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On Location German – 27 Mar 2013

Hallo zusammen! Hey, everyone! As we approach the end of March, that means that Easter is nearly here! I have fond memories of when I was younger when my brothers and I used to paint hard-boiled eggs at Easter time. It turns out that this custom of boiling and painting Ostereier (“Easter eggs”) began in Germany! As well as the

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Coffee Break German

Lesson 08 – Coffee Break German

In this week’s episode of Coffee Break German we’ll be building on what we learned last week to help us talk about the town. We’ll learn some more complex directions and learn some aspects of German cases in our Grammar Guru section. Coffee Break German comes to you from the Radio Lingua Network. In weekly episodes you’ll join native speaker

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Lesson 07 – Coffee Break German

It’s time for another episode of Coffee Break German and in this week’s episode we’re learning to get around the town using German. Coffee Break German comes to you from the Radio Lingua Network. In weekly episodes you’ll join native speaker Thomas who’ll be teaching learner Mark in gradual, structured lessons. The episodes also feature Kirsten, our Grammar Guru, and

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Lesson 06 – Coffee Break German

In this week’s episode of Coffee Break German we’re looking at numbers from zero to ten, and dealing with buying things in stores and cafés. Coffee Break Geramn In weekly episodes you’ll join native speaker Thomas who’ll be teaching learner Mark in gradual, structured lessons. The episodes also feature Kirsten, our Grammar Guru, and Julia, our Cultural Correspondent.

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Lesson 05 – Coffee Break German

It’s time for another episode of Coffee Break German. In this week’s show, you’ll learn how to introduce members of your family to your new-found German-speaking friends. Coffee Break Geramn In weekly episodes you’ll join native speaker Thomas who’ll be teaching learner Mark in gradual, structured lessons. This episode features a special input from our “Grammar Guru” Kirsten who will

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Lesson 04 – Coffee Break German

In this week’s episode of Coffee Break German you’ll take your German skills further and continue to develop your confidence in using the language. In weekly episodes you’ll join native speaker Thomas who’ll be teaching learner Mark in gradual, structured lessons. Our “Cultural Correspondent” Julia and our “Grammar Guru” Kirsten will also join us in each episode to share their

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Lesson 03 – Coffee Break German

Welcome to a new episode of Coffee Break German, our new course for beginners in German. In weekly episodes you’ll join native speaker Thomas who’ll be teaching learner Mark in gradual, structured lessons. Our “Cultural Correspondent” Julia and our “Grammar Guru” Kirsten will also join us in each episode to share their knowledge and love of all things German.

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Lesson 02 – Coffee Break German

This is our second episode of Coffee Break German, our new German course for beginners. In weekly episodes you’ll join native speaker Thomas who’ll be teaching learner Mark in gradual, structured lessons. Our “Cultural Correspondent” Julia and our “Grammar Guru” Kirsten will also join us in each episode to share their knowledge and love of all things German.

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Lesson 01 – Coffee Break German

Welcome to this first episode of Coffee Break German, our new German course for beginners. In weekly episodes you’ll join native speaker Thomas who’ll be teaching learner Mark in gradual, structured lessons. Our “Cultural Correspondent” Julia and our “Grammar Guru” Kirsten will also join us in each episode to share their knowledge and love of all things German.

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Coffee Break German – Introductory Episode

In this introductory episode, Mark and Thomas talk about what you can expect in the first ten lessons of the course which starts this Wednesday, the 23rd of January 2013. The lessons will introduce the basics of the language and by the end of the first group of ten lessons you’ll be able to communicate in basic German with confidence.

Meet the Coffee Break German team

We’re delighted to tell you more about the new course from the Radio Lingua Network. In Coffee Break German, you’ll be learning enough German to get by in a whole range of situations, for example if you’re travelling in a German-speaking country, or indeed if you just want to impress your friends or your relatives who perhaps speak German. In

On Location German – 19 Dec 2012

Hi everyone! We are now on the run up to Christmas and I am back with an article on different Christmas traditions in Germany and things that I have experienced so far during this festive period. Firstly, as Daniel has mentioned, “Weihnachtsmärkte” (Christmas markets) run from the end of November until the end of December and are a big thing here

On Location German- 12th December 2012

Hallo zusammen! Daniel here again for this year’s last blog post and as we have reached that time of year again, this article’s going to be based on Weihnachten – Christmas, with emphasis on food. On Thursday, I learned that the 6th December is known as ‘Nikolaustag’ (‘St. Nicholas’ Day’). This is the traditional start of the Christmas celebrations in

On Location German – 5 Dec 2012

Hallo! It’s Holly here again with another blog post from Germany. I have now moved in with a German family, so I am getting to speak lots of German and I am learning lots of new things about German culture and new words every day.  When I was moving out of the Jugendgästehaus (youth house/accommodation for young people doing work

On Location German – 28 Nov 2012

Hallo! Daniel here again for another ‘On Location German’ blog post. This week I’ve been having some problems mit meinem Fahrrad (“with my bicycle”). Das Fahrrad (“the bicycle”) is an indispensable mode of transport for me since I arrived in Germany: I went from cycling maybe once a year at home to a minimum of thirty minutes every day here!

On Location German – 7 Nov 2012

Hello everyone! It’s Daniel here in Germany and the last couple of weeks have been rather eventful: as well as a week of work, as per usual, I took two trips to other parts of Germany during my Herbstferien (autumn holidays). Five days in Stuttgart and Tübingen in the southern state of Baden-Württemberg as well as a weekend in Leipzig

On Location German – 31 Oct 2012

Hallo! It’s Holly here in Münster and I’m pleased to be back with another blog post about my life as a language assistant in Germany. Well, the change in seasons here in North-West Germany is pretty drastic! A few weeks ago it was 22 degrees and now, as I am writing this, it is -3 degrees at night! The shops

On Location German – 17 Oct 2012

Grüße aus Deutschland! (“Greetings from Germany!”) My name is Daniel and I’ve been living in Germany for almost two months now. This year, I am working as a Fremdsprachenassistent (“foreign languages assistant”) in a Realschule (one of the types of secondary schools, where pupils are usually between 10 and 16 years old). In the short time I have been here,

On Location German – meet our bloggers

Our German bloggers will be bringing you weekly blog posts from Dülmen and Herford in the northwest of Germany. Meet Holly and Daniel: Introducing Holly My name is Holly, I’m 19 and I’m a student from Scotland. This year I am working as an English language assistant in a town called Dülmen which is near Münster. I study French, German

Announcing Coffee Break German

Bist du fertig? Lass uns anfangen! We’re delighted to introduce to the world a new member of the Coffee Break Languages family: Coffee Break German will launch in January 2013. Since 2006, Coffee Break Spanish and French lessons have been downloaded over 100 million times and we hope that Coffee Break German will be equally as popular among German learners