Learn French with Coffee Break French
Learn French with teacher Mark and student Anna. We'll be guiding you through the French language in small, manageable steps.
Introduction It’s time for a new episode of Coffee Break French and in this episode we join Matthieu who is replying to Gabrielle’s email. As usual, Mark and Pierre-Benoît are on hand to discuss the expressions and grammar points contained in his text including how to talk about “remembering” things in French using se rappeller […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 8:57 AM

Introduction We’re back with another episode of Coffee Break French and this week we’re joining Gabrielle who’s writing her regular email to Matthieu. Mark and Pierre-Benoît discuss the expressions and grammar points contained in her text including verbs which require particular prepositions, such as se dépêcher de faire qc, promettre de faire qc, and lots […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 11:53 AM

In this week's edition of Coffee Break French, Mark and Pierre-Benoît discuss Sylvie's latest email and cover a number of interest points of vocabulary and grammar including the expression tant que tu y es, the verb s'emballer, and the concept of jours de RTT.
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 8:02 PM

Introduction It’s time for a new episode of Coffee Break French and this week we’re joining Monique who is replying to Sylvie’s latest email. Mark and Pierre-Benoît discuss a number of tricky grammar points and interesting areas of vocabulary, providing lots of examples along the way. Listen to the lesson Accessing the Premium Version The […]
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Category:Coffee Break Spanish -- posted at: 7:51 PM

Introduction In the latest episode of Coffee Break French, Matthieu recounts his version of events on the platform of the RER. As usual there are lots of interesting expressions and tricky grammar points, and Mark and Pierre-Benoît will be discussing the language used in the text to help you understand and improve your French. Through […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 10:22 AM

Introduction We’re back with a new episode of Coffee Break French and this time we’re joining Gabrielle who is writing to her friend Matthieu. Mark and Pierre-Benoît discuss the language used in the text including the word “dont”, the phrase “profiter de quelque chose pour faire autre chose” and the past historic tense. Through examples […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 3:12 PM

Introduction We turn again to Sylvie in this episode and listen to her email in which she responds to her mother’s email. As usual Mark and Pierre-Benoît are on hand to discuss the language contained in the email. After presenting Sylvie’s email, Mark gives a summary of the main narrative points of the text, and […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 8:44 AM

Introduction It’s time once again to turn to Monique and listen to her email to her daughter Sylvie. As usual Mark and Pierre-Benoît are on hand to discuss the language contained in the email. After presenting Monique’s email, Mark gives a summary of the main narrative points of the text, and then Pierre-Benoît discusses the […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 10:06 PM

Introduction In this episode it’s Matthieu’s turn to write his email in reply to Gabrielle’s last message. Pierre-Benoît and Mark discuss four expressions contained in the text including tenir le coup and ce n’est pas donné. After presenting Matthieu’s email, Mark gives a summary of the main narrative points of the text, and then Pierre-Benoît […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 11:10 PM

Introduction In the latest episode of Coffee Break French we join Gabrielle as she writes her regular email to Matthieu. Pierre-Benoît and Mark discuss four expressions contained in the text including se balader and envier quelqu’un. After presenting Sylvie’s email, Mark gives a summary of the main narrative points of the text, and then Pierre-Benoît […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 5:37 PM

Introduction In this episode we join Sylvie as she replies to Monique’s email from the last episode. Pierre-Benoît and Mark discuss four expressions contained in the text including ne pas en croire ses yeux and qu’est-ce que tu as fait de beau? After presenting Sylvie’s email, Mark gives a summary of the main narrative points […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 9:43 PM

Introduction We turn our attention once more to Monique, Sylvie’s mother, whose email to her daughter provides a further opportunity for learners to familiarise themselves with a whole range of idiomatic phrases and interesting grammar points. The lesson is presented by Mark and Pierre-Benoît in a mix of French and English. After presenting Monique’s email, […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 11:25 PM

Introduction In this episode we meet Matthieu, Gabrielle’s friend. He starts this email by apologising to Gabrielle for his behaviour. Find out more about what has been going on by listening to the episode! The lesson is presented by Mark and Pierre-Benoît in a mix of French and English. After presenting Matthieu’s email, Mark gives […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 10:30 PM

Introduction In the third lesson of our series we meet Gabrielle and listen to her email to her friend Matthieu. The lesson is presented by Mark and Pierre-Benoît in a mix of French and English. After presenting Gabrielle’s email, Mark gives a summary of the main narrative points of the text, and then Pierre-Benoît discusses […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 10:38 PM

Introduction In lesson two of our new series, we’ll be listening to Sylvie’s reply to Monique’s email from last week. The lesson is presented by Mark and Pierre-Benoît in a mix of French and English. After presenting Sylvie’s email, Mark gives a summary of the main narrative points of the email, and then Pierre-Benoît discusses […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 11:12 PM

Introduction In this first episode of our new series, we’ll be listening to Monique’s first email to her daughter Sylvie. As we heard in the season preview last week, Sylvie has recently moved to Paris and, like any mother, Monique is worrying about her daughter, but is equally excited for her as she begins this […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 10:51 PM

Introduction Welcome to this brand new season of Coffee Break French, and in this opening introductory episode, Mark and Pierre-Benoît talk about what you can expect in this season. They introduce two of the featured characters in the series, Sylvie and Matthieu, both of whom have recently moved to Paris for work. Like all lessons […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 9:00 PM

Join Mark and Pierre-Benoît in this first introduction to Season 4. The new season begins on 21st October 2013 with a short introductory episode in which you’ll meet two of the characters of our story, and lesson one will be published on 28th October 2013. Full details of the premium version of the course will […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 2:55 PM

It’s that time of year again: the nominations process for the 9th Annual Podcast Awards has begun and we’re asking our community to nominate Coffee Break Spanish, Coffee Break French or Coffee Break German for an award. As we’ve said before, this isn’t really our style and we don’t like “asking for your vote”, but […]
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Category:Radio Lingua News -- posted at: 2:38 PM

We’re delighted to bring you this special edition of Radio Lingua News. Watch the video above for all the details. Follow the links below for more information about our announcements: Coffee Break French Season 4 Coffee Break Spanish Season 4 Coffee Break Spanish Newsstand Magazine High Five French – French for children
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 7:00 PM

Introduction Welcome to the Coffee Break French Verb Fix – your weekly fix of the award-winning language course from the Radio Lingua Network in which we’ll help you master your French verbs and improve your spoken and written French in the process. This is the final lesson of this season and we’re looking at the […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 10:41 AM

Introduction Welcome to the Coffee Break French Verb Fix – your weekly fix of the award-winning language course from the Radio Lingua Network in which we’ll help you master your French verbs and improve your spoken and written French in the process. In this lesson we’re looking at the irregular verb devoir meaning “must” or […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 8:34 PM

