Archive for the ‘Spanish Lessons’ Category

Learning Spanish for Business – CBS Online Lessons 4-80

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Finally, to aid your understanding of basic Spanish, we are now including lessons 4 through 80 from Coffee Break Spanish (.mp3 links are included at no cost below). These are excellent podcasts that are both entertaining and educational. After listening to these lessons at your leisure in the home, at work, in the gym, or while running, one should have a basic understanding of conversational Spanish.  For those who have learned Spanish in school, this should serve as a good review and should help one strengthen his or her accent. All of these .mp3 files can be downloaded by right-clicking on the file and saving on your desktop. The files are also available for free on These links may only be accessible on LA’s blog…they may not be available in syndicated versions of this article.


Learning Spanish for Business – CBS Online Lesson 3

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

To follow up with the previous entry on learning Spanish for business, we are including the third lesson audio (only accessible on LA blog) from CBS.  We are also including the corresponding PDF below, which goes through how to address superiors in a formal context, how to ask someone’s name, and how to ask where someone is from:


Learning Spanish for Business – CBS Online Lessons 1 & 2

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

The Leverage Academy team has increased its efforts in targeting the Latin American market, as more financial firms enter the region because of robust growth and legal reform. For example, since Brazil’s credit rating was upgraded above investment grade in 2008 by Moody’s, hot money flows have increased dramatically from institutional investors. For it’s surrounding countries, a commodity rally has also contributed to economic growth. The bulge bracket banks have increased their exposure to the region as well.  For example, in the Latin American derivatives market, Barclays and Socgen hold the strongest positions.  JPMorgan, UBS, and HSBC also have strong Latam coverage groups. In an effort to help our readers practice their Spanish, we have included a link here for free Spanish lessons online using CBS – Coffee Break Spanish. The first lesson audio (link only available in blog entry) goes over greetings and salutations. You can listen at work or during a lunch break. The second lesson audio elaborates on basic conversation. The corresponding PDF is below:

This PDF goes over greetings, saying goodbye, introducing yourself, and informal greetings. Enjoy!  Hasta otra!