Travel

Coffee Break Spanish

¡Empezamos en San Sebastián! – Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries Episode 1

Welcome to this brand new series from Coffee Break Spanish for intermediate learners! Following on from our French and Italian Travel Diaries released earlier this summer, we’re now heading to the north of Spain to follow the adventures of Victoria and Abel on their luna de miel – their honeymoon. Join Mark and Anabel in Episode 1

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 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 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 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 Italian

Un Palio… affollato! – Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries Episode 5

Welcome back to the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries! Find out what Giulia and Paolo get up to when they finally reach Siena in this week’s episode. 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

Coffee Break Italian

Un piacevole imprevisto – Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries Episode 4

Join Giulia and Paolo in the latest episode of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries as they venture through the beautiful area of Tuscany. This week, find out how a problem on their train to Siena leads to an unexpected afternoon in the Valle del Chianti. Travel Diaries will be published in one season of

Coffee Break Italian

Firenze, bellezza infinita – Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries Episode 3

Welcome back to the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries! This week, Giulia and Paolo take the train from Lucca to Florence for some new adventures. Find out what they get up to in this latest episode. Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 5th June. If you’d like to

Coffee Break Italian

Sosta per le vie di Lucca – Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries Episode 2

In our second episode of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries, join Giulia and Paolo as they travel on towards Lucca. We’ll accompany them for some lunch and the resulting abbiocco – that sleepy feeling you get after a delicious meal. Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 5th

Coffee Break Italian

Coffee Break Travels: in Piemonte with Francesca

In this Coffee Break Italian special, join Francesca and Mark as they travel to Francesca’s village of Pettinengo in the Piemonte hills. The video features segments in Italian and English, and we’ve provided subtitles in both Italian and English for you. You’ll meet Francesca’s family – and her dog – and get to know the

Coffee Break German

Unser Tag in Potsdam – Coffee Break German Travels with Julia and Mark

Join Coffee Break German Cultural Correspondent Julia and learner Mark for a trip to the beautiful town of Potsdam where Julia grew up. Mark puts his German into practice with Julia’s help and together they visit various parts of Potsdam including the Russische Kolonie Alexandrowka, the Holländisches Viertel, and Park Sanssouci. We’ve provided English captions

On Location French – 15th Oct 2012

Bonjour tout le monde! Moi, c’est Rose, et je suis très contente d’écrire mon premier article! After months of planning and anticipation, I’m finally in France. I’ve been in Saint Brieuc for almost a week now, wandering the cobbled streets and pretty thatched cottages with delight. But before I start describing how I’ve settled in

Coffee Break Spanish

Season 3 – Lesson 26 – Coffee Break Spanish

This week’s topic is low-cost airlines and the advantages and disadvantages of low-cost travel. Mark and Alba discuss their experiences of flying with low-cost airlines (and indeed with other airlines!) and José introduces two phrases which you can use when you manage to find a real bargain! Language points covered include the use of quedarse,

Coffee Break Spanish

Season 3 – Lesson 14 – Coffee Break Spanish

In episode 14, Mark and Alba are joined by David, el novio de Alba. Topics discussed include Galicia, (the region of Spain where David is from), St Valentine’s day, romantic Spanish and the imperfect subjunctive. In this week’s intermedio, Alba talks about the film Diarios de Motocicleta, and José introduces some different ways to express

Coffee Break French

Season 2 – Lesson 28 – Coffee Break French

It’s time to put the language we’ve been learning into practice and return to some transactional situations, this time equipped with a thorough understanding of how the language works. In this week’s show Mark and Anna discuss travelling by taxi in French, and use the constructions and expressions learned in recent weeks within this context.

Lesson 26 – Show Time Spanish

This week’s topic is low-cost airlines and the advantages and disadvantages of low-cost travel. Mark and Alba discuss their experiences of flying with low-cost airlines (and indeed with other airlines!) and José introduces two phrases which you can use when you manage to find a real bargain! Language points covered include the use of quedarse,