Introduction Welcome to the Coffee Break French Verb Fix – your weekly fix of the award-winning language course from the Radio Lingua Network in which we’ll help you master your French verbs and improve your spoken and written French in the process. In this lesson we’re looking at the irregular verb vouloir meaning “to want”. […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 5:05 PM

Introduction Welcome to the Coffee Break French Verb Fix – your weekly fix of the award-winning language course from the Radio Lingua Network in which we’ll help you master your French verbs and improve your spoken and written French in the process. In this lesson we’re looking at the irregular verb pouvoir meaning “to be […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 4:38 PM

Introduction Welcome to the Coffee Break French Verb Fix – your weekly fix of the award-winning language course from the Radio Lingua Network in which we’ll help you master your French verbs and improve your spoken and written French in the process. In this lesson we’re looking at the irregular verb faire meaning “to do” […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 7:16 AM

Introduction Mark is back with another Coffee Break French community show, in which we invite our listeners from around the world to take part in the show. In this episode we feature voice messages from listeners Charles, Desh, Jan, David, Nuhaa and Samantha using the verbs vendre and avoir following recent episodes of the Verb […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 10:24 PM

Introduction Welcome to the Coffee Break French Verb Fix – your weekly fix of the award-winning language course from the Radio Lingua Network in which we’ll help you master your French verbs and improve your spoken and written French in the process. In this lesson we’re looking at the irregular verb être meaning “to be”. […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 10:20 PM

Introduction Welcome to the Coffee Break French Verb Fix – your weekly fix of the award-winning language course from the Radio Lingua Network in which we’ll help you master your French verbs and improve your spoken and written French in the process. In this lesson we’re looking at the irregular verb avoir meaning “to have”. […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 1:53 PM

Introduction Welcome to the Coffee Break French Verb Fix – your weekly fix of the award-winning language course from the Radio Lingua Network in which we’ll help you master your French verbs and improve your spoken and written French in the process. In this lesson we’re looking at the verb vendre meaning “to sell”. Vendre […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 10:45 AM

Introduction Welcome to this week’s Coffee Break French Community Show where we hand it over to our worldwide community of learners. In this episode our listeners provide their sentences featuring the verb finir, which was this week’s verb in our Verb Fix show. We also share some news about a new development for French learners […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 4:03 PM

Introduction Welcome to the Coffee Break French Verb Fix – your weekly fix of the award-winning language course from the Radio Lingua Network in which we’ll help you master your French verbs and improve your spoken and written French in the process. In this lesson we’re looking at the verb finir meaning “to finish” or […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 10:38 AM

Introduction Introducing our new Community Show where we hand it over to our worldwide community of learners. In this episode our listeners provide their sentences featuring the verb parler, which was this week’s verb in our Verb Fix show. We also share some feedback from Facebook and iTunes. Listen to the show Use the audio […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 7:10 PM

Introduction Welcome to the Coffee Break French Verb Fix – your weekly fix of the award-winning language course from the Radio Lingua Network in which we’ll help you master your French verbs and improve your spoken and written French in the process. In this lesson we’re looking at the verb parler meaning “to speak” or […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 9:41 PM

Introduction Welcome to this introductory episode of the Coffee Break French Verb Fix in which we explain the concepts behind this course and offer an introduction to the whole idea of French verbs: how they work, what it means to conjugate a verb, and the meanings of the four main tenses we’re covering in the […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 9:25 PM

Apologies for the delay with this episode! Mark has been a bit under the weather and we’ve only just managed to get it finalised. As usual, we’ve been publishing a daily word on Facebook and Twitter and each day we’ve asked our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to post a comment using the word of […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 3:36 PM

We’ve been publishing a daily word on Facebook and Twitter and each day we’ve asked our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to post a comment using the word of the day, thereby practising their language skills. This week, in honour of St Valentine’s Day, we’ve focused on the topic of love and we’ve shared the […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 1:25 AM

We’ve added a new feature to our website and Facebook pages: if you have a microphone or webcam connected to your computer, you can leave us a voice message easily by clicking on the “Send us a voice message” on the right hand side of the screen. Please note that for the time being this […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 12:29 PM

We’ve been publishing a daily word on Facebook and Twitter and each day we’ve asked our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to post a comment using the word of the day, thereby practising their language skills. This week we’ve focused on the topic of eating out and we’ve shared the following words and phrases with […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 1:54 PM

This is a short message from Radio Lingua to update you on developments and to send all of our listeners our warmest wishes for the festive season. First of all, we’ve been extremely busy assembling the various parts of the Coffee Break German course. Coffee Break German will be aimed at complete beginners in the […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 3:52 PM

We’ve been publishing a daily word on Facebook and Twitter and each day we’ve asked our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to post a comment using the word of the day, thereby practising their language skills. This week we’ve focused on the topic of travel and we’ve shared the following words and phrases with our […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 12:18 AM

Radio Lingua Founder and CEO introduces the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine, Coffee Break French and Spanish iBooks, our new On Location Languages blog series, changes and improvements to the website and a new Coffee Break language in this special launch video.
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Category:Radio Lingua News -- posted at: 10:58 PM

We’ve been publishing a daily word on Facebook and Twitter and each day we’ve asked our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to post a comment using the word of the day, thereby practising their language skills. This week we’ve focused on the topic of weather and we’ve shared the following words and phrases with our […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 10:47 PM

We’ve been publishing a daily word on Facebook and Twitter and each day we’ve asked our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to post a comment using the word of the day, thereby practising their language skills. This week we’ve introduced some culinary terms including some well-known French delicacies: le pain au chocolat, les escargots, la […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 5:01 PM

We’ve been publishing a daily word on Facebook and Twitter and each day we’ve asked our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to post a comment using the word of the day, thereby practising their language skills. It’s been another great week of responses from our community and we’re bringing you our review of your uses […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 8:15 AM

Over the past week we’ve been publishing a daily word on Facebook and Twitter and each day we’ve asked our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to post a comment using the word of the day, thereby practising their language skills. We’ve been overwhelmed with the excellent response from the our friends and followers and we’ve […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 3:05 PM

This episode marks the end of an era! It’s the final lesson of Season 3 of Coffee Break French. We first met Alf, Katie and Veronica over 18 months ago and since then hopefully all our listeners have built their confidence and developed their range of expression in the French language. This final episode provides […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 11:35 PM

It’s time for the penultimate episode in this season of Coffee Break French. Our translation challenges this week include further practice on the subjunctive and a couple of examples of the future tense. In this week’s basic (free) version (12 minutes), we’ll give you five English sentences which you need to translate into French using […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 8:19 PM

This week’s coffee break provides some practice on the tricky pronoun y and some further subjunctives. In this week’s basic (free) version (13 minutes), we’ll give you five English sentences which you need to translate into French using your knowledge of the grammar points covered over the lessons of Season 3. The extended version (33 […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 3:05 PM

