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Learn Italian with Coffee Break Italian Podcast

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Learn Italian with Mark, Francesca and Katie in regular lesson from the Radio Lingua Network. In each lesson we'll focus on the language you need to know and before long you'll be making yourself understood with native Italian speakers.


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CBI 2.04 | Dipingo a modo mio ...


Tue, Mar 21, 2017


In this lesson you'll master regular verbs in the second conjugation, those ending in -ere. You'll have met a few of these verbs before, but this episode gives you the chance to practise these verbs further and understand when to use them. Also covered are some verbs which involve spelling or pronunciation changes. Coffee Break Italian Season 2 also offers a full online course with video lessons, bonus audio materials and extensive lesson notes to help you make faster progress. Find out more about these additional materials at http://coffeebreakitalianplus.com.

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CBI 2.03 | A che ora ti alzi? Talking about your daily routine


Mon, Mar 06, 2017


This episode of Coffee Break Italian will help you talk about the things you do on a regular basis, including aspects of your daily routine. Francesca and Mark introduce the concept of reflexive verbs and you'll learn to conjugate these verbs in the present tense. In the practice session Isla is put to the test and asked about her daily routine. Coffee Break Italian Season 2 also offers a full online course with video lessons, bonus audio materials and extensive lesson notes to help you make faster progress. Find out more about these additional materials at http://coffeebreakitalianplus.com.

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CBI 2.02 | Che cosa fai al fine settimana? Talking about the weekend.


Mon, Feb 20, 2017


In lesson 2 of Coffee Break Italian Season 2 you'll further your knowledge of -are verbs within the context of talking about what you do at the weekend. Francesca and Mark introduce more -are verbs including some verbs which have spelling changes, and then talk about what they do at the weekend - in Italian, of course! Isla practises what she has learned by talking about her weekend in Italian, and there are some translation challenges to help you consolidate the new language in the lesson. Coffee Break Italian Season 2 also offers a full online course with video lessons, bonus audio materials and extensive lesson notes to help you make faster progress. Find out more about these additional materials at http://coffeebreakitalianplus.com.

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CBI 2.01 | Ricominciamo! Using Italian -are verbs


Mon, Feb 06, 2017


In lesson 1 of Coffee Break Italian Season 2 you'll take the first steps in learning to manipulate the language and say what you want to say! Lesson 1 focuses on regular -are verbs, and you'll learn to conjugate these verbs in the present tense. Join teacher Mark, native speaker Francesca and learner Isla in this first episode of our new series. Coffee Break Italian Season 2 also offers a full online course with video lessons, bonus audio materials and extensive lesson notes to help you make faster progress. Find out more about these additional materials at http://coffeebreakitalianplus.com.

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Introducing Coffee Break Italian Season 2


Thu, Feb 02, 2017


Siamo tornati! We're back with a new season of Coffee Break Italian and in this short preview episode Mark and Francesca will be telling you what you can expect to learn in Season 2 which launches 6th February 2017.

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CBI 1:40 | Abbiamo imparato molto!


Mon, Jul 11, 2016


It’s time for the final episode of Coffee Break Italian in this season, and the team is back in the studio reflecting on what they’ve done in Italy. This gives us the opportunity to think about how you talk about the past in Italian. Mark and Francesca also test Katie on what she’s learned in the course so far.

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CBI 1:39 | Ho l’acquolina in bocca!


Mon, Jul 04, 2016


In this week’s episode, we’re joined by a special guest: la mamma di Francesca! Katie is drafted in to help make the tiramis? and Mark is on hand to explain everything.

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CBI 1:38 | La mia amica non si sente molto bene


Mon, Jun 20, 2016


Hopefully you’ll not have to visit the doctor or the pharmacy while you’re in Italy, but in case you do, this lesson will help you prepare! Katie hasn’t been feeling too well and she visits the pharmacy in this lesson. We’ll listen in to the conversation and Mark is on hand to explain everything.

