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Learn Swedish with teacher Hanna and her student Mark. Each lesson is like going for a coffee (or a fika!) with your friend who happens to speak Swedish and is helping you learn in a relaxed, enjoyable way. Coffee Break Swedish is not a simple series of "listen and repeat" audio programmes: in each lesson Hanna explains how the language works, helping Mark - and you - to manipulate the language and use it in practical situations. As a learner Mark asks questions, and makes mistakes, so throu ...
 
Author Martin Richards trained as a Maths teacher and worked for 25 years as an independent corporate communication trainer, then he certified as a Co-Active Coach. He has coached educators on assignment from the Swedish government and for private, international education companies. His mission is to bring the benefits of coaching back into the education system. He writes books, holds experiential workshops and leads interactive seminars with plenty of humour and a twinkle in his eye!
 
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Tony Blair joins Fareed in London to explain how Putin’s war in Ukraine has redefined NATO as Finland and Sweden prepare to apply for membership. Then, Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, and Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief of the Economist, discuss how the war in Ukraine has united and divided the world…plus put the world at risk fo…
 
Fareed talks to Jennifer Cafarella, the chief of staff at the Institute for the Study of War, about Ukraine’s military advantages against Russia. Then, International Rescue Committee President and CEO David Miliband sits down with Fareed to discuss the humanitarian crisis caused by the war. Plus, Bill Gates on his new book “How to Prevent the Next …
 
Ukraine's top presidential aide, Andriy Yermak, talks to Fareed about negotiations with Russia, the state of war, and what victory for Ukraine could look like. Then, Joseph Wu, the foreign minister of Taiwan, joins Fareed for an exclusive interview about the lessons Taiwan is drawing from the war in Ukraine (and how the world is responding). Air da…
 
Retired US Army Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling joins Fareed to assess Russia's new eastern offensive and Ukraine’s ability to counter it. Then, David Miliband, former British Foreign Secretary, Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of New America, and Kishore Mahbubani, former senior Singaporean diplomat, join Fareed for a discussion on the world’s reaction to the war…
 
If China attacked Taiwan, would the US send its military forces to defend Taiwan? Tune into Taiwan Today to hear from four military experts in Taiwan and the United States: Dan Blumenthal, Director of Asian Studies at American Enterprise Institute; Professor Michael Hunzeker of George Mason University; Professor Alexander Huang of Tamkang Universit…
 
CNN’s Matt Rivers updates Fareed on Russia’s brutal assault on the city of Mariupol. Then, former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt explains how Putin’s war in Ukraine is changing Europe’s security calculus and forcing countries like Finland and Sweden to seriously consider joining NATO. Plus, Bill Browder, formerly the largest foreign investor in …
 
Radio Taiwan International has expanded the length and frequencies of its shortwave Russian broadcasts that reach Russia and Ukraine. That's to reach more people during the Ukraine War. On Taiwan Today, Natalie Tso speaks with the head of RTI's Russian Service Mahsa Lee about the letters they've received from Ukraine. The program also features othe…
 
Welcome to the final lesson from Season 1 of Coffee Break Swedish! This week we take some time to reflect on what Mark and Catriona have learned during their travels in Sweden, giving us an excellent opportunity to practise both the past and perfect tenses. We learn some new phrases and also review some key points when it comes to the verb "to thin…
 
CNN's Phil Black joins Fareed from Lviv, Ukraine with the latest report on Russia’s new commander for the war in Ukraine. Then, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown calls for the investigation and prosecution of President Vladimir Putin for crimes of aggression in Ukraine. Plus, Meghan O'Sullivan, director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project…
 
CNN’s Phil Black joins Fareed to report on the disturbing images of dead bodies strewn across streets in Bucha, Ukraine. Then, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis talks to Fareed about Russia’s military strategy and how Ukrainians are capitalizing on the power of nationalism. Then, Putin critic and exiled Russian oligarch Mikhail K…
 
Welcome to the second last lesson of this series of Coffee Break Swedish! As we are nearing the end of this season we are looking at more colloquial Swedish and what typical smalltalk may sound like. We do so in the setting of Lovisa's sister Linnea's birthday party. Låt oss börja! Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Swedish on Facebook where we po…
 
Fareed Zakaria sits down with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in an exclusive interview. They discuss why Zelensky is "ready for negotiations" with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukraine's relationship with NATO and the European Union, Zelensky's reaction to Putin's claims of "denazification," how Zelensky talks to his children about the …
 
Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently visited Taiwan and said that the US should recognize Taiwan as a country. Tune into Taiwan Today as Natalie Tso speaks with defense expert Professor Alexander Huang of Tamkang University's Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies. Huang shares if he thinks the US should reco…
 
This week we're following Mark as he visits a pharmacy, looking for something to help with his sunburn. This is a lesson packed with lots of new language points, but we also review some more familiar grammar rules and phrases from earlier in the course. Låt oss börja! Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Swedish on Facebook where we post language ac…
 
