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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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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United States

Description:

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Language:

English


Episodes

Tips to remember the gender of nouns | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.10

12/19/2023
Would you like to learn some tips and tricks to remember the gender of nouns in Italian? You're in luck! In this final episode of The Coffee Break Italian Show, Francesca and Maurizio share some useful guidelines to know the gender of nouns in Italian. By the end of this episode you won't panic when you need to know the gender of a noun and your online dictionary won't load! ➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:16:26

Tips to remember the gender of nouns | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.10

12/19/2023
Would you like to learn some tips and tricks to remember the gender of nouns in Italian? You're in luck! In this final episode of The Coffee Break Italian Show, Francesca and Maurizio share some useful guidelines to know the gender of nouns in Italian. By the end of this episode you won't panic when you need to know the gender of a noun and your online dictionary won't load! ➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:16:26

Tips to remember the gender of nouns | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.10

12/19/2023
Would you like to learn some tips and tricks to remember the gender of nouns in Italian? You're in luck! In this final episode of The Coffee Break Italian Show, Francesca and Maurizio share some useful guidelines to know the gender of nouns in Italian. By the end of this episode you won't panic when you need to know the gender of a noun and your online dictionary won't load! ➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:16:26

How to apologise, excuse yourself and ask for permission in Italian | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.09

12/12/2023
Do you know how to say "I'm sorry" in Italian? In this penultimate episode of The Coffee Break Italian Show, Mark and Maurizio discuss all you need to know about Italian apologies. By the end of this episode you will know when to use the different expressions for saying I'm sorry and excuse me in various situations. ➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ ☕️ To purchase a Coffee Break mug, click here ☕️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:10:45

How to apologise, excuse yourself and ask for permission in Italian | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.09

12/12/2023
Do you know how to say "I'm sorry" in Italian? In this penultimate episode of The Coffee Break Italian Show, Mark and Maurizio discuss all you need to know about Italian apologies. By the end of this episode you will know when to use the different expressions for saying I'm sorry and excuse me in various situations. ➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ ☕️ To purchase a Coffee Break mug, click here ☕️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:10:45

How to pronounce 'gli' | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.08

12/5/2023
Do you struggle with the pronunciation of 'gli' in Italian? Do not fear, in this episode of The Coffee Break Italian Show Mark and Francesca discuss how to pronounce this tricky sound! By the end of this episode you will no longer feel tongue-tied when using 'gli'. ➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:14:18

How to pronounce 'gli' | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.08

12/5/2023
Do you struggle with the pronunciation of 'gli' in Italian? Do not fear, in this episode of The Coffee Break Italian Show Mark and Francesca discuss how to pronounce this tricky sound! By the end of this episode you will no longer feel tongue-tied when using 'gli'. ➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:14:18

A guide to definite articles in Italian | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.07

11/28/2023
Do you know how to translate "the" in Italian? In this episode of The Coffee Break Italian Show, Mark and Francesca talk about everything you need to know about definite articles. By the end of this episode you will be able to confidently chose between the seven different options in Italian! ➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:14:24

Practising 'avere' expressions - Part 2 | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.06

11/21/2023
In this episode of The Coffee Break Italian Show we continue learning about the verb 'avere'. This is part two of our focus on 'avere', so, if you haven’t already enjoyed part one, click here. Francesca and Maurizio discuss some of the most common expressions featuring 'avere', which don’t translate using "to have" in English. By then end of this episode you will be able to use this verb naturally and confidently. ➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:12:28

Useful expressions with 'avere' - Part 1 | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.05

11/14/2023
Welcome to the halfway point of The Coffee Break Italian Show series! In this episode we focus on the verb 'avere', its basic meaning being "to have". However in this episode we learn many useful everyday expressions that use 'avere' in which the verb does not translate as "to have". ➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:10:10

‘Potere’, ‘sapere’, ‘riuscire’ - How to translate ‘can’ | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.04

11/7/2023
Do you know how to translate the English word "can" into Italian? In this episode of The Coffee Break Italian Show, Mark and Francesca discuss how verbs potere, sapere, and riuscire transform the simple idea of "can" in English. By the end of this episode you will know the different uses of these three verbs and also their irregular conjugations! ➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:12:40

