We're delighted to announce our Easter Sale at Radio Lingua. Use coupon code EASTER (upper case) at check-out to get 25% off the cost of any of our premium materials (excluding our Charity Special Coffee Break Scottish). Visit our signup page here.
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Our sale is on until midnight (UK time) 13 April 2009. Please note that no refunds will be given on any materials purchased at full price during this time if the coupon codes have not been used. Contact us at support [at] radiolingua.com if you have any problems using the coupon code.
We're having a short break over the Easter weekend so we'll not be replying to any support emails until Tuesday 14th April. If you have any problems related to the use of the coupon codes, please detail these in any queries you send to the email address above. We will honour the coupon code after the holiday weekend, but only if you have already sent us details of any problems experienced.
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.
We're delighted to announce a brand new show from Radio Lingua - Walk, Talk and Learn French. This podcast introduces French grammar as you've never seen it before. The podcast is aimed at intermediate learners of French and covers a variety of grammar and vocabulary topics.
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 Write Back Soon, our first podcast aimed at learners of English, is now live. Write Back Soon helps learners master what is often seen as one of the most difficult aspects of the English language, phrasal verbs. To native English speakers concepts such as "to ask for" and "to get through" come as second nature, but learners of English find phrasal verbs notoriously difficult.
Sticking with the tradition of making what seems complicated very straightforward, Write Back Soon will help learners master their phrasal verbs and build confidence in using them through the story of Duncan and Lisa, two Scottish students who are temporarily separated: Lisa is studying in Canada and Duncan is back home in Scotland. Our experienced EFL teacher Gerry will explain exactly how to use the phrasal verbs included in each email between Duncan and Lisa.
Many English learners' first experience with English listening materials concentrate on a standardised American English accent, or on the English as spoken in certain parts of England. As we're based in Scotland, Write Back Soon will introduce learners to a Scottish accent, well known to be a particularly 'pleasing' accent to listen to! (More information and a very interesting article here!)
In celebration of the European Day of Languages we're delighted to announce six new podcasts in the One Minute languages series. You can now learn Catalan (web | iTunes), Danish (web | iTunes), French (web | iTunes), Japanese (web | iTunes), Mandarin (web | iTunes) and Romanian (web | iTunes) in a matter of minutes with our weekly episodes. And if you're aiming to be a real polyglot then you can tune in every day to a new language (with one day off to review everthing you've learned!) Catalan begins on Friday 26th September, Romanian on Saturday 27th, Mandarin on Monday 29th, Danish on Tuesday 30th, Japanese on Wednesday 1st October and French on Thursday 2nd.