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Learn Spanish in coffee-break lessons from the Radio Lingua Network. In each lesson we'll focus on the language you need to know and before long you'll be making yourself understood with native Spanish speakers. Season 1 lessons are for absolute beginners, and the courses increase in difficulty as the seasons progress. 386357 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Learn French in coffee-break lessons from the Radio Lingua Network. In each lesson we'll focus on the language you need to know and before long you'll be making yourself understood with native French speakers. Season 1 lessons are for absolute beginners, and the courses increase in difficulty as the seasons progress. 386357 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
With Coffee Break Italian you can learn Italian where and when it suits you. In Season 1, you'll join teacher Mark, learner Katie and native speaker Francesca in our 15-minute lessons, and build your confidence in the language, learning Italian from scratch. Take your learning further with Season 2 in which Mark and Francesca are joined by learner Isla. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Learn to speak Mandarin Chinese with teacher Crystal and learner Mark in regular lessons from the Radio Lingua Network. In each lesson we'll focus on the language you need to know to and before long you'll be making yourself understood with native Mandarin speakers. 386357 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
But Why is a show led by kids. They ask the questions and we find the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there. On But Why, we tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world. Know a kid with a question? Record it with a smartphone. Be sure to include your kid's first name, age, and town and send the recording to questions@butwhykids.org!
 
James has been summoned to Paris by his friend Max under mysterious circumstances. In this podcast series for advanced learners from Coffee Break French, you'll follow a trail of intrigue and discover that la vérité éclate toujours - that the truth will out! This podcast series features forty chapters and through the lessons, as an advanced learner, you will be able to build your vocabulary and put your comprehension skills to the test, while following an engaging story. La Vérité éclate tou ...
 
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 ...
 
Take your German to the next level with Coffee Break German Advanced. Join native speaker Andrea and learner Mark as they guide you through the intricacies of the language. This podcast is aimed at learners working at B1/B2 level and we'll be covering grammatical structures and topics appropriate to this level. In each episode Mark and Andrea will discuss a language point, and then you'll listen to a dialogue which features examples of the language point, helping you consolidate what you've ...
 
Take your Italian to the next level with Coffee Break Italian Advanced. Join native speaker Francesca and teacher Mark as they guide you through the intricacies of the language. This podcast is aimed at learners working at B1/B2 level and we'll be covering grammatical structures and topics appropriate to this level. In each episode Mark and Francesca will discuss a language point, and then you'll listen to a dialogue which features examples of the language point, helping you consolidate what ...
 
Learn Czech in minutes! How would you like to be able to use the basics of Czech confidently and accurately? With One Minute Czech you can learn to do just that in short, easy-to-follow video lessons. You’ll learn just enough Czech to express yourself in a variety of situations, and the course is the perfect starting point to get a taste of this wonderful language.
 
Learn Icelandic in minutes! How would you like to be able to use the basics of Icelandic confidently and accurately? With One Minute Icelandic you can learn to do just that in short, easy-to-follow video lessons. You’ll learn just enough Icelandic to express yourself in a variety of situations, and the course is the perfect starting point to get a taste of this wonderful language.
 
Learn Spanish with Doorway to Mexico, a fun language learning podcast for intermediate and advanced Spanish students. In our first 22 episodes, we listened to native Mexican Spanish teacher Paulina and her real-life students as they traveled through Mexico exploring the country's rich language and diverse cultural history. Now they’re back together again, interacting in Spanish with friends, work colleagues and other native Spanish speakers in their own neighborhoods. Not just for tourists, ...
 
Struggling to find peace in the madness of life? This is the podcast for you. Welcome to the Your Day Brighter® Podcast. Each week, host Tracey Tiernan shares real stories from real people who are making a real positive impact in their communities, giving us real hope in this world. You will walk away not only feeling encouraged but with practical ways to live a positive, hopeful, joy-filled life. Tracey Tiernan is a veteran morning radio personality at BRIGHT-FM in Baltimore, Maryland. She ...
 
Your host, Alexander Beck, is a native German and English speaker who has taught German as a foreign language for over 23 years both in person and also online via Skype as a fully certified Microsoft Innovative Educator (Certified MIE / CMIE) and certified Microsoft Skype In The Classroom Expert. The Private German Lessons Podcast Series features real life, simple to understand, and relatively entertaining short stories that incorporate helpful loanwords, which make it easy to follow and lea ...
 
Craig and Pilar were curious about what was going on with podcasting in Spain. So they've set up a podcast to give them an excuse to talk to podcasters in Spain. In the first part of the show, we interview podcasters in Spanish. During the second part, we talk in English about what we have learned. Craig y Pilar no tenían ni idea de qué estaba pasando en el mundo del podcasting en España. Así que han lanzado un podcast para entrevistar a podcasters en España. La primera parte de los episodio ...
 
