CBI To Go 2.03 | Qual è la tua parola italiana preferita? – What is your favourite Italian word?

In this episode of Coffee Break Italian To Go, Francesca asks the question, qual è la tua parola italiana preferita? (What is your favourite Italian word?). You can use the answers of our interviewees to help you answer this question in Italian.

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 Italian at the top of the screen. You can choose to turn on subtitles in English using the Subtitles/CC button.

In this second series of Coffee Break Italian To Go, Francesca is in Stresa on the shores of Lake Maggiore, 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 Italian and build your vocabulary.

Coffee Break Italian To Go will be published every two weeks here on YouTube, and each Season will be filmed in a different part of the Italian-speaking world. If you’d prefer not to wait for all 10 lessons of Season 2 to be published, you can access downloadable versions of the videos along with audio versions and lesson notes / transcripts in the Coffee Break Academy.

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

To purchase our full online courses on the Coffee Break Academy, click here.

Märchenhafte Schlösser – Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 9

Welcome back to the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries, our 10-episode series in which we’re following Karin and her family as they travel through the Alpenstraße with their camper van. This leg of the family’s trip brings them to Neuschwanstein, a fairy tale castle atop a steep hill and a picture perfect setting for this week’s diary entry. Will the day end happily ever after? Enjoy the Schlossbesichtigung with the family and review various tenses at the same time.

Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 28th August. If you’d like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses after each sentence to allow you to practise your pronunciation, check out the full course on the Coffee Break Academy.

At Coffee Break German we provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit coffeebreakgerman.com for all the information you need to build your confidence in German, whatever your level.

CBF To Go 2.03 | Quel est ton mot français préféré ? What is your favourite French word?

In this episode of Coffee Break French To Go, Pierre-Benoît asks the question, quel est ton mot français préféré ? (What is your favourite French word?). You can use the answers of our interviewees to help you answer this question in French.

Access the podcast version below in which Mark is back in the studio helping you understand all the responses.

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 French at the top of the screen. You can choose to turn on subtitles in English using the Subtitles/CC button.

In this second series of Coffee Break French To Go, Pierre-Benoît is in the city of Nantes in France, and in each episode he’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 French and build your vocabulary.

Coffee Break French To Go will be published every two weeks here on YouTube, and each Season will be filmed in a different part of the French-speaking world.

If you’d prefer not to wait for all 10 lessons of Season 2 to be published, you can access downloadable versions of the videos along with audio versions and lesson notes / transcripts in the Coffee Break Academy.

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

To purchase our full online courses on the Coffee Break Academy, click here.

Llegada a Lugo – Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries Episode 9

After their car troubles, Victoria and Abel have to make the decision to spend more time in Lugo than planned, seeing the symbolic sights of the city, like the impressive Muralla Romana and La Cárcel Antigua – an ancient prison. They round off their visit by enjoying some pulpo a la gallega (Galician octopus). As Mark and Anabel discuss the language used in this week’s diary entry, listen out for the versatile verb quedar, and an explanation about using irse or ir de tapeo.

Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 27th August. If you’d like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses after each sentence to allow you to practise your pronunciation, check out the full course on the Coffee Break Academy.

At Coffee Break Spanish we provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit coffeebreakspanish.com for all the information you need to build your confidence in Spanish, whatever your level.

CBSw 1.18 | Tåget avgår kl 18:23

Join teacher Hanna and leaner Mark in the latest episode of Coffee Break Swedish for beginners. Last time we spoke about getting around the town, and in this lesson we’re continuing with the theme of transport as we’re learning more about travelling by tåg (train). By the end of the lesson you’ll know all of the words and phrases to use when it comes to purchasing train tickets, finding your platform, and reaching your final destination in a Swedish-speaking area. All aboard the train!

Season 1 of Coffee Break Swedish features a total of 40 lessons, launching on 20th January 2020. If you’d like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Swedish in the Coffee Break Academy, available from 20 January 2020. As soon as each lesson becomes available in the podcast feed, the course will be updated with the bonus materials.

Don’t forget to follow Coffee Break Swedish on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Swedish in between lessons. Remember – a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Swedish Facebook page here.

If you’d like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram.

You can also check out our Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel.

All information regarding Coffee Break Swedish can be found at http://coffeebreakswedish.com.

Live Lessons Update – and celebrating our 14th birthday

Coffee Break Spanish was launched on 18th October 2006 so we’re celebrating our 14th birthday today, and we’ve marked the day with a live broadcast updating the Coffee Break Community with our latest podcasts, video courses and live lessons.

We’ve published the schedule for our live lessons from October until December 2020. Click on the image to download the schedule. We’ll be sharing the YouTube link for our live lessons in our Catch-Up Newsletter every Monday. If you’re not already subscribed to our Newsletter, please click here.

In the live video, Mark also provided updates on our podcast episodes including our Travel Diaries series, and our Coffee Break To Go courses. Make sure you’re subscribed to our podcasts and our YouTube channel to get all our latest episodes.

