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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 ...
 
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 ...
 
The Radio Lingua Network provides language-learning materials aimed at beginners, intermediate and advanced learners. In addition to the award-winning Coffee Break Spanish, the network also publishes Coffee Break French and the beginners' series My Daily Phrase Italian and My Daily Phrase German. This podcast provide news about the Radio Lingua Network including details of future developments and links to content on our websites.
 
Join French teacher Pierre-Benoit as he teaches you the basics of French. In this podcast you'll be learning just enough French to get by on a holiday or business trip to a French-speaking country. Each lesson includes just over one minute of language-learning content, so there's no excuse not to learn! Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more.
 
Join Danish teacher Karin as she teaches you the basics of Danish. In this podcast you'll be learning just enough Danish to get by on a holiday or business trip to Denmark - and to impress Danish speakers everywhere! Each lesson includes just over one minute of language-learning content, so there's no excuse not to learn! Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more.
 
Join Norwegian teacher Dag as he teaches you the basics of Norwegian. In this podcast you'll be learning just enough Norwegian to get by on a holiday or business trip to Norway - and to impress Norwegian speakers everywhere! Each lesson includes just over one minute of language-learning content, so there's no excuse not to learn! Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more.
 
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Learn Irish with Eoin as he teaches you the basics of Irish, or Gaeilge. In this podcast you'll be learning just enough Irish to get by on a holiday or business trip to Ireland - and to impress Irish speakers everywhere! Each lesson includes just over one minute of language-learning content, so there's no excuse not to learn! Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more.
 
Learn Catalan with teachers Anna and Mark as they teach you the basics of Catalan. In this podcast you'll be learning just enough Catalan to get by on a holiday or business trip to a Catalan-speaking area - and to impress Catalan-speakers everywhere! Each lesson includes just over one minute of language-learning content, so there's no excuse not to learn! Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more.
 
If you've been learning German for a while, perhaps it's time to increase your range of vocabulary and start to use the kind of language native German speakers use. The words and phrases taught in "A Flavour of German" will guarantee to impress native speakers and will make you sound all the more German!
 
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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…
 
Welcome back to our crime drama series for advanced learners of French! Put your listening comprehension skills to the test with this fast-moving, action-packed chapter in which we join Roger, James and Guillaume in the car that they are test driving. Some interesting expressions to listen out for along the way include: hors de ses gonds and perdre…
 
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…
 
It's time for Chapter 33 of La Vérité éclate toujours! In this instalment we hear the next stage of James and Guillaume's Plan B which doesn’t unfold as smoothly as they’d hoped. Listen out for some nice expressions at the very beginning of the chapter: la goutte d’eau qui fait déborder le vase and la coupe est pleine. There's also an online course…
 
Welcome to the latest instalment of La Vérité éclate toujours ! In this dialogue chapter, we hear Roger's voice for the first time during a conversation with James and Guillaume. Listen carefully for the following colloquial expressions: en prendre plein les mirettes and travailler pour des clopinettes as well as some useful idiomatic expressions. …
 
In this lesson of Coffee Break Swedish we continue our adventures in Sweden and Mark is challenged to find out how to travel from the airport to Örebro. We hear a conversation between him and the person at the information desk while introducing some new vocabulary and constructions. Låt oss börja! Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Swedish on Face…
 
We are back after a short break and over the course of the next ten lessons we will be taking our Swedish to the next level and really putting what we have learned into practice. We will follow Mark and his wife Catriona as they take a virtual trip to Sweden, allowing Mark to put his Swedish skills to the test in conversations with native speakers.…
 
Welcome to the first chapter of the fourth and final part of La Vérité éclate toujours, our crime drama series for advanced French learners. In this episode, James and Guillaume attend their meeting with Roger Martin who is as unpleasant and rude as they expected, but James manages to stay in the character of David Munro and play along. Throughout …
 
In Chapter 30 of La Vérité éclate toujours, James draws up a “Plan B” and Guillaume, Claire and Yvette all listen carefully as he talks them through it. The next day, James and Guillaume set off for their meeting with Roger Martin and realise there’s no turning back now. Join Mark and Pierre-Benoît as they talk through lots of subjunctive triggers …
 
