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Meet Martina, Coffee Break French learner

Tell us who you are, where you live, your nationality and how long you’ve been learning a language with us. Australia has been my home for more than 3 decades. I was born in Finland, I lived in Sweden for two years in my teens and in Scotland for 5 years in my 20s. I have officially been learning French

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Meet the team: Hanna

Hej! My name is Hanna and I joined Coffee Break in 2019. I am doing the Coffee Break Swedish podcast with Mark. I’ve been teaching adults and children Swedish for the last 10 years, since I moved to Scotland. I teach Swedish at the Centre for Open Studies at Glasgow University. What experience have you had speaking and learning other

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Meet Susan, Coffee Break French 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 Susan, I live in Michigan and I am a 4th generation Finnish-American. I’ve been learning with Coffee Break French for 5 years. What experience have you had speaking and learning other languages? My earliest experiences of other

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Meet the team: Anabel

Hello! My name is Anabel and I am a Spanish Curriculum Developer for Radio Lingua. I have been part of the team for half a year now and have enjoyed every minute so far! What is your role in Coffee Break? My role involves a variety of tasks related to Coffee Break Spanish. I can be seen in the Spanish

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Meet James, Coffee Break Spanish, Italian, French and Swedish learner

This week, 31 year old Gardener, James from the South of England, tells us how he transitioned from having no knowledge of any foreign languages to becoming a language enthusiast, thanks to learning with Coffee Break. For the past 20 years, James has been making trips to his holiday home in Torrevieja, just south of Alicante in Spain. However, admittedly,

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Meet the team: Emma

Hej! My name is Emma and I’m the Cultural Correspondent for Coffee Break Swedish and I also manage the Social Media for Coffee Break Swedish. When I studied at Glasgow University, I volunteered as a Swedish teacher for a charity and this is how I met Mark. I started to work for Radio Lingua in 2019. What is your role

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Meet Heather, Coffee Break French 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 Heather, and I live in Madoc, Ontario, Canada. I am Canadian, but come from Scottish parents. I started listening and downloading the Coffee Break French podcasts a few years ago. What experience have you had speaking and

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Meet the team: Sophie

Bonjour, my name is Sophie and I’ve been working with the team since September 2019. I am half Belgian (from my father’s side) and my mother is half American, half Colombian. This means I was lucky to grow up in a multi-lingual family. I am from Wallonia, the French-speaking part of Belgium, so my French might be slightly different from

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Meet Emma, 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 Emma, and I’ve been living in Germany for 12 years. I’m British and naturalised German, and I’ve been using the Coffee Break Spanish Masterclass since October. I also tried Coffee Break Spanish for a while a number of years

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Meet the team: Sofía

¡Hola! My name is María Sofía but I’m called Sofía for short. I am from Panama City, Panama and I am currently studying and living in Glasgow. I am a Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Glasgow. I joined the Coffee break team in May 2019 and since then, I’ve been enjoying every second of it! What is your

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Meet James Michael, Coffee Break French and Italian 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 James and I was born and raised in Southern California in a very mono-lingual family. I started learning Spanish at school when I was 12 years old. Changing schools meant that even though I passed Spanish One

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Meet the Team: Robert

Hallihallo! My name is Robert and I am working as the German Social Media Assistant for Radio Lingua. I joined the team in 2019 while in my first year at the University of Glasgow, where I take courses in Psychology and Philosophy. Since then, I have been working on creating social media content and other Coffee Break German media, like

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Meet Parul, 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. I am a creative Indian working in a global environment. Though, like all Indians I’m already a multilingual, to learn a foreign language was a long-standing dream. Four years ago when my profession offered me the opportunity I jumped to

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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 as part of the Coffee Break Italian team, and even if I am fairly new here I can definitely say that I love working for Mark and Catriona! What is

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Meet Keith, Coffee Break French learner

Tell us who you are, where you live, your nationality and how long you’ve been learning a language with us. Hi, my name is Keith and I live with Julie in Hertfordshire. I am English and have been learning with Coffee Break French for just over a year. What experience have you had speaking and learning other languages? No formal

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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

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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. I’m currently in my final year at the University of Glasgow where I study French and Music. What is your role in Coffee Break? My role involves a variety of

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Four stories of inspiring international women

Here at Radio Lingua, we are proud to celebrate International Women’s Day. To mark this day, we asked four members of our team to tell the Coffee Break community about a woman from their home country who has inspired them in some way. From astronauts to poets, we really enjoyed hearing the stories about the four women they chose. Read

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Meet Robert, 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. My name is Robert. I live in New Zealand. I am a kiwi. I purchased Coffee Break Spanish some time ago. It is only recently after listening to Coffee Break Co-pilot that I came to really realise how much a

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Meet the team: Olivera

Hallo! My name is Olivera and I’m a Content Production Assistant in Radio Lingua’s Coffee Break German team. That means my job is to help find the best possible topics for our German courses and turn them into the content our lessons are made of. What is your role in Coffee Break? Those of you who have listened to our