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Overview

With Coffee Break Italian you can learn Italian where and when it suits you. In Season 1, you'll join teacher Mark, learner Katie and native speaker Francesca in our 15-minute lessons, and build your confidence in the language, learning Italian from scratch. Take your learning further with Season 2 in which Mark and Francesca are joined by learner Isla.

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155 Episodes

A guide to irregular plurals in Italian | CBI Show 2.04

In this episode of The Coffee Break Italian Show we're discussing Italian plurals. You'll learn (or review) the regular pattern of pluralising nouns, and focus on other irregularities within this vast topic. ➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 18 June 2024

How do you pronounce the letters C and G in Italian? | CBI Show 2.03

Would you like to master the pronunciation of letters C and G in Italian? It's important to understand the distinction between hard and soft C and G sounds, so Mark and Francesca go over everything you need to know to perfect your pronunciation in this episode of The Coffee Break Italian Show! ➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 11 June 2024

When to use 'di' and 'da' - Italian prepositions | CBI Show 2.02

Curious about Italian prepositions di and da? In this episode of the Coffee Coffee Break Italian Show we compare prepositions di and da so that you never mistake or misuse them again! ➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 4 June 2024

How to say 'I like' in Italian - 'mi piace' or 'mi piacciono'? | CBI Show 2.01

Welcome back to Season 2 of The Coffee Break Italian Show! In this first episode of the Season we will be learning how to say "I like" in Italian and understand when to use 'mi piace' or 'mi piacciono'. We also focus on learning how to express other people's likings in Italian. ➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ ☕️ To purchase a Coffee Break mug, click here ☕️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 28 May 2024

Introducing Season 2 of the Coffee Break Italian Show

We're back with Season 2 of the Coffee Break Italian Show! In this podcast series we help you take your intermediate Italian to the next level, one coffee break at a time. Throughout the 10-episode series we cover a range of topics to help you deepen your understanding of tricky grammar, broaden your vocabulary, and improve your pronunciation. You'll sound like a native speaker in no time! You will also be able to watch these lessons for free on Coffee Break TV, and download the episodes to your device so you can access them on the go. Or, you can head to our Coffee Break Italian YouTube channel to access the video version of each podcast episode there, once they're released. Remember to subscribe to our channel so that you don’t miss an episode. That's not all... each episode of the Show is accompanied by a blog article to increase your understanding of the topics covered. See you next Tuesday 28th for the first episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 21 May 2024

Tips to remember the gender of nouns | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.10

Would you like to learn some tips and tricks to remember the gender of nouns in Italian? You're in luck! In this final episode of The Coffee Break Italian Show, Francesca and Maurizio share some useful guidelines to know the gender of nouns in Italian. By the end of this episode you won't panic when you need to know the gender of a noun and your online dictionary won't load! ➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 19 December 2023

How to apologise, excuse yourself and ask for permission in Italian | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.09

Do you know how to say "I'm sorry" in Italian? In this penultimate episode of The Coffee Break Italian Show, Mark and Maurizio discuss all you need to know about Italian apologies. By the end of this episode you will know when to use the different expressions for saying I'm sorry and excuse me in various situations. ➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ ☕️ To purchase a Coffee Break mug, click here ☕️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 12 December 2023

How to pronounce 'gli' | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.08

Do you struggle with the pronunciation of 'gli' in Italian? Do not fear, in this episode of The Coffee Break Italian Show Mark and Francesca discuss how to pronounce this tricky sound! By the end of this episode you will no longer feel tongue-tied when using 'gli'. ➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 5 December 2023

A guide to definite articles in Italian | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.07

Do you know how to translate "the" in Italian? In this episode of The Coffee Break Italian Show, Mark and Francesca talk about everything you need to know about definite articles. By the end of this episode you will be able to confidently chose between the seven different options in Italian! ➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 28 November 2023

Practising 'avere' expressions - Part 2 | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.06

In this episode of The Coffee Break Italian Show we continue learning about the verb 'avere'. This is part two of our focus on 'avere', so, if you haven’t already enjoyed part one, click here. Francesca and Maurizio discuss some of the most common expressions featuring 'avere', which don’t translate using "to have" in English. By then end of this episode you will be able to use this verb naturally and confidently. ➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 21 November 2023

Useful expressions with 'avere' - Part 1 | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.05