After a slight delay we’re back with another episode of Coffee Break French with more translation challenges to help you test your knowledge of the materials covered in Season 3. In this week’s basic (free) version (12 minutes), we’ll give you five English sentences which you need to translate into French using your knowledge of […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 8:14 PM

In this week’s Coffee Break French we provide another opportunity for you to test your translation skills based on what you’ve learned in Season 3. In this week’s basic (free) version (14 minutes), we’ll give you five English sentences which you need to translate into French using your knowledge of the grammar points covered over […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 6:22 PM

We’re back with another lesson of translation challenges to help you practise what you’ve learned in this season of Coffee Break French. In this week’s basic (free) version (10 minutes), we’ll give you five English sentences which you need to translate into French using your knowledge of the grammar points covered over the lessons of […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 5:18 PM

In lesson 34 of Season 3 we provide more translation exercises for you based on the constructions, vocabulary and grammar covered in this season. We’ll give you the phrase, followed by some time to work out the answer, and then we’ll talk through the answer, helping you to construct the phrase yourself in French. In […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 7:49 AM

Lesson 33 of Season 3 is the first of eight lessons which focus on consolidating what you’ve learned in the past 32 lessons. We’ll be testing your grammar and vocabulary with a series of guided translation exercises: we’ll give you a phrase to translate into French and then work through the solution with you. In […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 9:26 PM

Welcome to this festive edition of Radio Lingua News. In this update we’ll be telling you about the fantastic milestone we reached this week, and explaining how you can save 25% on our premium memberships until the end of the year. 100 million downloads Early on Friday morning we clocked up our 100 millionth download. […]
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Category:Radio Lingua News -- posted at: 9:03 PM

It’s time to listen to the final section of Katie’s diary which she has kept throughout her time spent in Nice. In this week’s lesson we’ll be hearing about her plans for the future and we’ll find out if these plans include Jérôme! In this week’s basic (free) version (14 minutes), we’ll present the text […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 10:34 PM

In this new edition of Coffee Break French we’ll be starting our farewells for Katie. We’ll cover the first part of her text in this lesson and then complete it in lesson 332. In this week’s basic (free) version (11 minutes), we’ll present the text spoken at a slow speed and we’ll highlight one or […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 6:27 AM

It’s five years since we launched the first lesson of Coffee Break Spanish, and since then we’ve served up millions of language lessons to learners around the world through our podcasts, our enhanced lessons and our ebooks. We’re delighted today to announce five new courses, and we’ll also be letting you know about a few […]
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Category:Radio Lingua News -- posted at: 5:45 PM

It’s time for another lesson of Coffee Break French and this week we join Alf in his final text. He has been writing a diary over eight weeks while he has been renovating his new house in the south of France and attending daily French lessons with Veronica and Katie, the two other protagonists of […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 3:22 PM

In this latest lesson of Coffee Break French we’ll be joining Veronica and listening to her final text. She has been learning French in Nice along with Katie and Alf and in this final text she updates us on what she has been doing and tells us of some important decisions she has taken. In […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 8:24 AM

Lesson 28 of season 3 offers an analysis of the second part of Katie’s latest text. As usual, we’ll be covering a range of expressions and grammar points. The free version of this lesson includes the recording of Katie’s text along with explanations of the language she uses to help you understand the text. In […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 4:48 PM

In the long-awaited return to Coffee Break French we spend episode 27 of season 3 looking at the first part of Katie’s latest text in which she updates us on what’s she’s been getting up to in Nice. In this episode we’ll be looking at a variety of grammatical topics including the relative pronouns ce […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 2:27 PM

We return to Alf’s story this week on Coffee Break French and his wife, Jennifer, has finally arrived in France. Alf has been preparing for her arrival, both with the house renovations and he’s even learned to cook! As usual there are plenty of useful expressions and interesting grammar points in this week’s lesson. In […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 10:12 AM

This week on Coffee Break French Veronica is feeling a bit down in the dumps: elle a le bourdon ce soir! She has been doing some thinking about her future and the fact that she is accro au travail - addicted to her work. This episode provides lots of examples of interesting grammar and vocabulary […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 5:01 PM

This week we’re offering a special treat for our free subscribers: the extended version of our lessons is normally only available to subscribers, but this week we’re giving this extended version away free to our non-members to let you know what you’re missing! The extended version features the same basic content as the free lesson, […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 9:07 AM

In this week’s lesson we’ll continue with Alf’s text from last week. There are some fantastic examples of preceding direct objects in this week’s show, and you’ll have the opportunity to practise ne … rien and ne … que. In this week’s basic (free) version (17 minutes), we’ll present the text spoken at a slow […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 9:00 AM

Lesson 323 is the first of two lessons which focus on Alf’s latest text which has lots of interesting language points to discuss. Alf has been attending cookery lessons in Nice and he reports back on this in this week’s episode. Language points include lots more preceding direct object examples and the intriguing use of […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 9:14 PM

In episode 322 of Coffee Break French we hear about Veronica’s exciting weekend at the Monaco Grand Prix. We’ll be hearing about the party she attended at the house of one of her clients. We will be hearing more examples of the subjunctive along with a couple of interesting preceding direct objects! In this week’s […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 5:20 PM

Coffee Break French is back with episode 321 in which we’ll be hearing from Alf, one of our three students learning French in Nice. Alf will be telling us about a chance meeting he had with his neighbour and his new interest in the game of pétanque, French boules. In the basic (free) version (15 […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 12:29 PM

This week we’re testing you on what you’ve learned in the first twenty episodes of season 3. We’re providing you with a series of sentences in English to translate into French, and you’ll be encouraged to think of the grammatical constructions and vocabulary which have been covered in the texts of Veronica, Alf and Katie. […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 4:10 PM

We rejoin Veronica this week in our series of episodes coming from our featured learners in the south of France. “Veronica” has been getting to know one of her clients and, as we’ll be fining out this week, she has been invited to a party at this client’s house. In terms of the language covered […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 11:09 PM

We knew you’d be desperate to find out how Katie got on at the Cannes Film Festival with Jérôme, so we’re sticking with Katie’s diary entries this week. In this episode you’ll hear a full account of her evening in Cannes with Jérôme and his parents, and you’ll also hear how things have developed between […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 9:23 PM

We’re returning to Katie’s texts this week and we’ll be hearing her exciting news about her forthcoming visit to the Cannes Film Festival, thanks to Jérôme’s mother. In this episode we’ll be covering more examples of vouloir que with the subjunctive, and we’ll also hear an example of préférer que which follows a similar pattern. […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 3:11 PM

This week we’re consolidating what we’ve learned so far about the subjunctive in French. We’ll categorise the examples we’ve heard so far in the texts of Alf, Katie and Veronica, and Mark will walk you through some further examples including pour que, pourvu que, bien que, and many more. We’ll learn about situations when you […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 9:55 AM

Lesson 315 focuses on Alf’s diary entry for this week in which he talks a little more about his former career as a teacher. He also shares with us a decision that he has taken which he will return to in future lessons In the basic (free) version (16 minutes), we’ll go through the text […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 5:17 PM