Ein regnerischer Waldspaziergang – Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 8

In Episode 8 of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries, Karin and the family enjoy a lazy start to the day after the excitement of the Zugspitze. We join them for a damp, but calm walk in the lush, green forest under the Baumkronen. As always, Coffee Break German hosts Mark and Andrea will be breaking down the language used in Karin’s travel diary entry for our intermediate learners of German. Los geht’s!

Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 28th August. If you’d like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses after each sentence to allow you to practise your pronunciation, check out the full course on the Coffee Break Academy.

At Coffee Break German we provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit coffeebreakgerman.com for all the information you need to build your confidence in German, whatever your level.

CBI To Go 2.02 | Com’è la tua giornata tipica? – What is your daily routine?

In this episode of Coffee Break Italian To Go, Francesca asks the question, com’è la tua giornata tipica? (What is your daily routine?). You can use the answers of our interviewees to help you answer this question in Italian.

Access the podcast version below in which Mark is back in the studio helping you understand all the responses.

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 Italian at the top of the screen. You can choose to turn on subtitles in English using the Subtitles/CC button.

In this second series of Coffee Break Italian To Go, Francesca is in Stresa on the shores of Lake Maggiore, 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 Italian and build your vocabulary.

Coffee Break Italian To Go will be published every two weeks here on YouTube, and each Season will be filmed in a different part of the Italian-speaking world. If you’d prefer not to wait for all 10 lessons of Season 2 to be published, you can access downloadable versions of the videos along with audio versions and lesson notes / transcripts in the Coffee Break Academy.

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

To purchase our full online courses on the Coffee Break Academy, click here.

Cambio de planes – Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries Episode 8

Join us for the latest episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries podcast in which our protagonists, Victoria and Abel, set off for the city of Lugo, via the beautiful parish of Covadonga. All is going well until disaster strikes for the couple after⁠ their car gets a puncture and they are left stranded at the roadside. Will they be rescued b⁠y any kind-hearted locals passing by? Listen to the episode to find out and pay close attention to the discussions between Mark and Anabel as they study the language used in Victoria’s diary entry, and delve into the use of the verb olvidar. ¡Vamos!

Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 27th August. If you’d like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses after each sentence to allow you to practise your pronunciation, check out the full course on the Coffee Break Academy.

At Coffee Break Spanish we provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit coffeebreakspanish.com for all the information you need to build your confidence in Spanish, whatever your level.

CBF To Go 2.02 | C’est quoi une journée typique pour toi ? What is a typical day for you?

In this episode of Coffee Break French To Go, Pierre-Benoît asks the question, c’est quoi une journée typique pour toi ? (What is a typical day for you?). You can use the answers of our interviewees to help you answer this question in French.

Access the podcast version below in which Mark is back in the studio helping you understand all the responses.

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 French at the top of the screen. You can choose to turn on subtitles in English using the Subtitles/CC button.

In this second series of Coffee Break French To Go, Pierre-Benoît is in the city of Nantes in France, and in each episode he’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 French and build your vocabulary.

Coffee Break French To Go will be published every two weeks here on YouTube, and each Season will be filmed in a different part of the French-speaking world.

If you’d prefer not to wait for all 10 lessons of Season 2 to be published, you can access downloadable versions of the videos along with audio versions and lesson notes / transcripts in the Coffee Break Academy.

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

To purchase our full online courses on the Coffee Break Academy, click here.

CBI To Go 2.01 | Per te è importante viaggiare? – Is travelling important to you?

In this episode of Coffee Break Italian To Go, Francesca asks the question, per te è importante viaggiare? (Is travelling important to you?). You can use the answers of our interviewees to help you answer this question in Italian.

Access the podcast version below in which Mark is back in the studio helping you understand all the responses.

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 Italian at the top of the screen. You can choose to turn on subtitles in English using the Subtitles/CC button.

In this second series of Coffee Break Italian To Go, Francesca is in Stresa on the shores of Lake Maggiore, 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 Italian and build your vocabulary.

Coffee Break Italian To Go will be published every two weeks here on YouTube, and each Season will be filmed in a different part of the Italian-speaking world. If you’d prefer not to wait for all 10 lessons of Season 2 to be published, you can access downloadable versions of the videos along with audio versions and lesson notes / transcripts in the Coffee Break Academy.

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

To purchase our full online courses on the Coffee Break Academy, click here.

Auf der Spitze der Zugspitze – Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 7

The adventures of Karin and her family continue! In Episode 7 of our Coffee Break German Travel Diaries series we hear about Karin and her family’s wonderful day up the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany at 2962m above sea level. As always, Mark and Andrea discuss the interesting language used in Karin’s travel diary entry. We hear some familiar vocabulary and some new adjectives as everything was schlichtweg atemberaubend (simply breath-taking) in this part of the family’s journey.

Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 28th August. If you’d like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses after each sentence to allow you to practise your pronunciation, check out the full course on the Coffee Break Academy.

At Coffee Break German we provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit coffeebreakgerman.com for all the information you need to build your confidence in German, whatever your level.

