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Celebrating 12 Years of Coffee Break Languages

Here at Radio Lingua we’re celebrating 12 years of Coffee Break Languages today. We launched our first episode of Coffee Break Spanish on 18th October 2006, and since then we’ve gone on to build the company, working with native speakers and teachers, creating new courses and delivering language lessons to learners around the world in over 30 languages. We’ve now

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Coffee Break Spanish Masterclass – October 2018

We’re excited to announce that the Coffee Break Spanish Masterclass will open its doors once again on 1st October 2018, ready to begin the new 6-month course which runs until 31 March 2019. The Masterclass is aimed at intermediate students of Spanish who would like to move forward with the language, increase their vocabulary and build their understanding of grammar.

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Mamma Mia Parody! The Story of a Language Learner

Here at Coffee Break Languages the whole team loves ABBA and we’re excited about the launch of Mamma Mia – Here We Go Again. In fact, we were so excited about the new film, we decided to make a parody of Mamma Mia, telling the story of a language learner. Make sure you switch on captions so that you can

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Coffee Break French Masterclass – September 2018

We’re delighted to announce that the Coffee Break French Masterclass will open its doors once again on 1st September 2018, ready to begin the new 6-month course which runs until 28 February 2019. Registration will begin on 1st August 2018. Spaces on the course are limited, so in order to get on our notification list, please enter your details in

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Introducing the Coffee Break Reading Club

Here at Coffee Break Languages, we’ve been very busy putting together a brand new course in response to the Coffee Break community’s requests for more reading content. We’re delighted to launch the Reading Club today in French, German, Italian and Spanish! The Coffee Break Reading Club has been designed to help intermediate learners build their vocabulary and comprehension skills, while

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New Year – New One Minute Languages!

We’re delighted to be launching five new One Minute Language courses for the new year. Starting on 1st January you can learn the basics of Czech, Slovak, Icelandic, Latvian and Hungarian with our weekly free podcast episodes. 1. Mondays: Hungarian Hungarian is a language spoken by about 14 million people in eastern Europe. It’s the official language of course in

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2017: A Year of Coffee Breaks

It’s been a very busy year for us here at Coffee Break. In addition to starting our fifth Coffee Break language with Mandarin Chinese in January, we launched second seasons of Coffee Break Italian and Coffee Break German, and we’ve relaunched the Coffee Break French and Spanish Masterclass, with hundreds of students working through our six-month coaching course. Our new

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Black Friday Sale 2017

Update Our Black Friday sale 2017 is now over. Thanks to everyone who has taken advantage of our special pricing, and we wish you well with your Coffee Break Language course! Want to find out if you’re among our lucky competition winners? Join us live on Facebook at 4pm UK time on Wednesday 29th! Sale details There’s 25% off all

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Huge News from Coffee Break Languages

Yesterday we made some huge announcements in a live broadcast on Facebook. You can view the broadcast here, and there’s a summary of the keypoints below. 1. En Route avec Coffee Break French You’ve learned French with Coffee Break French, and now it’s time to take your French on the road with Mark and the Coffee Break team. This first

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Supporting the Polyglot Conference

This weekend Mark is in Reykjavík, Iceland, representing Radio Lingua as one of the official sponsors of the Polyglot Conference. This annual event brings together language enthusiasts from around the world, and features a series of presentations and workshops on language-learning, learning resources and polyglottery, the ability to speak multiple languages. Here at Radio Lingua we’re delighted to be sponsoring

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Episode 8 – Coffee Break Conversations

In this episode of Coffee Break Conversations, Mark is joined by Tetsu Yung, one of the organisers of the Langfest conference taking place next weekend in Montreal. Mark’s presenting at the conference and Tetsu shares more information about Langfest, a celebration of languages and language-learning. To find out more about Langfest, visit the official site here.

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Coffee Break French News – Live Q&A

Coffee Break French host Mark did a live Q&A broadcast on Facebook last night in which he answered listeners’ questions and made some exciting announcements about future Coffee Break French projects. Watch the broadcast below. Please note we had some technical problems at the beginning of the broadcast, but you can skip ahead to 2:30 and start watching there. Questions

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Coffee Break Italian wins British Podcast Award

The British Podcast Awards took place last night in King’s Cross, London, and Coffee Break Italian was named Smartest Podcast 2017. Mark and Francesca were there to collect the award on behalf of the whole Coffee Break team. The jury was made up of more than 50 independent judges from across the audio and media industry including representatives from The

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Podcast Awards nomination for Coffee Break Italian

We’re delighted to report that Coffee Break Italian has been nominated in the “Smartest podcast” category of the British Podcast Awards. These new awards have been created this year to highlight the best British-made podcasts of the year. The nominations for each category have been selected by a jury and we’re delighted that Coffee Break Italian has made it into

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Episode 6 – Coffee Break Conversations

In this latest episode of Coffee Break Conversations, join founder and CEO Mark as he explains how to use the premium version of the coffee break courses. Mark starts with the video version, then uses the audio lessons on the go. He then consolidates his learning with the lesson notes and the bonus audio. Watch the video for some tips

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Episode 5 – Coffee Break Conversations

Join the Coffee Break French team at the France Show in London for this episode of Coffee Break Conversations. Pierre-Benoît is in his element, enjoying all things French from sausages to oysters, et un peu de vin aussi!

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Episode 4 – Coffee Break Conversations

Join Mark and Carmen for this special episode of Coffee Break Conversations, filmed on the occasion of the recording of the final episode of Coffee Break Spanish Season 4.

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Academy Status Update

Incident: Friday 6th January 2017 13:00 UTC We’re experiencing some technical difficulties on the Coffee Break Academy site today as a result of some updates the hosting company (Teachable) have made. They’re looking into the problems and we’ll be back up and running as soon as possible. You can keep up to date with the status report for the Student

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A review of 2016

It’s been a busy year for us here at Radio Lingua and we thought we’d take this opportunity to look back through the 2017. We hope you enjoy reliving some of the highlights of the year with us. Masterclass launch On 1st January we launched our Coffee Break French and Spanish Masterclass courses. These are 6-month coaching courses which will

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Episode 3 – Coffee Break Conversations

Mark was in Germany earlier this month to record some Coffee Break German content with Julia. After the recording session they took a trip to the Christmas Markets in Berlin’s Gendarmenmarkt and Potsdamerplatz where they recorded this episode of Coffee Break Conversations, the video series which takes you behind the scenes of Radio Lingua. This was, of course, before the