10 Creative Ways to Practice a Language On Your Coffee Break (Rype) (Using…
10 Creative Ways to Practice a Language On Your Coffee Break (Rype)
Using Your Phone
Learn new words
Easy to use
You can download courses in advance and use study them even if you don't have internet
Listen to a podcast
Short podcasts like News in Slow Spanish/Russian/French, etc.
Coffee Break Spanish/French/Italian, etc.
Language Pod101 series
Watch a short youtube video (easy language channel)
Save the audio from a book or course you're using on your phone so you can use them anytime.
Pimsleur/Michel Thomas allow you to practice listening and speaking easily on the go
Audio from books like Colloquial/Teach Yourself or other courses with dialogues can be reviewed quickly during a coffee break.
Repetition is essential and it's often overlooked by language learners. The most successful learners always emphasise repetition. Your coffee break isn't long enough to start learning a whole bunch of new materials but it's a great opportunity to repeat dialogues again and again. For example, try working on a lesson/dialogue in the morning during your commute to work and then repeating the audio throughout the day whenever possible during your coffee breaks, toilet breaks, at lunchtime, etc.
Have a quick conversation!
Use an app like Hello Talk (or Speaky) for instant messaging to practice with native speakers
Read an article/conversation, etc.
Use LingQ to read (or reread articles in your target language)
Browse a popular news site in your target language and choose and article to read.
You can use readlang in your browser to help
Write a short journal entry in your target language about your day so far
Use HiNative from Lang-8 to get corrections on your text or audio from Native Speakers