Welcome back to another episode of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Season 2! This time, we’re in Passau on the German-Austrian border – a romantic city on the Danube – surrounded by green hills and colourful houses. Karl manages
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Coffee Break German is currently available in two levels, represented by each “season”. Each season features 40 lessons.
Each series is slightly different in the way in which it is presented and in the materials provided. Scroll down for more information and to find out about our Coffee Break German Magazine course.
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Join native speaker Thomas, learn Mark and our cultural correspondent Julia for 40 lessons of basic German. You’ll start by learning to introduce yourself and master greetings, and then work through a range of topics which are useful to anyone travelling in an German-speaking area. You’ll not simply be repeating phrases: instead you’ll learn how the language works and you’ll understand what you’re saying.
In Season 2 you’ll build your understanding of German, moving on from a beginner’s level to an intermediate level. You’ll learn about how the language works and to “say what you want to say”, manipulating the language in a variety of tenses. You’ll join learner Mark, teacher Andrea and our cultural correspondent Julia, and cover a range of topics, building a solid understanding of German grammar through the lessons of Season 2.
The Coffee Break German Magazine
For intermediate learners we also offer the Coffee Break German Magazine. In this ten-lesson series you’ll join Andrea and Mark for 20-minute lessons covering a variety of cultural and linguistic topics, helping you to build your understanding of grammar by seeing it in context.
Our latest lessons
We publish regular lessons both in the Coffee Break German podcast feed and on our YouTube channel. Here’s a selection of our most recent lessons.
In this episode, Regensburg lives up to its name weather wise but the rain doesn’t stop Karl and Birgit from making the most of their day trip as they explore museums and churches before heading to the magnificent Thurn und
It’s time to discover a brand new city in Episode 6 of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries, Season 2. This time, we’re joining Karl and Birgit in Nuremberg! The couple’s newfound friends join them as they sample some local
Welcome back to Season 2 of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries! We’re halfway through our virtual trip and this time, we’re joining Karl and Birgit at a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the spectacular architecture and half-timbered houses in
In the latest instalment of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Season 2, we discover another river – the Main – and a new romantic setting in the cobbled streets of Würzburg in Bavaria. The couple discover what the city
In the latest episode from Season 2 of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries, Karl and Birgit are waking up in Koblenz, a beautiful city in Rhineland-Palatinate. The couple join their new friends on a cable car trip, high above
Frequently Asked Questions
Coffee Break German is a production of the Radio Lingua Network and we produce all Coffee Break Languages courses, along with One Minute Languages and High Five Languages for younger learners. The Radio Lingua team is made up of experienced teachers and native speakers and we’re based in Glasgow, Scotland. To find out more about the team, visit our Meet The Team section of the website.
We offer free content in the form of audio podcasts for each of the seasons of Coffee Break German. In the audio podcasts you’ll be able to build your understanding of German and hear how words are pronounced. However, there’s no guidance on how the words are written. This is where the online course comes in. The course offers additional materials:
- full versions of each audio lesson;
- a video version of the lesson which allows you to see the “words on the screen” as you listen;
- bonus audio content allowing you to consolidate your learning futher;
- lesson notes with vocabulary and additional explanations.
If you’re serious about learning German we would suggest that you consider the online course to help you make faster progress with the lessons and build a deeper understanding of the language.
Our audio podcasts are free and you can access them here on the website, on your favourite podcast app, or on Spotify. We offer a paid online course which provides additional materials. The cost for one season is £96.00 GBP including VAT, or $104.00 USD excluding VAT. Please see above for further information on pricing.
We do not currently have an app version of Coffee Break German. In the past we have had problems with a group of developers who have stolen our content and published it within paid-for apps. These apps are not published by Coffee Break Languages. We’ve written extensively about this situation on our website. Please do not purchase our content through these apps. The only way to access Coffee Break German lesson notes, bonus audio and video versions is through the Coffee Break Academy.
We do not currently offer one-on-one Skype lessons. If this is something which interests you, we would suggest that you sign up with our partner italki where you can access individual teachers and native speakers to practise your German. Visit italki.com to get a voucher for $10 USD in italki Credits when you purchase your first lesson.
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