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Learn German in coffee-break lessons from the Radio Lingua Network. In each lesson we'll focus on the language you need to know and before long you'll be making yourself understood with native German speakers.

Episódios

  • Abschluss am Bodensee - Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 10

    Abschluss am Bodensee - Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 10

    30/10/2020 Duração: 22min

    Join us in the final episode for this series of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries. Karin and her family are back in the camper van, driving the last few kilometres of their memorable 450km trip. As they make it to their last stop in Lindau, Karin reflects on the time she has spent travelling with her family and the wonderful places they have visited. While listening to Mark and Andrea discuss the language in Karin's diary entry, focus on the use of the perfect tense.Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 28th August. If you’d like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses after each sentence to allow you to practise your pronunciation, check out the full course on the Coffee Break Academy.At Coffee Break German we provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit coffeebreakgerman.com for all the information you need to build your confidence in German, whatever

  • Märchenhafte Schlösser - Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 9

    Märchenhafte Schlösser - Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 9

    23/10/2020 Duração: 29min

    Welcome back to the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries, our 10-episode series in which we're following Karin and her family as they travel through the Alpenstraße with their camper van. This leg of the family’s trip brings them to Neuschwanstein, a fairy tale castle atop a steep hill and a picture perfect setting for this week's diary entry. Will the day end happily ever after? Enjoy the Schlossbesichtigung with the family and review various tenses at the same time.Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 28th August. If you’d like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses after each sentence to allow you to practise your pronunciation, check out the full course on the Coffee Break Academy.At Coffee Break German we provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit coffeebreakgerman.com for all the information you need to build your confidence in German, whatever your

  •  Ein regnerischer Waldspaziergang - Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 8

    Ein regnerischer Waldspaziergang - Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 8

    16/10/2020 Duração: 26min

    In Episode 8 of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries, Karin and the family enjoy a lazy start to the day after the excitement of the Zugspitze. We join them for a damp, but calm walk in the lush, green forest under the Baumkronen. As always, Coffee Break German hosts Mark and Andrea will be breaking down the language used in Karin's travel diary entry for our intermediate learners of German. Los geht's!Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 28th August. If you’d like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses after each sentence to allow you to practise your pronunciation, check out the full course on the Coffee Break Academy.At Coffee Break German we provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit coffeebreakgerman.com for all the information you need to build your confidence in German, whatever your level.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-ou

  •  Auf der Spitze der Zugspitze - Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 7

    Auf der Spitze der Zugspitze - Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 7

    09/10/2020 Duração: 34min

    The adventures of Karin and her family continue! In Episode 7 of our Coffee Break German Travel Diaries series we hear about Karin and her family's wonderful day up the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany at 2962m above sea level. As always, Mark and Andrea discuss the interesting language used in Karin's travel diary entry. We hear some familiar vocabulary and some new adjectives as everything was schlichtweg atemberaubend (simply breath-taking) in this part of the family's journey.Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 28th August. If you’d like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses after each sentence to allow you to practise your pronunciation, check out the full course on the Coffee Break Academy.At Coffee Break German we provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit coffeebreakgerman.com for all the information you need to build your confidence

  • Ein Sommertag in Garmisch - Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 6

    Ein Sommertag in Garmisch - Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 6

    02/10/2020 Duração: 33min

    Join Karin and her family in Episode 6 of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries as they spend a picturesque day in Garmisch-Partenkirchenm, one of the most popular German skiing areas. Although skiing isn't on the cards for the family, they still have a fantastic, fun-filled day and even make some new friends. As Mark and Andrea discuss Karin's travel diary entry, we hear examples of the pluperfect tense as well as some interesting expressions and vocabulary including the word hetzen and the demonstrative pronoun diejenige. Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 28th August. If you’d like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses after each sentence to allow you to practise your pronunciation, check out the full course on the Coffee Break Academy.At Coffee Break German we provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit coffeebreakgerman.com for all the infor

  • A special thank you from Coffee Break on International Podcast Day

    A special thank you from Coffee Break on International Podcast Day

    30/09/2020 Duração: 05min

    Every 30th September, the podcasting world comes together to celebrate podcasting on International Podcast Day. We're celebrating today by saying thank you to the Coffee Break community in this special podcast episode. International Podcast Day aims to raise awareness about podcasts and gives podcast creators and listeners a chance to celebrate the medium and the podcast industry.But podcasting has been around for a lot longer than that! Back in 2004, broadcaster Adam Curry asked developer Dave Winer to develop an audioblogging system and without going into the technical side of things, or indeed who specifically “invented” podcasting, it was Curry and Winer who got the ball rolling. The word “podcast” however, was first mentioned in a newspaper article in the Guardian by technology reporter Ben Hammersley. It was declared Word of the Year by the New Oxford American Dictionary in 2005. Of course, at this stage Coffee Break hadn't yet launched, but Coffee Break host Mark did start podcasting for an e

