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CBSw 1.06 | Jag har två systrar

Join teacher Hanna and learner Mark in this latest lesson of our series for beginners in Swedish. In this lesson you’ll learn to talk more about your family, and you’ll

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Meet the team: Silvia

Ciao! My name is Silvia and I come from Italy. I’m studying Philosophy at the University of Glasgow and I’m a language enthusiast. I joined Radio Lingua in May 2019

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Meet the Team: Ava

Hello! I’m Ava and I’m a Content Production Assistant for Radio Lingua. I started as an intern around a year ago and then began working here part-time 5 months ago.

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Learn where and when it suits you

Here at Coffee Break Languages we believe that there are many ways to learn a language, and it’s not always the case that you need to go out to an evening class on a cold Tuesday night in winter! On our YouTube channel we feature tips and tricks for language learners. In this video, our CEO, Mark Pentleton, explains how language learning can happen even in the most unlikely places.

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