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 the opportunity I jumped to it but needed extra support. Coffee Break German filled that gap and is now a major part of my daily routine.

What experience have you had speaking and learning other languages?

At home we speak mostly Hindi and English which is a common scenario in India. I took up Portuguese about 7 years ago while travelling to Brazil but soon got out of touch. I am interested in Spanish and French too but German is my current focus.

What are your favourite memories of learning a language?

To speed up my learning I listen to the Coffee Break German podcasts while driving in the mornings. Once, after listening to Coffee Break German, I used some new vocabulary in an official meeting and it surprised the entire audience, including management. With the limelight I did feel very conscious but I could get the audience to listen to me with more interest.

Where would your ideal coffee break be, and with whom?

I would like to share a coffee with Hans Zimmer after one his concerts in Austria.

What’s the best language-learning tip you have found works for you?

I have printed conjugation words in front on my work station. Also the sentence Übung macht den Meister … from CBG motivates me a lot.

Quick-fire Round

• Favourite language: German
Favourite word or phrase in the language: Lebe deine Träume!
Favourite TV show, book or singer in the language: Lola rennt, Rocca
• Favourite destination to practise your language: Germany

Please finish off with a message to your fellow members of the Coffee Break community and the Coffee Break Team.

I have heard many other podcasts but CBG really stuck with me and I have recommended it to fellow team members also. I truly am grateful to CBG for making language learning so much fun. Vielen Dank und weiterhin gute Arbeit!

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