Coffee Break Italian - Travel Diaries

Practise your Italian on a virtual journey through Tuscany

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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 each episode teachers Francesca and Mark discuss Giulia's travel diary and look at interesting vocabulary and expressions for intermediate learners of Italian.

The Coffee Break Academy version of this course includes the following elements:

  1. Audio files: use the audio episodes to improve your listening skills and enjoy a lively lesson with Francesca and Mark as they explain the entire text of Giulia's diary entry.
  2. Lesson notes: our lesson notes provide a written version of the texts and further explanations of the words and phrases covered in each episode.
  3. Video Pronunciation Practice: we've taken the recorded version of the text and created a video of the diary entry, leaving pauses after each phrase or sentence to allow you to repeat and improve your pronunciation.

Please note that this course is being published weekly for 10 weeks from 5th June 2020. As each episode is published, you'll get access to the audio files, lesson notes and video pronunciation practice from within the Coffee Break Academy.


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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


  Episode 1 - Prima tappa: Pisa! - 5 giugno 2020
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  Episode 2 - Sosta per le vie di Lucca - 12 giugno 2020
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  Episode 3 - Firenze, bellezza infinita - 19 giugno 2020
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  Episode 4 - Un piacevole imprevisto - 26 giugno 2020
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  Episode 5 - Un Palio... affollato! - 3 luglio 2020
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  Episode 6 - Vicoli, torri, e formaggi - 10 luglio 2020
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  Episode 7 - Incidenti di percorso... a Saturnia - 17 luglio 2020
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  Episode 8 - Incontri inaspettati- 24 luglio 2020
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  Episode 9 - Sulle orme di San Galgano - 31 luglio 2020
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  Episode 10 - Ultima fermata: Piombino - 7 agosto 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts on 5th June and runs for 10 weeks. However, you'll have access to the materials for as long as you require them. Note that there is no 'taught' element of this course: it's entirely self-access and you can use the audio, video and text materials to help you learn.
What level is this course aimed at?
The contents of the course are set at an intermediate B1 level. You'll cover a range of language and grammatical constructions, while experiencing some of Giulia and Paolo's journey through Tuscany. Don't forget, we include explanations of all tricky grammatical concepts and vocabulary in the audio and text materials.
Do I get immediate access to all lessons?
We're releasing the first episode of this course on 5th June 2020. The remaining 9 episodes will be published weekly on Fridays from this date. For example, if you buy the course at the beginning of July there will be 4 episodes already available and a further 6 published until 7th August 2020. You'll receive access to the lessons each Friday until the course is complete.

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