  • Wetter gut, alles gut - Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 5

    Wetter gut, alles gut - Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 5

    25/09/2020 Duração: 27min

    We're halfway through our journey along the Deutsche Alpenstraße and this week, we're joining Karin and her family as they climb to the top of the mountain, Der Herzogstand and enjoy the cable car on the way back down before lunch. As hosts Mark and Andrea discuss Karin's travel diary entry, they identify and review a number of verbs, including separable verbs, reflexive verbs and modal verbs.Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 28th August. If you’d like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses after each sentence to allow you to practise your pronunciation, check out the full course on the Coffee Break Academy.At Coffee Break German we provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit coffeebreakgerman.com for all the information you need to build your confidence in German, whatever your level.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informatio

  •  Der Weg ist das Ziel - Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 4

    Der Weg ist das Ziel - Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 4

    18/09/2020 Duração: 26min

    In this week's episode of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries, Karin and her family approach the Austrian border. They explore the new area and take in the nature around them before having some family fun on the Sommerrodelnbahn (summer toboggan on metal tracks). Listen out for an example of the pluperfect tense as well as the preposition bei. Los geht's!Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 28th August. If you’d like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses after each sentence to allow you to practise your pronunciation, check out the full course on the Coffee Break Academy.At Coffee Break German we provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit coffeebreakgerman.com for all the information you need to build your confidence in German, whatever your level.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Von See zu See - Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 3

    Von See zu See - Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 3

    11/09/2020 Duração: 31min

    Join Karin, Johannes, Alex, and Janina in this week's episode of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries as they continue their journey through the mountains, taking in the spectacular scenery along the way. In Episode 3, we're exploring the Wendelstein and the Wasserfall Tatzelwurm before relaxing by the Lagerfeuer (campfire) on the banks of the lake bei Sonnenuntergang (at sunset). As we enjoy the journey, Mark and Andrea review the language used in Karin’s travel diary, this time, focusing on methods of transport and prepositions in German.Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 28th August. If you’d like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses after each sentence to allow you to practise your pronunciation, check out the full course on the Coffee Break Academy.At Coffee Break German we provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit coffeebreakgerman.com for a

  • Chiemgauer Alpenidylle - Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 2

    Chiemgauer Alpenidylle - Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 2

    04/09/2020 Duração: 27min

    We're back for the second episode of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries! This time, we're accompanying Karin and her family on a hiking trip to explore the breathtaking Chiemgauer Alpen (Chiemgau Alps) before heading back on the road to drive towards the beautiful freshwater lake, Chiemsee. Listen out for lots of new vocabulary including the colloquialism Morgenmensch, and the noun, Vogelgezwitscher. Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 28th August. If you’d like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses after each sentence to allow you to practise your pronunciation, check out the full course on the Coffee Break Academy.At Coffee Break German we provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit coffeebreakgerman.com for all the information you need to build your confidence in German, whatever your level.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-ou

  • Los geht’s! - Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 1

    Los geht’s! - Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 1

    28/08/2020 Duração: 28min

    Welcome to this brand new series from Coffee Break German for intermediate learners. Following in the footsteps of our recent French and Italian Travel Diaries, we're now heading to Germany for the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries! Join Karin and her family on their road trip through the Alpenstraße with their Wohnmobil (camper van). In each episode of this 10-week series, Coffee Break German hosts, Mark and Andrea will be discussing Karin's travel diary entries, focusing on the interesting vocabulary and expressions used along the way. Listen to Episode 1 to hear what Karin, her husband Johannes, and their two children, Janina and Alex, get up to on the first day of their long-awaited family holiday. First stop: Schönau am Königssee - los geht’s!Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 28th August. If you’d like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses after each sentence to allow you to practise your pronunciation, check out the full course on

  • CBG Mag 1.10 | Berlins berühmteste Straße

    CBG Mag 1.10 | Berlins berühmteste Straße

    24/01/2020 Duração: 36min

    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.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 the German language in a more natural way. This series follows on from Seasons 1 and 2 of Coffee Break German. If you have a question for the show, call our voicemail lines: UK - +44 (0) 141 416 6880; US (347) 474 6880; Australia (08) 7200 6880, or visit coffeebreakquestions.com and leave us your message.There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 1 of the Coffee Break German Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine on the Coffee Break Academ

