Coffee Break Chinese
By Radio Lingua Network
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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.
||CleanCBC 1.32 | Nin qu shizongxin nali?||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...||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.31 | Huānying ni laidao Zhongguo!||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 H...||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.30 | Course Review||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 Ch...||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.29 | Describing people in Mandarin Chinese||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 peopl...||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.28 | Talking about likes and dislikes in Chinese||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 mo...||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.27 | Talking about your job in Mandarin Chinese||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...||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.26 | Talking about why you're visiting China||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 C...||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.25 | Dealing with emergencies in Mandarin Chinese||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 an...||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.24 | Making phone calls and using the Internet in Chinese||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 st...||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.23 | A visit to the pharmacy||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. Thi...||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.22 | Parts of the body and dealing with illnesses in Chinese||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 unw...||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.21 | Talking about the weather in Chinese||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 Co...||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.20 | Halfway there!||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 differen...||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.19 | Taking the train in China||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 tra...||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.18 | Getting around the town||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 struc...||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.17 | Tourist Information in Chinese||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 w...||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.16 | Shopping in Chinese||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 less...||7/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.15 | Numbers, days, dates and time||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 yo...||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.14 | Checking into a hotel||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 roo||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.13 | More food and drinks||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 l...||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.12 | Destination: Chinese Restaurant||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 f...||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.11 | Ordering drinks in Mandarin||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 i...||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.10 | Review episode||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 am...||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.09 | Talking about languages and language problems in Mandarin Chinese||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 t...||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.08 | Finding your way around the town in Chinese||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...||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.07 | Buying things and places in the town||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", ...||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.06 | More family members and counting up to 99||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 o...||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.05 | Introducing your family in Chinese||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 ...||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.04 | Talking about where you live in Mandarin||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 Chi...||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.03 | Saying where you come from in Chinese||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:...||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.02 | Greetings and introductions in Mandarin||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 ti...||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.01 | Asking "how are you?" in Chinese||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...||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFind out more about Coffee Break Chinese||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...||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Coffee Break Chinese||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 include...||1/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Another Coffee Break language!
This is Mark from Radio Lingua and I'm delighted to be the learner on this brand new podcast and course from Coffee Break Languages. We're over the moon to be adding a new language to the family and I'm very excited to be learning a language which has always fascinated me. As a teacher and speaker of other languages I hope that I can bring my passion for language learning to this course, and indeed ask the questions that our listeners have. We hope that Coffee Break Chinese will grow into another very successful podcast series and will have fans from all over the world who want to learn some Mandarin Chinese. While there are many Chinese podcasts already on iTunes, we believe we are bringing something new to the market and we hope that listeners enjoy using this. So, let's get started - kāishǐ ba - 开始吧！
Really effective and enjoyable!
Mark is a fantastic teacher and his approach (with helpful tips, connections, strategic pauses, and clarifications) really makes the learning stick. This is the most effective learning of all the approaches that I am using and it has accelerated my speaking significantly. Thanks Mark and Crystal!
Very Helpful! 我很喜欢!
大家好! I listen to several Chinese podcasts and I'm really liking this one. A lot of other Chinese podcasts feature a native Chinese speaking teacher and a native English speaker who is already very advanced in Chinese but plays the part of a beginner/novice. I like how this podcasts features someone who is ACTUALLY learning Chinese in real time! The student host asks the types of questions someone learning Chinese would actually ask, and he often asks to clarify words, grammar, tones etc. It takes a slower pace which I appreciate but at the same time it doesn't feel dumbed down. The teacher host is great, so clear and helpful. I also like how the episodes are a bit longer than other Chinese podcasts. I hope they keep making more episodes! 谢谢!