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CBI 2.03 | A che ora ti alzi?

This episode of Coffee Break Italian will help you talk about the things you do on a regular basis, including aspects of your daily routine. Francesca and Mark introduce the concept of reflexive verbs and you’ll learn to conjugate these verbs in the present tense. In the practice session Isla is put to the test…

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CBC 1.04 | Talking about where you live in Chinese

You already know how to say where you come from and talk about your nationality, but what about where you live now? In this episode you’ll learn to say “I live in …” and you’ll also learn the names for some towns and cities in Chinese. Listen to the episode The audio lesson is free,…

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CBG 2.02 | Ich möchte gern den Braten mit Kartoffeln

How many times have you ordered a drink in a German café, or a snack in a German restaurant and you’ve never been quite sure about whether you’re using the correct word for “a” or “the”. Of course there’s the gender of the word to think about, but the added complication with German is the…

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CBC 1.03 | Saying where you come from

In this lesson you’ll learn to say where you come from and to talk about your nationality. You’ll also learn the names for some countries in Mandarin Chinese. As promised in the video, here are the Chinese names for some additional countries: Wēi’ěrshì – Wales Aì’ěrlán – Ireland Fǎguó – France Déguó – Germany Xībānyá…

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CBI 2.02 | Che cosa fai al fine settimana?

In lesson 2 of Coffee Break Italian Season 2 you’ll further your knowledge of -are verbs within the context of talking about what you do at the weekend. Francesca and Mark introduce more -are verbs including some verbs which have spelling changes, and then talk about what they do at the weekend – in Italian,…

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CBC 1.02 | Greetings and introductions

It’s time for another lesson of Coffee Break Chinese in which you can join teacher Crystal and learner Mark and learn Mandarin Chinese. In lesson 2, you’ll review what you covered in lesson 1, you’ll learn about greetings at different times of the day, and you’ll learn to introduce yourself and ask other people “what…

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CBG 2.01 | Ich bin Deutscher, sie ist Deutsche und wir sprechen Deutsch

In this first lesson of the new series of Coffee Break German, join teacher Andrea and her student Mark as they review the topic of nationalities and languages. This lesson introduces the fact that, unlike in English, German normally has a different word for the nationality and the language of a country. You’ll also review…

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Episode 5 – Coffee Break Conversations

Join the Coffee Break French team at the France Show in London for this episode of Coffee Break Conversations. Pierre-Benoît is in his element, enjoying all things French from sausages to oysters, et un peu de vin aussi!

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CBC 1.01 | Asking “how are you?” in Chinese

Welcome to this first lesson in our brand new series which will help you learn Mandarin Chinese. Join teacher Crystal and learner Mark for this coffee break lesson and start learning the basics today. In lesson 1, you’ll learn to say “hello” and “goodbye”. You’ll also learn to ask “how are you?” in Mandarin and…

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CBI Lesson 201

CBI 2.01 | Ricominciamo! Using Italian -are verbs

In lesson 1 of Coffee Break Italian Season 2 you’ll take the first steps in learning to manipulate the language and say what you want to say! Lesson 1 focuses on regular -are verbs, and you’ll learn to conjugate these verbs in the present tense. Join teacher Mark, native speaker Francesca and learner Isla in…

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Introducing Coffee Break Chinese

We’re very excited to introduce a brand new show in the Coffee Break family – from Wednesday 8th February you can start learning Mandarin Chinese with Coffee Break Chinese. Watch the video above to find out more about the show and to get to know our teacher Crystal and learner Mark. To access the free…

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Introducing Coffee Break Italian Season 2

Great news: Coffee Break Italian Season 2 will launch on Monday 6th February. In this video, join Mark and Francesca as they talk about what’s coming up in Season 2. To access the free lessons of Season 2, make sure you’re subscribed to the podcast – see the links below. Lessons will be published fortnightly,…

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Introducing Coffee Break German Season 2

We’re delighted to announce that Coffee Break German Season 2 will launch on Monday 13th February. In this video, join learner Mark and our new teacher Andrea as they discuss what’s coming up in Season 2. Julia, our Cultural Correspondent, also joins us for the new season. To access the free lessons of Season 2,…

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Episode 4 – Coffee Break Conversations

Join Mark and Carmen for this special episode of Coffee Break Conversations, filmed on the occasion of the recording of the final episode of Coffee Break Spanish Season 4.

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Coffee Break Italian Season 2 – coming soon!

We’re delighted to report that the Coffee Break Italian team is busy working on the first lessons of Season 2. In Season 2 you’ll be able to take your Italian to the next level by expanding your vocabulary, increasing your understanding of Italian grammar, and building your confidence in using the language. The real focus…

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