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 1.20 | Zhǐnéng fù xiànjǐn||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 | Qǐng gěi wǒ yì zhāng qù Guìlín de huǒchēpiào||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 | Zuò dìtiè èrshí fēnzhōng | Getting around the town in Mandarin||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 | Bówùguǎn jǐ diǎn kāimén? | 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 | Xiǎngyào mǎi shénme? | 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 | Jīntiān shì èr líng yī qī nián Liùyuè liù hào||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 | Wǒ yào yí gè shuāngrénjiān||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 | Wǒ nǚpéngyou yào yì bēi bái pútaojiǔ||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 episode is...||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 episode is part of the Coffee Break Chines...||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. This episode is part of the Coffee Break Chinese course and you can get more from y...||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.02 | Greetings and introductions in Mandarin||In this second lesson of Coffee Break Chinese, join teacher Crystal and learner Mark as they talk about greetings at different times of the day and introducing yourself. This episode is part of the Coffee Break Chinese course and you can get more from .||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC 1.01 | Asking "how are you?" in Chinese||Join teacher Crystal and learner Mark and learn Mandarin Chinese as they introduce the first lesson in this new course from the Coffee Break Academy. Learn how to ask "how are you?" and some suitable answers. In addition to the audio lesson...||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.||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.||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！
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!