Coffee Break Italian Season 3

An upper intermediate course from the Coffee Break Academy

  Sign up for Course

If you already have a solid grounding in Italian and want to develop your vocabulary and understanding of grammar further, this intermediate course from the Coffee Break Academy is for you.

An outline of the course

Coffee Break Italian Season 3 moves on from where you left off with Season 2. We'll be focusing on helping you build your knowledge of Italian through presentation of language topics and enjoyable conversations in which you'll see examples of the key language covered.

Each lesson features:

  • a main audio / video lesson in which we present the language topic, provide examples and explanations, and then help you become more familiar with the language through a situational conversation. This lesson is available both in audio format and as a video where you'll see the words and phrases on the screen of your device;
  • a bonus audio lesson in which we break down the entire conversation and explain every word, helping you to take your understanding further;
  • lesson notes which provide a full transcript of the conversation, along with comprehensive explanations of the language points covered in the lesson;
  • translation challenge audio and notes, in which you'll put your understanding of the main concepts of the lesson to the test with some translations.


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.


Class Outline


  Lesson 1 - Direct object pronouns - Una vacanza studio a Siena
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 1 - Direct object pronouns - Translation challenge
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 2 - Direct object pronouns with compound tenses - Pronti per la festa?
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 2 - Direct object pronouns with compound tenses - Translation Challenge
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 3 - Future tense and other secondary functions of the future
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 3 - Translation Challenge
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 4 - Futuro anteriore (future perfect); revision of all adjectives covered so far
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 4 - Translation Challenge
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 5 - Comparative adjectives (incl. Irregular comparatives and use of che/di to introduce the comparison)
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 5 - Translation Challenge
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 6 - Comparative adjectives (incl. Irregular comparatives and use of che/di to introduce the comparison) Relative and absolute superlative adjectives (incl. Irregular forms)
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 6 - Translation Challenge
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 7 - Indirect object pronouns
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 7 - Translation Challenge
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 8 - Combined pronouns (incl. with compound tenses)
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 8 - Translation Challenge
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 9 - Disjunctive pronouns
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 9 - Translation Challenge
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 10 - Review of all pronouns (subject pronouns, reflexive pronouns, direct/indirect object pronouns,
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 10 - Translation Challenge
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 11 - Imperative (Tu and Voi forms only; negative imperative; irregular forms; imperative with pronouns)
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 11 - Translation Challenge
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 12 - Imperative (formal imperative; it includes negative and irregular forms)
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 12 - Translation Challenge
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 13 - Impersonal si
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 13 - Translation Challenge
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 14 - Conditional mood (incl. irregular forms)
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 14 - Translation Challenge
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 15 - Conditional Perfect
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 15 - Translation Challenge
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 16 - Indefinite adjectives and pronouns
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 16 - Translation Challenge
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 17 - Molto, troppo, poco, tanto used as adjectives and adverbs.
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 17 - Translation Challenge
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 18 - Irregular plurals
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 18 - Translation Challenge
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 19 - Trapassato prossimo (Pluperfect)
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 19 - Translation Challenge
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 20 - Passato remoto (past historic)
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 20 - Translation Challenge
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 21 - Introduction to subjunctive
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 21 - Translation Challenge
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 22 - Present subjunctive
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 22 - Translation Challenge
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 23 - Consolidation of present subjunctive
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 23 - Translation Challenge
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 24 - Imperfect subjunctive
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 24 - Translation Challenge
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 25 - Perfect and pluperfect subjunctive
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 25 - Translation Challenge
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 26 - Translation Challenge
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 27 - Passive structures
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 27 - Translation Challenge
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 28 - Translation Challenge
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Lesson 29 - Pronominal and phraseological verbs
Available in days
days after you sign up
  Production schedule
Available in days
days after you sign up

Frequently Asked Questions


How long do I have access to the course?
This is a lifetime access course: you pay once and you'll have access to the course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
When can I start and finish the course?
The course starts on 18 October 2021 and lessons will be published every two weeks from this date onwards. As soon as the lesson becomes available you will have access to it in the Coffee Break Academy. Note that the Translation Challenges are published on the "in between" weeks, so the Translation Challenge for Lesson 1 is available on 25 October, before Lesson 2 is published on 1st November.
What's the difference between the course and the free lessons on the podcasts?
You can indeed find Coffee Break Italian audio lessons on our podcast feeds, but this course provides much more! The free audio is only the "main audio lesson" as described above. This course adds the bonus episode, along with a full transcript of the Italian texts and lesson notes with explanations of the language covered. In addition, some of our free audio lessons contain advertising, but the Coffee Break Italian Premium lessons never contain advertising.

Get started now!