Welcome to the halfway point of The Coffee Break Italian Show series! In this episode we focus on the verb 'avere', its basic meaning being "to have". However in this episode we learn many useful everyday expressions that use 'avere' in which the verb does not translate as "to have". ➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 14 November 2023

‘Potere’, ‘sapere’, ‘riuscire’ - How to translate ‘can’ | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.04

Do you know how to translate the English word "can" into Italian? In this episode of The Coffee Break Italian Show, Mark and Francesca discuss how verbs potere, sapere, and riuscire transform the simple idea of "can" in English. By the end of this episode you will know the different uses of these three verbs and also their irregular conjugations! ➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 November 2023

‘In’ or ‘a’? - Italian prepositions | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.03

In this episode of The Coffee Break Italian Show we are focusing on prepositions. By the end of this episode you will have learned five key rules to help you use 'a' and 'in' in Italian! ➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 31 October 2023

Tips for pronouncing double consonants | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.02

Would you like to perfect the pronunciation of double consonants - le doppie - in Italian? In this episode of the Coffee Break Italian Show we share some tips for mastering this phonetic feature to make you sound more Italian when you speak! ➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ ☕️ To purchase a Coffee Break mug, click here ☕️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 24 October 2023

‘Tu’ and ‘Lei’ - How to navigate informal and formal Italian | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.01

Welcome to the very first episode of the Coffee Break Italian Show! Have you ever wondered whether to use 'tu' and 'Lei' when addressing someone in Italian? By the end of this episode, you'll sound more like a native speaker in your conversations! Prefer to watch these lessons? You can do exactly that for free on Coffee Break TV, and download the episodes to your device so you can access them on the go. Or, you can head to our Coffee Break Italian YouTube channel to access the video version of each podcast episode. Don't forget to subscribe to our account while you're there so that you don't miss an episode. That's not all... each episode of the Show is accompanied by a blog article to increase your understanding of the topics covered. Click here to access the blog article which accompanies this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 17 October 2023

Introducing the Coffee Break Italian Show

Welcome to our brand new podcast series - the Coffee Break Italian Show! Throughout this 10-episode series, Mark, Francesca and Maurizio will help you take your intermediate Italian to the next level, one coffee break at a time. We cover a range of topics to help you deepen your understanding of tricky grammar, broaden your vocabulary, and improve your pronunciation. You'll sound like a native speaker in no time! Prefer to watch these lessons? You can do exactly that for free on Coffee Break TV, and download the episodes to your device so you can access them on the go. Or, you can head to our Coffee Break Italian YouTube channel to access the video version of each podcast episode. Don't forget to subscribe to our account while you're there so that you don't miss an episode. That's not all... each episode of the Show is accompanied by a blog article to increase your understanding of the topics covered. We'll see you next Tuesday, 17th October, for the first episode of the Show. A presto! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 10 October 2023

CBI Mag 2.10 | Corsa alla Spada e Palio di Camerino: un tuffo nel passato

We have reached the tenth and final episode of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine Season 2! We're stepping back in time as we're discussing two Renaissance events which take place in the region of Marche in May. Join Mark and Francesca one last time in this series as they explore masculine words ending in -a and qualche (some) and ogni (each) + singular nouns. That's not all! We round off the series with a ciliegina sulla torta based on the word spada, the prize for the winner of the race described by Silvia in this episode. There are a total of 10 episodes in Season 2 of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine on the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Italian on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Italian. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Italian 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, and check out our videos for language learners on our YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 1 September 2022

CBI Mag 2.09 | La Serenata: una dedica musicale

Welcome back to the Coffee Break Italian Magazine! This time, we’re talking about the origins of a well-known romantic tradition - La Serenata. While listening to a text about this ancient tradition, we learn about the following grammar points: basta che + subjunctive, the ce n’è structure, and how to use il proprio / la propria as an alternative to il suo/ la sua. As always, there’s lots of new vocabulary to take note of along the way, such as chitarra, liuto and promessi sposi. In keeping with the theme of this episode, our ciliegina sulla torta is something musical! Listen until the end to hear this new Italian idiom. There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 2 of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine on the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Italian on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Italian. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Italian 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, and check out our videos for language learners on our YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 18 August 2022

