CBI Travel Diaries 2.09 | Tempesta sulla Marmolada

In the penultimate episode of the series, Simone and Anna are on the move again as they are hiking up Marmolada – the highest mountain of the Dolomites. Mark and Francesca pick up on many interesting grammar points along the way and discuss: dopo + past infinitive, stare + gerund, and the pronoun ci, both as a direct object pronoun and a reflexive pronoun. Don’t miss this useful episode!

The podcast episodes will be published weekly from 12th February. However, if you’d like to binge the entire season then you can access all 10 episodes on the Coffee Break Academy. Our premium version includes lesson notes with additional examples and explanations of the language in each lesson, and a pronunciation practice video to help you improve your speaking. Click here to access the course on the Coffee Break Academy.

CBF Travel Diaries 2.09 | Comme des rois

It’s time for the next instalment of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Season 2! University friends Charlotte, Théo and Lucas make the most of their time in the Loire Valley with a visit to the impressive Château de Chambord and Château de Villandry before a bike ride along the Loire River – the longest river in France! Join teachers Mark and Pierre-Benoît as they discuss the language featured in Charlotte’s travel diary entry in this penultimate episode of the series.

The podcast episodes is being published weekly from 12th February. However, if you’d like to binge the entire season then you can access all 10 episodes on the Coffee Break Academy. Our premium version includes lesson notes with additional examples and explanations of the language in each lesson, and a pronunciation practice video to help you improve your speaking. Click here to access the course on the Coffee Break Academy.

CBSw 1.25 | Jag tycker om kaffe

Welcome back to another lesson of Coffee Break Swedish with teacher Hanna and learner Mark. In Lesson 25 we learn to talk about likes and dislikes so that we can discuss our favourite hobbies with our Swedish speaking friends. By the end of the lesson you will be able to express what you like doing – and what you don’t like doing!

CBI Travel Diaries 2.08 | Il meritato riposo a Cortina d’Ampezzo

In the latest episode of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries Season 2, Simone and Anna are in Cortina, one of the most popular ski destinations in the Dolomites, where they enjoy a trip to the spa. Join Mark and Francesca as they discuss the language featured in this episode, from relative pronouns and indirect object pronouns to demonstrative pronouns and more! We also hear some handy Italian phrases such as che meraviglia! and per niente.

The podcast episodes will be published weekly from 12th February. However, if you’d like to binge the entire season then you can access all 10 episodes on the Coffee Break Academy. Our premium version includes lesson notes with additional examples and explanations of the language in each lesson, and a pronunciation practice video to help you improve your speaking. Click here to access the course on the Coffee Break Academy.

CBF Travel Diaries 2.08 | Lèche-vitrine à Tours

Welcome to another episode from Season 2 of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries! This time, Charlotte, Théo and Lucas are back on the road as they’re en route to Tours. On arrival they explore what the university town has to offer and sample some local dishes including the famous rillettes de Tours. Listen out for some indirect object pronouns and a preceding direct object pronoun in this episode. 

The podcast episodes will be published weekly from 12th February. However, if you’d like to binge the entire season then you can access all 10 episodes on the Coffee Break Academy. Our premium version includes lesson notes with additional examples and explanations of the language in each lesson, and a pronunciation practice video to help you improve your speaking. Click here to access the course on the Coffee Break Academy.

Chapitre 20 – Un autre morceau du puzzle venait d’être trouvé

It’s time for Chapter 20 of La Vérité éclate toujours where we join James, Claire and Yvette as they drive to the university where Claire searches for information which she used for her research on la Namérie and its natural resources, while doing her doctorate. Their trip leads them to a valuable discovery which takes them one step closer to discovering the truth. As always, we meet many interesting expressions along the way including démarrer sur les chapeaux de rouesil n’en est rien and promettre monts et merveilles. Listen to the episode to find out more!

CBI Travel Diaries 2.07 | Un trekking intenso verso valle

Welcome back to Season 2 the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries! Having spent the night in the mountain retreat, Simone and Anna make their way down from the Le Tre Cime and encounter a deer on their way. Throughout Simone’s diary entry, we hear a range of useful verbs including affrontare and scivolare, as well as some new idioms. Listen to the episode to find out more!

