Learn Spanish 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 Spanish speakers. Season 1 lessons are for absolute beginners, and the courses increase in difficulty as the seasons progress. 386357 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Release date: 2022-08-23
1. Wonderful Spanish learning tool - I am at a B-B level of Spanish and currently on season . I love it. I appreciate all the work put into it. Some of it is too basic, some at perfect level and dime a bit harder- but that’s how we learn. Also this should be only one tool in the language leaning journey.
The telenovela is especially fun for me- don’t know if there will be more in the future seasons. Yes, for us in the US- a Latin version would be better- but either way I can’t complain. Would like to try the premium content ( any discounts;). Thanks
2. Great continuation of the series - Coffee Break Spanish Four continues the story of Rory and Maria on the island of Mallorca. I really like all of the context as well as the expressions used by native speakers. The extended audio is perfect to listen to while walking my dog, and then I can review the transcript to really dig into any grammar or new expressions. Not for beginners but anyone wanting to take their Spanish to the next level past the textbooks. I’d love a season set in Latin America too (for the different accents and expressions).
3. Love this podcast, BUT… - I love this podcast so far. I’m currently on .. I’ve been listening on Spotify but I really want to use the Apple Podcasts app because it’s what I prefer. I’m not sure what the problem is but when I click on “See All” to see the earlier episode of Coffee Break Spanish, my app crashes. I tried on my laptop and it says Can’t connect. Coffee Break Spanish is the only podcast that does this. If you could look into it, that would be great. Thank you :)
4. Great resource for learning European Spanish - I’ve been listening to the “travel diaries” in preparation for a visit to Spain. It’s been a great resource for polishing up my Spanish listening comprehension and grammar, especially for European Spanish (which I haven’t had any prior exposure to).
5. We need a Latino version - Let’s be real, European Spanish is only spoken as a primary language in Spain. Latino Spanish is the official language of countries and that’s not even including territories like Puerto Rico. Therefore, Castellano is practically useless for those outside Europe, not to mention, the lisp is just straight up ugly sounding compared to how beautiful Latino Spanish is. Can we please get a practical version of Coffee break Spanish taught by an actual native speaker??? No offense to Mark but his Spanish isn’t perfect and he’s admitted to never even stepping foot in Latin America so how can he possibly teach both versions in this one podcast. Just make another podcast please.
6. South/Central American Spanish needed - This podcast is trying to teach Spanish from Spain. While it would be helpful for people in Europe, it’s terrible for people from North America or anyone wanting to go to the areas that have a lot more Spanish speakers. Many phrases in this podcast are not said at all in Central or South American Spanish speaking countries. The pronunciation is also not used in the Americas. It would be like teaching England English to people from Mexico. The wouldn’t understand the differences in a lot of words. Boot vs trunk when referring the the storage area in a vehicle. Or flashlight in America is called a torch in England. A torch in America starts fires. There are more Spanish speakers in Mexico than any other country, including Spain. And the language of Mexico is closer to the rest of Central and South America than Spain. This podcast really needs a sister podcast that teaches the most common dialect of Spanish and not the least common.
7. Absolutely top notch - For an intermediate Spanish liner, you really can’t ask for anything better. I have taken four Spanish classes and listened to many podcasts. CBS is just as good as some of the best classes I have taken in regard to the overall experience and what I have learned. Plus the personalities are very likable. Keep up the good work!
8. Cara is annoying - Marc is great but Caras pronunciation threw me off doesn’t really help listen to someone that doesn’t speak the language it makes beginners more difficult to learn I understand the concept of Marc having someone to learn the language at the same time as his subscribers but that doesn’t really work out it’s better to have somebody native speaking back at you
9. Coffeebreak Spanish is my absolutemente Favourite - I love listening to Mark and crew’s twenty minute session to apprendar Espanol. They are just the right length to learn bits of Spanish on the fly. The vignettes are enhanced by Marks Scottish accent in English and all of the participants high energy. Me gusta!
10. Very helpful! - I enjoy Coffee Break Spanish very much. Mark, the host, is very personable, and I find his explanations easy to understand and quite helpful. Like me, Mark is excited about teaching language and culture and about learning new ones himself, so I feel I’m being guided by a kindred spirit. I purchased the premium version of seasons & , and I’m finding the transcripts, explanatory notes and translation exercises extremely useful now in season ; I’m sure they will be even more so in season , when there are no explanations at all on the free podcast.
11. The Best Resource for Learning Spanish - I have listened to every episode of the podcast and most of them at least twice. The pedagogy presented my Mark is outstanding while making learning fun at the same time. The recording quality is top notch. I am not sure how this podcast could improve other than continuing to produce more episodes. Thanks so much for teaching me Spanish and teaching my wife how to speak with a Scottish accent!
12. Fantastic - I can’t believe anyone has given this less than stars. It’s free. It teaches so much. I just don’t know what else someone could be looking for without spending money. Seasons and provide the building blocks for the Spanish language. From there they take you through multiple different stories in Spanish to practice listening and comprehension.
13. Perfect! - Coffee Break Spanish has kept me company a long time and through many activities - driving, cycling, walking, household chores. With a small investment of time, my understanding of Spanish steadily grew. I didn’t have to make time to attend a class or give up a night of the week. I did all four seasons, then moved onto CBS Mag. I’ve just completed the first season of the CBS Travel Diaries and it was perfect for an intermediate learner like me. I understood a lot, but it also stretched me into new expressions. I liked the listening practice. There was also a speaking component. It was just the right mix of old and new material and many ways to improve. I look forward to the next season of travel diaries! Another plus.....I took a break at one point because of a number of caregiving needs in the family. When I was free to return, it was easy to jump right back in, to review where needed and keep moving.
14. Frustrating - Every podcast seems to be the same. They say they are “beginner” however, I guess the term “beginner” has changed from what I’ve always known it to mean. Every “beginner” podcast ends up being % fully Spanish conversing or is discussing intricate parts of sentences. To me, beginner means new, as in can hardly say hello in Spanish, so when majority of the podcast is a person speaking mph in full Spanish it becomes a waste of time.
Where can I find a slowed down, true “beginner” Spanish podcast?! Anyone out there with help?
15. Amazing - Im so glad I discovered this podcast, years after it’s finished, but season is perfect for my level where I feel like I’m challenged but also learning as I’m not in over my head. I love the format, love the cultural information, and hopefully I can pick up a sweet Scottish accent as well!
16. Super Helpful!! - I’m not done with all the content, but as someone who starting learning Spanish as a total beginner I’ve truly enjoyed my time with CBS. It’s challenging enough to keep me engaged, but in small enough chunks to be manageable. It’s been invaluable in my journey to being able to speak conversational Spanish from a truly beginner origin. Gracias por tu ayuda!!!
Are you looking for a new and fun way to learn American English? Come hang out with Lindsay and Michelle from Boston and New York City and have fun while you improve your English listening skills! We are an English as a Second Language (ESL) podcast for intermediate to advanced English learners around the world. We will show you how to use everyday English vocabulary and natural idioms, expressions, and phrasal verbs and how to make small talk in American English. We will also give you special t...
Release date: 2023-03-09
1. Question related to grammar - Dear hosts, thank you so much for answering my last question! I was super stoked when you guys mentioned my name on the show!I really appreciate it. But today, I have another question related to grammar. I’ve heard you guys and a bunch of other native speakers say they’re wanting to do sth, for example in episode ,but I’ve learnt that you can’t use the present continuous tense with words such as want or know. I’m kind of baffled because I think that this is a grammar error but natives seem to say this all the time.I would like it very much if you can break this down for me. Thanks a million From David Beijing China
2. Thank you and a question for you - Hi dear hosts, I am Mei from China. This is the first time I have ever reviewed a podcast. Normally I am just a quiet listener. But I really want to say thank you to your team. I have been following your program for years, learning many useful English expressions that I have no chance to get from textbook. Such a fruitful experience! And a small question for you:
I notice some of my foreign colleagues usually say “finger crossed” when they are hoping to see something good happen. Can you explain it a bit, and perhaps introduce some similar expressions? Thanks a lot.
