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Learn Spanish in coffee-break lessons 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 Spanish speakers. Season 1 lessons are for absolute beginners, and the courses increase in difficulty as the seasons progress. 386357
 
Learn French in coffee-break lessons 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 French speakers. Season 1 lessons are for absolute beginners, and the courses increase in difficulty as the seasons progress. 386357
 
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. 386357
 
The Radio Lingua Network provides language-learning materials aimed at beginners, intermediate and advanced learners. In addition to the award-winning Coffee Break Spanish, the network also publishes Coffee Break French and the beginners' series My Daily Phrase Italian and My Daily Phrase German. This podcast provide news about the Radio Lingua Network including details of future developments and links to content on our websites.
 
Join French teacher Pierre-Benoit as he teaches you the basics of French. In this podcast you'll be learning just enough French to get by on a holiday or business trip to a French-speaking country. Each lesson includes just over one minute of language-learning content, so there's no excuse not to learn! Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more.
 
Learn Irish with Eoin as he teaches you the basics of Irish, or Gaeilge. In this podcast you'll be learning just enough Irish to get by on a holiday or business trip to Ireland - and to impress Irish speakers everywhere! Each lesson includes just over one minute of language-learning content, so there's no excuse not to learn! Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more.
 
Join Norwegian teacher Dag as he teaches you the basics of Norwegian. In this podcast you'll be learning just enough Norwegian to get by on a holiday or business trip to Norway - and to impress Norwegian speakers everywhere! Each lesson includes just over one minute of language-learning content, so there's no excuse not to learn! Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more.
 
Join Russian teacher Ann as she teaches you the basics of Russian. In this podcast you'll be learning just enough Russian to get by on a holiday or business trip to Russia - and to impress Russian speakers everywhere! Each lesson includes just over one minute of language-learning content, so there's no excuse not to learn! Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more.
 
Learn Catalan with teachers Anna and Mark as they teach you the basics of Catalan. In this podcast you'll be learning just enough Catalan to get by on a holiday or business trip to a Catalan-speaking area - and to impress Catalan-speakers everywhere! Each lesson includes just over one minute of language-learning content, so there's no excuse not to learn! Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more.
 
Learn German with teacher Julia as she teaches you the basics of German. In this podcast you'll be learning just enough German to get by on a holiday or business trip to a German-speaking country - and to impress German speakers everywhere! Each lesson includes just over one minute of language-learning content, so there's no excuse not to learn! Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more.
 
Learn Polish with Ania as she teaches you the basics of Polish. In this podcast you'll be learning just enough Polish to get by on a holiday or business trip to Poland. Each lesson includes just over one minute of language-learning content, so there's no excuse not to learn! Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more.
 
Learn Japanese with teacher Yoshiko, as she teaches you the basics of Japanese. In this podcast you'll be learning just enough Japanese to get by on a holiday or business trip to Japan, or just to impress your Japanese-speaking friends and colleagues. Each lesson includes just over one minute of language-learning content, so there's no excuse not to learn! Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more.
 
Join Danish teacher Karin as she teaches you the basics of Danish. In this podcast you'll be learning just enough Danish to get by on a holiday or business trip to Denmark - and to impress Danish speakers everywhere! Each lesson includes just over one minute of language-learning content, so there's no excuse not to learn! Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more.
 
Join Mandarin teacher Lin Lin and presenter Mark as they teach you the basics of Mandarin Chinese. In this podcast you'll be learning just enough Mandarin to get by on a holiday or business trip to China - and to impress Mandarin speakers everywhere! Each lesson includes just over one minute of language-learning content, so there's no excuse not to learn! Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more.
 
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In this week's episode of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries, Karin and her family approach the Austrian border. They explore the new area and take in the nature around them before having some family fun on the Sommerrodelnbahn (summer toboggan on metal tracks). Listen out for an example of the pluperfect tense as well as the preposition bei. L…
 
It's time for another episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries where we're following Victoria and Abel on their journey around the north of Spain. This week, we're leaving Bilbao behind and heading to the capital city of the Cantabria region of Spain - Santander! Victoria and Abel try some delicious fish at the Mercado de la Esperanza bef…
 