‘In’ or ‘a’? - Italian prepositions | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.03

10/31/2023
In this episode of The Coffee Break Italian Show we are focusing on prepositions. By the end of this episode you will have learned five key rules to help you use 'a' and 'in' in Italian! ➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:12:16

Tips for pronouncing double consonants | The Coffee Break Italian Show 1.02

10/24/2023
Would you like to perfect the pronunciation of double consonants - le doppie - in Italian? In this episode of the Coffee Break Italian Show we share some tips for mastering this phonetic feature to make you sound more Italian when you speak! ➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ ☕️ To purchase a Coffee Break mug, click here ☕️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:16:23

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

10/17/2023
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⬅️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:14:00

Introducing the Coffee Break Italian Show

10/10/2023
Welcome to our brand new podcast series - the Coffee Break Italian Show! Throughout this 10-episode series, Mark, Francesca and Maurizio will help you take your intermediate Italian to the next level, one coffee break at a time. 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! Prefer to watch these lessons? You can do exactly that 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. Don't forget to subscribe to our account while you're there 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. We'll see you next Tuesday, 17th October, for the first episode of the Show. A presto! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:02:13

CBI Mag 2.10 | Corsa alla Spada e Palio di Camerino: un tuffo nel passato

9/1/2022
We have reached the tenth and final episode of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine Season 2! We're stepping back in time as we're discussing two Renaissance events which take place in the region of Marche in May. Join Mark and Francesca one last time in this series as they explore masculine words ending in -a and qualche (some) and ogni (each) + singular nouns. That's not all! We round off the series with a ciliegina sulla torta based on the word spada, the prize for the winner of the race described by Silvia in this episode. There are a total of 10 episodes in Season 2 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. 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:29:24

CBI Mag 2.09 | La Serenata: una dedica musicale

8/18/2022
Welcome back to the Coffee Break Italian Magazine! This time, we’re talking about the origins of a well-known romantic tradition - La Serenata. While listening to a text about this ancient tradition, we learn about the following grammar points: basta che + subjunctive, the ce n’è structure, and how to use il proprio / la propria as an alternative to il suo/ la sua. As always, there’s lots of new vocabulary to take note of along the way, such as chitarra, liuto and promessi sposi. In keeping with the theme of this episode, our ciliegina sulla torta is something musical! Listen until the end to hear this new Italian idiom. There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 2 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. 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:25:09

CBI Mag 2.08 | I Monti Azzurri – I Sibillini

8/4/2022
In this episode of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine, we're talking about the Sibillini Mountains - a mountain chain in central Italy which includes a beautiful natural park. Join Mark and Francesca as they discuss a text highlighting what these impressive mountains have to offer while talking about some key vocabulary and grammar points including: si dice che + present or imperfect subjunctive, and the present subjunctive in the passive form. We finish the episode with our ciliegina sulla torta about a common Italian saying which has something to do with mountains. There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 2 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. 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:28:25

CBI Mag 2.07 | Dante: il padre della lingua italiana

7/21/2022
The topic of this Coffee Break Italian Magazine episode is the life and work of Italy’s greatest poet and ‘father’ of the Italian language: Dante Alighieri. We review various grammar points in this episode, including: the historical present, relative superlative adjectives, the passive with venire and si passivante. Be sure to listen until the end of the episode to hear our ciliegina sulla torta. There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 2 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. 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:29:52

CBI Mag 2.06 | Pandoro o Panettone? Questo è il dilemma!

7/7/2022
Pandoro o Panettone? That is the question Mark and Francesca are discussing in this episode of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine! While listening to a text about these traditional Italian Christmas cakes, take note of any new words or phrases you hear, such as tanto che, dibattito infiammato and brevettare. We also learn about the passive structures with venire instead of essere; nonostante + subjunctive; and the irregular noun uovo. Be sure to listen until the end of the episode to hear this week’s ciliegina sulla torta! There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 2 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. 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:33:10