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CBI 1:37 | Ho qualche domanda…


Mon, Jun 13, 2016


When you’re travelling, one of the most common situations encountered is that you need to ask for information. In this episode of Coffee Break Italian Mark is asking for information in his hotel in Stresa. You’ll review some of the language areas already covered and learn new words and phrases through the conversation.

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CBI 1:36 | Cercate qualcosa in particolare?


Mon, Jun 06, 2016


In this episode Mark is buying “delle cartoline” and Katie and Francesca are shopping for clothes. Join them and practise your language skills and learn new words and phrases associated with shopping.

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CBI 1:35 | Avete bisogno di informazioni?


Mon, May 23, 2016


Join Mark and Katie as they visit the town of Stresa on Lake Maggiore. In order to find out about the town they head straight to the tourist information office and you can listen in on their conversation, practising language you’ve learned previously in the course and learning new words and phrases.

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CBI 1:34: | Fate colazione?


Mon, May 16, 2016


In this latest episode of Coffee Break Italian, Mark and Katie have breakfast in their hotel and get chatting to one of the other guests. This lesson gives you the chance to build your vocabulary, practise the words and phrases you already know and experience a regional Italian accent.

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CBI 1:33 | Ho una prenotazione


Mon, May 09, 2016


Having arrived in Italy and found her way to the town of Orta, Katie checks into the hotel and in this episode we listen in on the conversation she has with the receptionist. There’s a little problem, but this is quickly solved with the use of some of the language previously learned in our course. This episode also features a chat between Mark, Katie and Francesca about how things are going at the end of the first day of our trip: an excellent opportunity to review some further expressions.

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CBI 1:32 | C’? un autobus per Stresa?


Mon, May 02, 2016


In this episode Katie takes up the sfida (challenge) set by Francesca and speaks to a lady in the information office at the airport to ask about transport options to Stresa. This conversation will give you the chance to review much of the vocabulary you have learned in previous episodes.

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  • bonus audio materials: use our review lessons to practise the language covered in the main lesson, and to pick up some useful bonus vocabulary (mp3 format);
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CBI 1:31 | Arriviamo in Italia!


Mon, Apr 25, 2016


We’re back with another episode of Coffee Break Italian, and it’s time to put Katie’s Italian to the test. Mark and Katie have travelled to Italy to meet up with Francesca and together they’ve recorded a series of conversations. In lesson 31 you’ll join the team as they arrive in Italy and prepare for the coming visit, learning a few new phrases along the way.

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  • bonus audio materials: use our review lessons to practise the language covered in the main lesson, and to pick up some useful bonus vocabulary (mp3 format);
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CBI Special: Coffee Break Italian is returning!


Thu, Apr 21, 2016


We’ve got news! We’ve been busy recording new content in Italy for the final ten episodes of Season 1 of Coffee Break Italian. We’ll be releasing episode 31 on Monday 25 April 2016 and we’re sure you’re going to love it. In these final 10 episodes, Katie and Mark travel to Italy to meet up with Francesca, and Katie gets the chance to put into practice everything she’s learned so far. Ci vediamo presto!


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CBI Il Ripassino 03 | Review your Italian with the Coffee Break team


Mon, Mar 28, 2016


This latest episode of the Coffee Break Italian Ripassino will help you review some of the words and phrases you’ve learned in previous episodes of our course. In this lesson, Francesca, Katie and Mark are focusing on the topic of giving directions.

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CBI Il Ripassino 02 | Review your Italian with the Coffee Break team


Mon, Mar 07, 2016


In this episode of the Coffee Break Italian Ripassino, you can test your understanding with a listening comprehension. We’ve provided a set of lesson notes as a pdf document (available here) and we suggest that you listen to the episode and try to answer the questions included in this document.

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CBI Il Ripassino 02 (Lesson Guide) | Review your Italian with the Coffee Break team


Mon, Mar 07, 2016


We’re back with the second episode of our Ripassino. This post is only for the lesson notes and comprehension questions associated with the audio episode which you can find here.