Join Karin, Johannes, Alex, and Janina in this week's episode of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries as they continue their journey through the mountains, taking in the spectacular scenery along the way. In Episode 3, we're exploring the Wendelstein and the Wasserfall Tatzelwurm before relaxing by the Lagerfeuer (campfire) on the banks of the la…
 
The Coffee Break Spanish Travel Diaries continue as this week, Victoria and Abel explore the Basque city of Bilbao, home to a branch of the famous Guggenheim Museum. Despite the stormy weather leaving them calados hasta los huesos, they make the most of their trip and enjoy some delicious local food. ¡Vamos a Bilbao! Travel Diaries will be publishe…
 
We're back for the second episode of the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries! This time, we're accompanying Karin and her family on a hiking trip to explore the breathtaking Chiemgauer Alpen (Chiemgau Alps) before heading back on the road to drive towards the beautiful freshwater lake, Chiemsee. Listen out for lots of new vocabulary including the co…
 
Are you ready for the next stop on Victoria and Abel's honeymoon adventure in the north of Spain? In this week's episode, we're in the town of Guernica doing some sightseeing before making our way to Bilbao to sample some tasty Spanish dishes! Of course, Mark and Anabel discuss the language used in Victoria's diary entry, including the phrase antes…
 
Welcome to this brand new series from Coffee Break German for intermediate learners. Following in the footsteps of our recent French and Italian Travel Diaries, we're now heading to Germany for the Coffee Break German Travel Diaries! Join Karin and her family on their road trip through the Alpenstraße with their Wohnmobil (camper van). In each epis…
 
Welcome to this brand new series from Coffee Break Spanish for intermediate learners! Following our French and Italian Travel Diaries released earlier this summer, we’re now heading to the north of Spain to follow the adventures of Victoria and Abel on their luna de miel - their honeymoon. Join Mark and Anabel in Episode 1 of this 10-week series as…
 
Our virtual journey through Tuscany is coming to an end! Join Giulia and Paolo in the tenth and final episode of this series of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries as they round off their trip by the sea in the beautiful coastal town of Piombino. Listen to the episode to hear what they get up to and look out for some interesting vocabulary as w…
 
As Lara and Noah reach the end of their trip around the south of France, they make the most of the rest of their time in the alpine village of Aime-la-Plagne before heading back to Paris. In the tenth and final episode of this series of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries, we encounter the phrase dormir comme une marmotte and we take a look at s…
 
After taking some time to rest his ankle, Paolo is ready to move on to the penultimate stop on their journey: l’Abbazia di San Galgano. The pair take the time to explore the roofless walls of the 13th-century Abbey church and even see the famous spada nella roccia! Mark and Francesca also discuss when to use pronto a and pronto per, as well as the …
 
Lara and Noah round off their time in Albertville by getting to know the locals at une chambre d'hôtes (a guesthouse), before travelling further into the mountains to the ski resort of Aime-la-Plagne. Listen out for an example of the construction, afin de + infinitive, the origin of the verb héberger, as well as some pronunciation tips. The Travel …
 
Following an unexpected trip to the hospital in last week's episode, Giulia and Paolo continue their journey as they drive through the beautiful countryside of The Val d'Orcia and find the perfect spot for a picnic. In this eighth episode of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries, we'll learn some interesting new vocabulary as well as the differen…
 
Le voyage continue ! In this week's episode, Lara and Noah are heading to the outskirts of Chambéry as they are en route to Albertville, home of the 1992 Winter Olympics. Find out what they get up to and learn when to use the phrase il s'agit de in Episode 8 of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries. C'est parti ! The Travel Diaries will be publish…
 
It's time for the next stop on our Italian adventure! Giulia and Paolo enjoy a trip to the famous spa in Saturina when all of a sudden things take a turn and they end up in hospital. Tune in to Episode 7 to find out what happens and don't forget to listen out for the subjunctive in the text! Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten epi…
 
We're back for another episode of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries! In this week's travel diary, Lara describes their time in Valence before making the journey to Chambéry where they discover what the Alpine town has to offer. Do you know the difference between nager and faire de la natation? Listen to the episode to find out! The Travel Diar…
 
In the latest episode of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries, Giulia and Paolo leave Siena and head to the medieval hill town of San Gimignano. Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 5th June. If you'd like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses after each sentence to allow you to pr…
 
