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Coffee Break German

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.386357 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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CBG 2.04 | Ich hātte gern den heissen Kaffee | Using adjectives in the accusative

In this episode you'll learn to make requests using the correct adjectival forms. Join Mark and Andrea as they look at using adjectives in the accusative case with definite articles. This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes, published every two weeks. Lessons 21-40 will be published during 2018. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram and check out our videos for language learners on YouTube. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26mins

27 Mar 2017

Rank #1

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CBG 2.27 | Wir sollten wirklich nach Zürich fahren

In this lesson we're dealing with what, on the surface, seems like a tricky topic: the use of the verb sollen. We'll learn to use the verb in the Present and Präteritum, and we'll learn about the subtle differences of using each tense. Sollen is used to say what someone "should do", or "ought to do", and the key question involves whether or not you're being given advice, a suggestion is being made, or indeed you've already been given orders by someone else (e.g. doctor, teacher, parent, etc.) to do it! Complicated stuff, but we'll help you sort it all out!This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes, published every two weeks. Lessons 21-40 will be published during 2018. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram and check out our videos for language learners on YouTube. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26mins

16 Apr 2018

Rank #2

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

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 all the information you need to build your confidence in German, whatever your level. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31mins

11 Sep 2020

Rank #3

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CBG 2.17 | Ich habe die Hausaufgaben nicht gemacht, weil der Hund sie gefressen hat

In this episode we're focusing on the use of weil with the Perfect Tense and you'll be learning to give excuses as to why you arrived late and why you haven't done your homework! This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes, published every two weeks. Lessons 21-40 will be published during 2018. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram and check out our videos for language learners on YouTube. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

25mins

4 Oct 2017

Rank #4

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CBG 1:33 | Welch ein Zufall!

Mark is continuing his trip to Austria where he’s practising his German with cohost Thomas. In this episode they eavesdrop on a conversation between an American tourist and the hotel receptionist. Coming up in this lesson:learn new ways to ask for information;review vocabulary for checking into a hotel;learn more about prepositions and the cases they use;test your understanding by listening to a conversation.This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.Join us on YouTube where we post regular videos for language learners: subscribe to Coffee Break Languages now!If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

17mins

13 May 2014

Rank #5

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CBG 1:17 | Places in town and prepositions

It’s time for a new episode of Coffee Break German. In this lesson you’ll be learning how to talk about what there is to do in the town in the context of a visit to the tourist information office. In this lesson you’ll learn:how to ask what there is to do and see in a town;to understand possible answers to this question;to talk about the exact location of places in the town using words like neben (next to) and gegenüber (opposite), and zwischen (between);about the dative case and its use after particular prepositions;Julia’s top five things to do in Hamburg.This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.Join us on YouTube where we post regular videos for language learners: subscribe to Coffee Break Languages now!If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24mins

18 Jun 2013

Rank #6

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CBG 1:16 | Buying souvenirs

In this latest episode of Coffee Break German you’ll be learning to deal with shopping situations in German. In this lesson you’ll learn:how to ask for things in shops;how to use the verbs kaufen (to buy), anprobieren (to try on), zahlen (to pay) and nehmen (to take);what modal verbs are, and how to conjugate können (to be able) and wollen (to want) in the present tense, and mögen (to like) in the conditional;cultural tips for dealing with shopping in German-speaking areas.This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.Join us on YouTube where we post regular videos for language learners: subscribe to Coffee Break Languages now!If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26mins

8 Jun 2013

Rank #7

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Chiemgauer Alpenidylle - Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 2

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-out information.

27mins

4 Sep 2020

Rank #8

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CBG 1:07 | Asking for directions

It’s time for another episode of Coffee Break German and in this week’s episode we’re learning to get around the town using German. In this lesson you’ll be learning to talk about places in the town and to ask for directions. You’ll learn:the German words for some places in the town;to ask for help from a native speaker;the phrase for “where is…?” in German;how to ask someone to show you on a map where you are.This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.Join us on YouTube where we post regular videos for language learners: subscribe to Coffee Break Languages now!If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23mins

15 Mar 2013

Rank #9

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CBG 1:40 | Mein Deutsch hat sich sehr verbessert!

In the final episode of this series of Coffee Break German, Mark reflects on his visit to Innsbruck and Thomas helps him talk more about things in the past in German. In this lesson you will:learn how to use the perfect tense combining the auxiliary verb haben with the past participle;find out about the perfect tense uses the auxiliary verb sein with certain verbs;learn about the simple past tense of the verb seen to talk about the past;practise different conversational structures.This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.Join us on YouTube where we post regular videos for language learners: subscribe to Coffee Break Languages now!If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

17mins

20 Dec 2014

Rank #10

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CBG Mag 1.10 | Berlins berühmteste Straße

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 Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your German. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram, and check out our videos for language learners on our YouTube channel.Find out everything you need to know about Coffee Break German at http://coffeebreakgerman.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

36mins

24 Jan 2020

Rank #11

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CBG 2.02 | Ich möchte gern den Braten mit Kartoffeln | Focusing on the accusative case