In lesson 314 it’s time to return to Veronica’s diary entries. We’ll be hearing about her recent visit to Italy, and she’ll also be telling us a bit more about her work. In the basic (free) version (16 minutes), we’ll go through the text and pick up on some of the language points covered, helping […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 5:02 PM

In lesson 313 we rejoin Katie and hear her latest news. She’s working in the café and this week discovers that she has in fact met M. Gérard’s son before! Katie will also be talking about what she would like to do in the future in terms of work. In the basic (free) version (18 […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 9:47 AM

We’re with Veronica this week and she’ll be telling us about her daily routine and a little more about her work. We’ll also hear about her plans for checking out a property in Menton and a trip to Italy. In the basic (free) version (15 minutes), we’ll go through the text and pick up on […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 7:14 AM

Our new term of Coffee Break French begins today with another episode from Alf’s diary as he learns French in Nice. In this episode Alf talks about his family and about his daily routine. He also admits to being a bit embarrassed about his daily routine when he hears what the other learners have to […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 2:52 PM

… the one in which we introduce the subjunctive! We’re returning to Katie’s texts this week and we’ll be hearing more about her search for a job. In the basic (free) version (18 minutes), we’ll go through the text and pick up on some of the language points covered. helping you to understand what the […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 8:54 AM

It’s been a busy term for Radio Lingua: in the past three months we’ve published over 90 language lessons, we’ve introduced ebook versions of our courses in our premium memberships and on the iBookstore and we’ve had three of our podcasts listed in the iTunes Rewind best of 2010. We thought we’d take this opportunity to […]
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Category:Radio Lingua News -- posted at: 10:51 PM

This week we’re returning to Veronica’s texts and we’ll be finding out a bit more about why Veronica decided to learn French. Veronica also tells us a bit more about her daughter Jessica. In the basic (free) version (17 minutes), we’ll go through the text and pick up on some of the language points covered. […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 8:24 AM

In this week’s lesson we’re continuing with Katie’s second text. We’ll be taking a closer look at direct object pronouns and some further examples of the future tense as Katie talks about her plans for the coming weekend. In the basic (free) version (15 minutes), we’ll go through the text and pick up on some […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 9:14 PM

This episode is the first of two episodes which are based on Katie’s second text. In this first part we’ll be hearing about an unfortunate event which Katie experienced while she was shopping in Nice. Language points covered include the expression se rendre compte in the perfect tense, whether descendre is an être or avoir […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 10:08 PM

… a.k.a. “everything you ever wanted to know about the future tense, and a few things you probably didn’t!” In Episode 306 of our course, we’re taking a break from our weekly texts from Alf, Katie and Veronica. Last week Alf mentioned that his teacher had been teaching the students about the future tense. We […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 9:25 AM

Episode 305 of Coffee Break French features Alf once again. We’ll be finding out about his plans for the coming weekend, and this gives us an opportunity to review the future tense of both regular and irregular verbs. In the free version of the podcast we’ll be looking at some of the language points covered […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 5:59 PM

In the fourth episode of Coffee Break French Season 3 we meet Australian entrepreneur Veronica who, like Katie and Alf, is studying French in Nice. In the free version of the podcast we’ll be looking at some of the language points covered in Veronica’s text. The basic (free) version of this episode lasts around 13 […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 1:03 PM

It’s time for our third episode of Coffee Break French Season 3 and this week we’re getting to know Alf a bit more. In the free version of the podcast we’ll be concentrating on adjective agreements and looking at some of the words and expressions used in Alf’s text. The basic (free) version of this […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 4:48 PM

Our second episode of Coffee Break French Season 3 provides further details on Katie who has been writing her diary about her experience studying French in Nice. In this episode we’ll be looking at more language points which come up in Katie’s diary including direct and indirect object pronouns. The basic (free) version of this […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 2:39 PM

We’re delighted to launch a new series of Coffee Break French with Season 3, Lesson 01. In this episode listeners will meet American student Katie, Australian entrepreneur Veronica, and Alf who is a retired teacher from England. Our three characters are studying French at a language school in Nice, and in each episode you’ll hear […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 2:58 PM

Oui, c’est vrai! Nous sommes de retour! Coffee Break French is returning for a third season starting next Monday, 18th October. Season 3 will consist of 40 lessons and will give you the opportunity to develop your knowledge of the French language further, increasing your range of expression and building your confidence in a variety […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 10:12 PM

We’ve arrived at the final episode in our series of Coffee Break French. In lesson 80, we reach the end of the meal in which our friends Christina, David, Sophie and Jean-Jaques have been getting to know each other. As usual we cover a range of topics and constructions in this conversation and everything is […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 9:35 PM

After an enjoyable meal our two couples are about to enjoy a coffee and un petit digeo. The conversation continues between David, Christina, Sophie and Jean-Jacques in this penultimate episode of the series. Expressions covered include ça te dirait de faire quelque chose, aussitôt que, and further examples of the future and conditional tenses. Members’ […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 9:38 AM

In our long-awaited 78th episode of the course, we continue our radio play featuring David and Christina who are having dinner with their new friends Sophie and Jean-Jacques. This lesson introduces the pluperfect tense and also looks at a few examples of avoir expressions, including avoir l’habitude, avoir besoin de quelque chose and avoir de […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 2:12 PM

In lesson 77 our radio play continues and Sophie, Jean-Jacques, David and Christina are talking about what they will be doing in the coming days. We’ll therefore be taking a look at the future tense. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 6:41 AM

In this lesson of Coffee Break French, our radio play continues. Sometimes it’s difficult to know when to use tu and when to use vous when speaking to people in French. In this lesson, Jean-Jacques suggests that he and David should tutoyer each other – ie. use the tu form. This lesson includes some useful tips […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 12:53 PM

Our radio play continues in lesson 75 as David and Christina get to know Jean-Jacques and Sophie a bit more. They talk about their children and pets, and about the food they’re going to order. The conversation includes some examples of the conditional tense, the comparative, and the use of the word en. Members’ Materials […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 8:08 AM

In episode 74 of Coffee Break French David and Christina decide to join Jean-Jacques and Sophie for dinner in the latest instalment of our ‘radio play’. Topics covered include a review of ‘beaucoup de’ and a very brief introduction to the subjunctive mood. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 3:43 PM

In episode 73 of Coffee Break French our conversation between David, Christina and Jean-Jacques continues, and they are joined by Jean-Jacques’ wife, Sophie. Topics covered include the use of ça vous dirait de + infinitive to suggest an activity. We also take a look at negatives in the form of ne … pas and ne […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 4:46 PM

In episode 72 of Coffee Break French we’ll hear the next instalment of the conversation between David, Christina and Jean-Jacques. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 12:41 PM