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What is climate change? What is causing climate change? How do you cool down the earth? How is climate change affecting the oceans? Kids are hearing about climate change and they have lots of questions. In this episode we explain the science of climate change and look at how humans will adapt to a rapidly warming planet. We speak with Dr. Claudia B…
 
In this episode of Coffee Break German, Mark and Andrea focus on connectors which connect words, word groups or clauses. We hear many examples of connectors linking clauses before hearing a dialogue between characters Ben and Marianne in a coffee shop. Listen carefully for some useful vocabulary throughout this episode, including words and phrases …
 
Welcome to another episode of Coffee Break Italian Season 3! This time we’re introducing a new type of verb: the conditional mood. Join Mark and Francesca as they explain how and when to use the conditional in order to be more polite; to give advice; and to say that something would happen or occur if circumstances were different. We then hear the c…
 
Do you ever feel like your best life is just beyond your grasp? Joshua Becker has a passion for helping people to live meaningful, purpose-filled lives. He’s a best-selling author and founder of BecomingMinimalist.com and his work has helped people all over the world get free from the weight of owning so much stuff, so they can focus on what really…
 
Our Coffee Break Spanish Magazine hosts, Mark and Anabel, are back for another episode! This time, we hear a text about a Basque celebration which takes place in Bilbao. Throughout the text, we come across some interesting language points, including the expression: por todo lo alto; the verbs asomarse and quemar; and the structure of hay que. Marin…
 
In this episode of the Coffee Break French Magazine, we hear a text about the very well known French fashion designer...that's right it's Coco Chanel! Our hosts, Mark and Pierre-Benoît discuss a range of fashion-related words and phrases as well as examples of the following grammar points: reflexive verbs in the perfect tense; the imperfect tense; …
 
Welcome back to the Coffee Break German Magazine! In this episode we hear a text about the most famous train route in the German-speaking region: the Glacier-Express! We learn about this 8-hour trip which runs between Zermatt and St. Moritz, offering breathtaking views along the way. We encounter many interesting pieces of vocabulary throughout the…
 
In this week's episode of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine we're heading to Castelluccio di Norcia, a village between the regions of Marche and Umbria in Central Italy. As we hear a text about this village, Mark and Francesca discuss the interesting language points along the way. We look at verbs requiring the addition of -isc-, superlative adject…
 
We all want to have better relationships, right? The Bible is deeply relevant when it comes to how we treat other people and it gets all up in our business. And I love it! On this episode of the podcast, I’m sharing some lessons I’ve learned about loving our friends and yes, I’m still learning. I never want to just let my close relationships be on …
 
Why do flowers bloom? How do flowers grow? Why are flowers different colors? Why do people find flowers beautiful? How are seeds made? Why do plants grow from seeds? Why do we put seeds in the garden? We’re answering your questions about seeds and flowers with garden writer Charlie Nardozzi and Hannes Dempewolf from The Crop Trust. Find more answer…
 
In this episode of Coffee Break German we're focusing on the use of the future tense. We learn how to express plans, promises and assumptions in the future. That's not all, we also introduce adverbs which can be used to suggest that we are making an assumption. We then hear what we've learned in context during a dialogue. Some useful vocabulary to …
 
In this episode of Coffee Break Italian, Mark and Francesca introduce a new grammar point: the very useful si impersonale or “impersonal si”. We learn how the word si can be used as a generic subject in order to avoid specific reference to a person or group of people. We also learn how to form this impersonal structure with different tenses, provid…
 
Logan, Madison, and Taylor, otherwise known as CAIN join me for an honest, delightful conversation from a room backstage somewhere in South Dakota, or North? They honestly weren’t sure where they were! They are precious. Siblings who have been making music together for a long time, singing in cover bands and in bars.... but only recently discovered…
 
Welcome to another episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine! This time Mark and Anabel go through a text about bachata, a popular type of Latin music, and discuss its origin and influences. Along the way, we provide explanations about a range of grammar and vocabulary points including: how to use se trata de and trata de to mean 'it’s about'; u…
 
Join Mark and Pierre-Benoît for Episode 2 of our Coffee Break French Magazine Season 2! After introducing the episode, we hear about the French aperitif tradition and analyse the language featured throughout this text. Some interesting expressions to listen out for include: quel(le) que soit (whatever), être le bienvenu (to be welcome) and faire pl…
 
Welcome to a brand new series of the Coffee Break German Magazine! In this first episode of Season 2, our hosts, Mark and Andrea discuss The German Shepherd Dog. We learn about the origins of this type of dog and how German Shepherds can act as police dogs, rescue dogs, and therapy dogs while also also being friendly family dogs. Listen out for pas…
 
Welcome to Season 2 of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine! Join our hosts Mark, Francesca and Silvia as they explore a range of cultural topics and grammar points to help you improve your language skills. In this episode we're talking about the famous 20th century Italian writer, Italo Svevo. We explore the language used in the text, including the u…
 
