42 episodes

Learn to speak Mandarin Chinese with teacher Crystal and learner Mark in regular lessons from the Radio Lingua Network. In each lesson we'll focus on the language you need to know to and before long you'll be making yourself understood with native Mandarin speakers.
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Coffee Break Chinese Radio Lingua Network

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    • 4.8 • 100 Ratings

Learn to speak Mandarin Chinese with teacher Crystal and learner Mark in regular lessons from the Radio Lingua Network. In each lesson we'll focus on the language you need to know to and before long you'll be making yourself understood with native Mandarin speakers.
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    CBC 1.40 | Huānyíng nǐ zàlái Zhōngguó!

    CBC 1.40 | Huānyíng nǐ zàlái Zhōngguó!

    It's time for the final lesson in this series of Coffee Break Chinese and Mark is about to leave China. He and Hongyu have a chat about what they've done during the visit and reflect on how much Mark has learned. As ever, Crystal is on hand in the studio to help you understand the conversation in full.


    This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy.


    Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese 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.


    You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel.


    All information regarding Coffee Break Chinese can be found at http://coffeebreakchinese.com.
     
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    • 28 min
    CBC 1.39 | Nǐ xiǎng qù wǒ biǎomèi de shēngrì jùhuì ma?

    CBC 1.39 | Nǐ xiǎng qù wǒ biǎomèi de shēngrì jùhuì ma?

    In this penultimate episode of Season 1 of Coffee Break Chinese, Mark meets some members of Hongyu's family at his younger cousin's birthday party. This gives him a great opportunity to put his Mandarin to the test and learn some new vocabulary too. As usual, Crystal is on hand in the studio to help.


    This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy.


    Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese 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.


    You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel.


    All information regarding Coffee Break Chinese can be found at http://coffeebreakchinese.com.
     
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    • 25 min
    CBC 1.38 | Wǒ de péngyǒu shēngbìng le, tā hěn bù shūfu

    CBC 1.38 | Wǒ de péngyǒu shēngbìng le, tā hěn bù shūfu

    In this lesson, Mark is feeling a bit under the weather during his trip to China. He and Hongyu head to the pharmacy for some advice and some medicine. As usual, Crystal is on hand to help you understand the Chinese language in the recorded conversations.


    This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy.


    Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese 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.


    You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel.


    All information regarding Coffee Break Chinese can be found at http://coffeebreakchinese.com.
     
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    • 20 min
    CBC 1.37 | Jīntiān tiānqì búcuò, wǒmen qù Chángchéng!

    CBC 1.37 | Jīntiān tiānqì búcuò, wǒmen qù Chángchéng!

    We have an exciting episode of Coffee Break Chinese for you today, as Mark and Hongyu have finally made it to Chángchéng, the Great Wall of China. In this lesson you'll build your understanding of Chinese by reviewing previously learned vocabulary and acquiring new expressions and structures. As usual, Crystal is on hand in the studio to help.


    This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy.


    Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese 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.


    You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel.


    All information regarding Coffee Break Chinese can be found at http://coffeebreakchinese.com.
     
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    • 20 min
    CBC 1.36 | Zhèbiān qǐng, shìyījiān zài nà biān

    CBC 1.36 | Zhèbiān qǐng, shìyījiān zài nà biān

    In this lesson Mark and Hongyu are going shopping. In the first shop, Mark wants to buy some postcards, and in the second shop Mark is looking for a new shirt. This lesson gives us the opportunity to review shopping vocabulary and will help you practise the transactional words and phrases covered in previous lessons. As usual, Crystal is in the studio to help you understand everything.


    This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy.


    Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese 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.


    You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel.


    All information regarding Coffee Break Chinese can be found at http://coffeebreakchinese.com.
     
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    • 23 min
    CBC 1.35 | Nín xūyào shénme bāngzhù?

    CBC 1.35 | Nín xūyào shénme bāngzhù?

    One of the most common experiences for any tourist visiting a foreign country is having to ask for information. In episode 35 of Coffee Break Chinese, Mark and Hongyu go to a tourist information office to ask for for information about a particular tourist attraction in Beijing, practising vocabulary learned in previous lessons. As usual, Crystal is on hand in the studio to help us understand everything.


    This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy.


    Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese 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.


    You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel.


    All information regarding Coffee Break Chinese can be found at http://coffeebreakchinese.com.
     
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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
100 Ratings

100 Ratings

J. Kristi ,

Exciting

Here is Chinese language learning and practice in convenient snack-sized portions and a format I can utilize on the move! I am thrilled! The combination of a teacher and language learner co-host help me learn. Hearing the phrase in one language then repeated in the other feels like natural learning. The grammar explanations as we go keep it manageable.
I have been using a on-line program to learn Mandarin and this podcast will be an excellent accompaniment to support my efforts.
Mark’s Scottish accent is a bonus, because it broadens my linguistic experience. 我是美国人 I am from the US, and I appreciate the additional phonics.
加油!Way to go Coffee Break Chinese!

Eliza6262 ,

AMAZING, please make more

This podcast has been so helpful in my Mandarin learning. Hearing conversations broken down, and tone corrections, has improved my conversational skills so much. Both hosts are patient in explaining and learning. I listen to a lot of podcasts and I’ve never learned so much before this one. Absolutely fantastic, hugely recommend for Mandarin learners. Please make more!!! Your teaching method is SO helpful.

Jalin Ma ,

Breakthrough

I’m half Chinese and have long been ashamed that I can’t speak the language. Coffee Break Chinese is an incredible, breakthrough resource helping me to learn w/o judgment. Everyday I know more than I did the day before. The show has an effective format and two very charming hosts. The fact that it’s free is crazy-cool. Thank you!

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