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March 27, 2019
It's time for the final lesson in this series of Coffee Break Chinese and Mark is about to leave China. He and Hongyu have a chat about what they've done during the visit and reflect on how much Mark has learned. As ever, Crystal is on hand in the studio to help you understand the conversation in full. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. All information regarding Coffee Break Chinese can be found at http://coffeebreakchinese.com. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 13, 2019
In this penultimate episode of Season 1 of Coffee Break Chinese, Mark meets some members of Hongyu's family at his younger cousin's birthday party. This gives him a great opportunity to put his Mandarin to the test and learn some new vocabulary too. As usual, Crystal is on hand in the studio to help. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. All information regarding Coffee Break Chinese can be found at http://coffeebreakchinese.com. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 28, 2019
In this lesson, Mark is feeling a bit under the weather during his trip to China. He and Hongyu head to the pharmacy for some advice and some medicine. As usual, Crystal is on hand to help you understand the Chinese language in the recorded conversations. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. All information regarding Coffee Break Chinese can be found at http://coffeebreakchinese.com. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 13, 2019
We have an exciting episode of Coffee Break Chinese for you today, as Mark and Hongyu have finally made it to Chángchéng, the Great Wall of China. In this lesson you'll build your understanding of Chinese by reviewing previously learned vocabulary and acquiring new expressions and structures. As usual, Crystal is on hand in the studio to help. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. All information regarding Coffee Break Chinese can be found at http://coffeebreakchinese.com. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 30, 2019
In this lesson Mark and Hongyu are going shopping. In the first shop, Mark wants to buy some postcards, and in the second shop Mark is looking for a new shirt. This lesson gives us the opportunity to review shopping vocabulary and will help you practise the transactional words and phrases covered in previous lessons. As usual, Crystal is in the studio to help you understand everything. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. All information regarding Coffee Break Chinese can be found at http://coffeebreakchinese.com. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 17, 2019
One of the most common experiences for any tourist visiting a foreign country is having to ask for information. In episode 35 of Coffee Break Chinese, Mark and Hongyu go to a tourist information office to ask for for information about a particular tourist attraction in Beijing, practising vocabulary learned in previous lessons. As usual, Crystal is on hand in the studio to help us understand everything. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. All information regarding Coffee Break Chinese can be found at http://coffeebreakchinese.com. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 19, 2018
In this episode of Coffee Break Chinese we join Hongyu and Mark at breakfast in the hotel where they get talking to another hotel guest and her son. We'll take the opportunity to review vocabulary associated with ordering food and learn about some cultural aspects of eating breakfast in China. Crystal is on hand in the studio to help Mark understand everything. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. All information regarding Coffee Break Chinese can be found at http://coffeebreakchinese.com. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 21, 2018
It's time for another episode of Coffee Break Chinese and in this lesson Mark is checking into his hotel in Beijing, using many of the structures covered in previous lessons. Hongyu is on hand to help Mark in China, and Crystal is in the studio "after the event", discussing the language used in the lesson. This is a great opportunity to review vocabulary and grammar points associated with the topic of checking into a hotel. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. All information regarding Coffee Break Chinese can be found at http://coffeebreakchinese.com. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 23, 2018
In this episode of Coffee Break Chinese, Crystal and Mark continue to follow Mark's progress as he puts his Chinese into practice in China. Mark is making his way into Beijing from the airport and Hongyu helps him prepare for a conversation at the airport information desk. Mark then enquires about the best way to travel into the city - and hopefully manages to get the information he needs! This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. All information regarding Coffee Break Chinese can be found at http://coffeebreakchinese.com. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 24, 2018
It's time to put into practice what we've learned so far in the course, and Mark has arrived in China where he meets his friend Hongyu who will be his guide during this stay in Beijing. In this episode Mark arrives at the airport and he and Hongyu talk about what they're looking forward to. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 3, 2018
We've reached a milestone in Coffee Break Chinese with lesson 30 and in this lesson Crystal puts Mark - and our listeners - to the test with a marathon translation test covering all the topics of the course so far. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 15, 2018
In this episode you'll learn how to describe people in Chinese. You'll learn various adjectives to describe people physically and talk about hair and eye colour. We'll put this to the test by challenging you to identify some famous people from their descriptions in Chinese, and you'll be able to see how much you've understood of the lesson. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 1, 2018