One of the main things learners seem to be finding difficult is the idea of making conversation with people. It’s easy enough to order a coffee, or book into a hotel, and saying the words and phrases you’ve learned at the appropriate time is great, but sometimes it’s not enough. What happens when you ask […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 11:36 PM

Bring in the New Year with Coffee Break French as Mark explains what’s going to be happening in Paris this evening. It’s a few weeks since we reached episode 70 and we’re finalising the materials for lessons 71-80 at the moment, but in the meantime here’s a special episode in which Mark talks about how […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 12:21 PM

2009 has been a fantastic year for Radio Lingua and we’d like to thank all our listeners for your support and enthusiasm over the past twelve months. To celebrate the end of 2009 and a new year of language-learning just around the corner, we’re delighted to announce our Holidays sale and give you some exciting […]
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Category:Radio Lingua News -- posted at: 3:21 PM

In this 70th episode of Coffee Break French, Mark and Anna look at one activity which learners traditionally find difficult in a foreign language: using the telephone. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 8:20 PM

This week’s Coffee Break French deals with hiring a car in a French-speaking area. Like our last episode, this lesson focuses on using the language we’ve been working on recently in a practical context. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 7:24 AM

On 18th October 2006, episode one of a new language-learning podcast called Coffee Break Spanish was released to the world. This show was a bit different from the other Spanish learning shows out there: it was a gradual introduction to basic Spanish presented by teacher Mark, teaching student Kara. At this stage no-one really knew […]
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Category:Radio Lingua News -- posted at: 12:00 AM

Coffee Break French is back! In Lesson 68 it’s time to put the language we’ve been learning into practice and return to some transactional situations, this time equipped with a thorough understanding of how the language works. In this week’s show Mark and Anna discuss travelling by taxi in French, and use the constructions and […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 5:58 PM

In Lesson 67 we’re building on the verbal constructions we’ve been learning over the past few weeks and introducing the phrase après avoir fait quelque chose. This lesson also explains what happens when an être verb is used with this construction. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 11:39 AM

In Lesson 66 we’re covering two constructions which will help to increase your range of expression: venir de faire quelque chose (to have just done something) and avant de faire quelque chose (before doing something). Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 7:17 AM

In Lesson 65 you’ll solve the mystery of “qui” or “que”. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 10:32 AM

In Lesson 64 you’ll find out exactly why Prince Philip changes his wig frequently… or at least when the imperfect tense is used in French! Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 9:31 PM

In Lesson 63 we take a further look at the imperfect tense, this time looking at the formation of -re and -ir verbs. We also consider some verbs with slightly different patterns and the only verb with an irregular stem in the imperfect tense: être. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 7:45 PM

In this week’s lesson we look at another tense used to talk about the past: the imperfect tense. We learn how to construct it and look at one of the situations in which the imperfect is used. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 3:00 PM

Lesson 61 marks the beginning of Level 2b of Coffee Break French. In this week’s lesson we look at two tiny pronouns which can cause some confusion for French learners: y and en. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 8:00 AM

In Lesson 60 we check whether Anna has done her homework by taking a look at her diary entry using avoir verbs, être verbs and reflexive verbs. In doing so, we review everything we have covered in Lessons 51-59. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 10:00 PM

Welcome to Radio Lingua News – in this podcast we’ll be updating listeners on the latest developments from Radio Lingua. Coming up on today’s show: Learning languages 140 characters at a time with TwitterLearn Introducing our Community Managers New features for Radio Lingua premium members Announcing our Summer Sale Updates on the latest shows TwitterLearn […]
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Category:Radio Lingua News -- posted at: 11:11 PM

This week we look at demonstrative adjectives: different ways of saying “this”, “these”, “that” and “those”. We will also have the chance to practice the perfect tense. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 2:47 PM

In Lesson 58 we take our knowledge of the perfect tense a stage further by looking at reflexive verbs. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 8:00 PM

In Lesson 57 we look at the other verbs that take ‘être’ as their auxiliary verb in the perfect tense and we consider a way to remember them. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 7:00 PM

In this week’s lesson we look at two verbs which take ‘être’ as their auxiliary verb in the perfect tense, instead of ‘avoir.’  Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 6:00 AM

In Lesson 55, we take a look at some verbs which have irregular past participles and are therefore irregular in the perfect tense. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS Update: we’ve had reports of problems downloading CBF lesson 55 from our website. We’re looking into this and are awaiting a response from […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 7:00 PM

In this week’s lesson we continue looking at the perfect tense, this time using regular -re and -ir verbs. We also think about the different uses of the perfect tense. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 10:00 PM

In Lesson 53 we introduce the perfect tense of regular -er verbs. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 9:18 AM

In Lesson 52 we take a look at the negative form of the immediate future tense. We also look at the different ways to say “some” in French, also known as the partitive article. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 8:00 AM

In Lesson 51, we learn how to say “going to do something” in French. This is a useful way of talking about the immediate future. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 10:59 PM

In lesson 50, Mark puts Anna to the test with an identity quiz. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 6:00 AM

In this week’s lesson, we look at some adjectives that come before the noun instead of after. We also learn a way to remember which adjectives come before the noun. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 10:00 PM

In Lesson 48, we look at a different area of French grammar. We move on from verbs to adjectives and start by talking about colours and nationalities. Anna can’t be here for this lesson but she will be back with us next week as we look at adjectives in more detail. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 6:00 PM

If you've enjoyed listening to the dulcet Scottish tones of the Radio Lingua presenters, now is your chance to learn some Scottish yourself! Radio Lingua has launched a special three-part series introducing you to contemporary Scottish words and phrases. It's all supposed to be a bit of fun and is in aid of the Comic Relief charity which supports projects around the world. On 13th March 2009, all across the UK, people are encouraged to "do something funny for money", so we're launching our Coffee Break Scottish show and making it available for a one-off payment of £3.00, every penny of which goes straight to Comic Relief. Find out more at http://www.coffeebreakscottish.com - Please note that this is supposed to be very silly and is not intended to offend! We're simply trying to raise a bit of money for charity and have a linguistic laugh!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:52 PM

In this week’s lesson, Mark puts Anna and our listeners to the test on the verbs we have been looking at in the past few lessons. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 6:00 AM

In Lesson 46, we check if Anna has done her homework from last week and take a look at the conversations she has come up with. We also look at the present tense of two irregular verbs: “avoir” and “être.” Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 6:00 AM