3. So Much Misinformation - Hi there, Im British and came across this podcast. Congratulations to you for feeling you want to help in the world and educate, however a lot of your interpretations are extremely misleading. You are teaching foreigners bad English, that quite simply the English do not use, as your implying. Also wondering what two American ladies are doing trying to educate people to understand English terminology and expressions. One finds this baffling. Your better off teaching people the like for like words the Brits and the Americans use. There are also so many different ways to speak English depending on where you are geographically in the UK. Ladies please stop this nonsense and get your facts correct. Your spreading misleading education on such an old and beautiful language.
4. The change you made in my life - Hello, you are fantastic. You can’t even imagine what a huge change you’ve made in my life. I used to think that it was impossible to find a way to improve my English . I have moved to America recently and I found out that I can’t communicate with people properly. That I thought I was on intermediate level was an illusion. I tried a lot to use what I knew but in reality I forgot even the simplest words or structures when I wanted to talk. So I couldn’t find a job that I needed to make some money to help my husband to survive in this country. Then miracle happened and I found your podcasts. Now, I think I took the first step and made a great change in my mind- connection not perfection . I feel more relaxed when talking with people- of course with a lot of errors. I manage to save some money to take a course with you guys. Meanwhile, I listen to your podcasts as much as I can. Thank you guys a million for being me angels. Mina
5. My very first review - I fell in love with your podcast I listen to podcast's episodes , when I'm driving to work and back and when I'm doing house work I get crazy and I'm like overloading with this amount of new information I receive.
I also freaked out as I registered for the open conversation club Honestly I'm not a good speaker and I often wouldn't dare talking in English. But when I first told myself you can't do it!
I answered "watch me/ try me / oh I will do it / trust me I can do it " May God help me, Thank you and wish you the best
6. Great show. - I love this podcast, however, it make me uncomfortable when y’all started adding your own political opinion into this podcast. It’s like brainwashing these foreign audience who are not politically educated. All of you say that Chinese is communism. As a Chinese I would say Democrats are much worse. Tax ppl who works hard to help the lazy people who are parasites? This is not a right incentive. I’m not saying Republicans are good. Just saying this is not a political podcast. Adding ur own political opinion would be a huge drawback for this podcast.
7. Hi. ladies. I love all Ears English. - My name is Jorge P. and I native from Mexico. I have living in in NYC since almost years. And this way to learn English. It has been successful to get another better jobs for me . I appreciate and respect the hard work you do for all the students who want to learn a new language. Sincerely Jorge P.
8. Having fun binge listening to AEE - Hi ladies, I subscribed a few weeks ago and have been binging on it ever since. I have lived in the US for quite some years but am still not as fluent as I would like to be in English. Your podcast brought me new prospectives as well as gave me a chance to really understand a lot of the words, phrases, concepts and etc that I have been hearing a lot but didn’t clearly know how to use. I also love that you guys are so in touch with what is happening in the US and the world now and give the audience your takes on it. I wish I discovered your podcast earlier but on the other hand I am glad I found you just this year when I am stuck at home all the time doing loads of housework. You made housework fun! Boy am I glad that I have episodes to binge on so I don’t have to worry about running out of episodes, at least for now:). Thank you for the wonderful job and keep it up! All the best,
9. The Best Company - I have been hearing AEE for almost a year. The best company while I exercise every morning, especially when it to comes to deal with these challenging times. Its podcasts goes over several topics, all episodes are very dynamic and look very natural and spontaneous; in fact, they have allowed me to improve my English overall, specially my listening skills. Very excited to start taking the AEE’s courses which will allow me to achieve other several short term goals. Warm hugs Javier Stacey
10. Your podcast is brilliant (for sure) - I’ve been listening to your podcast for a while and I appreciate so much for your efforts. You guys are great. I wanted to ask about an episode for transitive and intransitive verbs and verbs which are usually followed by complement. ( if u already don’t have one about this grammar).
Happy early Christmas Niya
11. Alright for a non- native speaker but.... - But you guys support corrupt Joe Biden. And he is pro- Beijing. The Chinese communist party has no regard to human rights. They brutally oppress the peaceful protesters in Hong Kong. They blatantly disregard the Sino- British declaration which gives Hong Kong the freedom that the mainland China doesn't have until . Yet the CCP takes that away from like last year. If China Joe wins the people in Hong Kong are gonna be miserable. And the CCP will get stronger a lot quicker. Once they've surpassed the US they will take Taiwan and the South China Sea by force. A dictatorship authoritarian regime like the CCP with this kind of ambition is dangerous to the world. Plus I don't think Joe have the cognitive capability to lead a country. He's been in public service for like / years and has done nothing good. Now all of a sudden he could make America great? C'mon now....plus his proposed policies are terrible to say the least..
12. Have an idea about next episode !! - Hi I’m Ozgur, I have been listening to you guys over months, all episodes are great, helpful and funny! I was at the restaurant and a person was eating at the next table and he was eating so loudly and bothering everyone ! How can I get him to stop or warn and show him that’s rude?
13. We believe in connection not perfection :) - Hello all, Thanks so much for your amazing Podcast. I am a big fan of All Ears English and I’ve always recommended it to my family and friends :) I am a new lecturer in a college and I’d like to learn more about the appropriate phrases that a lecturer uses frequently in class. For example, how to start and finish a lecture, how to give an exam, how to address students concerns, etc. Thanks,
14. Loving it - I like this podcast. It’s kind of the only podcast I listen while I’m driving and getting to work. They’re funny, they’re inspiring and I just like every aspect of what they do. I know it would be better to write the words and sentences down while listening to each episode, but I cannot do that every day. And it’s still been helpful.
Learn French 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 French speakers. Season 1 lessons are for absolute beginners, and the courses increase in difficulty as the seasons progress. 386357 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Release date: 2022-08-22
1. Great way to learn French - I took French many years ago in school, and decided to try and pick it up again. I started with season of Coffee Break French. A lot of my high school French came back to me but I still needed this to get back up to speed. I then got the members versions of season and . After working my way through season and feeling pretty good about my progress, I started season . Whoa that seemed way to hard, so in addition to reviewing some of season , I signed up for the Masterclass which is a bridge between and . I learned a lot and finally got back to season . I am now over halfway through season and I understand and can laugh st the joking between Marc and Pierre. I am still a long way from anything approaching fluency but far from where I started a few years ago. I play Coffee Break French whenever I am in the car alone.
2. THE most helpful resource - This podcast has a great instructional flow where it has you try to listen, guides you through parts you may have missed and then has you try again! The satisfaction that comes from hearing the same passage with new knowledge and understanding is a win you don’t often feel when learning a language. Thank you!
3. Superb - I've been listening to Coffee Break French from it's inception. It's an incredible learning resource and keeps things interesting and fresh. Mark is an absolute treasure and has a very soothing voice. Anna is lovely to learn with and Pierre Benoît is always charming and knowledgeable. Merci beaucoup à l'équipe de CBF!
4. exceptional content - I lived in Paris and in Montpellier, nearly years ago now and have not had many opportunities to speak French over the last few years. This podcast is wonderful for refreshing my memory and learning new vocabulary as well. Marc is a delightful host and so easy to learn from. The free version of the pod is wonderful, but I am truly loving the members version and very happy I made the purchase.
5. Absolutely fantastic- Adoro esse podcast - I love this podcast. I have listened to all seasons while walking the dogs, and I plan to go back and listen to season and the ones after all over again! I love that I can listen to French songs now and pick up what that are saying and news in slow French as well due to this show!
Muito bom mesmo! Recomendo!
6. Super! - J’ai adoré vos contes! J’aimerais bien si il y avait des épisodes avec de terminologie un peu plus spécifique pour les différents boulots on doit faire: par exemple, j’aurais besoin d’un episode pour les hôtesses de l’air; pour les serveurs de restaurants ou cafés, ect.
Merci bien, pour votre travaille!
7. Easy and entertaining way to learn! - This is a really well develop program to learn French minutes at a time. Classes are very well structured, easy to follow and learn new material. You learn without struggle. The teacher is great and the classes are very practical aimed at learning the most important words and frases to speak French. Really well done!
8. Incroyable ! - This podcast is a wonderful tool to use if wanting to learn French. The host, Mark, teaches Anna the language and you the listener learn along with her. The episodes are short and to the point so not to overwhelm with information. Definitely recommend for all beginners and even intermediates. Certainly pair this tool with other language learning apps to truly get a grasp of French.