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CBI Il Ripassino 01 | Review your Italian with the Coffee Break team


Mon, Feb 22, 2016


As we’ve previously explained, there’s been a delay with the production of lessons 31-40 of the Coffee Break Italian course, but we’re delighted to be back in the studio and bringing you some review content before we record the final batch of ten lessons in Season 1. The Coffee Break Italian Ripassino will help you review what you’ve learned.

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  • bonus audio materials: use our review lessons to practise the language covered in the main lesson, and to pick up some useful bonus vocabulary (mp3 format);
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CBI 1:30 | Talking about clothes in Italian


Tue, Dec 22, 2015


In the latest episode of Coffee Break Italian you’ll be learning to talk about clothes and taking your ability to describe people a bit further. Francesca will put your comprehension skills to the test with an identity quiz in which you have to guess the identity of well known people from her Italian descriptions.

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CBI 1:29 | Describing people in Italian


Mon, Dec 14, 2015


In this episode of Coffee Break Italian you’ll be learning how to describe people in Italian and use adjectives in their different forms. We even have a challenge for you in our Caff? Culturale.

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CBI 1:28 | Talking about likes and dislikes in Italian


Wed, Dec 09, 2015


In lesson 28 of our course you’ll learn how to talk more about your job. You’ll also learn to talk about what you like doing – and what you don’t like doing! This lesson will help you to develop your confidence in using Italian and making small talk with native speakers.

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CBI 1:27 | Talking about your job in Italian


Mon, Nov 30, 2015


In our latest lesson of Coffee Break Italian you’ll learn to talk about your job, to say what you do, where you work and whether or not you like your job. This lesson is another episode in our mini-series which helps you to make small talk with native speakers and improve your Italian in the process.

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CBI 1:26 | Talking about yourself in Italian


Mon, Nov 23, 2015


In lesson 26 of Coffee Break Italian you’ll be joining the team to learn more about informal telephone conversations and how to talk about yourself and your family. Making small talk is one of the best ways to improve your Italian and this lesson will help you to achieve this in effective, accurate Italian.

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CBI 1:25 | Using the phone in Italian


Mon, Nov 09, 2015


In the latest episode of Coffee Break Italian you’ll be learning the important skill of using the phone in Italian and in the Caff? Culturale, Francesca talks about Italian opera.

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CBI 1:24 | Spelling in Italian and an introduction to verbs


Mon, Nov 02, 2015


In this episode of Coffee Break Italian you’ll learn more about the patterns of the language and how to form verbs in Italian. We look at the present tense of -are verbs and with this lesson you’ll begin to form a solid foundation in this vital part of the language. You’ll also learn to spell in Italian.

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CBI 1:23 | Visiting the doctor’s or pharmacy in Italian


Mon, Oct 26, 2015


It’s time to continue our topic of aches and pains as we take our next steps in Italian with Coffee Break Italian. In this episode you’ll learn to describe your symptoms and to understand the recommendations give to you by the doctor or pharmacist.

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CBI 1:22 | Talking about aches and pains in Italian


Mon, Oct 19, 2015


Hopefully this won’t happen to you while you’re travelling in Italy, but sometimes we have to visit the doctor or a pharmacy and explain our aches and pains. In this episode you’ll learn the words for different parts of the body and how to say that something is sore or that you have headache, stomachache, backache, etc. You’ll also learn how to use the verb avere, meaning “to have”.

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CBI 1-21 | Talking about the weather in Italian


Mon, Oct 12, 2015


Bentornati! We’re back with another lesson of Coffee Break Italian. If there’s one topic which everyone loves talking about, it has to be the weather. It’s a great conversation starter, and it also will help you plan your activities while travelling in an Italian-speaking country! In lesson 21 you’ll learn to talk about the weather.

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CBI 1-20B | Top-up episode


Thu, Oct 08, 2015


In this special “top-up” episode of Coffee Break Italian, Mark will test you on some of the words and phrases you’ve learned so far in the series with some translation challenges.

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CBI 1-20 | Buying train tickets and Review


Mon, Jul 06, 2015


In lesson 20 of Coffee Break Italian you’ll continue to learn useful words and phrases to deal with buying tickets for public transport. You’ll also join Katie in a conversation which puts to the test much of the Italian you’ve learned so far on the course.

