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Learn where and when it suits you: at the gym, on your commute, or on your coffee break.

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French

Absolute Beginners

Learn to use French confidently when travelling, ordering food and drinks, making friends and shopping in a French-speaking country.

For lesson notes and video lessons, use our Online Course.

Welcome to the very first episode of Coffee Break French! To kick start the series we’re

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Did you know that there are different ways of greeting people depending on the time of

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In this lesson you’ll learn to say where you come from and to talk about your

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You already know how to say where you come from and talk about your nationality, but

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In this episode, we’ll teach you the words for family members in French and you’ll learn

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LOWER INTERMEDIATE

Build your knowledge from Season 1, learn to use French grammar to “say what you want to say” and become more confident.

For lesson notes and video lessons, use our Online Course.

In this episode, we move on from looking at particular words and phrases to constructing the

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In this episode, we continue to look at ER verbs in the present tense by talking

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In this week’s episode, we take a further look at daily routine, focusing particularly on reflexive

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In this week’s lesson, Mark and Anna talk about making arrangements. By looking more closely at

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In this week’s lesson, Mark and Anna talk about the verb aller, meaning ‘to go’ and

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UPPER INTERMEDIATE

Extend your range of language by building your knowledge of more complex grammar through authentic and engaging materials.

For lesson notes and extended audio, use our Online Course.

Welcome to the first lesson of Coffee Break French Season 3! In this episode listeners will

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Our second episode of Coffee Break French Season 3 provides further details on Katie who has

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It’s time for our third episode of Coffee Break French Season 3 and this week we’re

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In the fourth episode of Coffee Break French Season 3 we meet Australian entrepreneur Veronica who,

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This week’s Coffee Break French episode features Alf once again. We’ll be finding out about his

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ADVANCED LEARNERS

Expand your vocabulary and your understanding of complex grammar through advanced materials.

For lesson notes and extended audio, use our Online Course.

Join Mark and Pierre-Benoît in this first introduction to Season 4. The new season begins on

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Welcome to this brand new season of Coffee Break French, and in this opening introductory episode,

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In this first episode of our new series, we’ll be listening to Monique’s first email to

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In this lesson our new series, we’ll be listening to Sylvie’s reply to Monique’s email from

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In this lesson of our series we meet Gabrielle and listen to her email to her

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UPPER ADVANCED

Ready for a further challenge? Take your spoken and written French to the next level with our latest course.

For annotated texts and language study audio, use our Online Course.

Join Mark and Pierre-Benoît in this first introduction to Season 4. The new season begins on

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Welcome to this brand new season of Coffee Break French, and in this opening introductory episode,

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In this first episode of our new series, we’ll be listening to Monique’s first email to

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In this lesson our new series, we’ll be listening to Sylvie’s reply to Monique’s email from

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In this lesson of our series we meet Gabrielle and listen to her email to her

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The Magazine

The Coffee Break French Magazine helps you build your vocabulary and increase your cultural knowledge while practising listening skills.

For lesson notes, exercises and vocabulary, use our Online Course.

The Coffee Break French team is back with a new series, the Coffee Break French Magazine.

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In Episode 2 of Season 1 of the Coffee Break French Magazine, we discuss the French

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In this episode of the Coffee Break French Magazine we’re taking a trip to the movies

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In the latest episode of the Coffee Break French Magazine, we’re heading to the “crossroads of

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In this episode of the Coffee Break French Magazine, we’re heading to the French-speaking area of

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Real french on the go

This 10-lesson series recording in the south of France will provide excellent listening materials for intermediate to advanced learners.

For lesson notes, bonus audio and video, use our Online Course.
En Route Season Preview

Join Mark and the Coffee Break French team “en route” in the south of France. In

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In episode 1, Mark sets off en route for the south of France and arrives in

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Mark has arrived in Menton and in this episode he sets out to rediscover the town

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In this episode Mark visits the hilltop village of Sainte-Agnès, the highest coastal town in Europe.

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It’s market day in Menton and Mark brings you a fantastic episode, full of new vocabulary,

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Spanish

Absolute Beginners

Learn to use Spanish confidently when travelling, ordering food and drinks, making friends and shopping in a Spanish-speaking country.

For lesson notes and video lessons, use our Online Course.