9. Amazing - Mark is absolutely amazing! The language heard is so authentic. This podcast taught me French better than anything else I’ve tried. I’m a Spanish teacher and I tell my students to listen to the Spanish version for better comprehension. I think I’ll learn Chinese next! Please keep making more podcasts. They are wonderful!! Maybe Russian?
10. Nice method - I have started learning french by duolingo. It is awesome but not enough for listening and comprehension. Between all french podcasts that i am trying them, it is the best one. A teacher, a student like me, nice relationship and nice method for learning by reviewing previous lessons time to time, sing a song and extra...
11. One of the best ways to learn a language out there. - This really is an amazing podcast. i had the free version for season -, and had the upgraded version for season -. and let me tell you, it truly is the best language learning program. i have rosetta stone and pimsleur but i only got as much out of those because i did coffee break first. My only criticism is that sometimes they get so excited about the complicated grammar they forget to really translate the sentences for you but without this program i wouldn’t have understood enough about the language to learn and apply vocabulary or idiomatic expressions. Take my advice and just pay for the upgraded version, listen to all the seasons, then re-listen to them.
12. Best and easiest way to learn French is CBF. - Mark is highly skilled in teaching a new language. I started learning Spanish and then French for over an year using coffee break podcasts and I loved the way lessons are structured. Highly recommend. Cheers Mark Looking to learn more languages from your podcasts.
13. J’adore - Cannot recommend Coffee Break French enough. I’ve taken many French classes from middle school through college (including classes in France), and Mark and Pierre-Benoit have been the best teachers. I’ve struggled with so many grammar points that I now understand thanks to these two. Personally, I do appreciate that the podcast spends a lot of time on grammar. Vocab is easy to pickup on your own time, but French grammar can be really tricky! The stories could be a bit more interesting, but the quality of the teaching totally makes up for it. I tell all of my friends who are learning French to give it a listen. P.S.
It would be cool if the podcast did an episode or two on the French spoken in other parts of the world. For instance, I know that québécois French isn’t uh traditional, but it is typically the French that we North Americans encounter the most!
14. What a resource treasure trove! - I’ve been searching quite some time to find a podcast or audiobook to supplement my daily French studies. I really appreciate the care and good humor that went into creating these podcasts — I look forward to listening each episode not just for the active French learning, but also for the personality of the hosts who make you feel very at home. Keep up the great work!
15. Great podcast but Anna ruins it - I find myself having to pause the podcast or race to answer the questions before she does. I find her completely unnecessary to the show and immensely enjoy the episodes where it’s just Mark and she’s not present. I’m listening to the podcast over again and counting down until season is over and Anna is no longer a distraction. But otherwise, it’s been a great way to learn French. I’m supplementing it with Rocket French, tutors on italki, and regular grammar text books as well as following French news sites on Twitter and my French is improving.
16. Helpful resource - This is a very good resource for learning languages! Just one comment why doesn’t the french version have a grammar guru and cultural correspondent? (Maybe there is in later seasons but if not please add them) I have used the spanish version and the german version and i love them so much thank you radio lingua!!
Simple Stories in Spanish is a weekly production of the Small Town Spanish Teacher. Listen along as she tells easy to understand stories to help you learn or practice the Spanish language. Wherever you are in your language journey, Simple Stories will help propel you forward. You can find transcripts of the stories at smalltownspanishteacher.com. You can support the creation of these stories by buying me a coffee (or taco!) https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SpanishTeacher
Release date: 2023-02-21
1. Very helpful - This is exactly what I have been looking for. The stories are easy to follow with a beginner understanding of Spanish while told in a way that helps you learn new words, phrases, and conjugations through the context. It helps me to hear the words spoken slowly and clearly as well. Gracias!
2. So glad I found this show! - As a parent who’s watched his daughter learn Spanish, it’s been increasingly challenging for me to find new ways to help her engage with the language. Until I found Simple Stories in Spanish! Camilla does an incredible job curating stories and her passion for teaching shines through in each episode. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!
3. The accent is really bad - Do not use this podcast to work on your Spanish. Garbage in, garbage out. Your brain learns from what it hears so you will start sounding like this white woman, who speaks with a very strong America accent. In a connected world where content from native speakers is easily accessible, choose a different podcast or platform. I couldn’t believe someone actually recommended that to me to work on my Spanish. I’ve been learning slowly for a few years and I could immediately tell her accent was so off.
4. Excellent resource for comprehension - These stories are perfect for comprehension practice for a beginning Spanish speaker. Has an associated website (mentioned in the podcast) with transcripts that are very helpful, too. As some have mentioned, the pronunciation might not be as accurate as a native speaker. I can work on my pronunciation through other resources so that’s not a big concern in my mind. There’s way too much good material that is available as a free resource for me to complain.
5. Listened to one story - I listened to one story and it was Eduardo looking for a girlfriend. I understood pretty much of it, I just wish I could understand the gist of it haha, but I’ve been learning on and off for years and I have to say this is pretty good. There’s some words that I understand but trying to figure out why she say them like that and why she used them that way, etc. I don’t know where she is from but maybe that’s why. But, overall I like how she use passion and energy explaining the stories. I’m on my second story now. Muchas gracias.
6. Poor controls - The podcast is of little use to me because there are no sec back or sec forward buttons, only pause and play.
In other podcasts, I like to have the text open in one window and the player open in split screen. I listen, rewind and then read the text f I still don’t understand. Cannot do that is this podcast.
This buttons are in the text screen in safari, but disappear as you scroll down the text.
7. Thank you - Great educational resource I find very helpful in my language learning journey. Thank you for producing this and making it available. For the folks leaving the negative comments about accent and so on, I’m glad you’ve reached perfection in your Spanish journey, maybe move on to something you prefer better instead of tearing down something that’s making an effort to help folks out
8. Great idea, fine stories, poor execution - I listen to Spanish audio not just to hear the language and grammar and tone but the pronunciation as well. It’s so important to learn it how it will be said or else you’re stuck having to undo it later on. The stories are fine, and I like the format and idea of this to aid in learning, but the accent is so incredibly bad it’s too distracting most of the time, and I honestly don’t even know what word she’s trying to say some of the time because of it.
9. Great stories, but noticeable English accent - The stories are great, and the reader’s tone of voice is very pleasant. However, even though the English accent is not strong, it is still noticeable. Some examples are: the letter “o” sound like the English “o” (as in “go”), but it shouldn’t; the “r” is pronounced incorrectly sometimes - the word sand should be arena, not arrena); the “t” should not be aspirated, but one can still hear the puff of air as it should be when speaking English. I suggest that the stories be read by a native speaker until the reader perfects her Spanish accent. In the meantime, I will search elsewhere.
10. Such an amazing tool! - I listen and re listen to your podcasts every night before bed. I’m currently on unit of Duolingo.. my reading comprehension is wonderful.. but listening skills are lacking. I LOVE that I can fully understand and comprehend everything in your stories!! I’ve even started speaking Spanish in my dreams now :) Por cierto, la temporada de las leyendas es mi favorita!! Muchas Gracias!
11. For beginners & Intermediate - The criticism of this podcast is that the speaker “sounds white” with a heavy accent. I’m almost certain this is intentional so as the listener can discern certain aspects of the language that native speakers take for granted. This is a useful practice many teachers and many other language services use to help beginners achieve increased comprehension. The stories are actually well crafted to use context clues to introduce and reinforce grammar and vocal.
12. Understanding Negative Reviews - Those who give this negative reviews must remember that the speaker is speaking very slowly for us beginners. The only way she can do this is to elongate the vowels (one can't elongate a consonant). The result is that which you call a "poor American accent". We understand that, but look past it knowing the vowel sounds are actually shorter. I deeply appreciate the time, thought, and effort she has put into it. Printing out the transcript as you listen really helps you read and get up to speed. A wonderful, and unique tool for beginners.
13. Super great pod - What a wonderful tool for learning Spanish! The narration is fast enough that it holds my attention and slow enough that I can understand most of the story. I also really appreciate learning the key vocabulary at the beginning of each episode. Camilla does a fantastic job with this podcast and I am very gratful for all of her hard work!
14. Stories are great, accent not so much… - I’m a new listener but wavering about continuing. I’m half Chilean and wanted to brush off the rust a bit. The stories are great but this woman’s accent is sooo fricken white it’s distracting. I find it pretty off-putting, though her enthusiasm is sweet.