CBI Mag 2.08 | I Monti Azzurri – I Sibillini

In this episode of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine, we're talking about the Sibillini Mountains - a mountain chain in central Italy which includes a beautiful natural park. Join Mark and Francesca as they discuss a text highlighting what these impressive mountains have to offer while talking about some key vocabulary and grammar points including: si dice che + present or imperfect subjunctive, and the present subjunctive in the passive form. We finish the episode with our ciliegina sulla torta about a common Italian saying which has something to do with mountains. There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 2 of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine on the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Italian on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Italian. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Italian 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, and check out our videos for language learners on our YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 4 August 2022

CBI Mag 2.07 | Dante: il padre della lingua italiana

The topic of this Coffee Break Italian Magazine episode is the life and work of Italy’s greatest poet and ‘father’ of the Italian language: Dante Alighieri. We review various grammar points in this episode, including: the historical present, relative superlative adjectives, the passive with venire and si passivante. Be sure to listen until the end of the episode to hear our ciliegina sulla torta. There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 2 of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine on the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Italian on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Italian. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Italian 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, and check out our videos for language learners on our YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 21 July 2022

CBI Mag 2.06 | Pandoro o Panettone? Questo è il dilemma!

Pandoro o Panettone? That is the question Mark and Francesca are discussing in this episode of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine! While listening to a text about these traditional Italian Christmas cakes, take note of any new words or phrases you hear, such as tanto che, dibattito infiammato and brevettare. We also learn about the passive structures with venire instead of essere; nonostante + subjunctive; and the irregular noun uovo. Be sure to listen until the end of the episode to hear this week’s ciliegina sulla torta! There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 2 of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine on the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Italian on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Italian. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Italian 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, and check out our videos for language learners on our YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 July 2022

CBI Mag 2.05 | Tempio del Valadier: un tempio scavato nella roccia

In this episode of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine we're exploring a very special temple built inside a natural cave in the region of Marche. After hearing a text about this impressive piece or architecture, Mark and Francesca explain a variety of language points including: how to express nuances of colours; the present participle, and passive structures. We also encounter a range of new vocabulary relevant to this topic, such as Medioevo, grotta and roccia. To finish, we share an interesting phrase which can be used to express a state of shock. There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 2 of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine on the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Italian on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Italian. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Italian 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, and check out our videos for language learners on our YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 23 June 2022

CBI Mag 2.04 | Samantha Cristoforetti: un’italiana alla Stazione Spaziale Internazionale

We're back with another episode of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine! This time, the topic of our text is all about the first female Italian astronaut, Samantha Cristoforetti! Join Mark and Francesca as they learn about her impressive life and work while discussing some interesting grammar points including: dopo + passive past infinitive; how the word ben is used before numbers; and the verb crescere in the past using both auxiliaries. Be sure to listen until the end so that you hear our Ciliegina sulla torta; an idiomatic expression which has something to do with Samantha Cristoforetti's job. There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 2 of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine on the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Italian on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Italian. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Italian 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, and check out our videos for language learners on our YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 9 June 2022

CBI Mag 2.03 | La Festa del Primo Maggio

Welcome to another episode of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine! In this episode Mark and Francesca discuss how the 1st of May, also known as 'Labour Day' or 'May Day', is celebrated in Italy. After listening to a text about this celebration we take a closer look at the language covered, including the use of nessuno (no one) without a double negative and the use of infatti (in fact, indeed). We round off the episode by explaining the following expression: Forza e coraggio, che dopo aprile viene maggio! Throughout this episode Mark and Francesca mention two videos available on our YouTube channel. These can be accessed by clicking here and here. There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 2 of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine on the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Italian on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Italian. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Italian 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, and check out our videos for language learners on our YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 26 May 2022

CBI Mag 2.02 | Castelluccio di Norcia: la perla dell’Umbria

In this week's episode of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine we're heading to Castelluccio di Norcia, a village between the regions of Marche and Umbria in Central Italy. As we hear a text about this village, Mark and Francesca discuss the interesting language points along the way. We look at verbs requiring the addition of -isc-, superlative adjectives and then finish with our ciliegina sulla torta which is a saying including the word lenticchie. There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 2 of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine on the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Italian on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Italian. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Italian 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, and check out our videos for language learners on our YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 12 May 2022