The podcast episodes will be published weekly from 12th February. However, if you’d like to binge the entire season then you can access all 10 episodes on the Coffee Break Academy. Our premium version includes lesson notes with additional examples and explanations of the language in each lesson, and a pronunciation practice video to help you improve your speaking. Click here to access the course on the Coffee Break Academy.

CBF Travel Diaries 2.07 | Retour aux sources

In Episode 7 of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Season 2, Charlotte, Théo and Lucas reach one of the most popular tourist attractions in France, the Mont Saint-Michel. As they set off to explore the magical island, Théo and Lucas reveal a surprise for Charlotte. Can you guess what it could be? Listen to the episode to find out and pay close attention to the interesting words and phrases featured in Charlotte’s diary entry, including: enfiler, finir la journée en beauté and rêver de qqch.

The podcast episodes are published weekly from 11th February. However, if you’d like to binge the entire season then you can access all 10 episodes on the Coffee Break Academy. Our premium version includes lesson notes with additional examples and explanations of the language in each lesson, and a pronunciation practice video to help you improve your speaking. Click here to access the course on the Coffee Break Academy.

CBSw 1.24 | Hur ser han ut?

In Lesson 24 of Coffee Break Swedish, we’re moving on to a brand new topic as we’re talking about descriptions so we can describe how people look. This topic gives teacher Hanna the perfect opportunity to teach learner Mark about adjective agreements in Swedish. We also learn some key vocabulary for items of clothing. Don’t miss this important episode!

CBI Travel Diaries 2.06 | Tre Cime di Lavaredo – Finalmente in vetta!

In Episode 6 from Season 2 of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries, Simone and Anna finally make it to the Tre Cime di Lavaredo and make the most of the view before having lunch in a mountain retreat while enjoying a bombardino. There’s much more food-related vocabulary in this episode as well as some interesting grammar points which Mark and Francesca explore.

The podcast episodes will be published weekly from 12th February. However, if you’d like to binge the entire season then you can access all 10 episodes on the Coffee Break Academy. Our premium version includes lesson notes with additional examples and explanations of the language in each lesson, and a pronunciation practice video to help you improve your speaking. Click here to access the course on the Coffee Break Academy.

CBF Travel Diaries 2.06 | Une journée typiquement normande

It’s time for another episode from Season 2 of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries! Charlotte, Théo and Lucas spend their final day in Normandy visiting the Abbaye aux Hommes before wandering around the around streets of the city centre, stopping to sample some Norman specialities along the way. Mark and Pierre Benoît take note of many interesting phrases using the verb être, including être fou de qqch and être inspiré par qqch. We also hear more about the difference between en fait, en effet, and au fait.

The podcast episodes are published weekly from 11th February. However, if you’d like to binge the entire season then you can access all 10 episodes on the Coffee Break Academy. Our premium version includes lesson notes with additional examples and explanations of the language in each lesson, and a pronunciation practice video to help you improve your speaking. Click here to access the course on the Coffee Break Academy.

Chapitre 19 – Un silence de mort régnait dans la pièce

In the latest episode of La Vérité éclate toujours, Yvette, James and Claire put their heads together as they try to make sense of their latest finding. As they attempt to piece elements of the story together, James wonders what the future has in store for them. Amongst the details revealed in this Chapter, we hear a variety of crime-related vocabulary such as: vendre au noirclandestinement and corrompu.

CBI Travel Diaries 2.05 | Un imprevisto al lago di Dobbiaco

We’re halfway through our trip to the mountains in northern Italy, and this time, we join Anna and Simone for some ice skating on Lago di Dobbiaco after an unexpected detour changes their plan for the day. All’idea di, tanto che and per sicurezza are just some of the useful phrases which Mark and Francesca discuss in this episode.

The podcast episodes will be published weekly from 12th February. However, if you’d like to binge the entire season then you can access all 10 episodes on the Coffee Break Academy. Our premium version includes lesson notes with additional examples and explanations of the language in each lesson, and a pronunciation practice video to help you improve your speaking. Click here to access the course on the Coffee Break Academy.

