The Coffee Break Catch-up: 22 August 2019

Join Coffee Break Founder and CEO Mark for the first in a new season of our weekly Coffee Break Catch-up in which we update you on our latest podcast episodes, blog articles and videos. There are discussions on language learning, and a round-up of some of the cultural events happening around the world. In this edition: updates on what’s been happening … Read More

Using adjectives with de/des – Walk Talk and Learn French Episode 007

Knowing when adjectives go before or after the noun can be tricky, and it’s further complicated when you’re using des, the partitive article. Think of how you would say “some new houses” or “some beautiful books”. Do you use des or de? In this episode of Walk, Talk and Learn French, Mark spots an advert which suggests “Vivez des Moments Forts”. He … Read More

A Summer Coffee Break Catch-up… from the pool!

Join Coffee Break Languages Founder and CEO Mark for a summer catch-up on all things coffee break … from the pool! In this short video Mark will update you on the latest podcast episodes, videos and blog posts from Coffee Break Languages. In this edition: updates on the latest podcast episodes available in the Coffee Break French and Italian Magazines; … Read More

The Wonderful World of Emoji

You’ll be familiar with Coffee Break French, Coffee Break Spanish and indeed our other Coffee Break German, Italian and Chinese editions, but what about Coffee Break Emoji? With millions of “fluent” users around the world, Emoji is here to stay, and what better day to write about this interesting language of pictures than on 17th July, World Emoji Day? Before … Read More

CBF Mag 1.05 | Destination Québec

In this episode of the Coffee Break French Magazine, we’re heading to the French-speaking area of Quebec in Canada and finding out more about how the French spoken there is different from the French spoken in France. We also look at the very useful expression il s’agit de, and learn about how to use this expressions. In each episode of … Read More

Coffee Break Language Podcasts Now Downloaded Over 3 Million Times Monthly

For Immediate Release Glasgow, UK – 2 July 2019 Three Million Free Language Lessons Delivered Monthly by Glasgow-based Podcast Company Radio Lingua Ltd announced today that the total number of monthly downloads of the Coffee Break French, Spanish, Italian, German and Chinese podcasts has now surpassed three million. Language learners around the world are improving their language skills through these … Read More

Coming soon: the Coffee Break German Magazine

Coming in August 2019, the Coffee Break German Magazine will help you build your understanding of intermediate German. In each episode of the Coffee Break German Magazine you’ll pick up new vocabulary, hear further examples of grammar points you already know, and learn new grammar through the discussions in each episode with teacher Andrea and learner Mark. Listen to the … Read More

CBI Mag 1.05 | Cuciniamo le Orecchiette

We’re heading to the kitchen for this episode and learning about the popular pasta dish, le orecchiette. Mark and Francesca also discuss their recent trip to Milan and Stresa to film some content for the forthcoming Coffee Break Italian To Go video series. There’s also an explanation of how to translate “some” into Italian, based on a listener’s question. After … Read More

The Coffee Break Catch-up: 27 June 2019

Join Coffee Break Founder and CEO Mark for this week’s Coffee Break Catch-up, our weekly show in which we update you on our latest podcast episodes, blog articles and videos. There are discussions on language learning, and a round-up of some of the cultural events happening around the world. In this edition: updates on the latest episodes of Coffee Break French, … Read More

The Coffee Break Catch-up: 20 June 2019

Join Coffee Break Founder and CEO Mark for this week’s Coffee Break Catch-up, our weekly show in which we update you on our latest podcast episodes, blog articles and videos. There are discussions on language learning, and a round-up of some of the cultural events happening around the world. In this edition: updates on the latest episodes of Coffee Break … Read More

CBI Mag 1.04 | Leggiamo un po’

In this episode Francesca and Mark discuss one of Italy’s most famous authors, Italo Calvino. Calvino’s work can be read on many levels, and as a result of the type of language used, his books are very accessible for learners of Italian. In our Q&A segment, Francesca explains the difference between stare and essere.