CBI Mag 2.01 | Italo Svevo: uno scrittore dalla doppia identità

Welcome to Season 2 of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine! Join our hosts Mark, Francesca and Silvia as they explore a range of cultural topics and grammar points to help you improve your language skills. In this episode we're talking about the famous 20th century Italian writer, Italo Svevo. We explore the language used in the text, including the use of the adjective grande before and after nouns; adjectives ending in -issimo/a (absolute superlative); as well as some interesting vocabulary like nome d’arte and doppia identità.  There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 2 of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine on the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Italian on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Italian. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Italian 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, and check out our videos for language learners on our YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 28 April 2022

Coffee Break Italian News - 4th April 2022

In this special episode, Mark provides an update on all things Coffee Break Italian including the return of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine in late April 2022; the launch of the Coffee Break books, available from June in your local bookshop and from online retailers; and the Coffee Break Italian Club, where you can get your daily dose of Italian activities. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 4 April 2022

Introducing Coffee Break Italian Season 3

Siamo tornati! We're delighted to announce that, starting today, the 21st October 2021, Coffee Break Italian Season 3 is available. In this series you'll take your Italian to the next level, accompanied by your friendly teachers and hosts, Francesca and Mark. In each episode you'll learn about a language point and listen to Francesca and Mark explaining the aspects of the language. You'll then 'experience' this language in the context of a dialogue. Please note that Coffee Break Italian Season 3 will NOT be published on the main Coffee Break Italian podcast feed. We've created a special podcast feed just for Season 3, and it's called Coffee Break Italian Advanced. Just search for Coffee Break Italian Advanced wherever you get your podcasts. You can find out more and access links on our website or on Acast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 21 October 2021

CBI Travel Diaries 2.10 | Grazie di tutto, Trentino-Alto Adige!

It's the 10th and final episode of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries Season 2 and Simone and Anna are rounding off their trip with a visit to the city of Trento before enjoying one last traditional lunch with canederli, polenta, cheese, apple pie and bombardino. In between the food-related vocabulary featured in our final travel diary entry, Mark and Francesca discuss the pronominal verbs volerci and andarsene, the irregular noun mani and the verb mancare in the future tense.  Our premium version of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries includes lesson notes with additional examples and explanations of the language in each lesson, and a pronunciation practice video to help you improve your speaking. Click here to access the course on the Coffee Break Academy. At Coffee Break Italian we provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit coffeebreakitalian.com for all the information you need to build your confidence in Italian, whatever your level. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 16 April 2021

CBI Travel Diaries 2.09 | Tempesta sulla Marmolada

In the penultimate episode of the series, Simone and Anna are on the move again as they are hiking up Marmolada - the highest mountain of the Dolomites. Mark and Francesca pick up on many interesting grammar points along the way and discuss: dopo + past infinitive, stare + gerund, and the pronoun ci, both as a direct object pronoun and a reflexive pronoun. Don't miss this useful episode! The podcast episodes will be published weekly from 12th February. However, if you would like to binge the entire season then you can access all 10 episodes on the Coffee Break Academy. Our premium version includes lesson notes with additional examples and explanations of the language in each lesson, and a pronunciation practice video to help you improve your speaking. Click here to access the course on the Coffee Break Academy. At Coffee Break Italian we provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit coffeebreakitalian.com for all the information you need to build your confidence in Italian, whatever your level. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 9 April 2021

CBI Travel Diaries 2.08 | Il meritato riposo a Cortina d’Ampezzo

In the latest episode of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries Season 2, Simone and Anna are in Cortina, one of the most popular ski destinations in the Dolomites, where they enjoy a trip to the spa. Join Mark and Francesca as they discuss the language featured in this episode, from relative pronouns and indirect object pronouns to demonstrative pronouns and more! We also hear some handy Italian phrases such as che meraviglia! and per niente. The podcast episodes will be published weekly from 12th February. However, if you would like to binge the entire season then you can access all 10 episodes on the Coffee Break Academy. Our premium version includes lesson notes with additional examples and explanations of the language in each lesson, and a pronunciation practice video to help you improve your speaking. Click here to access the course on the Coffee Break Academy. At Coffee Break Italian we provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit coffeebreakitalian.com for all the information you need to build your confidence in Italian, whatever your level. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 2 April 2021