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CBI 1-19 | Using public transport in Italian


Mon, Jun 29, 2015


In this latest episode of Coffee Break Italian you’ll learn to use Italian in the context of taking public transport and understanding train and bus departure and arrival times. As usual, you’ll build on what you’ve learned in previous lessons and develop your confidence further in Italian.

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CBI 1-18 | Asking for directions in Italian


Mon, Jun 22, 2015


In this episode of Coffee Break Italian you’ll learn more ways to ask questions and understand information. We cover opening and closing times and complex directions to help you cope on a trip to Italy.

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CBI 1-17 | Asking for information in Italian


Mon, Jun 15, 2015


In lesson 17 of Coffee Break Italian, you’ll learn to construct a number of phrases which will be useful for a shopping trip in Italy. You’ll build on previously learned language and learn to use new vocabulary in existing structures for shopping and tourist information.

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CBI 1-16 | Shopping in Italian


Mon, Jun 08, 2015


In this latest episode of Coffee Break Italian we’re heading to the “negozio” – the shop – to learn how to go shopping in Italian. You’ll develop a range of new structures which will help you increase your confidence and mastery of Italian, and you’ll learn how to use Italian in a variety of situations where you need to buy things while in Italy.

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CBI 1-15 | Counting in Italian


Mon, Jun 01, 2015


One thing which is vital when you’re learning a language is being able to count and deal with numbers in many situations including paying for things and dealing with dates and appointments. In this episode you’ll learn to count in Italian and you’ll learn the words for the days of the week and the months of the year.

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CBI 1-14 | Booking into a hotel in Italian


Mon, May 25, 2015


In this episode you’ll take what you’ve learned so far about ordering food a step further. You’ll learn to deal with dietary requirements and other situations encountered in a restaurant. You’ll also learn about the infinitive of Italian verbs and how you can use this to express a variety of concepts such as talking about what you like to do – or indeed to eat!

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CBI 1-13 | Visiting an Italian restaurant


Mon, May 11, 2015


In this episode you’ll take what you’ve learned so far about ordering food a step further. You’ll learn to deal with dietary requirements and other situations encountered in a restaurant. You’ll also learn about the infinitive of Italian verbs and how you can use this to express a variety of concepts such as talking about what you like to do – or indeed to eat!

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CBI 1-12 | Ordering food in Italian


Mon, May 04, 2015


In this lesson of Coffee Break Italian you’ll learn how to talk about food in Italian. You’ll also learn more about how to use the indefinite article (the word for “a”) and the definite article (the word for “the”) in Italian.

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CBI 1-11B | Coffee Break Italian Competition Results


Tue, Apr 28, 2015


Well done to everyone who took part in our competition. We’ve chosen some of our favourite entries and compiled them into a special show. Listen at the links below. Special congratulations to Dan Dosch, who wins an Amazon Kindle Voyage. Complimenti a tutti!

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CBI 1-11 | Ordering drinks in Italian


Mon, Apr 27, 2015


It’s time for a new lesson of Italian. Join teacher Mark, learner Katie and native speaker Francesca in lesson 11 in our series and learn to order drinks in an Italian caf?.

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CBI 1-10B | Coffee Break Italian Competition


Fri, Apr 10, 2015


Salve a tutti! It’s time to put into practice what you’ve learned so far in Coffee Break Italian – and you can win a fantastic prize by doing so! What we’d like you to do is leave us a voicemail in Italian.

Please note that this competition runs from April 10th – 24th 2015.

UPDATE, 25 April 2015

Please note that the competition is now closed. We’ll be announcing the winner on Monday 27th.

What do you have to do?

Here are some ideas. You can tell us:

  • your name (first names only please);
  • where you live (village, town or city, no addresses!);
  • where you’re from;
  • your nationality.

You may also consider telling us some of the following things:

  • a bit about your family, e.g. saying how many brothers / sisters / sons / daughters you have;
  • what the family members are called;
  • when talking about your town you could perhaps let us know what there is in your town, e.g. “there’s a swimming pool, a beach, a castle”, and so on;
  • you could also tell us about which languages you speak.