15. Not a great accent but I don’t care! - I consider myself an advanced beginner and recognized immediately that our gracious host was not a native speaker. However, the grammar, vocabulary, and narratives couldn’t be better. As advertised, these are simple (and enjoyable) Spanish stories. Thank you.
16. No getting around the accent - I’ve tried to enjoy the stories & I appreciate the effort, but the speaker’s accent is so atrocious I just can’t. It almost sounds like a parody of an American trying to speak Spanish. I feel like my intelligence is being insulted listening to Spanish spoken so painfully slow & over-pronounced.
17. Excellent stories - These Spanish stories have been perfect for my intermediate level of Spanish learning. They offer many topics, which give me practice listening to many different words and phrases. The speaker is interesting and animated and just seems delightful. Thank you for the work you do!
With Coffee Break Italian you can learn Italian where and when it suits you. In Season 1, you'll join teacher Mark, learner Katie and native speaker Francesca in our 15-minute lessons, and build your confidence in the language, learning Italian from scratch. Take your learning further with Season 2 in which Mark and Francesca are joined by learner Isla. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Release date: 2022-09-01
1. Helping me so much! - I am in love with this podcast! CBI is helping me greatly with my learning of Italian. I signed up for the enhanced version so that I can access the notes and the bonus episodes and when I have time to sit and write, I take my own notes as well. Then when I am driving or working out or walking I listen to the podcast by itself. I love the format in that there is a teacher and a native speaker (who is also a teacher) and a student. The student makes the exact same mistakes I make, such as accidentally mixing in a Spanish word here and there, or not bouncing enough on the double consonants. She asks great questions. And the two teachers, both the native and non-native speaker, help so much with correct pronunciation. I spoke to some Italian speakers in person and they said my accent was very good; that I sounded much like a native speaker. Another thing I love about CBI is that they teach how people really speak and they answer questions I was wondering about myself, such as “when would you switch from saying buon giorno to buona sera, and does anyone really say buon pomeriggio?” They anticipate actual conversations and in one of my favorite lessons, language problems, for example, what to say if you don’t understand or if you would like the person you are speaking with to speak more slowly. They teach polite, formal ways of asking questions as well as informal ways; this is so important to me because I would never want to be inadvertently rude in another language! Finally, I think my favorite part of CBI is the kind and engaging nature of Mark, Francesca, and Katie. I just love them. Their love of the Italian language and their enthusiasm and encouragement make a real difference in how it “feels” to learn with this podcast. I am so grateful to them for creating CBI. Grazie
2. Great way to learn Italian in bite-sized pieces - I’m learning Italian using an app (Speakly) at the same time. It uses more of an immersion approach which is great, but it doesn’t give you as much context as Coffee Break Italian. CBI doesn’t bang you over the head with grammar, but it gives you enough to recognize patterns and know what to use when. CBI also focuses on situations and scenarios, telling you not just how to ask questions but what to expect as answers. It’s the perfect complement to an app like Duolingo or Speakly.
3. Amazing Teachers! - I have been learning Italian for a few months now and Coffee Break Italian has quickly become the best source of knowledge I have found! The hosts are incredible at teaching the intricacies of the language while making it fun and interesting. They also share a wealth of information as they explain the rules of the language and put it to practice in real life situations. I can’t wait to continue my Italian journey with this podcast! Anthony
4. This show is a MUST for all Italian Students! - I’m thrilled a friend recommended this wonderful podcast to me! I moved to Italy recently and I’m finding this show to be an invaluable resource! I will certainly be promoting this show on my own podcast, “I’m Moving to Italy!” Ciao Ciao Ciao! - Nathan Heinrich
5. grazie mille! - It's been a lifelong dream to delve into Italian lessons...ironically, it took a pandemic to give me the extra time--am so enjoying the process (went to the very beginning)--thank you for a thoughtfully-created and accessible podcast--it all helps to keep our global community connected--God bless!
6. Intermediate learner - I finished the duolingo Italian course and was looking for a new way to supplement my Italian studies - Coffee Break Italian is helpful even as a review! Each episode I either learn something new or get valuable practice speaking questions out loud and forming new sentences. So glad I found this podcast!! Thank you!!
7. Amazing show. Incredible team. Super fun! - The soap opera is what brought me here. I hope there is a part !! Oh I had to adjust my review because now I love the Magazine! One request- when reviewing the “article” leave un po secondo for us to repeat after the italian before revealing the English. It’s great practice but a lot of pausing on my end. Your the best!! I’ve been learning for months and I’m so happy to have found this fun, entertaining show! Grazie Mille!
8. Best online Italian - I can’t recommend this podcast enough. I’ve done Babbel, online group classes, and an online tutor. Marc and Francesca are master teachers. They have organized the lessons in such a thoughtful and clear manner. Plus, they mix it up to keep the episodes fun and engaging. Marc has a fabulous ability to breakdown complexities and deliver it with grace and humor. LOVE IT! Thank you for all the great work!
9. Very helpful and enjoyable - I’ve listened to episodes so far and am still constantly impressed with Mark and Francesca’s thoughtful and skillful teaching methods and their appreciation for and mastery of the language (Francesca is a native speaker). They clearly take their jobs seriously but their approach is very loose, cheerful and supportive. Of all my methods of learning (online course, YouTube videos, tutor...), it’s this podcast that has helped the most.
10. Best language learning podcast - These guys are great! They go on such a great gradient so you’re not spinning out with too hard of a start. They start easy and gradually increase it to more and more. It’s very easy and entertaining to listen to. I’ve been listening for months now and have learned so much!! Thank you!!
11. This has been SO helpful! - I have been working on Duolingo and Babbel for almost a year. I started listening from the beginning even though I already had a lot of the vocabulary under my belt, but what has been really helpful are the explanations of WHY certain constructions exist. Also, unlike Duo or Babbel, you get to hear conversations between Italian speakers. The conversations are always mindful of the vocabulary and constructions that the listeners know (with some unfamiliar slipped in). Certain constructions I had already gone over in Babbel were explained really clearly (reflexives, for example) in the pod. Thank you!
12. Just what i was looking for... - I started learning Italian recently, and I didn't feel that I had enough time practicing in my adult class or hearing the language be spoken. Someone suggested this podcast, and I started listening as part of my practice. Not only are the podcasts phenomenal, but they also have a Facebook page that has lessons almost daily as well. They give amazing value in their programs. Ciao!
13. Phenomenal - This podcast is setup great for beginners. I highly recommend for anyone wanting to learn Italian. I also recommend buying the courses. I’ve struggled learning with other apps, vocabulary, books, etc. With CoffeeBreak I am much more confident in my Italian with speaking AND spelling. I have been dating an Italian for quite some time and she has noticed much improvement.
14. Benissimo! - I’m just finishing episode of season but can say that i thoroughly enjoy this podcast! Great to listen to when there is nothing to do and want to stimulate your brain a tad bit.This podcast helped me a lot with the fact that I am not Italian and have no knowledge of the language beforehand.All good here! Grazie CoffeeBreak Italian! stars.
15. A key tool for learning Italian - These episodes are just the right speed and length for learning Italian! These are perfect for vocab, grammar, and pronunciation. The material is a lot of fun, too! Learning a new language can be a challenge, and this is the perfect tool to get there. I use this and a web app as my primary tools, and include flash cards and a book on grammar to complement the material.
Through interesting conversations (or at least I hope so!), I want to help you improve your French listening skills or maybe just get you familiar with the French language. If you like my podcast and you wish for some more content, you can help me by contributing on : https://www.patreon.com/talkslowfrench For some questions, you can contact me on my instagram account : https://www.instagram.com/nagisa_morimoto/?hl=fr Music composed by Corrodile : http://hyperurl.co/Clumsy
Release date: 2023-02-24
1. Great learning curve with Nagisa - អរគ ណ ច រ ន ព កម ព ជ - I am a Cambodian . I used to study french but I lost track for over years because I worked in English speaking organization and yes once a while only that I had chance to use french . Until one day I want to recall le français back . Indeed truly appreciated and enjoyed to this podcast because her slow and soft voice chere Nagisa with her great explanation in English on key words . Will continue to listen to finish all episodes . Tres grand Merci et je vous remercie pour votre aides sur this podcast.