Darren Mulligan of We Are Messengers is on a mission to tell people about Jesus and come what may, he just keeps going! See what I did there? “Come what May” is We are Messengers #1 single and seems to chronicle Darren’s story. He joins me for a warm conversation about Jesus, Ireland, making music, and his most recent brush with death in a terrible…
 
Why are some people right-handed and some are left-handed? And what’s up with some people being ambidextrous (equally good with both hands)? Why, in the past, did some people try to make left-handed people use their right hands? We talk with Chris McManus, professor and author of the book Right Hand, Left Hand: The Origins of Asymmetry in Brains, B…
 
We're back with another episode of Coffee Break German! This time, Mark and Andrea review adjectival endings before introducing adjectival endings in the genitive. We hear this new grammar point in context during a conversation between Tanja and Katharina who are going clothes shopping. If you'd like to take advantage of bonus materials, lesson not…
 
We're back with another episode of Coffee Break Italian! This time, Mark and Francesca are looking at the formal imperative and its negative and irregular form. We see this grammar point in context with a dialogue between a Scottish tourist and a local who provides directions to the Museum of Modern Art. Listen out for some useful vocabulary in thi…
 
Do you ever wonder how people in the spotlight keep their heads from getting big? Mark Hall from Casting Crowns could give a Masters Class on how to protect ourselves from that kind of self-promotion. Mark’s focus is clear, it’s all about pointing people to Jesus. And how he approaches a stage and a spotlight may surprise you. Join me for a candid,…
 
Welcome to Season 4 of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine! We're joining our hosts, Mark, Anabel, Marina and Sebastián, as they present cultural topics and grammar study in an enjoyable way, allowing you to build your vocabulary and increase your range of expression. In this first episode of the series, Mark and Anabel discuss a text about the life …
 
Welcome to the very first episode of the Coffee Break French Magazine Season 2! Join our hosts Mark and Pierre-Benoît as they introduce the series and take a virtual trip to the city of Toulouse, also known as La ville rose. Throughout the reading text about this beautiful city, Mark and Pierre-Benoît discuss the language used, including the use of…
 
As a teenager, Evan Craft took seriously Jesus's call to love our neighbors but he realized he couldn’t love them well if he couldn't talk to them. So many of his neighbors spoke Spanish and while this wasn't his culture or language, he determined to break that barrier and build a bridge instead. Evan studied Spanish and landed in Latin America at …
 
It's time for the final chapter of La Vérité éclate toujours ! In this episode, we say farewell to our cast of characters, as they say farewell to one another too. Guillaume and Liliane return to Switzerland, while James, Claire, Yvette and Louise all find themselves together in Max's hospital room. They discuss the incredible adventures they've ha…
 
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…
 
Why do pigs snort? And why do we call their snorts “oink” in English? We’re taking our exploration of animal noises in two directions today. First we’ll learn about why we use different words to describe animal noises, depending on what language we’re speaking. And then we’ll examine what animals are actually saying when they oink or tweet or moo! …
 
Mitch Albom writes stories that invite us to bring our deepest questions about life to the surface. In his classic from 1997, “Tuesdays with Morrie”, we joined Mitch on his visits to his old college professor, Morrie Schwartz, who shared treasures of wisdom as he was dying from ALS. Since then, Mitch has written so many others that weave our questi…
 
In this special episode, Mark provides an update on all things Coffee Break German including the return of the Coffee Break German Magazine in late April 2022; the launch of the Coffee Break books, available from June in your local bookshop and from online retailers; and the Coffee Break German Club, where you can get your daily dose of German acti…
 
In this special episode, Mark provides an update on all things Coffee Break Italian including the return of the Coffee Break Italian Magazine in late April 2022; the launch of the Coffee Break books, available from June in your local bookshop and from online retailers; and the Coffee Break Italian Club, where you can get your daily dose of Italian …
 
In this special episode, Mark provides an update on all things Coffee Break Spanish including the return of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine in late April 2022; the launch of the Coffee Break books, available from June in your local bookshop and from online retailers; and the Coffee Break Spanish Club, where you can get your daily dose of Spanish …
 
In this special episode, Mark provides an update on all things Coffee Break French including the return of the Coffee Break French Magazine in late April 2022; the launch of the Coffee Break books, available from June in your local bookshop and from online retailers; and the Coffee Break French Club, where you can get your daily dose of French acti…
 
Here’s a statistic that blew my mind: Over 49 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. And we know that so many more suffer from anxiety but have never been officially diagnosed. I am one of those. How about you? Ever had feelings of worry, fear, or dread that you can’t necessarily attach to specific circumstances? J…
 
In this dialogue chapter we finally get to hear the voice of a familiar character and, at long last, Yvette meets her father properly. We also witness Max and James’ reunion as they discuss the recent events. Throughout this dialogue chapter we hear many examples of informal, spoken French. Some interesting words and expressions to listen out for i…
 
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…
 
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