CBC 1.09 | Talking about languages and language problems in Mandarin Chinese

In this episode of Coffee Break Chinese you’ll learn to say that you can speak a little Chinese. You’ll also learn to talk about the other languages you speak, and to deal with language problems. By the end of the lesson you’ll be able to ask people to speak more slowly, to repeat, and to say that you don’t understand.

Podcast Awards nomination for Coffee Break Italian

We’re delighted to report that Coffee Break Italian has been nominated in the “Smartest podcast” category of the British Podcast Awards. These new awards have been created this year to highlight the best British-made podcasts of the year. The nominations for each category have been selected by a jury and we’re delighted that Coffee Break Italian has made it into the shortlist for the education category.

The British Podcast Awards also have a Listener’s Choice award where podcast listeners from around the world can nominate their favourite British-made podcast. All of our shows qualify for this award, so if you enjoy learning with any of our Coffee Break shows, please vote for us. Mark’s made a short video to explain the voting process:

Voting will literally take less than a minute, and we’d be very grateful to have your vote. Simply search for Coffee Break Spanish / Coffee Break French / Coffee Break Italian / Coffee Break German or Coffee Break Chinese at the British Podcast Awards site, and enter your details to vote. You can vote more than once for different podcasts, so if you listen to more than one of our shows, feel free to vote for each one! However, only one vote per podcast from your email address counts. It’s also important to say that although these awards are celebrating British podcasts, you can vote from anywhere in the world.

The Podcast Awards ceremony is taking place in London on 29th April and Mark and Francesca will be there on the night. We’ll let you know how things go! In the meantime, thanks for your support.