In Chapter 29 of La Vérité éclate toujours, James and Guillaume return from their meeting at Martin Industries before receiving an invitation to meet Roger Martin himself. Join Mark and Pierre-Benoît in this dialogue chapter where we come across lots of colloquial words and expressions including griller quelqu’un and se gausser. There's also an onl…
 
In the latest instalment of La Vérité éclate toujours, our crime drama series for advanced French learners, James and Guillaume get back into the characters of Managing Director and Finance Director of Munro Mining, and attend a meeting with Martin Industries’ legal team. By the time they leave, they are one step closer to meeting Roger Martin hims…
 
In Chapter 27 of La Vérité éclate toujours, James, Guillaume, Yvette and Claire discuss the next stage in their plan: the meeting with Martin Industries’ legal team. Listen our for examples of the subjunctive and many interesting phrases such as: ce n’est pas donné à tout le monde and en venir à faire quelque chose. There's also an online course ve…
 
Welcome to the last episode of our mini culture series before we jump back into the main lessons! In this episode, we're finally challenged to understand a text written entirely in Swedish. Apart from practicing our reading and listening comprehension, we'll encounter a few new words, and take a deep dive into pronunciation. Låt oss börja! Season 1…
 
It's time for Chapter 26 of La Vérité éclate toujours - our crime drama series for advanced learners of French! James puts himself back into the role of David Munro in a phone conversation with Céline Frappier, in order to move on to the next stage in their plan. In this dialogue chapter we hear lots of informal French and colloquial phrases such a…
 
Welcome back to Kulturhörnan, our mini Swedish culture series. This time, we're having a look at a common tradition which takes place in August in Sweden - crayfish parties! We'll be looking at a text containing more Swedish than ever before to really test our understanding and see how much we know. We also introduce some ways in which we can add e…
 
In the latest instalment of La Vérité éclate toujours, James and Guillaume arrive at the headquarters of Martin Industries and meet one of Roger’s colleagues to discuss plans for Martin Industries and James’s fake company, to work together. As James and Guillaume leave, even the calm and collected Guillaume is left feeling shaken by what happens on…
 
In this week's episode of Kulturhörnan, we're looking at another Swedish summer tradition - en svensk sommartradition. We're learning all about how summer and music go hand in hand in Sweden while putting our Swedish to the test like never before. Season 1 of Coffee Break Swedish features a total of 40 lessons. Lesson 1-20 were published during 202…
 
James, Claire, Yvette and Guillaume prepare for the next stage of their plan in Chapter 24 of La Vérité éclate toujours, our crime series for advanced learners of French. Coffee Break French hosts Mark and Pierre-Benoît break down the language featured in this latest instalment and discuss a range of new vocabulary and expressions such as la superc…
 
In Episode 7 of our Swedish culture mini-series, Kulturhörnan - "culture corner" - we're learning about writer Astrid Lingdgren, best known for her children's book series featuring Pippi Longstocking. Join Mark and Lovisa as they share a text about this famous Swedish writer and introduce new phrases, revise some more familiar vocabulary, and menti…
 
James, Claire and Yvette discuss the details of their plan as they make their way back to Paris before taking the first step and finally getting in touch with Roger Martin. Some interesting expressions to listen out for in this chapter include: être à l’affût de quelque chose, mordre à l’hameçon and en guise de. There's also an online course versio…
 
We're back with our Swedish culture mini-series, Kulturhörnan - "culture corner". In this episode we're talking about Midsummer while putting our Swedish language skills into practice. Join the Coffee Break Swedish team and learn about the traditions behind this fun-filled annual celebration. Season 1 of Coffee Break Swedish features a total of 40 …
 
It's time for the latest instalment of our crime drama series for advanced French learners! In this dialogue chapter we hear the voices of James, Claire and Yvette as they discuss their plan of action to get closer to Max’s attacker or attackers. Expect to hear lots of colloquial expressions and vocabulary, such as the phrase il n’y a pas photo and…
 
