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The Coffee Break German Magazine

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The Coffee Break German Magazine is a 10-episode series for intermediate to advanced learners of German. Presented by native speakers Andrea and Olivera and learner Mark, each episode will present cultural topics and grammar study in an enjoyable way, allowing you to build your vocabulary and increase your range of expression. It is recommended that learners complete at least Coffee Break German Season 1 and Season 2 before taking this course.

Each episode has three sections:

  1. Study of a text: Olivera reads a text on a cultural topic and then together Andrea and Mark discuss the language in this text, focusing on interesting points of vocabulary and grammar;
  2. Listener’s question: Andrea answers a question from a listener on an aspect of learning German;
  3. Das Sahnehäubchen: to end the episode, Olivera presents “the icing on the cake”, an additional piece of interesting vocabulary or an idiomatic expression which will help you sound more like a native speaker.

Our latest lessons

As each lesson becomes available you can access it from the list below.

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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

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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

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CBG Mag 1.05 | Der Rheinfall ist kein Reinfall

For this episode we’re heading to northern Switzerland, the location of the impressive Rheinfall waterfall. You’ll learn all about this natural wonder and practise your German at the same time. Andrea also answers a question from listener Adebajo which concerns

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CBG Mag 1.04 | Ein bisschen Schlager muss sein

We have a musical episode of the Coffee Break German Magazine for you today: our theme is Schlager, an immensely popular style of music with catchy melodies and happy-go-lucky lyrics. Find out more about this cultural phenomenon, and learn about

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CBG Mag 1.03 | Das Leben der Trümmerfrauen

Following the events of World War 2, the monumental task of clearing and reconstructing towns and cities fell to the Trümmerfrauen, literally “rubble women”. In this episode of the Coffee Break German Magazine we’ll look at this fascinating period of

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Access this lesson and all future lessons of Coffee Break German automatically by subscribing to the podcast. You can access the podcast on your computer, tablet or phone using the appropriate links below.

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Join the conversation with the Coffee Break German team on social media! We post regular language and cultural information on Facebook, and you can keep up with Coffee Break Languages on Instagram.

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The premium version of the Coffee Break German Magazine provides additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your German studies. These are available on the Coffee Break Academy.

Lesson notes

We provide full transcripts of all the German included in the lessons, and notes to explain complex grammar and vocabulary. Follow the notes as you listen.

Vocabulary

Our vocabulary checklist will help you identify which words you know and which words you don't know. We provide German > English and English > German lists

Exercises

Test your understanding of the grammar and vocabulary in each lesson with our exercise worksheets. The exercises are provided in a format which can be easily printed.

Available on the Coffee Break Academy

All our online courses are available only on the Coffee Break Academy where with a single login you’ll be able to access the premium elements of the course.

You can access everything online or, if you prefer, you can download the materials to your own device and take your learning with you wherever you go.