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A Postcard for Language-learners from San Diego

You can’t always travel to the country where the language you’re learning is spoken, but whether you’re at home, or travelling in an English-speaking country, it’s still possible to be inspired in your language learning by what’s around you. In this video, Coffee Break host and teacher Mark sends a Coffee Break Postcard for Language Learners from the sunny city of San Diego in California.

We’ve provided some vocabulary on screen for French, Spanish, Italian and German, and we’ve also provided subtitles which describe what you’re seeing on screen. Focus on the language you’re learning, and feel free to pause the video to help!

Have you had any experience of learning a language by “looking around you”? Do you have any tips or tricks for other language learners on how you can maximise the opportunities you have to practise the language, either with other people, or simply in your head? Let us know in the comments!

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1 thought on “A Postcard for Language-learners from San Diego”

  1. Mark, you look like you’re enjoying one of the finest cities in the world! Don’t forget to go to Tijuana! The food and drinks are amazing!
    Muchisisisimas Gracias por su trabajo! Es muy chido!


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