We've reached Lesson 30 of our Coffee Break Swedish course for beginners. This time, we're putting our learning into practice with an identity quiz as we try to guess the identify of a mystery person described by Swedish teacher, Hanna. Join Mark and Hanna in this lesson and revise how to describe what someone looks like; what they like and dislike…
 
We have reached Part 3 of our drama, La Vérité éclate toujours, for advanced learners of French. In each episode of the story, published fortnightly, we'll be following a chapter of La Vérité éclate toujours, specially written to help you build your knowledge of French and extend your range of expression. In the episodes, teacher Mark and narrator …
 
In this lesson, we learn how to make a phone call in Swedish and take a look at what a conversation over the phone may look like in three different scenarios. How do you call to ask for someone? What do you say if you realise you've dialled the wrong number? How do you make an appointment over the phone? Listen to the lesson to find out! Don't forg…
 
In this lesson of Coffee Break Swedish we're covering the topic of work. Join our Swedish language expert, Hanna as she teaches learner Mark how to ask someone about their job and how to use the two verbs for 'to work' in Swedish. Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Swedish on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review m…
 
In Lesson 27 of Coffee Break Swedish, we're learning the alphabet! Join native Swedish speaker Hanna as she teaches learner Mark how to pronounce every letter of the Swedish alphabet confidently and correctly. By the end of this lesson you'll be able to spell in Swedish and answer the question: Hur stavas det? Don't forget to follow Coffee Break Sw…
 
Welcome back to another lesson of Coffee Break Swedish! This time, Hanna and Mark are taking a dive into some more technical aspects of the Swedish language and look at how to ask the question "why" using the word varför. We also explore the different ways in which the word order can change when we explain why we do something or why we don't do som…
 
Welcome back to another lesson of Coffee Break Swedish with teacher Hanna and learner Mark. In Lesson 25 we learn to talk about likes and dislikes so that we can discuss our favourite hobbies with our Swedish speaking friends. By the end of the lesson you will be able to express what you like doing – and what you don’t like doing! Don't forget to f…
 
It's time for Chapter 20 of La Vérité éclate toujours where we join James, Claire and Yvette as they drive to the university where Claire searches for information which she used for her research on la Namérie and its natural resources, while doing her doctorate. Their trip leads them to a valuable discovery which takes them one step closer to disco…
 
In Lesson 24 of Coffee Break Swedish, we're moving on to a brand new topic as we're talking about descriptions so we can describe how people look. This topic gives teacher Hanna the perfect opportunity to teach learner Mark about adjective agreements in Swedish. We also learn some key vocabulary for items of clothing. Don't miss this important epis…
 
In the latest episode of La Vérité éclate toujours, Yvette, James and Claire put their heads together as they try to make sense of their latest finding. As they attempt to piece elements of the story together, James wonders what the future has in store for them. Amongst the details revealed in this Chapter, we hear a variety of crime-related vocabu…
 
Welcome back to another lesson of Coffee Break Swedish! We're taking the topic of health a step further this week as Hanna and Mark equip us with everything we need to know for a trip to the doctor or pharmacy in a Swedish-speaking area. In doing so, we learn more about the tricky topic of forming plurals of Swedish nouns in the indefinite and defi…
 
It's time for another Chapter of La Vérité éclate toujours, our crime drama for advanced learners of French. In Chapter 18, James, Yvette and Claire are in shock having just opened the box to reveal diamonds and they are trying to figure out how they fit into what they know so far. James and Claire spend some time exchanging their ideas and theorie…
 
In Lesson 22 of Coffee Break Swedish, we explore the words used for different body parts and learn how to describe any aches or pains we may feel in those body parts so that we can cope with a trip to the doctor or pharmacy. As health issues are at the forefront of everyone's mind at the moment, it's important to mention that this topic is standard…
 
In the latest instalment of La Vérité éclate toujours, we hear a dialogue between James, Yvette, Claire and a brand new character. James, Yvette and Claire take some time to calm down after their narrow escape at the bank before planning their next move and making their way to Geneva. After getting settled in a safe location, Claire reveals the mys…
 