CBI Travel Diaries 2.07 | Un trekking intenso verso valle

Welcome back to Season 2 the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries! Having spent the night in the mountain retreat, Simone and Anna make their way down from the Le Tre Cime and encounter a deer on their way. Throughout Simone's diary entry, we hear a range of useful verbs including affrontare and scivolare, as well as some new idioms. Listen to the episode to find out more! The podcast episodes will be published weekly from 12th February. However, if you would like to binge the entire season then you can access all 10 episodes on the Coffee Break Academy. Our premium version includes lesson notes with additional examples and explanations of the language in each lesson, and a pronunciation practice video to help you improve your speaking. Click here to access the course on the Coffee Break Academy. At Coffee Break Italian we provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit coffeebreakitalian.com for all the information you need to build your confidence in Italian, whatever your level. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 26 March 2021

CBI Travel Diaries 2.06 | Tre Cime di Lavaredo - Finalmente in vetta!

In Episode 6 of the Coffee Break Travel Diaries Season 2, Simone and Anna finally reach the Tre Cime di Lavaredo and make the most of the view before having lunch at a mountain retreat while enjoying a bombardino. There's much more food-related vocabulary in this episode as well as some interesting grammar points which Mark and Francesca explore.   The podcast episodes will be published weekly from 12th February. However, if you would like to binge the entire season then you can access all 10 episodes on the Coffee Break Academy. Our premium version includes lesson notes with additional examples and explanations of the language in each lesson, and a pronunciation practice video to help you improve your speaking. Click here to access the course on the Coffee Break Academy. At Coffee Break Italian we provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit coffeebreakitalian.com for all the information you need to build your confidence in Italian, whatever your level. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 19 March 2021

CBI Travel Diaries 2.05 | Un imprevisto al lago di Dobbiaco

We're halfway through our trip to the mountains in northern Italy, and this time, we're joining Anna and Simone for some ice skating on Lago di Dobbiaco after an unexpected detour changes their plan for the day. All’idea di, tanto che and per sicurezza are just some of the useful phrases which Mark and Francesca discuss in this episode. The podcast episodes will be published weekly from 12th February. However, if you would like to binge the entire season then you can access all 10 episodes on the Coffee Break Academy. Our premium version includes lesson notes with additional examples and explanations of the language in each lesson, and a pronunciation practice video to help you improve your speaking. Click here to access the course on the Coffee Break Academy. At Coffee Break Italian we provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit coffeebreakitalian.com for all the information you need to build your confidence in Italian, whatever your level. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 12 March 2021

CBI Travel Diaries 2.04 | Un villaggio da favola: Ortisei

We're back with another episode from Season 2 of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries! This time, Simone and Anna are visiting the village of Ortisei where they go sledging and enjoy a traditional dinner with canederli. Listen out for a range of adjectives mentioned in this diary entry, including accogliente, fiabesco and innevato. As always, Coffee Break Italian hosts, Mark and Francesca will be on hand to explain the language featured in this episode. The podcast episodes will be published weekly from 12th February. However, if you would like to binge the entire season then you can access all 10 episodes on the Coffee Break Academy. Our premium version includes lesson notes with additional examples and explanations of the language in each lesson, and a pronunciation practice video to help you improve your speaking. Click here to access the course on the Coffee Break Academy. At Coffee Break Italian we provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit coffeebreakitalian.com for all the information you need to build your confidence in Italian, whatever your level. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 5 March 2021

CBI Travel Diaries 2.03 | Terza tappa: la fredda Bolzano

It's time for another episode from Season 2 of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries, and this time, Simone and Anna head to Bolzano, the capital of Italy's northernmost region of South Tyrol. Here, they explore the market and taste polenta for the first time, before taking the cable car to the mountains to enjoy the view of the snow-capped city. Mark and Francesca pick up on some interesting vocabulary such as funivia and tetti a punta, and discuss the difference between mattina and mattinata. The podcast episodes will be published weekly from 12th February. However, if you would like to binge the entire season then you can access all 10 episodes on the Coffee Break Academy. Our premium version includes lesson notes with additional examples and explanations of the language in each lesson, and a pronunciation practice video to help you improve your speaking. Click here to access the course on the Coffee Break Academy. At Coffee Break Italian we provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit coffeebreakitalian.com for all the information you need to build your confidence in Italian, whatever your level. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 26 February 2021