Welcome to Coffee Break Spanish! In lesson 1 of this first season, you’ll learn to say

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In lesson 2, you’ll learn how to greet people at different times of the day, and

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In lesson 3, you’ll learn how to talk about where you come from. Please note that

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In lesson 4, you’ll learn how to talk about where you live. Please note that lesson

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In this week’s lesson, you’ll learn how to introduce members of your family. Please note that

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LOWER INTERMEDIATE

Build your knowledge from Season 1, learn to use Spanish grammar to “say what you want to say” and become more confident.

For lesson notes and video lessons, use our Online Course.

Hello and welcome to another season of Coffee Break Spanish! In level 1 we concentrated on

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Lesson 2 continues where we left off last time and looks further at conjugating verbs within

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Lesson 3 introduces the concept of reflexive verbs and completes our teaching on talking about your

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In lesson 4 Mark and Kara look at making arrangements and introduce the idea of irregular

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In lesson 5 Mark and Kara look further at making arrangements using the tricky Spanish verb

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UPPER INTERMEDIATE

Extend your range of language by building your knowledge of more complex grammar through authentic and engaging materials.

For lesson notes and extended audio, use our Online Course.

Welcome to this first episode of Coffee Break Spanish Season 3! In this first episode of

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In our second episode of this series, Mark and Alba talk about languages and their own

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This lesson was originally released in October, so in lesson 3, Alba tells Mark about a

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In this fourth episode of Coffee Break Spanish Season 3, Mark has just returned from a

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In episode 5 of Show Time Spanish we launch our very own Spanish soap opera, Verano

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ADVANCED LEARNERS

Expand your vocabulary and your understanding of complex grammar through advanced materials.

For lesson notes and extended audio, use our Online Course.
CBS Season 4 Preview

Join Mark and Carmen in this preview episode of Coffee Break Spanish Season 4 and learn

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CBS Season 4 Lesson 1

Join Mark and Carmen in this first episode of Coffee Break Spanish Season 4 in which

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CBS Lesson 402

Join Mark and Carmen for the second episode in our series for advanced learners of Spanish

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It’s time for another episode of Coffee Break Spanish and in this advanced series you can

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CBS Lesson 404

In this latest episode of our advanced Spanish course we join María in her latest diary

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The Magazine

The Coffee Break Spanish Magazine helps you build your vocabulary and increase your cultural knowledge while practising listening skills.

For lesson notes, exercises and vocabulary, use our Online Course.

It’s time for a festive episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine. In this lesson, Anabel

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In this episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine we’ll be investigating an astronaut and a

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In this first episode in our new season of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine, join Fernanda,

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Coming up in this week’s edition of the Coffee Break Magazine: Alba asks, si te encontraras

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The video interviews for each episode of Coffee Break Spanish are provided for our members. Each

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Real SPANISH on the go

This 10-lesson series recording in the south of Spain will provide excellent listening materials for intermediate to advanced learners.

For lesson notes, bonus audio and video, use our Online Course.

Join Mark and the Coffee Break Spanish team “en marcha” in the south of Spain. In

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In this first episode of the new series, Mark and the Coffee Break team arrive in

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What’s it like to live and work in Málaga? In this episode of En Marcha, Mark

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In this episode, join Mark and the Coffee Break team as they take the train to

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Where better to soak up the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a culture than in

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Italian

Absolute Beginners

Learn to use Italian confidently when travelling, ordering food and drinks, making friends and shopping in a Italian-speaking country.

For lesson notes and video lessons, use our Online Course.
CBI Preview

Join teacher Mark, learner Katie and native speaker Francesca in this preview episode of Coffee Break

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CBI - What you will learn

In this short episode, Mark outlines the structure of the Coffee Break Italian course. Season 1

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CBI Introductory

If you can learn how to pronounce spaghetti, tagliatelle and bruschetta properly in Italian, you’ll have

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CBI Lesson 101

Take your first steps in learning Italian with teacher Mark, learner Katie and native speaker Francesca.

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Join Mark, Katie and Francesca in the latest lesson of Coffee Break Italian. In this lesson you’ll

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INTERMEDIATE

Build your knowledge from Season 1, learn to use Italian grammar to “say what you want to say” and become more confident.

For lesson notes and video lessons, use our Online Course.