If you’ve been learning French with Coffee Break French then perhaps it’s time for your children or grandchildren to do the same. One of the most common requests we receive is for materials which are aimed at younger learners, so we’ve come up with School Run French. As parents we often seem to run a taxi service for our children - school, clubs, scouts, football practice, dance classes, and so on. We thought that just as adults can learn in their coffee break, so can children learn at times when they’re not doing anything else. And if this time happens to be the morning school run, then some French fun will help to prepare young minds for a productive day at school. Each show lasts just 7 minutes, and combines the presentation of new words and phrases with some interactive audio games: translating against the clock, mind reading, and guessing the word. Like all RLN courses, School Run French is progressive, so children with no French at all can begin at with episode 1. If children are learning French at school already they will benefit hugely from the practice and review provided by the podcasts. SRF is aimed at 7-11 year olds, but in out trials, the materials have also been used very successfully with younger children. We would always suggest that children should listen several times to the one episode before moving on to the next. However, as the course is progressive, each episode builds on what has been covered before, so review is built in to the series. SRF is available now in iTunes and comes in ‘packs’ of 5 lessons dealing with different topics. The public feed will contain a sample episode of each pack, but the premium version of each pack will contain all five lessons, puzzle sheets for children, notes for parents and a certificate to mark the completion of each unit. For more information about how your children can learn French with School Run French, visit schoolrunlearning.com.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:29 PM

To celebrate St Valentine's day we're offering you the chance to learn some romantic Spanish, French, Italian, German and Norwegian, and at the same time use coupon code "valentine" to get 15% off our memberships. If you've been thinking about signing up for our memberships, now's the time to join! The coupon code can also be used by existing members to sign up to additional memberships. For full details - and to listen to our romantic podcasts and learn to speak romantic Spanish, French, Italian, German and Norwegian - go to http:/www.lovelingo.net.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:51 PM

In this week’s lesson, Mark and Anna talk about the verb aller, meaning “to go” and introduce the concept of irregular verbs in the context of making arrangements and forming questions. By looking more closely at the grammar behind the French, we hope you will gain a better overall understanding of the language and be […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 12:21 PM

Mark demonstrates the 'verb conjugation actions' in the Paris métro with the help of some fellow passengers!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:04 AM

In this week’s lesson, Mark and Anna talk about making arrangements. By looking more closely at the grammar behind the French, we hope you will gain a better overall understanding of the language and be able to put what you learn to practical use. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 6:00 AM

In this week’s episode, we take a further look at daily routine, focusing particularly on reflexive verbs. We also look at time in more detail so we can say exactly when we carry out each part of our daily routine. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 6:00 AM

The Coffee Break French Express is a new spin-off podcast from Coffee Break French in the form a mini-series of three lessons of 15-20 minutes. It's an excellent way to improve your listening skills. Check out http://www.radiolingua.com/coffeebreakfrenchexpress/
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:59 PM

 In Lesson 42 we continue to look at ER verbs in the present tense by talking about our daily routines. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 6:00 AM

In Lesson 41 we move on from looking at particular words and phrases to constructing the language so you can say exactly what you want to say. We start by taking a look at how to conjugate regular ER verbs in the present tense. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 6:00 AM

Pierre-Benoit introduces the new video show from Radio Lingua: Walk, Talk and Learn French. Find out more at http://www.walktalkandlearn.com
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00 PM

An update for our subscribers: There are two things I’d like to tell you about today., The first of these is some good news about CBF. We’re back on track and Anna is feeling much better. We’ve been recording some content for you and the ‘new term’ will begin on Saturday 17th January when you’ll be able to download lesson 41 and start to get back into your French. The new season will really help you build your confidence in the language as we’re going to be looking at grammar in more depth. So, next Saturday, 17th January, season 5 of CBF begins. Make sure you stay subscribed to this feed and you’ll receive the next lessons automatically. For those of you who have been premium subscribers, we’ll be providing information as to how to continue to receive the bonus materials for CBF. We’ll put some detailed information in the premium podcast feed during the next week with a step by step guide as to how to get the new materials. The other piece of news I’d like to tell you about today is that we’ve been working on a new French project over the past year and we’re absolutely delighted to announce that it’s now ready to see the light of day! Walk, Talk and Learn French is a video podcast which introduces elements of French grammar and vocabulary in a very innovative way. You may remember PB who has featured in a number of episodes of CBF. Well, he brings his inimitable style to WTL as he wanders around the streets of Paris, talking about the language he sees on signs, posters and adverts. If you are lucky enough to be able to travel to the country where the language you are learning is spoken then you can experience this type of immersion as you look around you. However, it’s not always possible to travel to the country and experience it for yourself. So, we’re bringing these examples of French in use to you, with this new video podcast. WTL can be accessed through the website at walktalkandlearn.com and, as usual, you can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or by using the links on the website. The weekly video episodes will be delivered directly to your computer or your iPod or iPhone. They’re also available to play directly from the website, and there are lesson notes and exercises available too. I’ve put a couple of promo videos in the CBF feed so hopefully you’ll be able to get a feel for what we’re trying to bring you with WTL.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:15 PM

Coffee Break French listeners may be interested in our brand new video podcast series featuring teacher Pierre-Benoit as he wanders around the streets of Paris talking about the language he sees around him. Find out more at http://www.walktalkandlearn.com
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:58 PM

A video special of our Holidays message including details of our 20% off Winter Sale.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:36 AM

This holiday season give the gift of language to someone you love and get 20% discount on all our products using the coupon code HOLIDAYS08
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00 PM

A special announcement about Coffee Break French from Mark and Anna.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:42 PM

The latest news from Radio Lingua, including Coffee Break Spanish and Coffee Break French both shortlisted in international Podcast Awards 2008 - vote now at www.podcastawards.com, Show Time Spanish info, the relaunch of Coffee Break Spanish, further details about Write Back Soon and information about the forthcoming Language Show in London where Radio Lingua has a stand: come and say hello!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:00 PM

Lesson 40, the last episode of Unit 4, is based on another conversation we recorded on the beach in Sainte-Marie. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 6:00 AM

In lesson 39, we have a special dialogue for you. We’ll be listening to a conversation recorded on the beach in Sainte-Marie where Anna talked with a French family. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 2:03 PM

Happy European Day of Languages to all our listeners! By way of joining in this international celebration of languages and language-learning we're delighted to introduce eight new podcasts today. We're adding Catalan, Danish, French, Japanese, Mandarin and Romanian to our One Minute Languages series; we're introducing our first podcast for English learners - Write Back Soon will help learners master Phrasal Verbs; and we're finally announcing the long-awaited sequel to Coffee Break Spanish: it's Show Time!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:15 AM

This week, we are continuing our series of dialogues recorded in France. Anna is not feeling too well so we take a trip to the pharmacy to get something to make her feel better. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 10:54 AM

In episode 37, Mark is asking the hotel receptionist for some information. Listen to the dialogue and the breakdown of the conversation in order to learn new vocabulary and constructions as well as using what you already know to work out what they are saying. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 3:36 PM

 In this week’s show, we are continuing our series of dialogues recorded in Pornic and Sainte-Marie. We have 2 conversations recorded on shopping trips in France – one with Mark and one with Anna and her friend. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 2:59 PM

The latest news from Radio Lingua including details of Coffee Break Spanish arrangements, new podcasts launched this autumn and the Radio Lingua video contest in which you can win an iPod.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:33 AM

In Lesson 35, Mark and Anna are in the Tourist Information Office in Sainte-Marie, looking for some information about the area. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 7:00 AM

