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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

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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

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Meet Tony, Coffee Break French learner

Keen cyclists, Tony and his wife, live on the west coast of Canada and over recent years have cycled a great deal in Canada, the UK and Ireland. They started learning French after planning a 3-week cycling trip to Normandy and have been listening to Coffee Break French on a regular basis ever since their

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Meet the team: Monica

Hello! My name’s Monica and I’m Radio Lingua’s Content Production Assistant. I first started working with Radio Lingua when I was younger on a project called High Five French and, in the past two years, I’ve started working on producing content for a variety of new courses and projects. What is your role in Coffee

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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

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Meet the team: Susie

Salut ! My name is Susie and I started working as the French Curriculum Developer for Radio Lingua in October 2018. I’m from Glasgow originally but I grew up in Strasbourg in France and am bilingual in English and French. What is your role in Coffee Break? I produce French content for Coffee Break French,

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Meet Richard, Coffee Break German learner

This week, we’re talking to Finance Manager Richard who lives in the Netherlands, not far from Rotterdam. He’s been learning German with Coffee Break, and at the time of speaking with him, he was preparing for a trip to Germany over the festive season. Having previously learned some Spanish from Season 1 of Coffee Break

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Meet the team: Ann

Hola, I’m Ann and I joined the Radio Lingua team in 2018. I speak Spanish, French and some Italian and I combine my role at Coffee Break with teaching language in a Scottish secondary school. What is your role in Coffee Break? I joined the team as Spanish Curriculum Manager so my role is to

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Meet Catharine, 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 Catharine, I am Professor of Viola in Ohio, U.S.A. I first heard of Coffee Break French when I was in New York in December (2018) at a reception following a concert my

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Celebrate the festive season by singing in 10 languages!

Here at Coffee Break Languages, we hope that you find the time this festive season to relax at home, spend time with family and catch up with friends. As you know, we like to provide you with ways to fit a little bit of language learning into whatever you’re doing. And what better opportunity to

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5 German songs for learners

Listening to songs in the language you’re learning is an effective and enjoyable way to practise your language skills. It can help improve your listening comprehension and your pronunciation and, on top of this, music is catchy! This means that the new words, phrases and structures that you hear within a song may be easier

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5 Spanish songs for learners

Listening to songs in the language you’re learning is an effective and enjoyable way to practise your language skills. It can help improve your listening comprehension and your pronunciation and, on top of this, music is catchy! This means that the new words, phrases and structures that you hear within a song may be easier

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5 French songs for learners

Listening to songs in the language you’re learning is an effective and enjoyable way to practise your language skills. It can help improve your listening comprehension and your pronunciation and, on top of this, music is catchy! This means that the new words, phrases and structures that you hear within a song may be easier

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A peak behind the scenes of our ABBA-inspired campaign

It’s no secret that here at Coffee Break Languages we’re all ABBA fans, so when we were planning our special event which included the announcement of Coffee Break Swedish, we felt it was only appropriate to include a few references to ABBA. Some of these were fairly obvious, taken from the most popular ABBA songs,

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5 Italian songs for learners

Listening to songs in the language you’re learning is an effective and enjoyable way to practise your language skills. It can help improve your listening comprehension and your pronunciation and, on top of this, music is catchy! This means that the new words, phrases and structures that you hear within a song may be easier

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Language learning inspiration from the Tour de France

Every year, France plays host to the largest annual sporting event in the world: Le Tour de France. For 23 days, competitors cycle 2000 miles through 21 different stages, covering mountain ranges and coastal villages. With all of its twists, turns, rapid sprints and gruelling ascents, we couldn’t help but compare the event to the

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Meet Liz, 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 am Liz from Taiwan and live in Germany. I have been learning Spanish with Coffee Break Spanish for 3 months. What experience have you had speaking and learning other languages? I was born in

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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?

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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

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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