Clarissa Ward, CNN's Chief International Correspondent, gives Fareed the latest reports from Kyiv. Then, Gennadiy Druzenko, a Ukrainian constitutional scholar turned wartime volunteer, tells Fareed what Ukrainians need on the frontlines. Plus, New York Times Moscow Bureau Chief Anton Troianovski explains how Russians feel about the war. And, Paul K…
 
Fareed gets the latest in a report from CNN’s Clarissa Ward on the ground in Kyiv. Then, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba tells Fareed why NATO should declare a no-fly zone over Ukraine and how individuals and companies all over the world can help the Ukrainian cause. Plus, Russian journalist Ekaterina Kotrikadze explains what Russians are …
 
In this lesson, Mark and Catriona are continuing their travels in Sweden and Lovisa brings them to the town of Askersund, just south of Örebro. We take a look at three separate conversations in three different settings as we explore Askersund. We also introduce some new words and phrases and look at different ways native speakers use the language. …
 
Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko joins Fareed from the frontline in Kyiv expressing how Ukrainian civilians and military personnel are fighting to protect their country and tells Fareed what they need from the West. Then Robert Gates, former Secretary of Defense and former Director of the CIA, says Putin has “gone off the rails.” He also…
 
CNN correspondents in Moscow and Kiev give Fareed the latest developments on the ground. Then, top former foreign policy officials lay out the diplomatic options that remain to try to stave off a Russia invasion of Ukraine. Plus, Fareed sits down with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to discuss the evolution of Vladimir Putin and the hist…
 
The US House of Representatives recently passed the America Competes Act which calls for the Secretary of State to begin talks with Taiwan officials with the aim of renaming the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) the Taiwan Representative Office. Join Natalie Tso as she speaks with VOA Asia journalist Chris Casquejo about hi…
 
In Lesson 36 of Coffee Break Swedish Mark and his wife continue their travels in Örebro and we join them on a trip to the tourist office where they find out which tourist attractions they can visit. We revisit some vocabulary we haven't used in a while and take a closer look at some subtleties within the language. Låt oss börja! Don't forget to fol…
 
An all-star panel joins Fareed to examine Russia’s on-going military buildup on the Ukrainian border and whether the diplomatic efforts to avert war still stand a chance. Then, Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, on the crisis in Afghanistan and China's treatment of Muslims. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.c…
 
Gideon Rachman and Cindy Yu join Fareed to discuss why Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin are cozying up to each other and pushing back on Western powers. Then, after the ISIS's leader died in a U.S. raid, Fareed asks Fawaz Gerges whether ISIS may be resurgent. Guest: Ro Khanna. Air Date: 2/6/2022 To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, v…
 
In this lesson of Coffee Break Swedish we take a trip into town and follow Mark as he is on the lookout for a few different items. We learn some new words and phrases, take a look at adjectives, and also introduce the past tense. Låt oss börja! Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Swedish on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural point…
 
A panel of experts joins Fareed to discuss the Russian, Ukrainian, and German perspectives on the crisis on the Russian-Ukrainian border and what's at stake for each player in the region. Then, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel on why China's "Zero-Covid" policy might be a recipe for disaster. Plus, why is Biden polling so low? To learn more about how CNN protec…
 
Fareed asks Richard Haass, David Miliband and Anne Applebaum about what Russia really wants with Ukraine. The panel also tackles the deepening humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and the fate of Boris Johnson. Then, Rana Foroohar on rising inflation and what it might mean for the long-term global economy. To learn more about how CNN protects listene…
 
This lesson of Coffee Break Swedish is all about breakfast. We follow Mark and Catriona during their first morning at the hotel in Örebro and look at both familiar and new vocabulary. We also introduce some Swedish slang. Låt oss börja! Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Swedish on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and re…
 
In an exclusive interview Fareed talks to long-time Putin aide Dmitry Peskov about Moscow’s demands for NATO, threats against Ukraine, and further sanctions. Then, fmr. Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski, and former NSC Russia director Thomas Graham, on how the West should respond to Russia. Plus, what has the pandemic revealed about U.S. democ…
 
Looking ahead at 2022, Fareed asks Dr. Robert Wachter of UCSF how the Covid-19 pandemic will evolve in its third year. Then, will Russia invade Ukraine? Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, and Niall Ferguson, senior fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institute, weigh in. Plus, what China and the economy have in store for the new year. Guests: Rob…
 
Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Jon Meacham and Doris Kearns Goodwin tell Fareed Zakaria how 2021 will be written down in history. Then, Harvard Law Professors Randall Kennedy and Noah Feldman talk about America’s racial reckoning. Plus, a look at the Christian exodus from the Middle East. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, vi…
 
This lesson is all about checking into a hotel! We follow Mark and his wife Catriona on their travels in Sweden and encounter some familiar phrases and some completely new ones. Strap yourself in and get ready for some more conversations with native speakers. Låt oss börja! Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Swedish on Facebook where we post langu…
 
Fareed asks former Democratic Presidential Candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about the domestic and international politics of the Biden era, plus her new political thriller novel. And, why some high-ranking Israeli officials have buyer's remorse over blowing up the Iran nuclear deal. To learn more about how CNN protects listen…
 
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