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Coffee Break Italian Premium Edition

Coffee Break Italian helps you build your confidence in Italian in short, manageable lessons. While our audio lessons are available on our website and on iTunes, we offer a special premium edition of the course which features bonus materials, helping you make better progress and learn the language more effectively.

What does the course contain?

In each season of Coffee Break Italian, there are forty lessons which will help you develop a solid foundation in the language. In each lesson the team of a teacher, native speaker and a learner will guide you through a range of topics and you'll acquire a sound understanding of Italian.

Coffee Break Italian Season 1 is aimed at complete beginners, but through the forty lessons you'll build your confidence and you'll soon be able to use Italian confidently with native speakers.

Coffee Break Italian Season 2 will help you build on what you've learned in Season 1 and develop a thorough understanding of Italian grammar, helping you say what you want to say.

How does it work?

Coffee Break Italian is like going for a coffee with your friend who happens to speak Italian and is helping you to learn in a relaxed, enjoyable way. Then add a solid structure and carefully constructed pedagogy which ensures that you progress through the lessons and build on previously-learned materials.

Coffee Break Italian is not a simple series of "listen and repeat" audio programmes: in each lesson Mark and Francesca explain how the language works, helping learners Katie (season 1) and Isla (season 2) - and you as the listener - to manipulate the language and use it in practical situations.

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Each lesson contains:

  • Main audio lesson

    Each audio lesson is around 15-20 minutes in length and features the main learning content including dialogues in Italian, discussions about the language between teacher Mark, learner Katie and regular input on language and culture from native speaker Francesca.

  • Video flashcards

    We also provide video flashcards for the main audio lessons which feature the words and phrases covered in the lesson on the screen, helping you to see how Italian is written and to build your understanding of the language.

  • Lesson guide and transcript

    We provide a full set of notes for each lesson with transcripts of any dialogues contained in the lesson and explanations of all grammar points and cultural information.

  • Bonus audio episode

    Having listened to the main audio lesson and worked through the notes, it’s now time to test what you’ve learned. The bonus audio content helps you test your understanding with translation challenges and bonus vocabulary. The duration of the bonus audio episodes is around 8 minutes.

Key features of the course

  • Unlock the Italian language

    Whether you’re taking your very first steps in Italian, or you’re revisiting the language after previous attempts to learn, we’re sure that you’ll find Coffee Break Italian the key to making real progress through our carefully planned lessons.

  • Helping you master the grammar

    We’ll help you understand how the Italian language works and you’ll quickly begin to recognise the patterns of the language and learn to apply them to new words and phrases you acquire. We’ll help you build a solid foundation on which to build your mastery of Italian.

  • The bigger picture

    Coffee Break Italian has been carefully designed by experienced teachers and native speakers of Italian to introduce the language in a structured way. In addition to the vocabulary areas and grammatical concepts covered, we’ll also be looking at aspects of Italy and other Italian-speaking areas in our regular Caffè Culturale segments.

Accessible where and when you want to learn

Coffee Break Italian Season 1 is accessible where and when you want to learn. When you purchase the premium version of our course you can download individual audio, video and text documents to your computer, tablet or phone.

Take the course with you and learn on the go.

Our premium courses are available
on the Coffee Break Academy

We've provided sample files for the premium materials associated with this course. We produce video flashcards, lesson notes and bonus audio for all lessons of Coffee Break Italian.

Learn the basics of Italian with Coffee Break Italian Season 1. Teacher Mark and native speaker Francesca are joined by learner Katie for this 40-lesson course in Italian. You'll learn to communicate in Italian in a variety of situations encountered when travelling in a Italian-speaking area. You'll also gain an understanding of how Italian works and you'll be able to apply what you know to communicate effectively with native speakers.

If you'd like to make faster progress and deepen your understanding of Italian, the premium version of Coffee Break Italian Season 1 is available in the Coffee Break Academy and features 40 video lessons, bonus audio materials and lesson notes for every lesson.

Coffee Break Italian Season 2 will help you take your learning to the next level. You'll develop your understanding of Italian grammar, increase your range of vocabulary and, most importantly, you'll learn to manipulate the language and be able to say exactly what you want to say, rather than relying on set phrases. Mark and Francesca are back as the teacher and native speaker and they're joined by Italian learner Isla.

Coffee Break Italian Season 2 is also available in a premium version which features video lessons, bonus audio and comprehensive lesson guides. Please note that as of February 2017, Coffee Break Italian Season 2 episodes are being published every two weeks, so purchasing premium access will enable you to access each lesson as it becomes available.

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    Find out more about the course

    There's more information about Coffee Break Italian premium versions on the Coffee Break Academy.

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    Try a sample lesson

    If you scroll down the product page on the Coffee Break Academy you'll see the "Course Outline". Just click on the Preview button to try out a free video lesson and to access the lesson notes and bonus audio.

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    If you like what you see you can buy the premium version on the Coffee Break Academy. We accept all major debit and credit cards and US customers also have the option of using PayPal. Pricing is available in both $USD and £GBP.

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    Start learning Italian today

    Within less than 90 seconds you can be learning Italian with our audio lessons, video flashcards and detailed lesson guides!

*As of February 2017 Coffee Break Italian Season 2 is an on-going publication. Episodes are published every two weeks. Customers purchasing the membership will receive episodes as soon as they are available in the course site.

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