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Learn Spanish: Notes in Spanish Inspired Beginners

Ben and Marina bring you real conversations and natural language to help you start speaking the Spanish you'll never find in a text book. With over 100 Spanish podcasts to their names with the popular Intermediate and Advanced series, the "Inspired Beginners" podcasts are for motivated learners who want to sound like pros! See notesinspanish.com for full details and the accompanying worksheets.

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NIS Beginners 003 - Tu Ciudad

Ben and Marina talk about Madrid, where they live now, and Ben's old city, Oxford. Have a look at notesinspanish.com for more information, and to pick up the accompanying worksheet.

17mins

21 Jun 2007

Rank #1

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NIS Beginners 004 - Nuestras Familias

Today Marina and Ben describe various members of their family, including 007! See notesinspanish.com for more details and the accompanying worksheets.

16mins

28 Jun 2007

Rank #2

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NIS Beginners 005 - El Fin de Semana

Today's podcast is about a typical weekend for Ben and Marina in Madrid. See notesinspanish.com for more details and to find the accompanying worksheets.

16mins

5 Jul 2007

Rank #3

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NIS Beginners 006 - El Verano en Madrid

Ben and Marina discuss the effects the summer and the heat have on life in the capital. See www.notesinspanish.com for more details and to find the accompanying worksheets.

25mins

21 Jul 2007

Rank #4

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NIS Beginners 023 - Ser y Estar

It's time to tackle Ser and Estar! Plus some extra listening practice for the Past Tenses. See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.

30mins

18 Jun 2008

Rank #5

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NIS Beginners 024 - Ir de Tapas

Ben and Marina look at words and phrases connected with eating, ordering, and dealing with waiters in Spanish bars and restaruants, plus a rundown of the best Spanish tapas. See notesinspanish.com to comment and pick up the accompanying worksheet.

25mins

25 Jun 2008

Rank #6

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NIS Beginners 007 - Las Compras

This week Ben and Marina look at useful ways to say how often things happen, and talk about their shopping habits. See www.notesinspanish.com for more information on the accompanying worksheets.

22mins

27 Jul 2007

Rank #7

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NIS Beginners 017 - Epocas Felices

We look at which past tense to use to talk about things we used to do in the past. See notesinspanish.com to pick up the accompanying worksheet.

23mins

26 Dec 2007

Rank #8

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NIS Beginners 015 - La ultima vez

When was the last time you...? We look at how the Preterito Indefinido past tense is used to talk about things that happened in the past. See notesinspanish.com for more details and the accompanying worksheet (includes transcript and translation of the Spanish section and full grammar and vocab notes).

22mins

22 Oct 2007

Rank #9

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NIS Beginners 021 - Intercambios

We look at great conversation openers in Spanish to help you out at parties, when you meet new poeple, with intercambios and more. See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.

24mins

4 Jun 2008

Rank #10