CBF Travel Diaries 2.05 | Hommage aux plages

Welcome back to Season 2 of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries! In Episode 5, Charlotte, Théo and Lucas have an emotional day at the Normandy landing beaches. While listening to the details of their trip from Charlotte’s diary entry, pay attention to the use of the word dont and the conjugation of accueillir in the present tense which Mark and Pierre Benoît discuss in the episode.

The podcast episodes are published weekly from 11th February. However, if you’d like to binge the entire season then you can access all 10 episodes on the Coffee Break Academy. Our premium version includes lesson notes with additional examples and explanations of the language in each lesson, and a pronunciation practice video to help you improve your speaking. Click here to access the course on the Coffee Break Academy.

CBSw 1.23 | Jag behöver värktabletter

Welcome back to another lesson of Coffee Break Swedish! We’re taking the topic of health a step further this week as Hanna and Mark equip us with everything we need to know for a trip to the doctor or pharmacy in a Swedish-speaking area. In doing so, we learn more about the tricky topic of forming plurals of Swedish nouns in the indefinite and definite form. Hanna and Mark simplify the process by using the words for parts of the body, in keeping with the theme of this week’s lesson.

CBI Travel Diaries 2.04 | Un villaggio da favola: Ortisei

We’re back with another episode from Season 2 of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries! This time, Simone and Anna are visiting the village of Ortisei where they go sledging and enjoy a traditional dinner with canederli. Listen out for a range of adjectives mentioned in this diary entry, including accogliente, fiabesco and innevato. As always, Coffee Break Italian hosts, Mark and Francesca will be on hand to explain the language featured in this episode.

The podcast episodes will be published weekly from 12th February. However, if you’d like to binge the entire season then you can access all 10 episodes on the Coffee Break Academy. Our premium version includes lesson notes with additional examples and explanations of the language in each lesson, and a pronunciation practice video to help you improve your speaking. Click here to access the course on the Coffee Break Academy.

CBF Travel Diaries 2.04 | Atelier de pêche

Join us for the next instalment from Season 2 of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries in which we follow the adventures of university friends, Charlotte, Théo and Lucas, as they explore historical locations in northwestern France. In this episode, the trio have an early rise for a day of fishing before heading back on the road, this time, for the port city of Caen. Listen out for some useful vocabulary featured in Charlotte’s diary entry, including: démarrer qqch, se reconvertir and requinquer qqn.

The podcast episodes are published weekly from 11th February. However, if you’d like to binge the entire season then you can access all 10 episodes on the Coffee Break Academy. Our premium version includes lesson notes with additional examples and explanations of the language in each lesson, and a pronunciation practice video to help you improve your speaking. Click here to access the course on the Coffee Break Academy.

Chapitre 18 – Elle avait très, très peur pour eux tous

It’s time for another Chapter of La Vérité éclate toujours, our crime drama for advanced learners of French. In Chapter 18, James, Yvette and Claire are in shock having just opened the box to reveal diamonds and they are trying to figure out how they fit into what they know so far. James and Claire spend some time exchanging their ideas and theories, but are interrupted by Yvette, who seems to have found the next lead in their investigation. What could it be? Listen to the episode to find out and pay close attention to the interesting structures in the pluperfect tense and examples of modal verbs in the conditional perfect tense.

CBI Travel Diaries 2.03 | Terza tappa: la fredda Bolzano

It’s time for another episode of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries, and this time, Simone and Anna head to Bolzano, the capital of Italy’s northernmost region of South Tyrol. Here, they explore the market and taste polenta for the first time, before taking the cable car to the mountains to enjoy the view of the snow-capped city. In this episode Mark and Francesca pick up on some interesting vocabulary such as funivia and tetti a punta, and discuss the difference between mattina and mattinata.

The podcast episodes will be published weekly from 12th February. However, if you’d like to binge the entire season then you can access all 10 episodes on the Coffee Break Academy. Our premium version includes lesson notes with additional examples and explanations of the language in each lesson, and a pronunciation practice video to help you improve your speaking. Click here to access the course on the Coffee Break Academy.