In Lesson 34, it’s breakfast time in Ste-Marie sur Mer. Mark and Anna are joined by Anna’s friend as they order breakfast. Having learned the content from previous lessons, listeners will understand much of the material in this lesson.. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 8:00 PM

In Lesson 33, join Mark and Anna in France as they arrive at the hotel. Anna plays the role of Jane Johnson, a British tourist who is checking in at the hotel. In this dialogue, you’ll recognise lots of the words and phrases covered in Lessons 22 and 23. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 3:52 PM

Join Mark in this week’s episode as he arrives at Nantes Airport and asks for directions to get to Sainte-Marie. This gives you the chance to practice listening to French conversation and learn some new language at the same time. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
Direct download: cbf-32-basic.mp3
Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 12:23 PM

This pdf flyer explains that the unit 3 bonus materials are now available as part of the Season Pass system, either in a Basic Season Pass which includes the pdf guides for lessons 21-30, or as a VIP Season Pass which includes the pdf guides, the enhanced podcasts and over three hours of bonus listening materials. See the pdf flyer for full details and a discount code for use in our store.
Direct download: cbf-unit3-promo2.pdf
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:44 PM

 Lesson 31 introduces Unit 4 which will feature dialogues recorded live in France. Join Mark and Anna en route to Brittany as Anna tries to remember the words and phrases she’ll need for her visit. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
Direct download: cbf-31-basic.mp3
Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 2:33 PM

In Lesson 30, marking the end of Unit 3, we put Anna and you, the listeners, to the test. We cover all the topics included in Lessons 21 to 29 to see how much you have learned! Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
Direct download: cbf-30-basic.mp3
Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 3:56 PM

In this week’s episode, we continue with the theme of ‘feeling unwell’ but this time we head to the pharmacy to find a remedy for whatever is wrong. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
Direct download: cbf-29-basic.mp3
Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 7:00 AM

In this week’s episode, we talk about different ways of saying you’re not feeling well and how to say different parts of the body are sore. If you’re lucky, you may even learn a song which will help you to remember those body parts! Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
Direct download: cbf-28-basic.mp3
Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 4:04 PM

In Lesson 27, we continue our “transactional” theme. A very common situation while traveling is having to visit the bank so we take a look at some vocabulary and constructions which could be used in this situation to help explain your money matters! Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
Direct download: cbf-27-basic.mp3
Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 9:17 AM

In this week’s lesson, we continue the theme of shopping but this time in a market place. You’ll learn how to ask for different types and quantities of food and how to ask the price. Finally you can listen to a typical conversation in a market place and hear the words and phrases in context. […]
Direct download: cbf-26-basic.mp3
Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 2:02 PM

In lesson 25 we talk about Anna’s favourite pastime: shopping! We also test your knowledge of the French alphabet by spelling out the names of some shops you’d see in France. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS  
Direct download: cbf-25-basic-repost.mp3
Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 4:22 PM

In episode 24 we continue the theme of accommodation, this time looking at the campsite. Even if camping is not your thing, the constructions covered in this week’s lesson can be easily adapted. We’ll also learn how to spell in French. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
Direct download: cbf-24-basic.mp3
Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 2:22 PM

In Lesson 23, you’ll learn how to make complaints about a hotel room in France – something which we hope you will never have to do! Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
Direct download: cbf-23-basic.mp3
Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 7:00 AM

In Lesson 22, you’ll learn how to book into a hotel in France – something which is likely to be very useful when on holiday in France or any other French-speaking country. After learning the material in this lesson, you’ll be able to book the exact type of room you want! Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
Direct download: cbf-22-basic.mp3
Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 7:00 AM

In Lesson 21, you’ll learn how to talk about the weather, using both the present and the future tense. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
Direct download: cbf-21-basic.mp3
Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 7:00 AM

In Lesson 20 Mark and Anna are joined by Pierre-Benoît from our forthcoming video podcast Walk, Talk and Learn French. Listeners can review the restaurant language through a dialogue. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
Direct download: cbf-20-basic.mp3
Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 5:42 AM

In Lesson 19 you’ll check your knowledge of what you’ve learned in unit 2. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
Direct download: cbf-19-basic.mp3
Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 5:40 AM

In Lesson 18 you’ll learn to deal with dietary requirements in the restaurant and complain about your food – or compliment the chef! Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
Direct download: cbf-18-basic.mp3
Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 6:16 AM

In Lesson 17 you’ll learn useful language for visiting a restaurant. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
Direct download: cbf-17-basic.mp3
Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 9:44 AM

In Lesson 16 you’ll learn to order snacks in a café. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
Direct download: cbf-16-basic.mp3
Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 6:39 AM

In Lesson 15 you’ll learn to order drinks in a café. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
Direct download: cbf-15-basic.mp3
Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 5:02 AM

In Lesson 14 you’ll learn to talk about your town. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
Direct download: cbf-14-basic.mp3
Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 4:06 PM

In Lesson 13 you’ll learn to ask for directions to places in the town. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
Direct download: cbf-13-basic.mp3
Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 11:05 AM

In Lesson 12 you’ll learn numbers from 11 to 1000, and you’ll also learn the days of the week, and the months and seasons of the year. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
Direct download: cbf-12-basic.mp3
Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 11:04 AM

In Lesson 11 you’ll learn how to cope with language difficulties and to talk about the languages you speak. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
Direct download: cbf-11-basic.mp3
Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 10:28 PM

A special festive video coming to you from Paris with Mark and Anna reviewing the vocabulary covered in lesson 10.
Direct download: cbf-10-videoextra.m4v
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:56 AM

In this edition: Radio Lingua Store sale, details about One Minute Irish, plans for 2008 and exciting news from iTunes Best of 2007 lists.
Direct download: rln-news-071224.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:36 AM

In Lesson 10 you’ll join Mark and Anna for some Festive French Fun! Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
Direct download: cbf-10-basic-repost.mp3
Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 7:14 AM

In Lesson 09 we’ll take the chance to go over what you’ve learned so far in Coffee Break French. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
Direct download: cbf-09-basic.mp3
Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 6:12 AM

 In Lesson 08 you’ll learn to talk about your likes and dislikes. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
Direct download: cbf-08-basic.mp3
Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 2:01 PM

