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'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'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.
ShowTime Spanish is the new podcast from the Radio Lingua Network. If you’ve followed the Coffee Break Spanish course, you’re ready to put your Spanish to use in real situations, and with ShowTime Spanish you’ll continue to learn in the same relaxed way, increasing your range of expression, mastering the grammar, and developing your confidence so that you can use the language when you need to.
ShowTime Spanish launches on 18 October 2008, but you can already subscribe to the feed in iTunes. In the run-up to the launch, we’ll be telling you more about what you can expect from the show and introducing you to some of the people who will be involved.
It’s time to step up to the mic! Break a leg, take a bow - it’s Show Time!
We recently invited you to nominate Coffee Break Spanish for a European Podcast Awards, and it must be the seaon for all the awards at the moment, as the international podcast awards have just been announced. Listeners are invited to vote for their favourite podcasts in a number of categories, and, of course, we'd be very happy if you would consider voting Coffee Break Spanish as your favourite Education podcast.
To do so, you need to go to http://www.podcastawards.com and enter "Coffee Break Spanish" in the education category. The url require for the website is http://www.coffeebreakspanish.com (but you probably knew that!). This is the nomination stage: as far as we know a jury will consider the various submissions and shortlist a number of podcasts. At that point it's a free-for-all as everyone can vote daily for their favourite podcast! We'll let you know if and when we reach that stage. In the meantime you should be aware that you can only submit one entry, so make sure you list your other favourite podcasts in other categories on the same form.
You can also choose to submit Coffee Break Spanish for the People's Choice Award if you feel that this is appropriate.
Coffee Break Spanish has been nominated for a European Podcast Award. You can show your appreciation and support by voting for the show. You can award up to 5 stars for the content and design of the show - don't forget to click on the "Vote and win!" button! A jury of specialists will make the final decisions, but your vote will be taken into account. Please vote before 15 September and we'll let you know how things go! (You don't need to be a resident of the European Union to vote!)