Welcome back to the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries! Join Lara and Noah as they leave Marseille for Valence on their train trip around the south of France. The Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes on a weekly basis. If you'd like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses after each sentence to all…
 
Welcome back to the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries! Find out what Giulia and Paolo get up to when they finally reach Siena in this week's episode. Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 5th June. If you'd like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses after each sentence to allow you t…
 
In this week's episode of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries, Lara and Noah are moving on from Avignon and heading to the port city of Marseilles. The Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes on a weekly basis. If you'd like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses after each sentence to allow you t…
 
Join Giulia and Paolo in the latest episode of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries as they venture through the beautiful area of Tuscany. This week, find out how a problem on their train to Siena leads to an unexpected afternoon in the Valle del Chianti. Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 5th June. If you…
 
Join Lara and Noah for some virtual travelling as they make their way through the South of France. This week, we're heading to the city of Avignon. The Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes on a weekly basis. If you'd like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses after each sentence to allow you to p…
 
Welcome back to the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries! This week, Giulia and Paolo take the train from Lucca to Florence and experience some new adventures. Find out what they get up to in this latest episode. Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 5th June. If you'd like to access lesson notes and a video vers…
 
Welcome back to another episode of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries! While it's not so easy to travel right now, why not do some virtual travelling with us? Join Lara and her boyfriend Noah as they leave Bordeaux and make their way to Aix-en-Provence for some new adventures. The Travel Diaries is published in one season of ten episodes on a w…
 
In our second episode of the Coffee Break Italian Travel Diaries, join Giulia and Paolo as they travel on towards Lucca. We'll accompany them for some lunch and the resulting abbiocco - that sleepy feeling you get after a delicious meal. Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 5th June. If you'd like to access les…
 
Welcome to this brand new series from Coffee Break French for intermediate learners. While it's not so easy to travel right now, why not do some virtual travelling with us? Join Lara and her boyfriend Noah as they travel by train through the south of France. In this second episode we're heading to Bordeaux, where they experience all that the city h…
 
Welcome to this brand new series from Coffee Break Italian for intermediate learners. While it's not so easy to travel right now, why not do some virtual travelling with us? Join Giulia and her friend Paolo as they travel by train through the beautiful region of Tuscany in Italy. In this first episode they have just arrived in Pisa and we'll hear a…
 
Welcome to this brand new series from Coffee Break French for intermediate learners. While it's not so easy to travel right now, why not do some virtual travelling with us? Join Lara and her boyfriend Noah as they travel by train through the south of France. In this first episode they're getting ready to depart from Montparnasse station in Paris, a…
 
This is a sample episode from our new show, La Vérité éclate toujours. This podcast has its own feed, so in order to continue listening to this episode and the subsequent episodes, please subscribe to that podcast feed. Search for "Coffee Break French" in your favourite podcast app and you'll find the feed. Alternatively, visit our website at https…
 
We're delighted to announce that La Vérité éclate toujours, our new advanced French course, will launch on Monday 1st June. Given the current situation we're not able to access our studio, so we've been putting in place new systems for recording the content and we're excited that the "truth will out" very soon. La Vérité éclate toujours is an audio…
 
In this final episode of this season of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine, we discuss the popular Spanish crime television series, La Casa de Papel. In response to listener, John's question, Fernanda explains how to say “to try” in Spanish, and more specifically, when to use the verb tratar, or the verb intentar. To finish, Anabel explains the mean…
 
It's time for another episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine! We hope you're hungry as this week's episode is all about Mexican food! Listener Jorge would like to know more about the phrase el uno al otro and Sofía shares a joke about a much loved Mexican dish. In each episode of this 10-lesson season for intermediate learners you can build y…
 
Mark, Fernanda and Anabel are back for another episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine. This week we're heading to Tenerife for El Carnaval de Santa Cruz! Listener Iris has a question about the use of the words época and tiempo when talking about time, and Anabel shares a couple of interesting expressions. In each episode of this 10-lesson sea…
 
It's time for another episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine! In this lesson, we're discussing a very important day for the Hispanic world, El Día de la Hispanidad. Our listener Namrata would like to know more about the use of the past participle in Spanish and Sofía challenges Mark with a tongue twister! In each episode of this 10-lesson sea…
 
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