Meet John, Coffee Break Spanish learner

Tell us who you are, where you live, your nationality and how long you’ve been learning a language with us.

I’m John from Portland Oregon, USA. I’ve been studying with Coffee Break Spanish for approximately 10 years.

What experience have you had speaking and learning other languages? 

Holiday trips with family to Mexico, dental clinics in Guatemala, and trips to Buenos Aires.

What are your favourite memories of learning a language?

Success in logistics – getting through the airport; arranging transportation; checking in at hotels – and getting warm, reciprocal greetings from locals who appreciated my efforts at using Spanish.

Where would your ideal coffee break be, and with whom?

Making arrangements with locals to help fund dental work in Guatemala.

What’s the best language-learning tip you have found works for you?

Use a variety of methods – CBS, reading books in Spanish, talking one-on-one.

Quick-fire Round

• Your favourite language: French
• Your favourite word or phrase in the language: Mais oui !
• Your favourite destination to practise your language: Buenos Aires

Please finish off with a message to your fellow members of the Coffee Break community and the Coffee Break Team.

Coffee Break Spanish is fun – use and enjoy it. Few language learning opportunities are fun.