Coffee Break Italian Season 2

Take your Italian to the next level

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If you're hoping to take your Italian to the next level, Coffee Break Italian Season 2 if perfect for you. Building on what you learned in Season 1, this course will help you increase your understanding and build your range of expression. You'll learn to manipulate the language and to cope with a wide variety of situations in Italian.

What does the course contain?

The full course will contain 40 lessons, representing over twenty hours of audio content and extensive lesson notes to help you get the most out of the course. In each lesson, teacher Mark and native speaker Francesca are joined by learner Isla, and through eavesdropping on these authentic learning situations you'll develop your confidence in Italian.

You'll learn to talk about the present, the past and the future, and you'll master a range of grammar topics including using ci and ne, using adjectives correctly - and knowing when they come before and after the noun - and you'll learn about forming questions in Italian and, of course, answering them!

Coffee Break Italian Season 2 is aimed at learners who have already completed Season 1, or those returning to Italian after some time. If you learned Italian at school but have been away from the language for years, then this course will be the perfect way to review what you once knew. It's all still there - just deeply buried! We'll help you relearn the language and the progression built into the course will allow you to gain confidence and speak more fluently.

How does Coffee Break Italian work?

Coffee Break Italian is like going for a coffee with your friend who happens to speak Italian and is helping you to learn in a relaxed, enjoyable way. Then add a solid structure and carefully constructed pedagogy which ensures that you progress through the lessons and build on previously-learned materials.

Coffee Break Italian is not a simple series of "listen and repeat" audio programmes: in each lesson Mark and Francesca explain how the language works, helping learner Isla - and you as the listener - to manipulate the language and use it in practical situations.

In the same time it takes you to sit down and enjoy a coffee in your favourite coffee shop, you can make progress with your Italian. Our 15-20 minute lessons are perfect to keep you focused and let you develop your confidence in regular sessions.

Your Instructor

The Coffee Break Italian Team
The Coffee Break Italian Team

The Coffee Break Italian team includes language teachers, native speakers and host learners, making your experience learning a language fun and enjoyable. You can be sure every course has been carefully written by experienced teachers to ensure you progress steadily through the lessons.

Each lesson contains:

Video lesson

Each video lesson is around 20 minutes in length and features the main learning content including dialogues in Italian, discussions about the language between Mark, Francesca and Isla, and tips on grammar and culture. Think of the video lessons as "synchronised flashcards" where you'll see the words and phrases being taught on the screen as you learn.

Audio lesson

We also provide an audio version of the lesson which you can download and listen to on the go. This will allow you to review the materials covered in each lesson to consolidate the language fully.

Lesson guide and transcript

There's a full set of lesson notes for each lesson with transcripts of any dialogues contained in the lesson and explanations of all grammar points and cultural information.

Bonus audio episode

Having listened to the main audio lesson and worked through the notes, it's now time to test what you've learned. The bonus audio content helps you test your understanding with review, translation challenges and bonus vocabulary.

Class Outline

  Lesson 2 - Talking about the weekend using -are verbs
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  Lesson 4 - Dipingo a modo mio ...
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  Lesson 6 - Cosa facciamo stasera?
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  Lesson 7 - Faccio colazione, poi vado alla spiaggia perché fa bello!
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  Lesson 9 - Sai che vado a Londra domani?
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  Lesson 10 - Esci stasera? Vengo anch'io!
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  Remaining lessons published every two weeks from 6 Feb 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
Coffee Break Italian Season 2 is being published with one lesson every two weeks. After each batch of ten lessons there will be a short "mid-season break". This means that the lessons will become available in the Coffee Break Academy over time. When you sign up at first you will get immediate access to all lessons currently available. You will be able to continue to access these lessons for as long as you need to. Make sure you look at the Publishing Schedule in the Course Outline section for full details.
Can I download the materials for offline use?
We use streaming video for the video episodes in this course, but you can download the videos and lesson guides and store them on your device for handy reference. You can also download the audio files so that you can listen on the go to review what you've learned in the videos.
What's the difference between the course and the free audio I can find on iTunes?
You can indeed find Coffee Break Italian audio lessons on iTunes, but this course provides much more! You'll get the updated video versions of the lessons, lesson notes and the bonus audio materials which have all been created to help you make faster progress with the lessons. In addition, some of our free audio lessons contain advertising, but the Coffee Break Italian Premium lessons never contain advertising.
What are the pricing options available?
At launch, Coffee Break Italian is only available in a payment plan of 5 equal payments of either GBP £15 or USD $19. Please note that for any EU customers, VAT will be added at the local rate, regardless of whether you choose to pay in £ or $. We will introduce alternative payment arrangements from summer 2017 onwards. Payment can be made using any major debit or credit card and all payments are made securely through our payment processor Stripe.

Accessible where and when you want to learn

Coffee Break Italian Season 2 is accessible where and when you want to learn. The course works on all devices and you can start learning on your phone, then continue later on your computer. When you purchase the premium version of our course you can download the audio and text files to take your learning with you.

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