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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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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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    CBI Travel Diaries 2.03 | Terza tappa: la fredda Bolzano

    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.
     
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    • 27 min
    CBI Travel Diaries 2.02 | Il fantasma di Castel Thun

    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.
     
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    • 25 min
    CBI Travel Diaries 2.01 | Madonna di Campiglio: finalmente in vacanza!

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

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

    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.
     
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    • 16 min
    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?

    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.
     
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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

StyledbyAngela ,

Recommended

I really enjoy this format of learning. Easy and captivating! Short enough to keep your attention and incorporating natural conversations amongst Italians, is a great way to practice both listening and speaking skills.
Thank you for this podcast!!

Natalie Salerno ,

Amazing way to learn Italian!!!

This podcast is outstanding...a creative and fun way to learn Italian! Their approach to teaching Italian is a great way to make the learning stick by using real life examples. I love the structure with Mark as the instructor, Francesca as the native speaker and Katie as the student. Brilliant approach! Keep it up.

MicheleCry ,

Learn Italian even if you're hopeless!!

Because you can go back and re-listen to each episode ANYONE can learn a new language with Mark, Francesca and Katie! I am just using the free podcasts....I would love to hear from someone who upgraded to hear more abut that. In Boca di Lupa Tutti!!

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