2. Interesting and perfect for advanced beginners - I love this podcasts. I appreciate the fact that she adds context and explanation in English without overdoing it. I am learning French without getting bored or feeling like the subject matter is too simple for me. These are subjects that I am inherently interested in hearing discussed rather than another podcast about ordering food at a restaurant. Keep it up! The mix of French and English is perfect!
3. Keep it all in French, please - I am using Comprehensible Input to acquire languages. This would be an excellent podcast except for the constant breaks to explain in English. With a brief glossed vocabulary list and a transcript even early intermediate learners would be much better off without the English.
4. Content is great, the sound quality is not - I absolutely love the content and thoroughness of this podcast! The explanations of phrases that aren’t necessarily intuitive are so helpful. I just wish there was less bass or something in the sound. She sounds just a bit dampened or muffled or something when you compare with other podcasts. I far prefer the sound quality when she’s interviewing people on the street even though there’s background noise, as compared to when she’s just recording herself.
5. Helpful podcast! - This is great listening practice and almost exactly what I was looking for. My only complaint is that the host pauses to translate into English too frequently. I prefer to listen and try to understand new words through context, then look at a vocab list or review, rather than having them translated for me right away. Otherwise a great learning tool!
6. J’adore! - This is SUCH a great podcast for those of us learning French! I love how the host consistently adds context in English, so that those of us listening never feel completely out of the loop, and have an easier time following along. Plus, the topics covered are really great! Have recommended to many friends, and will continue to do so!
Side note for the host: some of the earlier episodes I listened to and enjoyed, like the one on the Eiffel Tower, are now missing? Hopefully they will return soon! I enjoy re-listening to them, as I understand more and more each time!
7. My favorite learning podcast - I took a a few years of French in high school about years ago, and want to improve my conversational French but have difficulty with listening. This is my favorite learning podcast! I like that the host clarifies words and concepts in English so I can make sure I got it, instead of just paraphrasing at the end. I find the subjects interesting, and her energy is delightful. She speaks slowly and clearly, which is excellent for building my confidence. The only challenge I have is that the audio is a little quiet.
8. Simply poorly done :/ - It is to say that the concept of the show is good but falters when it comes to its actual objective. The host constantly speaks English, translating words that need no translation, with that completely taking out the listener of the immersive experience. If she would manage to keep her English out of the show and instead add a brief sheet of vocabulary, shownotes in other words, the show already would be a lot better. Additionally she covers subjects that simply are dead boring, subjects that have been covered million times by other podcast or gramnar books. More RL content, about herself, guests, personalities etc would be much more engaging.
9. Very useful and interesting - Excellent mix of fast and slow, with just the right amount of English explanation. As a young man,(about years ago!), I spent a couple years in Paris, but I was focused on the study of music. I’ve always regretted not spending more time on the language. Still, it’s gratifying to see how much vocabulary I still remember. I also love that these podcasts often involve more specialized topics with words that are therefore new to me.
10. Trying to learn a new language is hard! - When you’re in your ’s, a new language doesn’t come as easily as when you were young. I’m a native English speaker, hablo espanol como una chica de cinco anos, and French is my third language to learn. This podcast helps put things into perspective and talks in a way that feels natural and unlike a classroom setting. Thanks for keeping it slow! (Mas despacio por favor!)
11. This is the one. - Simply put: This is that podcast you’ve been looking for. You learned French in high school, and you were pretty good at it. Maybe you visited France once and it well fairly well, even if you stuck mostly with the present tense. NOW, you just want to fill your head with French, and This Is It. Clear, fun, with just enough pausing to translate a word here and there to help you get through. Please make more and maybe some longer bonus episodes! Thank you for what you are doing.
12. An Incredible Learning Tool! - This podcast is so helpful! I love to listen to it while I’m at work. Most “language learning” podcasts are just phrase repetition and I can’t stick with them. The host just talks about any subject she feels like that week and it holds my attention as well as helps me practice my listening skills. This is perfect for intermediate French speakers.
13. Excellent for real, conversational French - I’ve been living in France for years and still need to improve my conversational French - this podcast is perfect! She tackles real subjects and discusses them in the way that locals actually talk. She takes the time to break down the vocabulary so it really sticks. I’m a huge fan, it’s helped me a lot already!
14. Little Talk in Slow French - Excellent diction, tone & speed in French from the moderator of “little talk in slow French” I love how she translates only important & obscure terms without breaking the rhythm of the conversation. She is my favorite podcast speaker in French. Topics are fascinating as well! Highly recommend this podcast!
15. My Fave French Podcast - I’ve listened to my share of French-learning podcasts and there are a lot of good ones out there but this one takes the cake. Clear and simple delivery, perfect length of episodes, no long tangents, and the host explains in English phrases/words that might not easily translate and it is always just the phrase I was struggling with. Brava for such a pleasant podcast experience! Bonne courage!
16. Perfect for French learners - I took French for years in school but since graduating I am less fluent. This podcast is a great way to regain the familiarity with listening to spoken French that I had lost. I also love this podcast because the host discusses the topic of the day slowly, initially, while defining words that the listeners may not understand and then recaps the topic at the end in a typical French rate of speech. The topics are also interesting and wide ranging.
17. Learn while I drive - I’ve been learning French in preparation to travel to France next year. I can read and speak French adequately However listening to French is poor. This podcast is perfect on my way to work and back everyday to become familiar with cadence, tone and overall conversation. Thank you for putting f this out.
The American English Podcast teaches the language and culture of the United States. Through common expressions, pronunciation tips and interesting cultural snippets or stories, I hope to keep this fun, useful and interesting! All bonus material can be accessed at http://americanenglishpodcast.com/
Release date: 2023-03-01
1. Why teach people to use toxic spray? - It is extremely distressing to me that a podcast ostensibly concerned with teaching English is telling people it’s good to use toxic spray in your yard to kill spiders. So ecologically harmful! I also don’t understand why the host didn’t call a local wildlife organization to find out what to do for the baby birds she found. Really upsetting podcast.
2. O melhor que já ouvi. - É impressionante como o conteúdo deste podcast atrai a atenção dos ouvintes, e de repente você esquece completamente que está ali para aprender. Você se envolve completamente com as histórias que ela conta, com as entrevistas e de repente está compreendendo tudo, aprendendo de forma divertida. Shana tem uma didática maravilhosa, eficiente e simpática de ensinar. Morei anos na Califórnia, estou de volta no Brasil, mas ouço os podcasts regularmente. Minha filha de anos também não perde um. É tão envolvente que até parece que somos amigos íntimos de Shana, Lucas e suas filhas.
3. Amazing teacher! - I’m so happy ! I just starting following you, and I love it! I’m learning a lot from you! You are a great teacher and it’s easy to learn with your words and the way you always explain to us! Thank you for teaching the people like me! I really want to learn how to express myself in English language and learn more about it . To Speak and express myself polite and properly! God bless you! And I apologize for my writing mistakes!
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5. Shana Thompson Revolutionized my Diction! - Before I started studying under Shana I could not speak or understand English. From street signs to restaurant menus, I was completely lost and functionally illiterate in America. However, under Shana's tutelage, I have become a fluent and adept English speaker and was even able to pass the California Bar Exam!
In our course we emphasize all aspects of language learning from listening comprehension, rapid vocabulary expansion, exposure to Spanish grammar and common idiomatic expressions used in Latin America, to pronunciation practice and interactive grammar exercises. In our program we discuss the Weekly News, grammar, and expressions, and much more in simplified Spanish at a slow pace so that you can understand almost every word and sentence.
Release date: 2023-02-22
1. Really helps with comprehension - The structure of the podcast is consistent, having the host and cohost introducing the podcast the same way every time and closing it out every time the same way. So you get used to these phrases and hearing them over and over again. Then you hear the news, which you may or may not know, with a Latin American spin as well. It’s a nice speed.
2. Not really a podcast - After the first few episodes, this “podcast” becomes a minute long ad for their app. Out of each minutes, there’s about a minute and thirty seconds of new Spanish content telling you what’s going to be in the show today (which can be found in their app)- the rest is a repeat show template and English content explaining that you’ve reached the end of the free content.
3. Not a podcast - This podcast started pretty well. The head lines and a good five minutes of news for free. For more one had to pay for the app. Never bought the app but I enjoyed the minutes. Loved it. But from minutes it shrunk to minutes and it just became and add for the paid version. And expensive app too. Too bad.