Finally, we’d love you to include:

  • what you like most about learning Italian with Coffee Break Italian.

This competition is aimed at beginners who have started learning with Coffee Break Italian, so we’d prefer you to stick to what you’ve learned on Coffee Break Italian.

How to enter

Leave your voicemail by clicking on the “Start recording” button below and use your computer or webcam microphone to record your message. If you don’t like what you do, you can simply record it again. Only send us your voicemail when you’re happy with it!

What can you win?

We’re giving away a brand new Amazon Kindle Voyage Wifi edition, and we’re throwing in the forthcoming first two books of Coffee Break Italian notes, covering lessons 1-5 and 6-10.

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Terms and Conditions
  1. This competition is organised by Radio Lingua Ltd.
  2. Employees of Radio Lingua Ltd or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.
  3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter the competition.
  4. Details on how to enter the competition are listed on this page.
  5. The closing date for entry will be Friday 24th April 2015 at 23:59 UK time. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  6. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  7. The prize for this competition will be one Amazon Kindle Voyage Wifi only. In addition, the winner will receive access to the lesson notes of Coffee Break Italian in Kindle format for lessons 1-10.
  8. Radio Lingua Ltd reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside Radio Lingua Ltd’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified on the Radio Lingua site as soon as possible.
  9. Radio Lingua Ltd is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by and third party connected with this competition.
  10. No cash alternative to the prize will be offered. The prize is not transferable. The prize is subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  11. The winner will be chosen from all qualifying entries on Monday 27th April 2015.
  12. The winner will be notified by email on Monday 27th April 2015. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  13. Radio Lingua Ltd. will notify the winner of how the prize will be delivered.
  14. Radio Lingua Ltd’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  15. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to have the audio recording of his/her Italian voicemail to be featured on any future episode of Coffee Break Italian, and to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  16. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by Scottish law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Scotland.
  17. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  18. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network, or by Amazon. You are providing your information to Radio Lingua Ltd and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the  Radio Lingua Privacy Policy found here.


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CBI 1-10 | Lessons 1-10 Review


Tue, Mar 31, 2015


Join native speaker Francesca, learner Katie and teacher Mark in this latest lesson of our series for beginners in Italian. It’s time to test your understanding of everything we’ve learned so far in the series in this review episode.

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CBI 1-09 | Language problems and talking about which languages you speak


Wed, Mar 25, 2015


Join native speaker Francesca, learner Katie and teacher Mark in this latest lesson of our series for beginners in Italian. In this episode we’re talking about language problems: saying which languages you speak and solving problems when you don’t understand what people are saying to you.

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CBI 1-08 | Talking about what there is to do in the town in Italian


Tue, Mar 17, 2015


Join native speaker Francesca, learner Katie and teacher Mark in this latest lesson of our series for beginners in Italian. In this lesson we’re learning more useful language for getting around in the town and we’ll also be looking at some simple aspects of Italian grammar.

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CBI 1-07 | Asking for directions in Italian


Tue, Mar 10, 2015


Join native speaker Francesca, learner Katie and teacher Mark in this latest lesson of our series for beginners in Italian. In this lesson you’ll learn to ask for directions in the town and understand some simple answers.

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CBI 1-06 | More about family, counting and phone numbers in Italian


Mon, Mar 02, 2015


Join native speaker Francesca, learner Katie and teacher Mark in this latest lesson of our series for beginners in Italian. In this lesson you’ll learn to talk more about your family, and you’ll learn the numbers from zero to ten, allowing you to talk about phone numbers in Italian.

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  • bonus audio materials: use our review lessons to practise the language covered in the main lesson, and to pick up some useful bonus vocabulary (mp3 format);
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CBI 1-05 | Talking about your family in Italian


Mon, Feb 23, 2015


Join teacher Mark, learner Katie and native speaker Francesca in the latest lesson of our series for beginners in Italian. In this lesson you’ll learn to introduce members of your family and give their names.

