Coffee Break German


Free podcasts

Listen to our free podcasts and learn or improve your German on the go, where and when it suits you.

Online courses

Take the next step and sign up for a course on the Coffee Break Academy, accessing video materials, lesson notes and bonus audio content.

Join in

Improve your vocabulary, build your language skills and keep up with the Coffee Break German team on social media.

Choose your level ...

Coffee Break German is currently available in two levels, represented by each “season”. Each season features 40 lessons.

Absolute beginners

Your first steps

Your first steps

Learn to use German confidently when travelling, ordering food and drinks, making friends and shopping in an German-speaking country.
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Taking it further

Taking it further

Build your knowledge from Season 1, learn to use German grammar to "say what you want to say" and become more confident.
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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.

Your Coffee Break ... your way

Free podcasts

Each Season of Coffee Break German offers a huge amount of free content available as audio podcasts. You can access these on our website, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify and each lesson lasts around 15-20 minutes - the perfect Coffee Break length!

Online course

If you'd like to take your learning further and make faster progress, we offer a full online course for each Season. Resources include bonus audio materials, video episodes and lesson notes. See below for further details for each Season.

Free podcasts

Audio content for all seasons
  • Audio podcasts

Online course (£GBP)

per season of 40 lessons
£ 108
One-off purchase
  • 40 Audio lessons
  • 40 Bonus audio lessons
  • 40 Video lessons
  • 40 Lesson notes

Online course ($USD)

per season of 40 lessons
$ 124
One-off purchase
  • 40 Audio lessons
  • 40 Bonus audio lessons
  • 40 Video lessons
  • 40 Lesson notes

The £GBP price quoted above includes VAT for the UK. VAT is added automatically at the local rate for customers purchasing within the EU. Customers from elsewhere in the world will not pay VAT. Please note also that we offer bundles of multiple seasons on the Coffee Break Academy.

Join the conversation

Join the conversation with the Coffee German team on social media! We post regular language and cultural information on Facebook, and you can keep up with Coffee Break Languages on Instagram.


Follow Coffee Break German on Facebook and practise your language skills with our cultural and language posts three times a week.


Keep up to date with our latest news and lessons. You can find us on Twitter where we're @learngerman.


Over on the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel, you'll find useful videos to help you improve your Italian. Read on for more information.


Come behind the scenes with the Coffee Break team, and build your vocabulary and understanding with our regular Instagram stories. Follow @coffeebreaklanguages .

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Season 1

Season 2

The Coffee Break German Magazine

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.

Coffee Break German
Coffee Break Languages

CBG Travel Diaries 2.05 | Mittelalterliches Flair

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

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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 to get a voucher for $10 USD in italki Credits when you purchase your first lesson.

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