CBG Lesson 140

Lesson 40 – Coffee Break German


In the final episode of this series of Coffee Break German, Mark reflects on his visit to Innsbruck and Thomas helps him talk more about things in the past in German.

Coming up in this lesson…

In this lesson you will:

  • learn how to use the perfect tense combining the auxiliary verb haben with the past participle;
  • find out about the perfect tense uses the auxiliary verb sein with certain verbs;
  • learn about the simple past tense of the verb seen to talk about the past;
  • practise different conversational structures.

Listen to the lesson

This audio lesson is free, as are all the main audio lessons of Coffee Break German. In addition we do offer a members’ version of the course which includes video flashcards, lesson notes and bonus audio materials.

Use the audio players to listen to the lesson, or subscribe in iTunes to receive this lesson and all future lessons automatically.

Accessing the Premium Version

The premium version of Coffee Break German provides additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your German studies. The premium version includes the following elements:

  • Video flashcards: listen to each lesson and see the words and phrases covered in the lesson displayed on the screen of your computer, phone or tablet (mp4 format);
  • Bonus audio materials: use our review lessons to practise the language covered in the main lesson, and to pick up some useful bonus vocabulary;
  • Comprehensive lesson notes: study the language of each lesson in greater detail and access additional information about the German language.

Learn more about Coffee Break German Season 1

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  • reham

    Reply Reply January 6, 2015

    I have learnt alot .. Viele lernen ..vielen danke !!

    I can’t wait for seasons 2 ,3,4… ect

    is season two coming any soon ?

    • radiolingua

      Reply Reply January 12, 2015

      Danke! We’ve not made a decision yet about when we’ll be releasing further German content, but if you keep your eye on the site, on Facebook and on Twitter we’ll be announcing our plans in the coming weeks.

  • Yuan

    Reply Reply February 19, 2015

    Really loved the season 1! Hope that season 2 will come out soon! I will definitely keep an eye on the update!

  • Lisa

    Reply Reply July 12, 2015

    I miss the German lessons, and I am hoping there will be more. I really loved the grammar guru and the cultural episodes also, and hope they will make a comeback as well. Don’t keep us waiting too long, please.

  • Federico

    Reply Reply September 26, 2015

    Please make a second season! I hope it’s already in the making. The first one has been very helpful and made me more confident even if I already had some pre-existent knowledge.

  • Claudio

    Reply Reply September 14, 2016

    Hallo Mark!

    Are there next steps for these great german lessons?
    Waiting for your reply and good news..

    Bis zum nächsten mal und danke schön!

    • radiolingua

      Reply Reply September 18, 2016

      Hallo Claudio. We’re hoping to be able to make some announcements regarding Coffee Break German soon.

  • Charlie

    Reply Reply September 20, 2017

    Is the second season of audio lessons free? I’m trying to navigate your website and I’m having a hard time figuring that out.

    • radiolingua

      Reply Reply October 22, 2017

      Hi Charlie,

      The second season of Coffee Break German is available on our website and, as far as we know, on Spotify. The regional limitations on Spotify make it difficult for us to know exactly where the content is available.

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