CBI Travel Diaries 2.02 | Il fantasma di Castel Thun

Welcome back to another episode of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries. This week, Simone and Anna are taking a break from skiing to visit the medieval castle above the town of Thun where they have a frightful encounter with a ghost! Listen out for the useful grammar points which Mark and Francesca discuss in this episode, including the indirect object pronoun ci, the irregular plural of the word muro, and the da + infinitive construction. The podcast episodes will be published weekly from 12th February. However, if you would like to binge the entire season then you can access all 10 episodes on the Coffee Break Academy. Our premium version includes lesson notes with additional examples and explanations of the language in each lesson, and a pronunciation practice video to help you improve your speaking. Click here to access the course on the Coffee Break Academy. At Coffee Break Italian we provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit coffeebreakitalian.com for all the information you need to build your confidence in Italian, whatever your level. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 19 February 2021

CBI Travel Diaries 2.01 | Madonna di Campiglio: finalmente in vacanza!

Welcome to Season 2 of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries for intermediate learners. While it's not so easy to travel right now, why not do some virtual travelling with us? In this 10-episode series, we follow the adventures of Simone and his wife Anna as they enjoy una settimana bianca (a white week of winter activities) in the Trentino-Alto Adige region. In Episode 1, Simone and Anna make the most of their first day on the slopes. We hear lots of winter and skiing related vocabulary including works like: sciare, gli sci and pista. Join Mark and Francesca as they break down the language featured in Simone's first travel diary entry. Andiamo a sciare! The podcast episodes will be published weekly from 12th February. However, if you would like to binge the entire season then you can access all 10 episodes on the Coffee Break Academy. Our premium version includes lesson notes with additional examples and explanations of the language in each lesson, and a pronunciation practice video to help you improve your speaking. Click here to access the course on the Coffee Break Academy. At Coffee Break Italian we provide content for beginners and intermediate learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit coffeebreakitalian.com for all the information you need to build your confidence in Italian. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 12 February 2021

CBI To Go 2.10 | Qual è la tua città italiana preferita? - What is your favourite Italian city?

In this episode of Coffee Break Italian To Go, Francesca asks the question, qual è la tua città italiana preferita? - What is your favourite Italian city? You can use the answers of our interviewees to help you answer this question in Italian and Mark is back in the studio and he’ll help you understand all the responses. Please note all interviews were filmed before lockdown. Our Coffee Break Italian To Go interviews are also available as videos on our website. Click here to watch, and we’d love to hear your answer to this week’s question, so why not leave a comment and let us know if travel is important to you.This season will feature 10 episodes and if you’d like to binge all our video interviews right now and access our comprehensive lesson notes and vocabulary for each lesson, check out our full course in the Coffee Break Academy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 11 December 2020

CBI To Go 2.09 | Qual è la cosa più strana che hai mai mangiato? - What's the strangest thing you've ever eaten?

In this episode of Coffee Break Italian To Go, Francesca asks the question, qual è la cosa più strana che hai mai mangiato? - what's the strangest thing you've ever eaten? You can use the answers of our interviewees to help you answer this question in Italian and Mark is back in the studio and he’ll help you understand all the responses. Please note all interviews were filmed before lockdown. Our Coffee Break Italian To Go interviews are also available as videos on our website. Click here to watch, and we’d love to hear your answer to this week’s question, so why not leave a comment and let us know if travel is important to you.This season will feature 10 episodes and if you’d like to binge all our video interviews right now and access our comprehensive lesson notes and vocabulary for each lesson, check out our full course in the Coffee Break Academy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 4 December 2020

CBI To Go 2.08 | Se potessi andare in qualsiasi posto del mondo, dove andresti? - If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

In this episode of Coffee Break Italian To Go, Francesca asks the question, se potessi andare in qualsiasi posto del mondo, dove andresti? - if you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? You can use the answers of our interviewees to help you answer this question in Italian and Mark is back in the studio and he’ll help you understand all the responses. Please note all interviews were filmed before lockdown. Our Coffee Break Italian To Go interviews are also available as videos on our website. Click here to watch, and we’d love to hear your answer to this week’s question, so why not leave a comment and let us know if travel is important to you.This season will feature 10 episodes and if you’d like to binge all our video interviews right now and access our comprehensive lesson notes and vocabulary for each lesson, check out our full course in the Coffee Break Academy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 27 November 2020

CBI To Go 2.07 | Cosa ti fa arrabbiare? - What makes you angry?