How many times have you ordered a drink in a German café, or a snack in a German restaurant and you've never been quite sure about whether you're using the correct word for "a" or "the". Of course there's the gender of the word to think about, but the added complication with German is the case! This episode of Coffee Break German focuses on the Accusative case and you'll master how to use this case with both definite and indefinite articles. This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes, published every two weeks. Lessons 21-40 will be published during 2018. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram and check out our videos for language learners on YouTube. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

22mins

27 Feb 2017

Rank #12

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CBG 2.12 | Ich denke, dass Deutsch eine wunderbare Sprache ist

In this lesson of Coffee Break German we'll be taking the "dass" structures a stage further and looking at other verbs which can be used in this context. You'll learn to use a number of verbs with this structure and you'll also learn some important rules involving grammar and word order. This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes, published every two weeks. Lessons 21-40 will be published during 2018. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram and check out our videos for language learners on YouTube. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

25mins

24 Jul 2017

Rank #13

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CBG 1:35 | Ich kann Ihnen zeigen, was es hier zu sehen gibt

In the latest lesson of Coffee Break German, Mark and Thomas take a trip to the nearby town of Schwaz and visit the Tourist Information Office to find out what there is to do and see. In this lesson you will:review language for giving directions and describing locations;investigate further examples of German word order and the “second place” rule for verbs;talk about opening times and other types of information for tourists;practise different conversational structures.This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.Join us on YouTube where we post regular videos for language learners: subscribe to Coffee Break Languages now!If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

18mins

13 Jul 2014

Rank #14

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CBG 2.22 | Mein Vater wohnte lange in einem kleinen Dorf

So far in Coffee Break German we've learned to use haben, sein and some modal verbs in the Präteritum. In this lesson Andrea and Mark look at other verbs in the Präteritum which are not used commonly in spoken German, but you'll find them in any story you read. You'll also learn about some irregular verbs in this tense, including kommen and gehen, and Julia is on hand to tell us about two very famous German writers: Goethe and Schiller.This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes, published every two weeks. Lessons 21-40 will be published during 2018. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram and check out our videos for language learners on YouTube. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

29mins

22 Jan 2018

Rank #15

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CBG 1:34 | Ich lade dich auf dein Frühstück ein!

In this week’s lesson, Thomas joins Mark for breakfast at the hotel and they have a conversation with another hotel guest.Coming up in this lesson…review transactional language for ordering drinks;be reminded about Austrian greetings;learn further ways to use the verb sollen;practise different conversational structures.This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.Join us on YouTube where we post regular videos for language learners: subscribe to Coffee Break Languages now!If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

20mins

4 Jun 2014

Rank #16

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CBG 2.13 | Wie viel Schokolade isst du jede Woche?

​In this episode of Coffee Break German we'll be learning how to translate "much", "many", "some", "few", and lots more quantifying words - something learners often find difficult. By the end of this lesson you'll be able to talk confidently in German using the words viel(e), wenig(e), etwas, manche, and say how much chocolate you eat, how many glasses of water you drink, or how many portions of fruit you have.This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes, published every two weeks. Lessons 21-40 will be published during 2018. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram and check out our videos for language learners on YouTube. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26mins

7 Aug 2017

Rank #17

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CBG 1:22 | Aches and pains

When travelling on vacation or business sometimes things don’t go according to plan and you need to visit a doctor or pharmacy. In this lesson you’ll learn to talk about various parts of the body and to describe your symptoms. In this lesson you will learn:the words for various parts of your body;how to say you have a headache, a stomachache, toothache, etc.;how to explain your symptoms using the construction “my … hurts”;what Schrebergärten, Gartenzwerge and Dauercamper are in our cultural segment with Julia.This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.Join us on YouTube where we post regular videos for language learners: subscribe to Coffee Break Languages now!If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

21mins

29 Aug 2013

Rank #18

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CBG 1:09 | Saying that you are learning German

In this latest episode of Coffee Break German we’ll be looking at how to cope with language difficulties and to explain that you don’t understand – that you’re just learning German! In this lesson you’ll do some practice of last week’s topic of giving directions, and you’ll learn to talk about the languages you speak. You’ll learn:to say that you speak a little German;how to cope in situations where you don’t understand what is being said to you;the words for a number of languages;how to conjugate a regular verb in the present tense singular forms.This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.Join us on YouTube where we post regular videos for language learners: subscribe to Coffee Break Languages now!If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24mins

27 Mar 2013

Rank #19

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CBG 1:15 | More numbers

In this latest episode of Coffee Break German you’ll be taking your German skills a stage further. In this lesson you’ll learn:to count from 11 to 1,000 – and beyond;the days of the week in German;further useful words and phrases to deal with hotels and accommodation.This season of Coffee Break German features a total of 40 episodes. Stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, bonus audio recordings and video versions of the lessons featuring 'synchronised video flashcards' to help you understand how the words and phrases are written, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break German on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break German on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break German Facebook page here.Join us on YouTube where we post regular videos for language learners: subscribe to Coffee Break Languages now!If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

25mins

26 May 2013

Rank #20