Meet Freya, Coffee Break German learner

Tell us who you are, where you live, your nationality and how long you’ve been learning a language with us. My name is Freya, I am British and I live in the East of England. I have been learning with Coffee Break for two months. Which language or languages are you learning with Coffee Break? German What experience have you … Read More

TFT: La cura

Ciao, come state? This week’s Tune for Tuesday is one of Coffee Break Italian Francesca’s favourite songs! La cura was a collaboration between Sicilian philosopher Manlio Sgalambro, who wrote the lyrics, and Sicilian musician, filmmaker and painter, Franco Battiato. Battiato’s experimental musical style – a fusion of various genres – and his collaboration with Sgalambro on numerous albums made him … Read More

Meet Gail, Coffee Break French and German learner

Tell us who you are, where you live, your nationality and how long you’ve been learning a language with us. I am Gail, originally from Glasgow in Scotland but living in Switzerland for the last 7 years. I have been learning with CB courses for about 6 years. Which language or languages are you learning with Coffee Break? French and … Read More

TFT: Le blues du businessman

Salut ! This week’s Tune for Tuesday comes from Céline Dion, from French-speaking Quebec in Canada. Although well-known for her hits in English, she mainly sings in French. Her cover of Le blues du businessman, originally performed by Claude Dubois in 1978, was a major hit throughout French-speaking Canada and France, and still is today. Have a listen to it … Read More

Meet Liane, 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 Liane from Australia . I’ve been following Coffee Break Spanish for about 3 years. Which language or languages are you learning with Coffee Break? Spanish What experience have you had speaking and learning other languages? At the moment I … Read More

TFT: 99 Luftballons

Hallo alle zusammen! This week’s Tune for Tuesday comes from German band Nena, who were together between 1981 and 1987. The band is very important to German musical culture, as it was part of the forming of the German New Wave scene (Neue Deutsche Welle). In 1984 their song 99 Luftballons was a huge international success, becoming one of the … Read More

TFT: En el muelle de San Blás

¡Feliz martes a todos! Have you heard of Maná? They are a Mexican pop rock group formed in 1986, whose name comes from the Polynesian term for supernatural energy! They have won 4 Grammy Awards and are extremely popular throughout Latin America and further afield. This week’s Tune for Tuesday is their song En el muelle de San Blás. We … Read More

CBF Mag 1.04 | Au Carrefour de l’Europe

In the latest episode of the Coffee Break French Magazine, we’re heading to the “crossroads of Europe”, the city of Strasbourg in the heart of Alsace. Find out about the traditions, the food, the history and the culture of this beautiful part of the world. There’s also a discussion about how to express necessity using devoir and falloir, in response … Read More

CBS EM 1.10 | Ronda de Preguntas

¡Ha llegado el fin de la primera temporada de En Marcha! It’s time for one more episode before we wrap up the series and, in this final instalment, it’s time for some questions. While recording En Marcha, we made sure to ask four key questions to almost everybody we interviewed, and this episode brings all of their answers together! Hear … Read More

TFT: La Mer

Bonjour ! ¡Hola! Hallo! Ciao! This Friday 21st June is la Fête de la Musique – a celebration of music throughout France. To join in the festivities, we’re launching a new Coffee Break feature – ‘Tune for Tuesday’! Every week our team will select and share a song with you to introduce you to some new styles of music from around … Read More

CBS EM 1.09 | Una Aventura Gastronómica por las Calles de Málaga

¡Es la hora del tapeo! There’s no doubt that trying delicious local delicacies is one of the best things about visiting a new place. In this penultimate episode of Series 1 of En Marcha, Mark and the team head off on a gastronomic adventure around the streets of Málaga. Led by knowledgable guides Jaimie and Susanne from the food tour company Devour … Read More

The Coffee Break Catch-up: 23 May 2019

Join Coffee Break Founder and CEO Mark for this week’s edition of the Coffee Break Catch-up, our weekly show in which we’ll update you on all things Coffee Break Languages. There are discussions on language learning, and a roundup of some of the cultural events happening around the world. In this edition: Updates on our latest episode of the Coffee … Read More

The Coffee Break Catch-up: 16 May 2019

Join Coffee Break Founder and CEO Mark for this week’s edition of the Coffee Break Catch-up, our weekly show in which we’ll update you on all things Coffee Break Languages. There are discussions on language learning, and a roundup of some of the cultural events happening around the world. In this edition: looking back at the launch of our Coffee … Read More

CBS EM 1.07 | Una Maravilla de Andalucía

In this 7th episode of En Marcha, Mark and the team head eastwards along the Costa Tropical, to the village of Frigiliana, officially one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. After spending the day finding out about the village through both its residents and its visitors, it’s time to return to Málaga, but not before dropping in on two more … Read More

Meet Yvonne, Coffee Break Italian Learner

Tell us who you are, where you live, your nationality and how long you’ve been learning a language with us.  Hello I’m Yvonne, an American living in the beautiful state of Vermont. I started using Coffee Break Italian at the end of January 2018, prompted by an upcoming trip to Italy in May. I travelled to a small town where … Read More

Why every age is the right age to learn a language

It has been said that to be fluent in a second language, one should start learning by the age of 10. What do you think? To us here at Coffee Break Languages this presents 2 questions: How do you define “fluent”? And, is all learning started after this age pointless? Clearly, the answer to the 2nd question is no. And … Read More

CBS EM 1.06 | Hablando como nativos

How many times have you thought about catching a flight to a Spanish-speaking country to learn Spanish? In this episode, Mark catches up with an old friend, talks to the owner of a language school, and asks some students about their experiences at the school. You might have guessed that this episode focuses on a topic close to Mark’s heart: … Read More

CBS EM 1.05 | Ronda: Ciudad Soñada

It’s time for another day trip to a beautiful city in the region of Málaga and, this time, the team are in Ronda, lovingly nicknamed the ‘city of dreams’. As the home of modern bullfighting in Spain, Ronda presents the perfect opportunity for the team to ask some people about their opinions on this controversial Spanish tradition. This episode will … Read More

Meet Daniel, Coffee Break Chinese learner

Working for a multinational software company in Colombia, Daniel is required to speak a number of languages on a regular basis. His language learning journey started at a young age: “When I was younger I went to a bilingual school here in Colombia and afterwards my father moved to Brazil so then I learned Portuguese over there, then I noticed that … Read More