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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 Mag 1.10 | Adesso pedala!

    CBI Mag 1.10 | Adesso pedala!

    Often described as "the other Italian national pastime" (in addition to il calcio, football) cycling is huge in Italy. In this final episode of this season of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine, we take a closer look at the sport which is one of the most practised and watched in the country. In response to listener Nicole's question, Francesca explains the interesting word infatti and how, in fact, it isn't always the correct choice for translating "in fact"!


    This episode marks the end of Season 1 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.


    Do you have a question for the team? Head over to https://radiolingua.com/cbi-magazine/ and use the voicemail link there to send us your question. You may feature in a future episode!


    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.


    Find out everything you need to know about Coffee Break Italian at http://coffeebreakitalian.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 30 min
    CBI Mag 1.09 | La Ricetta di Francesca

    CBI Mag 1.09 | La Ricetta di Francesca

    By the time you've listened to this episode you'll have l'acquolina in bocca - your mouth will be watering! Francesca shares a recipe for the rice dish panissa which involves beans, onion, Italian sausage and Arborio rice, and there's a question from listener Donna who is confused about the difference between the verbs potere and riuscire.

    There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 1 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.


    Do you have a question for the team? Head over to https://radiolingua.com/cbi-magazine/ and use the voicemail link there to send us your question. You may feature in a future episode!


    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.


    Find out everything you need to know about Coffee Break Italian at http://coffeebreakitalian.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 33 min
    CBI Mag 1.08 | A Carnevale ogni scherzo vale

    CBI Mag 1.08 | A Carnevale ogni scherzo vale

    In this episode of the Coffee Break Magazine we're heading to the north of Italy to the town of Ivrea, known for its peculiar way of celebrating Carnevale. Our listener's question in this episode comes from Zack and concerns the tricky word mica which seems to pepper the conversation of native speakers, but is difficult to use as a learner.


    There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 1 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.


    Do you have a question for the team? Head over to https://radiolingua.com/cbi-magazine/ and use the voicemail link there to send us your question. You may feature in a future episode!


    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.


    Find out everything you need to know about Coffee Break Italian at http://coffeebreakitalian.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 34 min
    CBI Mag 1.07 | Amore per il passato...

    CBI Mag 1.07 | Amore per il passato...

    ... e tanta voglia di futuro. The city of Matera in the Basilicata region of Italy celebrates an incredibly rich heritage, with the word famous Sassi, cave dwellings carved into the mountainside, and looks to the future with the redevelopment of these caves into museums and hotels. In 2019, together with the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv, Matera has been named European Capital of Culture. In this episode of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine Francesca tells us more about Matera, and there's a question from a listener about the difference between po', poco and più.

    There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 1 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.


    Do you have a question for the team? Head over to https://radiolingua.com/cbi-magazine/ and use the voicemail link there to send us your question. You may feature in a future episode!


    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.


    Find out everything you need to know about Coffee Break Italian at http://coffeebreakitalian.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 29 min
    CBI Mag 1.06 | Ti viene voglia di ballare?

    CBI Mag 1.06 | Ti viene voglia di ballare?

    It's time for a new episode of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine and in this episode Francesca and Mark talk about their summer breaks and where they travelled to. The text for this episode focuses on the traditional Italian dance, la Tarantella, and there's an interesting question from listener Gianna on the difference between restare and rimanere.


    There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 1 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.


    Do you have a question for the team? Head over to https://radiolingua.com/cbi-magazine/ and use the voicemail link there to send us your question. You may feature in a future episode!


    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.


    Find out everything you need to know about Coffee Break Italian at http://coffeebreakitalian.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 28 min
    CBI Mag 1.05 | Cuciniamo le orecchiette

    CBI Mag 1.05 | Cuciniamo le orecchiette

    We're heading to the kitchen for this episode and learning about the popular pasta dish, le orecchiette. Mark and Francesca also discuss their recent trip to Milan and Stresa to film some content for the forthcoming Coffee Break Italian To Go video series. There's also an explanation of how to translate "some" into Italian, based on a listener's question. After this episode we're taking a break and we'll be back with the next episode of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine in August.


    There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 1 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.


    Do you have a question for the team? Head over to https://radiolingua.com/cbi-magazine/ and use the voicemail link there to send us your question. You may feature in a future episode!


    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.


    Find out everything you need to know about Coffee Break Italian at http://coffeebreakitalian.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 31 min

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