4. Spanish — English - I really like the speed and I have been trying to improve my Spanish for the longest time but the hardest thing is getting my ears used to hearing them. I would truly appreciate if they can translate everything in English at a normal speed so that I can test how much of it I understood.
5. Fantastic! - Great way to grow more accustomed to hearing and understanding spoken Spanish. Each podcast is interesting and it’s short enough to listen to several times. I find that I hear and understand more with each repetition.
I have only one suggestion :
I’d like a transcript of each podcast. There is often a section that I can’t seem to make out the words or comprehend. Reading through while listening would help bridge the small gap I’m experiencing.
6. Major Bug - The last couple weeks when I go to subscribe to News in Slow Spanish, when I go to My Podcasts it signs me up for some other random podcast. Last week it was Vida Nepotista and now it's downloading something else. I have to unsubscribe or I get some random podcast downloaded. PLEASE FIX. I love the News in Slow Spanish Latino but I have to unsubscribe until this bug is worked out.
7. Not offering much these days - The people and program behind this podcast are good. The biggest problem is the length. They've dropped the podcast down to less than minutes to help entice you to subscribe to their subscription service. The subscription isn't in my future: too expensive... the lowest rate is $ per year, and with all of the rates above that I'm sure that even $/yr has highly limited content. Thanks for the fun up until now. I wouldn't be surprised if this podcast slowly works it's way out of my playlists.
8. Great listening practice... - Once you gain some knowledge of a language in a classroom setting, I think it's important that you spend a lot of time listening to the language if you want to gain any sort of proficiency. These podcasts offer such an opportunity that you can take advantage of with very little trouble or expense. As advertised, the Spanish is slow enough to provide word separation, and even if you don't know all of the words, it's still good practice to capture the words you do know while noting the ones you don't. And if you're aware of the news, you may learn some new words in the process. Not all of these news stories are top headlines, so some of them will be coming at you with no background at all in the story. Those are fun opportunities of a different kind. It's fun when you hear about it in your own language later on, and you realize you heard about it first in Spanish. Aside from the news stories, which you can read about independently, the podcasters break into commentary and conversation about the news stories. That's also an interesting challenge, because there's no independent source to help you verify what you think you heard. I have listened to many hours of radio Spanish, and I know that listening is a skill that you will improve upon if you do it often. These podcasts are more kind and gentle than a radio station. Need to practice listening? Recommended!
On the Easy German podcast, we discuss topics from Germany and around the world, explain words and expressions and answer your questions. Members get full transcripts, our exclusive vocabulary helper and bonus content for each episode. Learn more at easygerman.fm
Release date: 2023-02-28
1. Danke! - Ich liebe diesen Podcast. Die Themen, über die Cari und Manuel sprechen, sind immer sehr interessant und abwechslungsreich. Ich lerne Deutsch und habe viele Dinge von Easy German gelernt. Ich höre diesen Podcast, wenn ich pendle und es macht meinen Weg zur Arbeit oder Universität lustig und produktiv.
2. Great content from amazing people - This podcast is an incredibly entertaining resource for practicing German! Cari's laugh always brings a smile to my face. Manuel's approach to life drives me to stretch my own perspectives. Janusz is the salt of the earth. The episodes are filled with good attitudes and interesting conversation. What more could you ask for? More!
3. Excellent! Fun and Interesting - I am so grateful to my German tudor who first recommend the Easy German Youtube videos to me in May of this year! I later discoverd that they also hosted a podcast which I was thrilled to discover as I have way more time to listen to podcasts than to watch videos. It has been so increadibly helpful to me in improving my German. It was really the missing piece in my learning. The hosts are adorable. I love their personalities. Manuell is the serious, studious German and Cari is the comic relief. But they are both clearly very intellegent and take the job seriously. They are a fantastic pair. I also love to hear from Cari's husband Janusz takes part in the podcast. The topics are varied and interesting. This is very important as a language learner. There are new expressions and vocabulary for me to learn in every episode! The vocab helper and transcripts are invaluable. I HIGHLY reccomend this podcast to anyone who would like to improve their german or just learn more about the german culture and people while being entertained. Victoria
4. Fun and Educational - Cari and Manuel do a superb job of relaying understandable, yet challenging, German language content in a fun and entertaining way. I learn something new with every show and eagerly look forward to each episode. This podcast is an excellent vehicle to help integrate more German language content into my daily life. Keep it up guys — you rock!
5. This podcast made me fall in love with German again - This podcast makes me glad I learned german years ago. I love the hosts they are such nice people and I love their content and thoughts on anything!!... Yes, you probably do need to be at last slightly interested in Germany or at least the German language to enjoy the podcast but they make it so easy to do so. My German is actually not that bad actually but I have not been using it actively or frequently for a long time so I am trying to use this podcast to get back into the groove so that I get better. (Maybe teach my month old German one day or at least get him interested.) I always hear some words that I need to look up. I listen to the podcasts multiple times sometimes which kind of acts like a quiz (do I remember that word?) And since I stopped strictly learning German grammar long time ago, it helps to hear German sentence structures. Love these people. If you want to practice listening to German and you do not listen to this podcast, you are missing out. They occasionally will use English words which makes me wish I could head the German for that but I guess that is the reality of life in Germany these days: people use English words.
6. Not for beginners, but absolutely joyful ! - Building on their highly successful "Easy German" YouTube channel, duo Cari and Manuel churn out two marvelous, clearly-enunciated episodes each week that are entertaining and — if you're not careful — so disarmingly educational that sometimes I swear I can hear Mark Twain spinning in his grave. Because despite the great writer's claim, German isn't awful at all. It's challenging, sure, and a bit convoluted and at times maddeningly logical, but it opens the door to a thought-provoking mindset that embraces the world in all its complexity, then sets about the sensible task of sorting through it all and diligently finding order in a haystack of chaos. And that's what I love about Easy German — it feels less like a podcast and more like having a couple of smart, funny friends over for Kaffee und Kuchen and fascinating conversation, touching on every topic under the sun. Cari and Manual play off of each other well — she brings the wit and infectious laughter, he brings the heft and acumen — and before you realize it, your German listening comprehension has jumped a solid %.
7. Great German podcast - Very professional German language podcast. Entertaining and great extras for Patreon members. I use the podcast to reinforce what I've already learned and to increase my vocabulary. There is a translator that you can turn on, as a Patreon member, to catch words or phrases you may have missed.
8. Always informative and fun - As a German teacher, I'm always looking for good podcasts for my students' listening comprehension. These are some of the very best. Cari and Manuel are always knowledgeable, well prepared, and lots of fun. I eagerly look forward to their podcasts twice a week and am never disappointed...whether the subject matter is Crypto currency, the elections, or how Germans make their beds. Thank you for putting your hearts and souls into these podcasts! PS: I love your laughter, Cari!
9. Einfach wunderbar! - What a wonderful way to spend to minutes of your day. I came originally for the German language practice, but have been coming back episode after episode just to spend time with Cari and Manuel, the podcast‘s ever upbeat and lovable hosts. What would I do without Easy German?
10. Perfect for relearning or remembering - I majored in German but after so many years, I forgot. Or, rather, I forgot where I stored my vocabulary and grammar. This podcast has been great to dust it off. It’s not too slow and obviously not too fast. The topics are interesting; the hosts and guests are fun; and it’s a great Blick into the culture.
11. By Far — The BEST Language Podcast I’ve Heard! - I fancy myself as an “amateur polyglot” — up to foreign languages that I have been studying on my own for personal self-interest. The Easy German Podcast is BY FAR the BEST podcast I have found in any of those languages. Carrie and Manuel are both OUTSTANDING, as are other members of the Team. I look forward to each new episode (currently per week) — because Easy German is always FUN to listen to — it is educational (covers the spectrum of interesting topics relating to Germany and the world) — as well as absolutely SUPERB for maintaining (and improving) one’s level of German, spoken by natives at a normal speed — but with FULL transcript (and amazing instant transcript translator) which is invaluable to me as an intermediate ( B- level) but definitely not fluent German speaker. I cannot recommend this Podcast highly enough — You’ll LOVE it! — :)
12. Fun and easy way to learn German - I wish I’d had this podcast back in the s when I was studying German in college, but better late than never! My German is much better now than it ever was then, mostly because of Easy German. The podcasts, transcripts, real-time vocabulary, the videos, makes it all so easy and interesting. Thanks Cari, Manuel and Janusz! I now have a son in college who is majoring in German, and he listens too. Great resource for any age learner.
