The Coffee Break German Magazine


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.

Coffee Break German Magazine

CBG Mag 1.02 | Spaß im Wiener Prater

In episode 2 of the Coffee Break German we’re heading to the Austrian capital, Vienna, where the world-famous Wiener Prater is to be found. This former hunting ground has become the hub of entertainment for Viennese families. As usual Mark

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Coffee Break German Magazine

CBG Mag 1.01 | Tatort

The Coffee Break German team is back with a new series, the Coffee Break German Magazine. In each episode of this 10-lesson season for intermediate learners you can build your vocabulary, increase your understanding of grammar and learn to use

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Coffee Break German Magazine

Coming soon: the Coffee Break German Magazine

Coming in August 2019, the Coffee Break German Magazine will help you build your understanding of intermediate German. In each episode of the Coffee Break German Magazine you’ll pick up new vocabulary, hear further examples of grammar points you already

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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.


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


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.