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.
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.
Over the past few weeks we've been working on a new Help Desk system which will help to provide a better support mechanism for our customers and listeners. We've introduced the beta version of this today and would request that from now all, all support issues are either sent to us via the Help Desk, or to the email address support [at] radiolingua.com. Please note that although we have been testing the help desk for some time, we are still in beta status. Please bear with us if there are any problems while we're still in beta!
The gloves are off! We've been watching the iTunes US podcast charts all week with great interest and despite moving into a higher position than the previous #1 This American Life from Chicago Public Radio, a new entry has suddenly climbed up to the top-spot: Oprah and Eckhart Tolle's "A New Earth" is an "exclusive online class" starting March 3rd. So, the big question is: can the humble Coffee Break Spanish knock the mighty Oprah and Eckhart off the top spot? Can we from our little studio here in the West of Scotland beat the multi-million dollar industry that is Oprah Winfrey? Can the "little guy" (I'm actually 6'2...) beat the traditional media moguls as they play the new media game? Well, we'll see... but if anyone happens to notice in the next few hours and days a little red and yellow coffee cup edge past Oprah on iTunes, PLEASE get a screen grab for me if I miss it! May the best pod win!
Here are Radio Lingua we're continuing to develop our range of services and for the past few months we've been supporting a number of projects within the education space in the UK and elsewhere in Europe. This week, Mark is in Strasbourg, France, working with a number of colleagues leading a student visit to the European Parliament. The students have been selected to represent their local area and are being sponsored to take part in this visit by Rotary International. The visit also receives funding from the European Parliament.
In addition to working with the other teachers who are supporting the visit, Mark is producing an on-going video and audio podcast with the students. The entire visit is being documented at www.euroscolaonline.com and you can subscribe to the video podcast in iTunes.
This month's email newsletter was delivered to thousands of Radio Lingua subscribers today and included articles on the the Winter Sale in our store, our recent film shoot in Paris for Coffee Break French and the forthcoming Walk, Talk and Learn French podcast, and the launch of One Minute Irish. If you would like to subscribe to future editions of our free newsletter and get access to discounts on our products, please sign up here.
You may be aware that we're currently experiencing problems with the Radio Lingua Discussion Forum. We're looking into these problems and we'll update as soon as we can identify the problem. We hope to have the forum back soon.
UPDATE, 30 November
We're pleased to announce that the Radio Lingua Forum is back online. Our webhosting service decided to change the password for the database which the forum runs on - without telling us...! Anyway, we've got it back online and we look forward to your continued discussion!