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  • bonus audio materials: use our review lessons to practise the language covered in the main lesson, and to pick up some useful bonus vocabulary (mp3 format);
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CBI 1-04 | Talking about where you live in Italian


Mon, Feb 16, 2015


Join teacher Mark, learner Katie and native speaker Francesca in this fourth lesson of Coffee Break Italian. In this lesson you’ll extend your range of expression and learn to talk about where you live. You’ll also learn the names of a number of countries.

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  • bonus audio materials: use our review lessons to practise the language covered in the main lesson, and to pick up some useful bonus vocabulary (mp3 format);
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CBI 1-03 | Talking about where you come from in Italian


Mon, Feb 09, 2015


Join teacher Mark, learner Katie and native speaker Francesca in this third lesson of Coffee Break Italian. In this lesson you’ll learn to say where you’re from, to talk about nationalities and lots more.

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  • video flashcards: listen to each lesson and see the words and phrases covered in the lesson displayed on the screen of your computer, phone or tablet (mp4 format);
  • bonus audio materials: use our review lessons to practise the language covered in the main lesson, and to pick up some useful bonus vocabulary (mp3 format);
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CBI 1-02 | Greetings in Italian


Mon, Feb 02, 2015


Join Mark, Katie and Francesca in the latest lesson of Coffee Break Italian. In this lesson you’ll learn to greet people at different times of the day. You’ll also learn to introduce yourself and ask the question “what is your name?”

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  • video flashcards: listen to each lesson and see the words and phrases covered in the lesson displayed on the screen of your computer, phone or tablet (mp4 format);
  • bonus audio materials: use our review lessons to practise the language covered in the main lesson, and to pick up some useful bonus vocabulary (mp3 format);
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CBI 1-01 | Saying ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’ in Italian


Mon, Jan 26, 2015


Take your first steps in learning Italian with teacher Mark, learner Katie and native speaker Francesca. In this lesson you’ll learn to say “hello” and ask the question “how are you?” You’ll also learn some appropriate answers for this question, and discover more about Italian culture.

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  • video flashcards: listen to each lesson and see the words and phrases covered in the lesson displayed on the screen of your computer, phone or tablet (mp4 format);
  • bonus audio materials: use our review lessons to practise the language covered in the main lesson, and to pick up some useful bonus vocabulary (mp3 format);
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CBI 1-00 | Introductory Episode


Sun, Jan 25, 2015


If you can learn how to pronounce spaghetti, tagliatelle and bruschetta properly in Italian, you’ll have no bother with the 40 episodes of our first season of Coffee Break Italian. Join Mark, Francesca and Katie in this introductory episode.

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Coffee Break Italian launches with lesson 1 on Monday 26th January. To find out more about what you can expect from this course, click here.



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Coffee Break Italian – What you will learn


Thu, Jan 22, 2015


In this short episode, Mark outlines the structure of the Coffee Break Italian course. Season 1 is organised into four blocks of ten lessons:

  • Lessons 1-10: you’ll be learning how to greet people, introduce yourself, talk about where you’re from, introduce your friends or members of your family, use Italian in basic travel situations like buying things, getting around and coping with language difficulties;
  • Lessons 11-20: you’ll learn more travel language and will be able to order drinks and food, check into hotels, go shopping, ask for information and use public transport;
  • Lessons 21-30: you’ll perfect your travel language, learn to deal with a visit to the doctor or pharmacy in Italy, use the phone, and also talk more about yourself, your job, and your hobbies and pastimes;
  • Lessons 31-40: we’ll be recording these episodes in Italy and you’ll join us in a series of conversations putting all the language you’ve covered so far into practice and extending your vocabulary and understanding of Italian grammar.
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Coffee Break Italian launches with lesson 1 on Monday 26th January. To find out more about what you can expect from this course, click here.



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Coffee Break Italian – Preview Episode


Wed, Jan 14, 2015


Join teacher Mark, learner Katie and native speaker Francesca in this preview episode of Coffee Break Italian.

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Coffee Break Italian launches with lesson 1 on Monday 26th January. To find out more about what you can expect from this course, click here.



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