What is Coffee Break English?
Coffee Break English can help you improve your English with short lessons - the perfect time to enjoy a cup of coffee while learning. The course is presented in slow English which is easy to understand. Don’t worry if you don’t understand every word, it’s more important to get the general meaning.
What level is Coffee Break English?
Season one is at A2 level. This course is for you if you learnt some English at school or if you want to review the basics. Coffee Break English can help you improve your accuracy and understanding of English, to prepare you for many situations like using English at work, visiting an English-speaking country, taking exams, or talking with English-speaking friends.
In Coffee Break English, you'll be joining English teachers Josie and Mark, experienced language teachers who will help you learn English in a fun and enjoyable way. The lessons of Coffee Break English also feature our correspondents from around the English-speaking world, so you'll meet Susan from England, Ryan from Canada, Matthew from Australia, Catriona from Scotland and Kate from the USA.
What does the course contain?
In each episode of the audio lessons, one of our colleagues from an English-speaking country tells us about an aspect of life or culture in their country. In season one, we hear from our friends in the UK, the USA, Canada, and Australia, helping you understand lots of different accents and varieties of English.
Mark and Josie guide you through the text, explaining the language and helping you understand it better. Each text focuses on a specific language point, including tenses, prepositions, phrasal verbs, and much more.
In addition to the main audio lesson, the course contains lesson notes, which explain the language in the lesson in more detail and provide a transcript of the text; practice exercises; a video version of the lesson; bonus audio episodes; and vocabulary lists in many different languages.
We speak your language!
Coffee Break English is presented in English, to give you lots of practice, but we also provide a vocabulary list for each lesson in lots of languages, to give you a little extra help. If you speak Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish, we have a vocabulary list for you.