In this episode of Coffee Break Chinese you'll learn to talk about your likes and dislikes. You'll start by continuing on from where we left off in lesson 27, and learn to talk about whether or not you like your job. You'll then learn more ways to say what you like and what you don't like, and this topic is always useful for making conversation with native speakers. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 23, 2018
In this episode of Coffee Break Chinese you'll learn to talk more about yourself, specifically by talking about your job, where you work, what you do and where you'd like to work if you didn't have your current job! Crystal provides some interesting information about Chinese work ethic, and you'll be able to practise your Mandarin with the help of a conversation about jobs. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 23, 2018
In this episode of Coffee Break Chinese you'll learn to increase your range of expression to deal with conversations when visiting China and explaining why you're there, how long you're there for, and how long you've been learning Chinese. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 28, 2018
In this episode you'll learn to deal with emergencies in Chinese. Needless to say, we hope you never have to use this language, but it's useful to know nonetheless! You'll learn to talk about losing wallets, reporting stolen passports and asking for help in various situations. You'll be ready for all eventualities by the time you've listened to this episode! This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 21, 2018
In this lesson you'll learn the words and phrases needed to make phone calls and use the internet in Mandarin Chinese. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 1, 2018
In this episode of Coffee Break Chinese we're taking the topic of illnesses and ailments a stage further with a visit to the pharmacy where you'll learn to describe your symptoms and understand the advice given to you by the pharmacist. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 31, 2018
When you're travelling things don't always go according to plan and you may have to visit a doctor or pharmacist. In this lesson you'll learn the words for various parts of the body in Chinese, and to explain that you're feeling unwell. By the end of this episode you'll be able to explain to a doctor or pharmacist which part of your body is sore and if you have any other symptoms. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 17, 2018
In this episode you'll learn to talk about the weather in Mandarin. By the end of the lesson you'll be able to use the words and phrases for different meteorological conditions and understand a weather forecast in Chinese. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 22, 2017
This lesson marks the end of the first half of the Coffee Break Chinese Season 1 course, and we're taking the opportunity to review much of the vocabulary and structures learned in the first 20 lessons through a series of conversations in different situations. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 4, 2017
In this lesson of Coffee Break Chinese you'll be learning about train travel in China. You'll learn to book your tickets in advance and request the particular type of ticket and seat you require. There's also a cultural segment about travel in China. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 16, 2017
​In this lesson of Coffee Break Chinese we're looking at the topic of getting around the town. You'll develop your range of vocabulary for asking for directions - and understanding the answers - and you'll learn more vocabulary and structures to help you deal with public transport in China. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 3, 2017
​In this episode of Coffee Break Chinese you'll learn to ask questions in the tourist information office or at your hotel. We take the time topic further by looking at more complex times like "half past" and "quarter to", and we also cover opening and closing times. By the end of this lesson you'll be able to ask questions like "what can you do here?" and say what you'd like to visit, and you'll understand the Mandarin responses you may hear in reply. This is the perfect lesson to study before a trip to China! This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 19, 2017
This episode of Coffee Break Chinese focuses on the topic of shopping. You'll learn to say that you'd like to buy souvenirs, postcards, stamps and lots more. You'll also learn to say that you're just looking. By the end of this lesson you'll be ready to shop for souvenirs and other useful items on your trip to China. If you use our bonus materials, there's also a special conversation in the bonus lesson which will teach you to haggle in Chinese to make sure you get the best price in a Chinese market! This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 6, 2017
In this lesson we'll be putting what we've previously learned about counting in Mandarin into practise by learning the days of the week, the months of the year, and how to tell the time. All of these topics are based around the numbers, so you'll quickly learn this new vocabulary and how to put it to use. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 21, 2017
​One of the great things about learning any language is the fact that you begin to see that many constructions can be reused in different contexts. With the help of some new vocabulary in this lesson for talking about hotel rooms, reservations and room keys, you'll see that you can use the structures you've already learned in this new context. You'll learn to say you have a reservation (or that you don't have a reservation!) and to specify the type of room you would like. By the time you've completed this lesson you will be able to check into a hotel in China - in Chinese! This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 7, 2017