13. Wirklich der Hammer - Entweder Du Anfänger oder schon Forgeschritten bist, ist dieser Podcast der beste allerwelt. Man gewöhnt sich an der Sprache, indem man zwei klugen, lustigen Menschen zuhört, während sie meistens rumquastchen, passen aber auch auf die Bedürfnisse ihres deutschlernendes Publikums auf. Die -minutige Länge des Podcasts ist zum Lernen gut geeignet, aber sie sind so unterhaltsam dass ich hin und wieder zwei am Stück anhöre. Sie laden gelegentlich Gäste ein, die entweder auch Lehrer oder eben halt interessanten Menschen sind. Ich höre seit fast ein Jahr, glaube ich, und meine Zuversicht beim Deutschsprechen steigert mega. Danke ihr beiden!
14. Like hanging out with friends - Excellent podcast for learning or refreshing your German! The hosts are funny, interesting and comfortable. Lots of interesting topics are discussed and the hosts explain different vocabulary and grammar situations, along with answering listener questions. I highly recommend!
15. The best German learning podcast - Easy German is my favorite language learning tool, and also a gateway to German culture and society. It is highly recommended. I started learning German year ago and started listening to Easy German already at A level (after month of German learning). At that point I heavily rely on the script and the vocabulary helper (which only cost euro per week). Cari and Manuel have extremely clear pronunciation and a perfect speed of speaking. With the help of easy German, my German level improved quickly and now I am also studying B. Even now I can understand every episode perfectly, I still enjoy listening to every episode of the podcast to learn more about German culture, society, politics and the people. Cari, Manuel and Janusz are a family and they built a Fantastic and loving community. I sometimes feel that I am a part of a big family too!
16. Fantastisch, aufgezeichnet, wunderbar, super zum Deutschlernen - Mit deutlich gesprochenem Deutsch, zeigen uns Cari und Manuel (und manchmal Janusz) das Leben in Deutschland und Europa. Die Podcasts sind voller Witz, Spaß und Ehrlichkeit. Zu den Easy German YouTube Videos ist das Podcast eine perfekte Ergänzung, wodurch ich die Leute hinter der Kamera stehen besser kennenlernen können. Vielen Dank für das Produzieren!
17. Nach Episode - Ich find‘s erstes krass wie ihr den Podcast entwickelt habt, zweitens wie richtig nützlich der Podcast ist, wobei ich halt gerade in Budapest wohne wo man eben kaum Menschen treffen kann(wie in anderen Ländern auch) noch extremer ist dass wir momentan ne Sperrstunde haben, die bis Februar verlängert wurde. Vielleicht keine passende Überleitung zu meiner Bewertung aber ich wollte eben sagen ich fühl mich nicht so alleine derzeit weil ich eure Stimmen fast jeden Tag zu hören beim Frühstück oder beim Essen generell. Toller Podcast von netten Leuten die mir krass geholfen haben meine Sprachkenntnisse nicht zu verlieren und ja die Sprache so oft wie möglich zu hören und zu üben.
Übrigens : ich lerne deutsch seit knapp Jahren und höre den Podcast seit der ersten Episode (since day one haha)
Ich würde mich total freuen wenn ihr das lest und vielleicht auch in die nächste Episode rein schmeißt :D
Viel Erfolg und bleibt mal gesund ! Ali aus Alexandria (lebe momentan in Ungarn)
Learning English programs use a limited vocabulary and short sentences. They are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Our broadcasts were formerly known as Special English.
Release date: 2023-03-05
1. The objectivity of the content - Although the program is about English learning, but the content is also important since that influences the English learners. I think some reports about an event, a person, and a county is biased. People listen to this podcast for improving English rather than been unconsciously influenced and biased. Plz make the content more objective
2. Thanks for entire VOA special English team - I have to say that all members of special English team are awesome, including the presenters that I haven't listened yet. For English learners it's extremely difficult to listen out every single word especially without transcripts, thank god let me met VOA , and you guys really really help a lot, the programme you present make it possible for me to focus on listening without fear that maybe miss out any details, and series of story are really fancy! Again thanks a lot for all of you guys!!!
3. 我非常喜欢这个节目 - 我非常喜欢这个节目。我每天都收听：清晨起来听，去健身房的来回路上，边走边听，在巴士或者地铁上听。太方便啦！节目内容丰富。名人轶事和经典短篇小说，百听不厌哦 。非常有助于提高听力水平。非常感谢节目制作人等全体成员的辛勤付出！感谢美国之音提供这个平台。
4. It's the best - Just as title, it's one of the best podcasts for English learners. I like how they summarize everyday's news into min of podcast, so that I can learn English while getting to know what's happening throughout the world. The speakers all talk with clear articulation and beautiful accent which I could learn from! Oh and you can also see the script on their website!( in as it is section)
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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Release date: 2022-08-31
1. A fantastic resource - This is by far the best German language learning podcast I’ve found so far. The detailed grammar segments and Mark’s role of linguist-as-learner combine to answer my questions thoroughly. It’s the next best thing to a live tutor. I have been using this in combination with Deutsche Wells’s online course, and they complement one another perfectly. Coffee Break German ist ausgezeichnet!
2. I love CoffeeBreak German :) - Thank you guys for providing a mostly free learning service for those wishing to learn another language. I’m using this along with Duolingo to build a strong starting base in German. I’m happy with the progress I’ve made and hope to continue to make as I grow in my vocabulary and grammar usage :)
3. One of my favorite tools for language learning - I’ve done the full Pimsleur German courses, and I’m working my way through Coffee Break German, and they compliment each other very well. There is obviously some overlap as they start with beginner topics, but the explanations do a very good job at filling in gaps, adding to vocab, and explaining the “why” for some topics. I’ve done a lot of both coffee break Spanish and German. I really like this German one specifically because Mark is learning it at the same time as the listener. Since he has learned a variety of other languages he always asks very useful and insightful questions about grammar, conjugation, etc. and he is able to compare some things with Spanish and French or other languages which can be very helpful if you’re familiar with them.
4. Very very good. - This has helped me to rekindle my German learning. I was exposed to German as a child but my grandfather wouldn’t teach me and if he did he would get wrapped around the axle on pronunciation. I understand maybe - % I understand the basic idea of the conversation but the tenses and some conjugation I get behind and I hate that. By the way this is proper German, very proper, of a literary nature. Danke schon für disse klasse ich wise. I don’t speak well much less to write. Thank you great material.
5. Absolutely the best! - I just can’t recommend this course enough. It is so user friendly and I love it. I’m Brazilian and live in the USA.
I am a total beginner with learning German and had a trip to Switzerland after going through just lessons and was so much fun putting what I had learned to use during my vaccation there. I’ll definitely be back as well as to Austria and Germany and for sure I’ll be continuing towards becoming fluent.
The lessons are simple and efficient, to the point, complete with grammar, pronunciation, cultural facts and above all guided by Mark who seems to be quite the hungry learner himself . My year old son is doing Coffee Break Italian and he loves it. I’ll join him later as it’s easy for me coming from Portuguese but later I also plan on the French course. stars rating for all Coffee Break Courses Bis zum nächsten Mal
6. The BEST - I have tried some other podcasts, and this is by far the most helpful and thorough effort to support German learners by podcast. It follows an expert language learner’s effort to learn German. It’s basically like going to class with a very smart student who asks all the best questions, has shockingly good pronunciation, uses the proper names for the different parts of speech, and makes connections between German and other languages. I highly recommend getting the bonus materials. It really helps to be able to see the words written down. The cultural insights and grammar moments are also great. I seriously can’t recommend it enough. I have so hope for my basic German!
7. Warning: not standard German - I really like the listen-and-repeat format, but it just doesn’t make sense for most people to learn German from a Bavarian speaker. This dialect is so different from standard German that it is sometimes considered a separate language. Unless you plan on moving to Bavaria, I would avoid this podcast.
