Coffee Break Travels: on the road in Pornic with Pierre-Benoît

Coffee Break French host Pierre-Benoît invites Mark to join him for a guided tour of his home town, Pornic, in the Loire Atlantique area of France. Put your French to the test with this video, all in French. We’ve provided subtitles in both French and English to help you understand everything.

Mark and Pierre-Benoît visit the Nouveau Port, the Pottery Works, Pierre-Benoît’s favourite beach, and the old harbour in the centre of Pornic where they enjoy an ice-cream at La Fraiseraie. Links below:

Faïencerie de Pornic:
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Site officiel de Pornic:

CBC 1.29 | Describing people in Mandarin Chinese

In this episode you’ll learn how to describe people in Chinese. You’ll learn various adjectives to describe people physically and talk about hair and eye colour. We’ll put this to the test by challenging you to identify some famous people from their descriptions in Chinese, and you’ll be able to see how much you’ve understood of the lesson.

¿De dónde eres? – Saying where you’re from in Spanish – Coffee Break Spanish To Go Episode 1.03

To say “I am from…” in Spanish you say soy de…. In this episode of Coffee Break Spanish To Go, Marina asks the question, ¿De dónde eres? (informal) or ¿De dónde es usted? (formal). You can use the answers of our interviewees to help you learn to say where you’re from in Spanish.

In the first part of the video, watch the interviews without subtitles and try to understand. In the second part of the video, we’ve provided subtitles in Spanish at the top of the screen. You can choose to turn on subtitles in English using the Subtitles/CC button.

In this first series of Coffee Break Spanish To Go, Marina is in the city of Málaga, in the south of Spain, and in each episode she’ll ask passers-by one question. Of course, that one question will result in many answers, and it’s through these answers that you can practise your Spanish and build your vocabulary.

Coffee Break Spanish To Go will be published every two weeks on YouTube, and each Season will be filmed in a different part of the Spanish-speaking world. If you’d prefer not to wait for all 10 lessons of Season 1 to be published, you can access downloadable versions of the videos along with audio versions and lesson notes / transcripts in the Coffee Break Academy: click here for more information.

Coffee Break Spanish To Go is based on the popular podcast series and online course Coffee Break Spanish. For access to the free podcasts, please click here.

CBC 1.28 | Talking about your likes and dislikes in Chinese

In this episode of Coffee Break Chinese you’ll learn to talk more about yourself, specifically by talking about your job, where you work, what you do and where you’d like to work if you didn’t have your current job! Crystal provides some interesting information about Chinese work ethic, and you’ll be able to practise your Mandarin with the help of a conversation about jobs.