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Coffee Break Spanish

CBS Mag 3.08 | El Carnaval de Santa Cruz

Mark, Fernanda and Anabel are back for another episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine. This week we’re heading to Tenerife for El Carnaval de Santa Cruz! Listener Iris has a question about the use of the words época and tiempo when talking about time, and Anabel shares a couple of interesting expressions.  

Coffee Break Swedish

CBSw 1.05 | Det här är min vän

Hanna and Mark are back for another episode of Coffee Break Swedish. In this lesson you’ll learn how to introduce members of your family and talk about them using the correct subject pronouns.

Coffee Break Spanish

CBS Mag 3.07 | El encuentro de dos mundos

It’s time for another episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine! In this lesson, we’re discussing a very important day for the Hispanic world, El Día de la Hispanidad. Our listener Namrata would like to know more about the use of the past participle in Spanish and Sofía challenges Mark with a tongue twister!

Coffee Break Swedish

CBSw 1.04 | Var bor du?

Join teacher Hanna, learner Mark and Cultural Correspondent Emma in the fourth lesson of Coffee Break Swedish. In this lesson you’ll extend your range of expression and learn to talk about where you live. We’ll also cover subject pronouns and teach you how to address people in Swedish properly.

Coffee Break Spanish

CBS Mag 3.06 | Verde que te quiero verde

Fernanda, Anabel and Mark are back for another episode of the Magazine and this time they’re talking about the famous Spanish writer Federico García Lorca. Listener Eric has a question about demonyms and Anabel shares an interesting expression.

Coffee Break Swedish

CBSw 1.03 | Var kommer du ifrån? – Where do you come from?

In this episode of Coffee Break Swedish you’ll be learning how to talk about where you’re from. We’ll cover countries and nationalities, and you’ll be able to answer the question var kommer du ifrån? We’ll also hear from our Cultural Correspondent Emma who’ll tell us more about the Swedish language and where it’s spoken.

Coffee Break French

Introducing La Vérité éclate toujours – Coffee Break French Advanced

We’re getting to ready to launch our new advanced course for French learners. It’s called La Vérité éclate toujours and it’s an audio drama which we think you’re going to love. However, this podcast will not be available on the normal Coffee Break French feed. Instead you need to subscribe to a new feed specifically for this new show. If

Coffee Break Swedish

CBSw 1.02 | Vad heter du? – What’s your name?

Teacher Hanna and learner Mark are back for Episode 2 of Coffee Break Swedish. This time, you’ll learn a variety of greetings and you’ll be able to introduce yourself and ask the question ‘what is your name?’. By the end of the episode you’ll also know how to answer this question.

Coffee Break Spanish

CBS Mag 3.05 | El Canal de Panamá

Join Fernanda, Sofía and Mark in the latest episode of the Magazine as they discuss the story behind the impressive Panama Canal. Listener Jean asks a question about pronunciation and Sofía shares some Panamanian colloquialisms.

Coffee Break German

CBG Mag 1.10 | Berlins berühmteste Straße

We’ve reached the final episode in this season of the Coffee Break German Magazine. Join Andrea and Mark for one last time as they discuss Berlin’s most famous street. We also hear from listener, Andrew who is looking for some tips on pronunciation. To finish, Olivera shares an impressively long word in German.

Coffee Break Swedish

CBSw 1.01 | Hur mår du? – How are you?

Join teacher Hanna and learner Mark and learn Swedish on your coffee break! In this first episode you’ll learn some basic greetings and how to ask the question “how are you?”, and give different answers, depending on how you’re feeling. It’s just like going for a coffee with your Swedish-speaking friend and learning Swedish quickly and easily. In this episode

Coffee Break Spanish

CBS Mag 3.04 | ¡A bailar!

¡Feliz Año Nuevo! We’re starting a new year of Coffee Break Spanish with episode 4 of our third season of the Magazine, and the topic for this week is salsa. Not the kind of salsa you put on your fajitas, but the dance which is popular all over the world. There’s a question from listener Namrata about combining infinitives, and

Coffee Break German

CBG Mag 1.09 | Von Bayern in die ganze Welt

Andrea, Olivera and Mark are back with a new episode of the Coffee Break German Magazine. This episode focuses on a famous German composer and his works. Our phone-in question from listener Anu deals with learning more than one language at a time, and Olivera’s “long word in German” this week has no fewer than 46 letters!

Coffee Break Spanish

CBS Mag 3.03 | Navidad en Madrid

It’s time for a festive episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine. In this lesson, Anabel joins Mark and Fernanda to discuss Navidad en Madrid and together they discuss festive traditions in the Spanish capital. There’s a question from listener Sarah about developing listening skills, and Anabel also shares a useful idiomatic expression which is linked to this time of

Coffee Break German

CBG Mag 1.08 | 300 Jahre Liechtenstein

In this episode of the Coffee Break German Magazine we’re heading to the Principality of Liechtenstein, sandwiched between Austria and Switzerland. Europe’s fourth-smallest country it’s one of only two doubly landlocked countries in the world (the other being Uzbekistan!) Find out more about this small German-speaking country and its 300th anniversary in this episode. In addition Olivera is back with

Coffee Break Spanish

CBS Mag 3.02 | Un viaje exprés por Salamanca

In this episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine we’ll be investigating an astronaut and a dragon eating ice cream on the façade of a 17th Century cathedral. There’s only one city in the Spanish-speaking world where you can see such a thing, and that is Salamanca. Join Mark, Fernanda and Anabel for a quick trip to this jewel in

Coffee Break German

CBG Mag 1.07 | Entdecke die Bremer Stadtmusikanten

Have you heard the one about the donkey, the dog, the cat and the rooster? In this episode of the Coffee Break German Magazine we’re finding out about the famous Town Musicians of Bremen. First published in Grimms’ Fairy Tales in 1819, Die Bremer Stadmusikanten has become a key part of the cultural legacy of the German-speaking world. We’ll also

Coffee Break Spanish

CBS Mag 3.01 | El fútbol – en el corazón de todos los latinos

In this first episode in our new season of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine, join Fernanda, Sofía and Mark as they discuss a topic close to every Latin American’s heart: el fútbol. There’s a question from listener Lonneke about the different verbs for “to walk”, and Sofía provides us with some useful words and phrases associated with football.

Coffee Break Spanish

Coming soon: the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine

Launching on 15 November 2019, the new series of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine will help intermediate learners of Spanish build their understanding of the language and improve their listening skills. Each episode focuses on a text on a topic related to the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries around the world. In each episode there’s also a phone-in question from a

Coffee Break German

CBG Mag 1.06 | Die unendlichen Geschichten von Michael Ende

In this latest episode of the Coffee Break German Magazine we’re focusing on the author Michael Ende who wrote one of the most famous works of fiction for younger readers, the Neverending Story, among other books. Find out more about Ende and his work in this edition of the Magazine, and you can also learn about word order with the