In this episode of Coffee Break Italian To Go, Francesca asks the question, cosa ti fa arrabbiare? (What makes you angry?)Do you prefer summer or winter?. You can use the answers of our interviewees to help you answer this question in Italian and Mark is back in the studio and he’ll help you understand all the responses. Please note all interviews were filmed before lockdown. Our Coffee Break Italian To Go interviews are also available as videos on our website. Click here to watch, and we’d love to hear your answer to this week’s question, so why not leave a comment and let us know if travel is important to you.This season will feature 10 episodes and if you’d like to binge all our video interviews right now and access our comprehensive lesson notes and vocabulary for each lesson, check out our full course in the Coffee Break Academy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 20 November 2020

CBI To Go 2.06 | Preferisci l’estate o l’inverno? - Do you prefer summer or winter?

In this episode of Coffee Break Italian To Go, Francesca asks the question, preferisci l’estate o l’inverno? Do you prefer summer or winter?. You can use the answers of our interviewees to help you answer this question in Italian and Mark is back in the studio and he’ll help you understand all the responses. Please note all interviews were filmed before lockdown. Our Coffee Break Italian To Go interviews are also available as videos on our website. Click here to watch, and we’d love to hear your answer to this week’s question, so why not leave a comment and let us know if travel is important to you.This season will feature 10 episodes and if you’d like to binge all our video interviews right now and access our comprehensive lesson notes and vocabulary for each lesson, check out our full course in the Coffee Break Academy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 13 November 2020

CBI To Go 2.05 | Pensi che sia importante studiare le lingue straniere? - Do you think that studying foreign languages is important?

In this episode of Coffee Break Italian To Go, Francesca asks the question, pensi che sia importante studiare le lingue straniere? Do you think that studying foreign languages is important?. You can use the answers of our interviewees to help you answer this question in Italian and Mark is back in the studio and he’ll help you understand all the responses. Please note all interviews were filmed before lockdown. Our Coffee Break Italian To Go interviews are also available as videos on our website. Click here to watch, and we’d love to hear your answer to this week’s question, so why not leave a comment and let us know if travel is important to you.This season will feature 10 episodes and if you’d like to binge all our video interviews right now and access our comprehensive lesson notes and vocabulary for each lesson, check out our full course in the Coffee Break Academy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 6 November 2020

CBI To Go 2.04 | Cos’hai fatto ieri? - What did you do yesterday?

In this episode of Coffee Break Italian To Go, Francesca asks the question, cos’hai fatto ieri? (What did you do yesterday?). You can use the answers of our interviewees to help you answer this question in Italian and Mark is back in the studio and he’ll help you understand all the responses. Please note all interviews were filmed before lockdown. Our Coffee Break Italian To Go interviews are also available as videos on our website. Click here to watch, and we’d love to hear your answer to this week’s question, so why not leave a comment and let us know if travel is important to you.This season will feature 10 episodes and if you’d like to binge all our video interviews right now and access our comprehensive lesson notes and vocabulary for each lesson, check out our full course in the Coffee Break Academy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 30 October 2020

CBI To Go 2.03 | Qual è la tua parola italiana preferita? - What's 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 and Mark is back in the studio and he’ll help you understand all the responses. Please note all interviews were filmed before lockdown. Our Coffee Break Italian To Go interviews are also available as videos on our website. Click here to watch, and we’d love to hear your answer to this week’s question, so why not leave a comment and let us know if travel is important to you.This season will feature 10 episodes and if you’d like to binge all our video interviews right now and access our comprehensive lesson notes and vocabulary for each lesson, check out our full course in the Coffee Break Academy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 23 October 2020

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

Welcome to the second episode of our new Coffee Break Italian To Go podcast in which we’re in Stresa on the shores of Lake Maggiore, with Francesca, talking to native speakers about a variety of topics. In this episode we’re asking the question com’è la tua giornata tipica? (What is your daily routine?). We’ll listen to all of the interviews with Francesca out and about, while Mark is back in the studio and he’ll help you understand all the responses. Please note all interviews were filmed before lockdown. Our Coffee Break Italian To Go interviews are also available as videos on our website. Click here to watch, and we’d love to hear your answer to this week’s question, so why not leave a comment and let us know if travel is important to you.This season will feature 10 episodes and if you’d like to binge all our video interviews right now and access our comprehensive lesson notes and vocabulary for each lesson, check out our full course in the Coffee Break Academy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 16 October 2020

