Sosta per le vie di Lucca – Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries Episode 2

In our second episode of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries, join Giulia and Paolo as they travel on towards Lucca. We’ll accompany them for some lunch and the resulting abbiocco – that sleepy feeling you get after a delicious meal. Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 5th June. If you’d like to … Read More

Coffee Break Conversations: Season Preview

Coffee Break Conversations is a new podcast in which we talk about life, learning and languages. Over the past 14 years, Coffee Break Languages podcasts have helped millions of language learners around the world learn French, Spanish, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Swedish and English. In this new podcast we’re going to be having conversations with some of these learners. In … Read More

C’est parti ! Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 1

Welcome to this brand new series from Coffee Break French for intermediate learners. While it’s not so easy to travel right now, why not do some virtual travelling with us? Join Lara and her boyfriend Noah as they travel by train through the south of France. In this first episode they’re getting ready to depart from Montparnasse station in Paris, … Read More

Chapitre 1 – Quelque chose ne collait vraiment pas !

James has been summoned to Paris by his friend Max under mysterious circumstances. Unsure of what to expect, he heads to the apartment where Max lives. But what will he find there? Welcome to the first episode of our new podcast for advanced French learners. In each episode of the story, published fortnightly, we’ll be following a chapter of La … Read More

La Vérité éclatera … le 1er juin 2020

We’re delighted to announce that La Vérité éclate toujours, our new advanced French course, will launch on Monday 1st June. Given the current situation we’re not able to access our studio, so we’ve been putting in place new systems for recording the content and we’re excited that the “truth will out” very soon. La Vérité éclate toujours is an audio … Read More

Join the Coffee Break Choir

We’re bringing together the Coffee Break Community from around the world for a one-off creative event. Right now we believe that spreading some love around the world is important, so we’ve chosen the Nat King Cole song L-O-V-E, which just happens to have versions in French, German, Spanish and Italian as well as the original English. We’d like you to … Read More

Coffee Break English se estrena el 21 de abril

Coffee Break English se estrena el 21 de abril de 2020. A partir de esa fecha, podrás aprender inglés con Mark y María. Incluso si jamás has estudiado inglés, Coffee Break English te ayudará a aprender el idioma desde el inicio con nosotros.

Free Language Resources for Learning at Home

Throughout the world the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is being felt and here at Radio Lingua we are aware that schools are closing. In an attempt to help parents, carers, teachers and learners to minimise disruption, we have gathered a collection of our free resources for primary and secondary on a single page which can be easily shared. This page … Read More

Pre-estreno de Coffee Break English

¿Quieres aprender inglés, pero no sabes por dónde comenzar? ¿No tienes mucho tiempo para aprender inglés? ¡Ahora puedes aprender inglés con Coffee Break English! Con nuestros podcasts y cursos en línea, ¡Estarás hablando inglés en un dos por tres! Acompaña a nuestro maestro Mark y a la estudiante María y aprende inglés con nuestras lecciones de 15 minutos. ¡Perfectas para tu … Read More

The Coffee Break Catch-Up – February 2020

Join Coffee Break founder and CEO Mark Pentleton for this month’s Coffee Break Catch-Up in which we update you on all things Coffee Break, from our latest podcast episodes and videos to what’s been happening on our social profiles. Coming up in this edition: the latest episodes of our Coffee Break German and Spanish Magazines; the first lessons of our … Read More

CBSw 1.01 | Hur mår du? – How are you?

Join teacher Hanna and learner Mark and learn Swedish on your coffee break! In this first episode you’ll learn some basic greetings and how to ask the question “how are you?”, and give different answers, depending on how you’re feeling. It’s just like going for a coffee with your Swedish-speaking friend and learning Swedish quickly and easily. In this episode … Read More

CBS Mag 3.04 | ¡A bailar!

¡Feliz Año Nuevo! We’re starting a new year of Coffee Break Spanish with episode 4 of our third season of the Magazine, and the topic for this week is salsa. Not the kind of salsa you put on your fajitas, but the dance which is popular all over the world. There’s a question from listener Namrata about combining infinitives, and … Read More

CBG Mag 1.09 | Von Bayern in die ganze Welt

Andrea, Olivera and Mark are back with a new episode of the Coffee Break German Magazine. This episode focuses on a famous German composer and his works. Our phone-in question from listener Anu deals with learning more than one language at a time, and Olivera’s “long word in German” this week has no fewer than 46 letters!

CBS Mag 3.03 | Navidad en Madrid

It’s time for a festive episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine. In this lesson, Anabel joins Mark and Fernanda to discuss Navidad en Madrid and together they discuss festive traditions in the Spanish capital. There’s a question from listener Sarah about developing listening skills, and Anabel also shares a useful idiomatic expression which is linked to this time of … Read More

A Festive Edition of the Coffee Break Catch-Up

Join Mark and Pierre-Benoît for the final Catch-Up of the year in which they update you on all things Coffee Break and discuss festive traditions in different countries, including the famous Catalan caga tió, the “pooing log”!

CBG Mag 1.08 | 300 Jahre Liechtenstein

In this episode of the Coffee Break German Magazine we’re heading to the Principality of Liechtenstein, sandwiched between Austria and Switzerland. Europe’s fourth-smallest country it’s one of only two doubly landlocked countries in the world (the other being Uzbekistan!) Find out more about this small German-speaking country and its 300th anniversary in this episode. In addition Olivera is back with … Read More

The Coffee Break Catch-Up: 5 December 2019

Join Coffee Break founder and CEO Mark Pentleton for our weekly live broadcast in which we update you on all things Coffee Break, from our latest podcast episodes and videos to what’s been happening on our social profiles. Coming up in this edition: the latest episodes of our Coffee Break German and Spanish Magazines; news for language-learning music lovers; the … Read More

CBG Mag 1.07 | Entdecke die Bremer Stadtmusikanten

Have you heard the one about the donkey, the dog, the cat and the rooster? In this episode of the Coffee Break German Magazine we’re finding out about the famous Town Musicians of Bremen. First published in Grimms’ Fairy Tales in 1819, Die Bremer Stadmusikanten has become a key part of the cultural legacy of the German-speaking world. We’ll also … Read More

CBS Mag 3.01 | El fútbol – en el corazón de todos los latinos

In this first episode in our new season of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine, join Fernanda, Sofía and Mark as they discuss a topic close to every Latin American’s heart: el fútbol. There’s a question from listener Lonneke about the different verbs for “to walk”, and Sofía provides us with some useful words and phrases associated with football.

Unser Tag in Potsdam – Coffee Break German Travels with Julia and Mark

Join Coffee Break German Cultural Correspondent Julia and learner Mark for a trip to the beautiful town of Potsdam where Julia grew up. Mark puts his German into practice with Julia’s help and together they visit various parts of Potsdam including the Russische Kolonie Alexandrowka, the Holländisches Viertel, and Park Sanssouci. We’ve provided English captions for the whole video, and … Read More