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Meet the team: Catriona

I’m Catriona and I’m the Co-Director at Radio Lingua. I studied French and German and then Law at Glasgow University, where I met Mark. After graduating there, I went on to study Teacher Training for secondary school and taught for 5 years in Ayrshire and Glasgow. I miss pupils and some parts of life in

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Meet Martina, Coffee Break French learner

Tell us who you are, where you live, your nationality and how long you’ve been learning a language with us. Australia has been my home for more than 3 decades. I was born in Finland, I lived in Sweden for two years in my teens and in Scotland for 5 years in my 20s. I

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Meet the team: Hanna

Hej! My name is Hanna and I joined Coffee Break in 2019. I am doing the Coffee Break Swedish podcast with Mark. I’ve been teaching adults and children Swedish for the last 10 years, since I moved to Scotland. I teach Swedish at the Centre for Open Studies at Glasgow University. What experience have you

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Meet Susan, Coffee Break French learner

Tell us who you are, where you live, your nationality and how long you’ve been learning a language with us. My name is Susan, I live in Michigan and I am a 4th generation Finnish-American. I’ve been learning with Coffee Break French for 5 years. What experience have you had speaking and learning other languages?

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Meet the team: Anabel

Hello! My name is Anabel and I am a Spanish Curriculum Developer for Radio Lingua. I have been part of the team for half a year now and have enjoyed every minute so far! What is your role in Coffee Break? My role involves a variety of tasks related to Coffee Break Spanish. I can

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Meet James, Coffee Break Spanish, Italian, French and Swedish learner

This week, 31 year old Gardener, James from the South of England, tells us how he transitioned from having no knowledge of any foreign languages to becoming a language enthusiast, thanks to learning with Coffee Break. For the past 20 years, James has been making trips to his holiday home in Torrevieja, just south of

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Meet Heather, Coffee Break French learner

Tell us who you are, where you live, your nationality and how long you’ve been learning a language with us. My name is Heather, and I live in Madoc, Ontario, Canada. I am Canadian, but come from Scottish parents. I started listening and downloading the Coffee Break French podcasts a few years ago. What experience

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Meet the team: Sophie

Bonjour, my name is Sophie and I’ve been working with the team since September 2019. I am half Belgian (from my father’s side) and my mother is half American, half Colombian. This means I was lucky to grow up in a multi-lingual family. I am from Wallonia, the French-speaking part of Belgium, so my French

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Meet the team: Sofía

¡Hola! My name is María Sofía but I’m called Sofía for short. I am from Panama City, Panama and I am currently studying and living in Glasgow. I am a Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Glasgow. I joined the Coffee break team in May 2019 and since then, I’ve been enjoying every second

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Meet James Michael, Coffee Break French and Italian learner

Tell us who you are, where you live, your nationality and how long you’ve been learning a language with us. My name is James and I was born and raised in Southern California in a very mono-lingual family. I started learning Spanish at school when I was 12 years old. Changing schools meant that even

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Meet Parul, Coffee Break German learner

Tell us who you are, where you live, your nationality and how long you’ve been learning a language with us. I am a creative Indian working in a global environment. Though, like all Indians I’m already a multilingual, to learn a foreign language was a long-standing dream. Four years ago when my profession offered me

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Meet the team: Silvia

Ciao! My name is Silvia and I come from Italy. I’m studying Philosophy at the University of Glasgow and I’m a language enthusiast. I joined Radio Lingua in May 2019 as part of the Coffee Break Italian team, and even if I am fairly new here I can definitely say that I love working for

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Meet Keith, Coffee Break French learner

Tell us who you are, where you live, your nationality and how long you’ve been learning a language with us. Hi, my name is Keith and I live with Julie in Hertfordshire. I am English and have been learning with Coffee Break French for just over a year. What experience have you had speaking and

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Meet the Team: Ava

Hello! I’m Ava and I’m a Content Production Assistant for Radio Lingua. I started as an intern around a year ago and then began working here part-time 5 months ago. I’m currently in my final year at the University of Glasgow where I study French and Music. What is your role in Coffee Break? My

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Meet Robert, Coffee Break Spanish learner

Tell us who you are, where you live, your nationality and how long you’ve been learning a language with us. My name is Robert. I live in New Zealand. I am a kiwi. I purchased Coffee Break Spanish some time ago. It is only recently after listening to Coffee Break Co-pilot that I came to

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Meet the team: Olivera

Hallo! My name is Olivera and I’m a Content Production Assistant in Radio Lingua’s Coffee Break German team. That means my job is to help find the best possible topics for our German courses and turn them into the content our lessons are made of. What is your role in Coffee Break? Those of you

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Meet Tony, Coffee Break French learner

Keen cyclists, Tony and his wife, live on the west coast of Canada and over recent years have cycled a great deal in Canada, the UK and Ireland. They started learning French after planning a 3-week cycling trip to Normandy and have been listening to Coffee Break French on a regular basis ever since their

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Meet the team: Monica

Hello! My name’s Monica and I’m Radio Lingua’s Content Production Assistant. I first started working with Radio Lingua when I was younger on a project called High Five French and, in the past two years, I’ve started working on producing content for a variety of new courses and projects. What is your role in Coffee

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Meet John, Coffee Break Spanish learner

Tell us who you are, where you live, your nationality and how long you’ve been learning a language with us. I’m John from Portland Oregon, USA. I’ve been studying with Coffee Break Spanish for approximately 10 years. What experience have you had speaking and learning other languages?  Holiday trips with family to Mexico, dental clinics

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Meet the team: Susie

Salut ! My name is Susie and I started working as the French Curriculum Developer for Radio Lingua in October 2018. I’m from Glasgow originally but I grew up in Strasbourg in France and am bilingual in English and French. What is your role in Coffee Break? I produce French content for Coffee Break French,