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

Welcome to the first episode of our new Coffee Break Italian To Go podcast in which we’re in Stresa on the shores of Lake Maggiore, with Francesca, talking to native speakers about a variety of topics. In this episode we’re asking the question per te è importante viaggiare? (Is travelling important to you?) We’ll listen to all of the interviews with Francesca out and about, while Mark is back in the studio and he’ll help you understand all the responses. Please note all interviews were filmed before lockdown. Our Coffee Break Italian To Go interviews are also available as videos on our website. Click here to watch, and we’d love to hear your answer to this week’s question, so why not leave a comment and let us know if travel is important to you.This season will feature 10 episodes and if you’d like to binge all our video interviews right now and access our comprehensive lesson notes and vocabulary for each lesson, check out our full course in the Coffee Break Academy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 9 October 2020

A special thank you from Coffee Break on International Podcast Day

Every 30th September, the podcasting world comes together to celebrate podcasting on International Podcast Day. We're celebrating today by saying thank you to the Coffee Break community in this special podcast episode. International Podcast Day aims to raise awareness about podcasts and gives podcast creators and listeners a chance to celebrate the medium and the podcast industry. But podcasting has been around for a lot longer than that! Back in 2004, broadcaster Adam Curry asked developer Dave Winer to develop an audioblogging system and without going into the technical side of things, or indeed who specifically “invented” podcasting, it was Curry and Winer who got the ball rolling. The word “podcast” however, was first mentioned in a newspaper article in the Guardian by technology reporter Ben Hammersley. It was declared Word of the Year by the New Oxford American Dictionary in 2005. Of course, at this stage Coffee Break hadn't yet launched, but Coffee Break host Mark did start podcasting for an education project he was running at the time called Partners in Excellence or “PiE”, and The PiEcast was used to bring a community of learners together and help them develop their language skills. Mark quickly realised that podcasting was the perfect medium for publishing language lessons, and for sharing his passion for languages with a wider audience.  Coffee Break Spanish was launched in October 2006. As the very first Spanish podcast for beginners on iTunes, it quickly gathered an audience and learners around the world started learning with us. Since then we’ve gone on to produce Coffee Break French, German, Italian, Chinese, Swedish and English and we have plans to develop more Coffee Break languages in the future. We’ve also created shorter podcast series called One Minute Languages covering over 30 languages from Arabic to Zulu.  We’ve published well over 1,000 episodes across the different languages and our podcasts have been downloaded over 290 million times, and we currently deliver over 2 million free language lessons every month to a community of Coffee Break learners. So that’s why today, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you, our podcast listeners, our Coffee Break community. Without you there wouldn’t be any Coffee Break! Thank you for choosing to listen to our shows, to learn with us and to share your 15 or 20 minute coffee break with me and my cohosts on each episode of the show. Now just before we finish, a couple of important points: if you’d like to hear about the latest episodes and series from Coffee Break, make sure you join Mark on Sunday 4th October at 4pm UK time / 11am Eastern / 8am Pacific for a live broadcast on YouTube and our Facebook pages. You can go straight to our YT channel - Coffee Break Languages - and click the “Set Reminder” button. And, if you’d like to help us celebrate International Podcast Day, why not simply tell a language-loving friend about what you’ve learned with our podcasts and help us grow the Coffee Break community even further? Merci beaucoup - vielen, vielen Dank, muchísimas gracias, grazie molte, xiè xie nimen, tack så jättemycket and thank you! There’s lots more coming from Coffee Break and we hope you continue to enjoy learning with us. Happy International Podcast Day! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 30 September 2020

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 up to and look out for some interesting vocabulary as well as a discussion about the structure da passare and an example of the pronoun ci. 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 after each sentence to allow you to practise your pronunciation, check out the full course on the Coffee Break Academy. At Coffee Break Italian we provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit coffeebreakitalian.com for all the information you need to build your confidence in Italian, whatever your level. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 August 2020

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