In this lesson you'll put the language learned in previous lessons into practice with a restaurant dialogue and you'll also learn to order beer and wine in Mandarin. You'll need to be very careful when ordering "báijiǔ" which literally means something like "white wine", but is definitely not the "white wine" you would expect! This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 24, 2017
It's time to learn how to order food in a Chinese restaurant using Mandarin. You'll learn various words and phrases to help you get a table, ask for a menu in English and if you're struggling with chopsticks you can ask for a knife and fork. You'll also learn to talk about typical food - everything from egg fried rice to chicken chow mein! This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 10, 2017
In this lesson you'll learn to order drinks in a Chinese café or tea house. In addition to building your vocabulary for common drinks in Mandarin, you'll also learn the structures used to ask for things. You'll quickly find how easy it is to reuse these structures in other situations, and before long you'll be ready to order a cup of jasmine tea, a mineral water and lots more! This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 19, 2017
In this lesson you'll see how much you've learned in the first unit of the course. You'll listen to a conversation in which Mark and Crystal play two characters who meet each other at a conference in Beijing university. You'll be amazed at how much you understand, and there's also some new vocabulary in this lesson too. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 12, 2017
In this episode of Coffee Break Chinese you'll learn to say that you can speak a little Chinese. You'll also learn to talk about the other languages you speak, and to deal with language problems. By the end of the lesson you'll be able to ask people to speak more slowly, to repeat, and to say that you don't understand. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 5, 2017
In this episode you'll build on what you learned in lesson 7, understanding more words and phrases for dealing with directions in the town. You'll also learn to talk about where things are in relation to other things, using "to the right of" and "to the left of". We'll learn new vocabulary for places in the town, asking if things are near or far, and understanding basic directions. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 29, 2017
In this episode you'll learn to use the correct Chinese expressions to ask for the price of something - and to understand the response. You'll also learn how to ask where places in the town are and understand the words for "where", "here" and "there". This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 23, 2017
In this episode we're continuing the theme of family members and also learning to count in Mandarin. We'll focus on numbers from 0 to 99, and you'll discover that once you know numbers 1-10, counting further is very easy. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 8, 2017
In this episode you'll learn the words for family members in Mandarin Chinese and you'll learn to introduce them. There's also more practice of what you've learned in previous lessons. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 1, 2017
You already know how to say where you come from and talk about your nationality, but what about where you live now? In this episode you'll learn to say "I live in ..." and you'll also learn the names for some towns and cities in Chinese. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 22, 2017
In this lesson you'll learn to say where you come from and to talk about your nationality. You'll also learn the names for some countries in Mandarin Chinese. As promised in the video, here are the Chinese names for some additional countries: - Wēi’ěrshì - Wales - Aì’ěrlán - Ireland - Fǎguó - France - Déguó - Germany - Xībānyá - Spain - Yìdàlì - Italy - Xīnxīlán - New Zealand - Rìběn - Japan If you can't find your country, go to wordreference.com and search for your country in the English-Chinese dictionary This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 15, 2017
It's time for another lesson of Coffee Break Chinese in which you can join teacher Crystal and learner Mark and learn Mandarin Chinese. In lesson 2, you'll review what you covered in lesson 1, you'll learn about greetings at different times of the day, and you'll learn to introduce yourself and ask other people "what is your name?" in Chinese. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 8, 2017
Welcome to this first lesson in our brand new series which will help you learn Mandarin Chinese. Join teacher Crystal and learner Mark for this coffee break lesson and start learning the basics today. In lesson 1, you'll learn to say "hello" and "goodbye". You'll also learn to ask "how are you?" in Mandarin and answer this question in a number of ways. If you've never learned Chinese before this lesson is perfect for you. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 2, 2017
Coffee Break Chinese, the brand new course from the Coffee Break Academy, will be launching very soon. In this short episode, join teacher Crystal and learner Mark to find out more about what's coming up in season 1 of Coffee Break Chinese. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 29, 2017
Join teacher Crystal and learner Mark as they explain what's involved in the forthcoming Coffee Break Chinese podcast from the Radio Lingua Network. This season of Coffee Break Chinese features a total of 40 lessons, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes and bonus audio materials, you can access the premium version of Coffee Break Chinese in the Coffee Break Academy. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Chinese on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your Chinese. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break Chinese Facebook page here. If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. You can also check out our Coffee Break Chinese Twitter page and the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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