  • CBG Mag 1.09 | Von Bayern in die ganze Welt

    CBG Mag 1.09 | Von Bayern in die ganze Welt

    10/01/2020 Duração: 43min

    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!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 the German language in a more natural way. This series follows on from Seasons 1 and 2 of Coffee Break German. If you have a question for the show, call our voicemail lines: UK - +44 (0) 141 416 6880; US (347) 474 6880; Australia (08) 7200 6880, or visit coffeebreakquestions.com and leave us your message.There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 1 of the Coffee Break German Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine on the Coffee B

  • CBG Mag 1.08 | 300 Jahre Liechtenstein

    CBG Mag 1.08 | 300 Jahre Liechtenstein

    06/12/2019 Duração: 43min

    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 another long German word.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 the German language in a more natural way. This series follows on from Seasons 1 and 2 of Coffee Break German. If you have a question for the show, call our voicemail lines: UK - +44 (0) 141 416 6880; US (347) 474 6880; Australia (08) 7200 6880, or visit coffeebreakquestions.com and leave us your message.There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 1 of the Coffee Break German Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, trans

  • CBG Mag 1.07 | Entdecke die Bremer Stadtmusikanten

    CBG Mag 1.07 | Entdecke die Bremer Stadtmusikanten

    22/11/2019 Duração: 42min

    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 hear from listener Nick who wants to know more about the small but versatile word doch, and Olivera is back with another long German word.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 the German language in a more natural way. This series follows on from Seasons 1 and 2 of Coffee Break German. If you have a question for the show, call our voicemail lines: UK - +44 (0) 141 416 6880; US (347) 474 6880; Australia (08) 7200 6880, or visit coffeebreakquestions.com and leave us your message.There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 1 of the Coffee Break German Ma

  • CBG Mag 1.06 | Die unendlichen Geschichten von Michael Ende

    CBG Mag 1.06 | Die unendlichen Geschichten von Michael Ende

    08/11/2019 Duração: 45min

    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 help of our question from listener Soumaya.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 the German language in a more natural way. This series follows on from Seasons 1 and 2 of Coffee Break German. If you have a question for the show, call our voicemail lines: UK - +44 (0) 141 416 6880; US (347) 474 6880; Australia (08) 7200 6880, or visit coffeebreakquestions.com and leave us your message.There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 1 of the Coffee Break German Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can acce

  • CBG 1.05 | Der Rheinfall ist kein Reinfall

    CBG 1.05 | Der Rheinfall ist kein Reinfall

    25/10/2019 Duração: 37min

    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 two very similar words: Zeichen and zeichnen. 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 the German language in a more natural way. This series follows on from Seasons 1 and 2 of Coffee Break German. If you have a question for the show, call our voicemail lines: UK - +44 (0) 141 416 6880; US (347) 474 6880; Australia (08) 7200 6880, or visit coffeebreakquestions.com and leave us your message.There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 1 of the Coffee Break German Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine on the Coffee Break Academy.Do

  • CBG 1.04 | Ein bisschen Schlager muss sein

    CBG 1.04 | Ein bisschen Schlager muss sein

    11/10/2019 Duração: 40min

    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 reflexive verbs and using the perfect or Präteritum with als.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 the German language in a more natural way. This series follows on from Seasons 1 and 2 of Coffee Break German. If you have a question for the show, call our voicemail lines: UK - +44 (0) 141 416 6880; US (347) 474 6880; Australia (08) 7200 6880, or visit coffeebreakquestions.com and leave us your message.There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 1 of the Coffee Break German Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine on the Coffee Break Academy.Don

  • CBG Mag 1.03 | Das Leben der Trümmerfrauen

    CBG Mag 1.03 | Das Leben der Trümmerfrauen

    27/09/2019 Duração: 46min

    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 German history. In the other segments of the show, Andrea answers listener Maddie's question about compound words, and Olivera introduces an interesting idiomatic expression in the Sahnehäubchen.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 the German language in a more natural way. This series follows on from Seasons 1 and 2 of Coffee Break German. If you have a question for the show, call our voicemail lines: UK - +44 (0) 141 416 6880; US (347) 474 6880; Australia (08) 7200 6880, or visit coffeebreakquestions.com and leave us your message.There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 1 of the Coffee Break German Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from le

  • CBG Mag 1.02 | Spaß im Wiener Prater

    CBG Mag 1.02 | Spaß im Wiener Prater

    13/09/2019 Duração: 41min

    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 and Andrea will be discussing the language featured in our text, and there's also a question from listener Rena who is looking for advice on how to help her daughter learn German.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 the German language in a more natural way. This series follows on from Seasons 1 and 2 of Coffee Break German. If you have a question for the show, call our voicemail lines: UK - +44 (0) 141 416 6880; US (347) 474 6880; Australia (08) 7200 6880, or visit coffeebreakquestions.com and leave us your message.There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 1 of the Coffee Break German Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vo

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