So, you've started learning Italian, and you can get by in a number of situations, but how many times have you asked a question and been completely stumped by a long answer in fast Italian, often in a regional accent which you find difficult to understand?
Enter Coffee Break Italian To Go! We've asked the same question to several people, and through listening to their answers you'll develop a solid understanding of Italian in a variety of contexts. You'll learn to use the constructions native speakers use in your own conversations, and you'll experience a wide range of accents and speaking speeds.
How the course works
In each episode, our presenter Francesca is out and about in the streets of Milan, talking to native speakers. She asks one question to lots of people, so through hearing their answers you'll pick up new vocabulary, learn new constructions, and build your comprehension.
You'll see the interviews in each episode twice: the first time you can concentrate on trying to understand the spoken word, and the second time you'll see subtitles in Italian to help you further. A set of lesson notes is provided for each episode, featuring a transcript of the interviews and language notes to help you understand what each interviewee says.
The answers range from fairly straightforward responses to long, complex answers. With the help of the subtitles and our lesson notes, you'll understand everything.
You can view lesson 1 video and lesson notes as part of the free sample of this course. If you'd like to purchase, you can choose if you'd like to pay in £GBP or $USD and click on the Enroll button.
We've added an audio version of all ten episodes which you can download to your own device and use for further review offline.
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.