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

    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.
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    • 14 min
    When to use 'di' and 'da' - Italian prepositions | CBI Show 2.02

    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 ⬅️

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

    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 ⬅️

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    • 18 min
    A guide to irregular plurals in Italian | CBI Show 2.04

    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.
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    • 20 min
    Introducing Season 2 of the Coffee Break Italian Show

    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!

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

    ‘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!
    ➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this episode⬅️


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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

shortattnspan ,

Wonderful

Using this podcast helped me be able to navigate Italy and has helped me reach an A2 level of understanding of Italian. Thank you Mark and Francesca for your well-planned lessons.

Zach #13 ,

Far better than Duolingo

I’ve tried many tools for learning a language from apps to podcasts to books. This is one of the best.

The focus on real world situations and grammar sets it apart from solutions like Duolingo, which spend hours training you on less useful phrases without giving you the grammar tools to own the language. I have more confidence with Italian after four months than people I know who have been using Duolingo for years.

Each episode has a perfect mix of vocabulary, stories, grammar, with native speaker pronunciation and pauses so you can practice. Mark is relentless about translating every word that’s spoken, providing literal translations to help you master phrases, and pointing out the nitty gritty details that help you sound like a native. The hosts are personable, and it’s fantastic that Mark and Francesca are still producing new content so many years in. I can’t believe that this much top shelf material is available for free. It’s also great that you can play the podcasts in the background so you can get language learning in on the go, or as Francesca says “Turn your downtime into do time.”

Nater01230075 ,

Talks too fast

Pretty good but the man talks too fast.

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