synchronised iPod flashcards, extra listening materials and the same workbook, answer keys, word lists and abridged versions of the shows in the Coffee Break Spanish Platinum membership.
There has been so much to do with Coffee Break Spanish, Coffee Break French and Show Time Spanish developments, so we're running a bit late with the One Minute Languages courses. We'll be adding One Minute Languages memberships for all 12 languages to our store in the coming week.
If you'd like to give someone special the gift of a language this year, we can set up a gift membership. Just contact us at support [at] radiolingua.com and we'll invoice you for the cost and set the account up.
Just a quick note to all our listeners to let you know that we'll be launching our Winter sale this weekend. We've been very busy finalising the premium materials for Coffee Break Spanish (level 2 platinum level) and Coffee Break French (level 1 bronze, silver, gold and platinum) and we're almost ready to make these available through our membership system. We're also finalising the One Minute Languages premium packs and they'll be in the system next week.
In addition to special bundle pricing for buying more than one product at a time, there will be discounts on all memberships of 20% and if you're subscribed to our mailing list then you'll receive a special code to get 25% off the prices.
ONE DAY ONLY - save 35% on our Coffee Break Spanish and Show Time Spanish memberships on Friday 28th November. Use coupon code 4AEF10 (four-A-E-F-one-zero) when signing up for a six-month membership. Please note that this discount applies only to your first payment. Any subsequent payments will be at full price. Access our membership area and sign up here.
We've been running a bit behind schedule with Coffee Break French and until today we've not really been in a position to explain what's going on. Anna has actually been unwell and has been in hospital. She's now on the mend and is looking forward to getting back into recording the future episodes.
As we explained in the announcement which went into the feed today, we've decided to start back with episode 41 in January 2009. We really weren't sure about things until the past couple of days, and Anna wanted to record a message to everyone to explain things. She's not quite ready to start recording full episodes, but will be soon.
For premium subscribers, we're suggesting that you cancel your subscriptions - we ultimately want everyone to move over to our new system anyway and this will be fully ready in January. There will be further content in the premium feed between now and then to make up for the lack of new materials.
We'd like to apologise for the lack of information about Coffee Break French in recent weeks, but it's been a bit difficult to know exactly what to say about when we'd be able to start up again. Now that Anna is on the mend we're delighted to be able to give further details and would like to thank all our listeners for their patience and understanding.
We're delighted to announce that the premium materials for lessons 71-80 (unit 8) are now in the store. This also means that listeners can purchase the full bundle of materials for level 2: over 800 mintues of enhanced podcasts (with synchronised flashcards for your iPod), over 600 minutes of bonus listening materials not available anywhere else, and over 120 pages of written notes in the form of pdf guides for each lesson. Until 18 October the bundle is available for a special price of £47 - thereafter the price will increase to £56. If you wish to take advantage of this special offer, please use discount code endofcbs at checkout. Visit the Coffee Break Spanish store for more details and options, or use this quicklink to add Level 2 complete to your shopping cart.
We're delighted to announce the availability of the premium materials for units 1-4 of our course. Each unit is available individually in a "Basic" or "VIP" format. The Basic Season Pass provides pdf lesson guides for each programme. The VIP Season Pass includes the pdf lesson guides, enhanced podcasts and bonus listening materials for each episode.
If you're interested in purchasing more than one unit at a time you can take advantage of our bundle options, and access reduced prices. Until the end of October 2008 you can use the coupon code october08 to get a further 20% discount. Access our Season Passes at the Radio Lingua Store.