Coffee Break English - Season 1

Improve your English with Coffee Break English

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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.


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The Coffee Break English Team
The Coffee Break English Team

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.


Class Outline


  1. Rain in England, sun in Italy - Catriona’s holiday and the present tenses
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  Check your progress - Lessons 1-3 Quiz
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  4. What’s your city like? - Colorado Springs and adverbs of manner
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  5. How many kangaroos? - Australia’s national animal and quantifiers
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  6. You should visit the Grand Canyon - A famous American landmark and modal verbs
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  Check your progress - Lessons 4-6 Quiz
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  7. Have you eaten haggis? - A traditional Scottish dish and the present perfect tense
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  8. We won a match! - Ryan’s ice hockey experiences and the present perfect tense
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  9. It’s tea time - Britain’s favourite drink and gerund and infinitive forms
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  Check your progress - Lessons 7-10 Quiz
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course begins on 4th May 2021 when we'll release lessons 1-3. Lessons 4-10 will be published weekly on Tuesdays from 11th May 2021 until 29th June 2021. On purchase you will get access to the materials for all lessons which are available at that time. For example, if you purchase on 3rd June 2021, you'll get immediate access to lessons 1-6, and you'll get access to lessons 7-10 as soon as they become available. You'll have access to the materials for as long as you require them.
What level is this course aimed at?
This course is aimed at learners 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.
Does the course involve live lessons?
No. Note that there is no 'taught' element of this course: it's entirely self-access and you can use the audio, video and text materials to help you learn at your own pace, where and when it suits you.

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