We’re delighted to report that the Coffee Break Italian team is busy working on the first

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To access the free lessons of Season 2, make sure you’re subscribed to the podcast –

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CBI Lesson 201

In lesson 1 of Coffee Break Italian Season 2 you’ll take the first steps in learning

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In lesson 2 of Coffee Break Italian Season 2 you’ll further your knowledge of -are verbs

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This episode of Coffee Break Italian will help you talk about the things you do on

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The Magazine

The Coffee Break Italian Magazine helps you build your vocabulary and increase your cultural knowledge while practising listening skills.

For lesson notes, exercises and vocabulary, use our Online Course.

The Coffee Break Italian team is back with a new series, the Coffee Break Italian Magazine.

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In this episode we’re heading south to the region of Puglia and, more specifically, to the

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In episode 3 of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine we’re heading to the north of Italy

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In this episode Francesca and Mark discuss one of Italy’s most famous authors, Italo Calvino. Calvino’s

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We’re heading to the kitchen for this episode and learning about the popular pasta dish, le

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German

Absolute Beginners

Learn to use German confidently when travelling, ordering food and drinks, making friends and shopping in a Italian-speaking country.

For lesson notes and video lessons, use our Online Course.
CBG Introduction

In this introductory episode, Mark and Thomas talk about what you can expect in the first

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CBG 1-01

Welcome to this first episode of Coffee Break German, our new German course for beginners. In

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CBG 1-02

This is our second episode of Coffee Break German, our new German course for beginners. In

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CBG 1-03

Welcome to a new episode of Coffee Break German, our new course for beginners in German.

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CBG 1-04

In this week’s episode of Coffee Break German you’ll take your German skills further and continue

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INTERMEDIATE

Build your knowledge from Season 1, learn to use German grammar to “say what you want to say” and become more confident.

For lesson notes and video lessons, use our Online Course.

We’re delighted to announce that Coffee Break German Season 2 will launch on Monday 13th February.

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In this first lesson of the new series of Coffee Break German, join teacher Andrea and

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How many times have you ordered a drink in a German café, or a snack in

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In this lesson you’ll be all set for checking into a hotel – and using the

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In this episode you’ll learn to make requests using the correct adjectival forms. Join Mark and

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The Magazine

The Coffee Break German Magazine helps you build your vocabulary and increase your cultural knowledge while practising listening skills.

For lesson notes, exercises and vocabulary, use our Online Course.

Coming in August 2019, the Coffee Break German Magazine will help you build your understanding of

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The Coffee Break German team is back with a new series, the Coffee Break German Magazine.

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In episode 2 of the Coffee Break German we’re heading to the Austrian capital, Vienna, where

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Following the events of World War 2, the monumental task of clearing and reconstructing towns and

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We have a musical episode of the Coffee Break German Magazine for you today: our theme

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Mandarin Chinese

Absolute Beginners

Learn to use Mandarin Chinese confidently when travelling, ordering food and drinks, making friends and shopping in a Chinese-speaking country.

For lesson notes and video lessons, use our Online Course.

We’re over the moon to be announcing that we’ll be launching Coffee Break Chinese in early

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We’re very excited to introduce a brand new show in the Coffee Break family – from

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Welcome to this first lesson in our brand new series which will help you learn Mandarin

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It’s time for another lesson of Coffee Break Chinese in which you can join teacher Crystal

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In this lesson you’ll learn to say where you come from and to talk about your

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Swedish

Absolute Beginners

Learn to use Swedish confidently when travelling, ordering food and drinks, making friends and shopping in a Swedish-speaking country.

For lesson notes and video lessons, use our Online Course.

We’re delighted to introduce our 7th Coffee Break language course. From January 2020 you can learn

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It’s no secret that here at Coffee Break Languages we’re all ABBA fans, so when we

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English

PRINCIPIANTES

¿Quieres aprender inglés, pero no sabes por dónde comenzar? Ahora puedes aprender inglés con Coffee Break English!

For lesson notes and bonus materials, use our Online Course.

We’re delighted to introduce our 7th Coffee Break language course. From January 2020 you can learn

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It’s no secret that here at Coffee Break Languages we’re all ABBA fans, so when we

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Coffee Break Conversations

Language-learner stories

In Coffee Break Conversations we’re sharing the stories of the Coffee Break community and finding our about people who use and work in different  languages every day.

We’re delighted to introduce our 7th Coffee Break language course. From January 2020 you can learn

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It’s no secret that here at Coffee Break Languages we’re all ABBA fans, so when we

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