We're back after our short break and in this week's lesson we learn how to describe the weather in Swedish, both in the present tense and in the future tense. We also get to look at some sentences describing the weather in different parts of Sweden! Season 1 of Coffee Break Swedish features a total of 40 lessons, launching on 20th January 2020. If …
 
We're back with a brand new episode of La Vérité éclate toujours! As James, Yvette and Claire arrive in Zurich, Claire suggests they visit the bank in an attempt to look for clues in her ex-husband’s safety-deposit box. Everything is going smoothly as Claire succeeds in accessing the box, when all of a sudden she starts to panic and quickly leaves …
 
It's the fifth and final episode of Kulturhörnan - "culture corner", and we're rounding off the series by welcoming a special guest, Irena Dahl, who is an ambassador for the Sami language and culture. In the episode Irena teaches Mark some Northern Sami and explains more about this fascinating culture. We also learn some new Swedish vocabulary with…
 
In the latest episode of our advanced course for French learners, La Vérité éclate toujours, James, Yvette and Claire are on the move as they're en route to Zurich to follow the only lead in their investigation so far. While James has so many unanswered questions spinning around his head throughout the journey, Claire provides further details of he…
 
We're back with another episode of our mini Swedish culture series, Kulturhörnan - "culture corner", and this time we're learning about one of the most influential Swedes, Alfred Nobel. Join Mark and Lovisa as they discuss his life and work, as well as some nyårslöften (New Year's Resolutions). Our normal Coffee Break Swedish lessons will return ve…
 
James, Yvette and Claire are in disbelief as they discover the name of Claire’s ex-husband in one of the documents on Max’s USB stick. In an attempt to figure out how everything could be connected, they further examine the contents of the document, and make another discovery that leads them to the next stage of their investigation. As this episode …
 
In the latest episode of our our mini Swedish culture series, Kulturhörnan - "culture corner", we learn about a typical Swedish Christmas celebration, ett svenskt julfirande. Join Mark and Lovisa as they talk about they type of food which is normally eaten and the gifts that are exchanged during this celebration. Our normal Coffee Break Swedish les…
 
Having got to know each other a littler better, James, Claire and Yvette turn their attention to the investigation at hand. After a restless night's sleep, they begin to examine the files on the USB stick. Claire is shocked to see a name on the first file they open. As ever, the episode is full of interesting expressions including avoir l'étoffe de…
 
Our normal Coffee Break Swedish lessons will return in the new year, but in the meantime it's the perfect time to find out a little more about Swedish culture with our mini-series, Kulturhörnan - "culture corner". In this episode, Lovisa tells us about a very popular tradition that takes place on 13th December all across Sweden. Can you guess which…
 
Our normal Coffee Break Swedish lessons will return in the new year, but in the meantime it's the perfect time to find out a little more about Swedish culture with our mini-series, Kulturhörnan - "culture corner". In this episode Lovisa tells Mark about the tradition of placing an Adventsljsstake in your window in the run-up to the festive season. …
 
In the latest episode of La Vérité éclate toujours, Claire tells her story to James. She explains her past relationship with Max and the series of events which have led to her bringing up Yvette on her own. In this episode we'll see some really interesting adjectives which describe certain people in Claire's life including comblé, épanoui and roubl…
 
At this time of year there are so many lovely traditions in Sweden that we thought it was the ideal time to bring to you a bonus mini-series relating to culture. You can look forward to five episodes of this mini-series in between lessons 20 and 21 of our main Coffee Break Swedish course. The cultural texts will be in English with some Swedish word…
 
We have reached the first chapter in Part 2 of our drama, La Vérité éclate toujours, for advanced learners of French. So far, in Part 1, we have learned that James is on a mission to find out what happened to his best friend Max who is in a critical condition in hospital. Upon meeting Max's daughter Yvette, he plucks up the courage to uncover what …
 
In this special episode marking the end of the first half of our Coffee Break Swedish course for beginners, we're putting everything we've learned so far to the test with teacher Hanna and learner Mark. We're also joined by native speaker Lovisa who features in an extended conversation with Hanna. Listen to the episode to review much of the vocabul…
 
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