CBF To Go 2.01 | Pour toi, est-il important de voyager ? – Is travel important to you?

In this episode of Coffee Break French To Go, Pierre-Benoît asks the question, pour toi, est-il important de voyager ? Is travel important to you? You can use the answers of our interviewees to help you answer this question in French.

Access the podcast version below in which Mark is back in the studio helping you understand all the responses.

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 French at the top of the screen. You can choose to turn on subtitles in English using the Subtitles/CC button. Please note all interviews were filmed before lockdown.

In this second series of Coffee Break French To Go, Pierre-Benoît is in the city of Nantes in France, and in each episode he’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 French and build your vocabulary.

Coffee Break French To Go will be published every two weeks here on YouTube, and each Season will be filmed in a different part of the French-speaking world.

If you’d prefer not to wait for all 10 lessons of Season 2 to be published, you can access downloadable versions of the videos along with audio versions and lesson notes / transcripts in the Coffee Break Academy.

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

To purchase our full online courses on the Coffee Break Academy, click here.

 

De Gijón a Avilés – Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries Episode 7

In this week’s episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries, Victoria and Able leave the village of Lastres as they head to the Asturian cities of Gijón and Áviles where they visit the football stadium. As they explore their new surroundings, Mark and Anabel discuss many different aspects of the language used in Victoria’s latest diary entry, including the a por grammatical structure used in Spain. We also hear an explanation of some useful vocabulary including the words gustar and ser de.

Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 27th August. If you’d like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses after each sentence to allow you to practise your pronunciation, check out the full course on the Coffee Break Academy.

At Coffee Break Spanish we provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit coffeebreakspanish.com for all the information you need to build your confidence in Spanish, whatever your level.

CBSw 1.17 | Jag vill hyra en cykel

In this week’s episode of Coffee Break Swedish we’re learning how to get about the town. Teacher Hanna explains the different ways to get around in Stockholm and teaches us how to buy a ticket. We’ll also be learning some new greetings so that we can say ‘hello’ in Swedish in different ways.

Season 1 of Coffee Break Swedish features a total of 40 lessons, launching on 20th January 2020. If you’d like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Swedish in the Coffee Break Academy, available from 20 January 2020. As soon as each lesson becomes available in the podcast feed, the course will be updated with the bonus materials.

Don’t forget to follow Coffee Break Swedish on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Swedish in between lessons. Remember – a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Swedish Facebook page here.

If you’d like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram.

You can also check out our Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel.

Chapitre 10 – James clique sur l’icône de la vidéo…

In the latest instalment of La Vérité éclate toujours, we hear another dialogue between James and Yvette before they decide to look at the contents of the USB stick and James clique sur l’icône de la vidéo. What will they discover? There’s only one way to find out! We hear a variety of colloquial structures and vocabulary in this chapter such as les flics (cops) and colloquial question forms including commant ça ? (how come?) and où ça ? (where’s that?).

Welcome to our new podcast for advanced French learners. In each episode of the story, published fortnightly, we’ll be following a chapter of La Vérité éclate toujours, specially written to help you build your knowledge of French and extend your range of expression. In the episodes, teacher Mark and narrator Pierre-Benoît will discuss the story, helping you to improve your listening skills.

There’s also an online course version of La Vérité éclate toujours which provides access to a range of additional materials including the text of each chapter, annotated notes, language study podcasts, vocabulary lists, video versions of each episode and our atelier linguistique which helps you to take the language you’ve covered in each chapter further. This course is available on the Coffee Break Academy.

Ein Sommertag in Garmisch – Coffee Break German Travel Diaries Episode 6

Join Karin and her family in Episode 6 of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries as they spend a picturesque day in Garmisch-Partenkirchenm, one of the most popular German skiing areas. Although skiing isn’t on the cards for the family, they still have a fantastic, fun-filled day and even make some new friends. As Mark and Andrea discuss Karin’s travel diary entry, we hear examples of the pluperfect tense as well as some interesting expressions and vocabulary including the word hetzen and the demonstrative pronoun diejenige.

Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 28th August. If you’d like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses after each sentence to allow you to practise your pronunciation, check out the full course on the Coffee Break Academy.

At Coffee Break German we provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit coffeebreakgerman.com for all the information you need to build your confidence in German, whatever your level.

La costa norte – Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries Episode 6

Join Victoria and Abel in Episode 6 of The Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries as they embark on the next leg of their trip around the north of Spain. This time, they head off from San Vicente de la Barquera in Cantabria as they make their way to the village of Lastres in Asturias and visit the Bufones de Arenillas geysers and the Playa de Gulpiyuri – an inland beach. Mark and Anabel talk about these places being de ensueño (dreamlike) and discuss the use of the verb madrugar (to get up early) among many other interesting expressions and phrases.

Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 27th August. If you’d like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses after each sentence to allow you to practise your pronunciation, check out the full course on the Coffee Break Academy.

At Coffee Break Spanish we provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit coffeebreakspanish.com for all the information you need to build your confidence in Spanish, whatever your level.