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Coffee Break Swedish

CBSw 1.16 | Har ni dalahästar

In the latest episode of Coffee Break Swedish we’re going shopping! We’ll develop a range of new structures which will help us increase our confidence and mastery of Swedish. We’ll also learn how to use the language in a variety of situations where we need to buy things while in a Swedish-speaking area. Season 1

Coffee Break Swedish

CBSw 1.15 | Nittonhundrasjuttiofyra

In this week’s marathon lesson, Hanna teaches us all of the numbers we need to know (from 11-1000) so that we can confidently pay for things and deal with dates and appointments. Not only that, we’ll also learn the words for days of the week and months of the year so don’t miss this important

Coffee Break Swedish

CBSw 1.14 | Jag har bokat ett rum

Now that we’ve mastered the art of ordering in a Swedish restaurant, we’re introducing a new theme in this week’s episode of Coffee Break Swedish. Join native speaker, Hanna as she teaches Mark the key words and phrases to use when checking into a hotel or hostel in Sweden. Season 1 of Coffee Break Swedish

Coffee Break Conversations

A Coffee Break Conversation with Pierre-Benoît from Coffee Break French

In our tenth and final episode in this series of Coffee Break Conversations, we are joined by a familiar face in the Coffee Break community – Coffee Break French host, Pierre Benoît! Mark joins Pierre-Benoît in his hometown of Sainte-Marie-sur-Mer, to get to know more about his language-learning story and how he has used languages

Coffee Break Conversations

A Coffee Break Conversation with French learner Rakesh

In the latest episode of Coffee Break Conversations we’re speaking to another Coffee Breaker! Rakesh, from the Indian city of Pune, is in the process of mastering French with Coffee Break. He tells us how he stays motivated and immerses himself in the language despite the fact that he doesn’t get the chance to interact

Coffee Break Swedish

CBSw 1.13 | Har ni något ledigt bord?

We’re heading to a Swedish restaurant this week to put everything we’ve been learning over the past few weeks into practise. By the end of this episode we’ll be able to order confidently when dining out in Sweden. Emma, our Cultural Correspondent, also tells us all about husmanskost – traditional home-cooked Swedish food. Smaklig måltid! Season 1 of

Coffee Break Italian

Ultima fermata: Piombino – Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries Episode 10

Our virtual journey through Tuscany is coming to an end! Join Giulia and Paolo in the tenth and final episode of this series of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries as they round off their trip by the sea in the beautiful coastal town of Piombino. Listen to the episode to hear what they get

Coffee Break French

Terminer en beauté – Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 10

As Lara and Noah reach the end of their trip around the south of France, they make the most of the rest of their time in the alpine village of Aime-la-Plagne before heading back to Paris. In the tenth and final episode of this series of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries, we encounter the

Coffee Break Conversations

A Coffee Break Conversation with Bec Howie from Irregular Endings

We’re back with another episode of the Coffee Break Conversations podcast – a series in which we talk about life, learning and languages. This week, we’re catching up with Bec Howie, the founder of Irregular Endings which sells beautiful printed goods for language lovers. Bec tells us how she turned her passion for languages into

Coffee Break Italian

Sulle orme di San Galgano – Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries Episode 9

After taking some time to rest his ankle, Paolo is ready to move on to the penultimate stop on their journey: l’Abbazia di San Galgano. The pair take the time to explore the roofless walls of the 13th-century Abbey church and even see the famous spada nella roccia! Mark and Francesca also discuss when to use pronto a and pronto per, as well

Coffee Break French

Chambres d’hôtes – Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 9

Lara and Noah round off their time in Albertville by getting to know the locals at une chambre d’hôtes (a guesthouse), before travelling further into the mountains to the ski resort of Aime-la-Plagne. Listen out for an example of the construction, afin de + infinitive, the origin of the verb héberger, as well as some

Coffee Break Conversations

A Coffee Break Conversation with French learner Stephen

In this episode of Coffee Break Conversations we’re talking to Stephen, a Coffee Break French learner from California. Stephen explains that even if you’re not able to access native speakers of the language you’re learning, there are still ways in which you create a daily immersive learning experience: “the more ways you can go about

Coffee Break Swedish

CBSw 1.12 | Vad vill du beställa?

Hej! We hope you’re feeling hungry as this week’s episode of Coffee Break Swedish is all about food! In Episode 11, we learned how to order drinks and cakes in a café. We’re taking this a step further this week as we’re learning how to order food and understand a lunch menu. We’ll hear lots

Coffee Break Italian

Incontri inaspettati – Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries Episode 8

Following an unexpected trip to the hospital in last week’s episode, Giulia and Paolo continue their journey as they drive through the beautiful countryside of The Val d’Orcia and find the perfect spot for a picnic. In this eighth episode of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries, we’ll learn some interesting new vocabulary as well

Coffee Break Conversations

A Coffee Break Conversation with Ben Curtis from Notes in Spanish

We’re back with another episode of Coffee Break Conversations, a series in which we talk about life, learning and languages. Last week, we heard the story of Yevgeni, a Coffee Break Spanish learner and, this week, we’re continuing our Spanish theme as we’re speaking to Ben Curtis from the Notes in Spanish podcast. We discuss

Coffee Break Conversations

A Coffee Break Conversation with Spanish learner Yevgeni

In this week’s episode of Coffee Break Conversations we’re speaking to Coffee Spanish learner, Yevgeni, from the Republic of Tatarstan in Russia. You’ll hear how Yevgeni’s language learning has become an integrated part of his daily routine, and you may even get the chance to dabble in some Russian and Tatar! For more information about the

Coffee Break Swedish

CBSw 1.11 | En kaffe, tack

We’re back with another lesson of Coffee Break Swedish, where you can take your first steps in learning the language. Now that we know the basics of Swedish, it’s time to learn how to order drinks and crucially, a coffee, so that you can enjoy a Swedish Coffee Break. We’ll learn how to order en

Coffee Break Italian

Vicoli, torri, e formaggi – Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries Episode 6

In the latest episode of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries, Giulia and Paolo leave Siena and head to the medieval hill town of San Gimignano. Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 5th June. If you’d like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses

Coffee Break Conversations

A Coffee Break Conversation with Italian learner Nicole

Welcome back to another episode of Coffee Break Conversations! This week, we’re speaking to Coffee Break learner Nicole, from England, whose love of the Italian language began back in 2015 after a trip to Rome. Find out more about Coffee Break Conversations on our website.