8. Wunderbar!! - I’ve always tried to learn languages in the past by learning vocabulary and phrases and just repeating them, but always gave up because i found it difficult to understand the language and make my own sentences. I’m lightly learning german while juggling school, and I definitely have learned more in the first lessons of coffee break german than any language learning software Ive used in the past. They go through simple phrases in the first few episodes to explaining the grammar behind them so you understand what you’re saying and teach you how to use vocabulary in different grammatical situations. I really like how Mark sometimes makes mistakes so you know not to do the same and it helps you learn more about the language. The cultural aspect is also really nice to learn about the culture behind the language you’re learning, and helps you when deciding what to say in certain situations
9. Ich liebe diesen Podcast! - This podcast is great for beginners who want to learn German! It’s helped me a lot and I like that it teaches listeners useful phrases for traveling to German speaking countries. This show also really helps demystify the often confusing grammar cases. I love the hosts too! Strongly recommend.
10. Fantastic Way to Learn German - I like to use different tactics to learn German because when someone explains something one way I may not understand, but will understand it when someone else explains it. Coffee Break German brings those together. I love the short format, the grammar and culture integrations and the graduated learning approach. Thanks for this amazing podcast
11. Best platform for language learning - I have tried several ways to learn German and the Coffee Break series has been the best. The progression is at a reasonable pace. There are lots of review sessions which help reinforce learning. The grammar breaks help me understand what’s happening unlike Rosetta Stone where you are left on your own to figure out grammar rules.
12. Ausgezeichnet! - I used to be fluent, but have gotten rusty in recent years. I listened to this podcast to prepare for a trip to Germany this summer and it helped me so much. While there, I was able to use vocabulary I’d learned through the podcast and felt confident in my grammar too because of the hosts’ excellent lessons. Dankeschön!
13. Great Way to Learn - I am currently on Season Episode and am thoroughly enjoying this app. The lessons really help me learn and improve my German. Es ist ausgezeichnet! Ich wurde es zu alle meine Freunde empfehlen. So far my favorite (am liebsten) episodes were the ones that took place in Innsbruck. Thank you to Mark, Thomas, Julia, Kirsten, Andrea and the entire Coffee Break German team! Danke schön!
14. - I’ve been listening on and off for years and think it’s a great supplemental resource. Definitely have used phrases and tips I’ve learned here in the real world. Und außerdem, habe ich gerade eine Reise nach Garmisch-Partinkirchen und Bamberg gemacht, die kompletttt durch den Podcast inspiriert wurde! Super Empfehlung, danke sehr
15. Genug mit Genau already! - Put off by the weird „sound“ of this program from the Tyrolian Heimat Musik intro to the supplicating Scottish host with the redundant „genau“ after each „English“ translation of simple German words. Genug mit Genau already. It sounds stupid. Scottish Guy: „heute morgen“ means „this morning“. German woman: Genau. Scottish Guy: fahren means „to drive“. German woman: Genau. This guy: Genug mit Genau. Scottish Guy: that means „enough of the word ‚genau‘“. German woman. Exactly!
16. Great for those with some German background - My wife is German and my children have been raised bilingual. I’ve developed a basic understanding of German just from exposure around the home. Recently, I decided to become fluent in German. My current level is A per a Goethe Institut test. I’ve been looking for as many resources as possible to help me learn German. This podcast is perfect for me. This goes beyond simple “travel” German. Grammar is actually discussed as well. The way the hosts break down the sentences and review vocabulary is very helpful.
17. Speed and clear pronunciation - I checked this out years ago, but was very discouraged because the native speaker speaks so quickly. And never seems to have a mode where he will enunciate clearly and slow the speech down. So that learners can understand what the heck the words are. Native speed is fine if you understand what the word is when spoken clearly. Having studied a little German at this point, I was checking this out again. If not for Mark continually asking him to repeat things and slower, this would be too difficult of a resource to use for learning. I was an avid listener of coffee break French. I liked the teaching style and that Mark would always annunciate things slow and clear at least for the first time or two. So that people could learn to make the sounds.
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Release date: 2023-06-30
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Release date: 2023-02-27
1. The BEST of the best - Thank you guys for this awesome work, when I started to listen your podcast and YouTube videos I have not Idea of any word of English (and I need it every day), in the beginning I had overwhelmed because I don’t catched any word (Did I write it right? Well, I feel like I can say it ) Little by little I started to understand and today (after years, thanks COVID ) I’m sure I get it maybe % what you said . Every day I recommend you guys a every single person with the urgency of learn the English. I recommend too Learn English with Friends, Real Life English Native Immersion course and obviously Real Life English app. Great job guys, please don't lose the courage to continue teaching.
2. Across the Pond - I’m a Brit born in England but raised in America. I’ve lived in America all my life except a couple of years as a baby. Between a Brit mum and watching every show on BritBox I’ve developed a kind of muddled accent lol. I use a lot of words and phrases that are definitely British but usually said with an American accent unless I concentrate and choose to speak with the English accent. Like I said it’s very muddled lol. So I’m listening to this podcast and a few others to get my full on Brit accent on before I return “home” in . Of course my family in England is going to expect an American accent lol Let the fun begin! lol
3. Great and fun contents. - Hi guys! I’m Blong from the State, my origins is Laos who recently move here.Thank you for the good work you guys do, for me the RealLife English podcast is the main way I learn English. I take the advantage of every moment for example driving, walking and working by listening to my friends Ethan, Andrea, Ollie and the others. The content is fun, you speak very clearly and sharply. I level up my English and have improved a lot AWWW YEAH!
4. Shout outs - Ethan, Andrea and Oli, Han from China say hello to you all. I have been following your podcast for a month now and find them to be inspiring, fun and informative language input for me. Still remember that cocky, carkey joke, haha. Keep on doing this, real life english have my full support. Keep healthy during this difficult time.
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motivated to keep going learning English, I'm a native Spanish speaker but now I'm living in San Diego California, I work for an international airline and I feel so comfortable talking and imagine all the places where you have been touch in your life, in some way I can understand very deep when you said we are global citizens, even sometimes I have the crazy idea that maybe we already met before !!! Thank you for all the amazing and useful podcasts
9. Missing episodes. - Although I truly appreciate your podcast, I really wish that you give us access to all the episodes, starting from number one and not from . I reached out to you and directed me to your website to download the episodes right from there, but it is pretty time consuming and that doesn't even download them in the podcast itself, but in the music app. Please make them available on here. You'll make a lot people extremely happy. Thanks for reading.
10. Guys, your podcast is awesome! - I should have written the review right after I listened you for the first time, and I am sorry for being lazy ass and not doing it. I listen to you every morning when jogging, I noticed that already after a month my listening comprehension skills has improved. I appreciate what you do and want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart!
I wish I could put stars of all possible NB: would be cool if you can pronounce a new word/phrase/connected speech - times so I have an opportunity to repeat after you.
11. Awesome podcast!! - I have been listening to this pod cast for few months now and I have learned a lot. This podcast covers different aspects of improving fluency in english. The content of each podcast is well created and I really enjoy it. I also learn not only english but self-development tips . Thanks for hosting this show!!
12. Incredible way of learning! - Hi guys, you're awesome and I'm very grateful to have this kind of podcast in iTunes. My life is very stressful and I don't have enough time to study English as I wanted. However, I can listen all podcasts on my direction to the office while driving my car. As you always talk about, it's an easy and practical way to learn and improve my English.
Thank you so much and continue moving on this excellent podcast.
13. Awesome english podcasts and relevant themes! - As a self taught english learner I've tried all sort of media resources in order to improve my learning methods, from e-books, audiobooks and podcasts signed by renowned universities in the US to famous newspapers around the world and ordinary people blogs, however, none of them could make me feel like on a real everyday life context, where english is of course the main theme. When one is learning english as second language no matter the fluency level, it's quite easy to lose sight of what is indeed important along the way. I should say RLE offers a kind of enlightenment and emotion as the same as to go out on the streets of an english speaking country and just speak, I mean in a real life context. RLE rocks!
14. Outstanding - Hi guy. I am from Andorra a small country between Spain and France and I just discovered your podcast. I think it's great and I like that you speak casual English. I am an Advanced learner of English and I am tired of grammar and books. I want to learn idioms, expressions, phrasal verbs and slang. I glad you guys do not follow the other podcasts which are mostly boring and too formal. I want to learn real daily English not from books. You are head and shoulders above the rest. Keep going and long life to real life English Podcast. Oh Yeahhhhh