Bonsoir, Guten Abend, Buenas tardes, Buona sera! This is Mark from the Radio Lingua Network and I'm here to bring you some of the latest news about our language-learning materials. Since our last news podcast there have been quite a number of developments here at Radio Lingua. So much is happening we've decided to streamline our news a little and in addition to our news podcast which is released every month, we're now producing an email newsletter. If you'd like to sign up to the newsletter, visit www.radiolingua.com/mailinglist and add your details. In addition to keeping up to date with developments you'll also receive exclusive discount codes for our store. At the beginning of this month the whole team was down in London at the Language Show. We thoroughly enjoyed the three-day event and were delighted to meet many of our listeners who had come along especially to say 'hello'. Some of our listeners even volunteered to have their photos taken, so visit our website and click on our new Photo Gallery to see these. Our iPod competition was won by Hannah Bond from Staffordshire. Hannah wins an iPod nano preloaded with our entire library of podcasts. Congratulations to Hannah. This week, Kara and I were in Cardiff to collect a European Award for Languages in recognition of the success of Coffee Break Spanish. The European Award for Languages is a Europe-wide initiative supported by the European Commission which recognises innovative, effective and replicable approaches to language learning. The event was held at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, and the award was presented by Isabella Moore, CEO of CILT, the National Centre for Languages. You can watch the video podcast we filmed during the day over on our YouTube Channel, that's at www.youtube.com/radiolingua Finally in tonight's news podcast I'm bringing you news of a new development for Radio Lingua: we're launching a brand new podcast tomorrow - that's Monday 27 November - which will teach you basic Polish in short weekly programmes. And when I say 'short' I mean short! Here's Ania to tell you more about 'One Minute Polish'. And that's it for this edition of Radio Lingua News. We'll be back soon with details of our Holiday sale in the store. In the meantime, thanks for listening!
Direct download: rln-news-071125.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:57 PM

In Lesson 07 you’ll learn to talk about your job. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 3:14 PM

In Lesson 06 you’ll learn to talk more about your family and to count from 1-10. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 10:20 PM

In Lesson 05 you will learn how to introduce your family. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 11:36 PM

A special announcement from the Radio Lingua Network about the launch of the new Coffee Break French website and the premium version of the podcast offering lesson guides, enhanced podcasts and extra audio and video material for each lesson. Find out more at www.coffeebreakfrench.com
Direct download: cbf-announce-071021.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:32 AM

This extra podcast will cover the main points of lesson 03 and will introduce some bonus items of vocabulary to help you increase your range of expression.
Direct download: cbf-03-extra.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:07 AM

This video extra for lesson 3 reviews the vocabulary covered in the audio version of lesson 3 and comes to you from the Eiffel Tower in Paris. This video file is optimised for iPods, Apple TVs and iPhones and is m4v format (H264).
Direct download: cbf-03-videoextra.m4v
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:32 PM

In Lesson 04 you will learn how to say where you live. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 11:00 AM

This pdf guide outlines the vocabulary covered in lesson 03 of Coffee Break French
Direct download: cbf-03-guide.pdf
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:25 PM

In Lesson 03 you will learn how to say where you’re from. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 10:59 AM

In this, our third episode of Coffee Break French, we learn a bit more about giving your name and talking about where you come from. Find out more about Coffee Break French on our website at http://www.coffeebreakfrench.com.
Direct download: cbs-03-enhanced.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:24 PM

This video extra for lesson 2 reviews the vocabulary covered in the audio version of lesson 2 and comes to you from the centre of Paris. This video file is optimised for iPods, Apple TVs and iPhones and is m4v format (H264).
Direct download: cbf-02-videoextra.m4v
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:30 AM

This bonus episode for Coffee Break French episode 2 acts as a review podcast which will test you on some of the words and phrases covered so far. It also introduces bonus vocabulary for lesson 2.
Direct download: cbf-02-extra.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:01 AM

This pdf guide outlines the vocabulary covered in lesson 02 of Coffee Break French
Direct download: cbf-02-guide.pdf
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:08 AM

Bonjour, Guten Morgen, Buenos días, Buongiorno! This is Mark from the Radio Lingua Network and I'm here to bring you some of the latest news about our language-learning materials. Today sees the launch of unit five of Coffee Break Spanish. In this unit, and indeed in this second 'level' of Coffee Break Spanish we're going to be getting into the language in a much deeper way. This will hopefully allow listeners to create the language more, to say what you want to say, rather than sticking to the phrases of previous lessons. Of course we've been teaching you all along how to change words to 'make the phrase your own', but we're going to be introducing some new concepts in this unit which will put you in control of the language you're learning. Lesson 41 introduces the concept of conjugating verbs. It all sounds a bit complicated, but we'll be taking things nice and easy as usual! You can subscribe to the programme for free at www.coffeebreakspanish.com. Since our last edition of the Radio Lingua News podcast, we've launched Coffee Break French. I was in Paris with our French team and along with my cohost Anna we released the first show from the Eiffel Tower. We also shot some video footage for subsequent lessons in Paris, and did some filming for a new project we'll be telling you about soon. We've been overwhelmed with the reaction to CBF: within a few days the podcast was the #1 UK Education podcast on iTunes - even knocking CBS off the top spot! In just over a week we've had around 50,000 downloads and the feedback is great so far. In a couple of weeks' time we'll be introducing the premium version of the programme, and you can find out more on www.coffeebreakfrench.com. I mentioned in our last news programme that we're reworking the store and the purchasing options for all our podcasts. We're still working on this and some other events over the past two weeks have delayed this a little. We're still hoping to introduce the new version of the store in a couple of weeks, so do make sure you're checking the Radio Lingua site regularly. Our problems of the last couple of weeks have included spam attacks on our CBS forum. We had been using a hosted forum since the early days of CBS, and this was possibly the reason for the problems. We decided this week to relaunch the forum as a generic Radio Lingua forum on our own servers, giving us more control over spam filtering. It also means that there's now somewhere for all our learners, so whether you're listening to CBS, CBF, MDPG, MDPI or any of our future podcasts and languages, there's somewhere for you to go and practise your language skills. Most importantly, the forum is a place where you can share your learning with other learners and help each other out. Unfortunately the new forum setup does mean that users will need to sign up again to the forum. It's a very quick process so please don't let that put you off. We look forward to seeing you over on the forum where you can practise your language skills and join the RL community. To access the forum, visit www.radiolingua.com and click on "Discussion Forum" in the menu. And finally, if anyone is in the London area at the beginning of November we're going to be at the Language Show at Olympia from Friday 2nd until Sunday 4th November. This is the UK's biggest event for language learners and teachers and you can get free tickets from the Language Show website at www.thelanguageshow.co.uk. We'll have a booth at the stand and we'll be showing off some of our new products and services. It would be great to meet some of our listeners, so come along and say "hola", "salut", "hallo" or "ciao" to us at stand 42. There will be more details about exactly what we're going to be showing off at the Language Show in our next news programme! And that's it for this edition of Radio Lingua News. Thanks for listening!
Direct download: rln-news-071008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:44 AM

In Lesson 02 you will learn how to greet people at different times of the day and how to say your name. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 10:57 AM

Welcome to the enhanced version of our second lesson of Coffee Break French in which you'll be learning how to greet people at different times of the day. You'll also learn to say your name. Find out more about Coffee Break French on our website at http://www.coffeebreakfrench.com
Direct download: cbf-02-enhanced.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:39 AM

This bonus episode for Coffee Break French episode 1 acts as a review podcast which will test you on some of the words and phrase you learned in lesson 1. It also introduces some bonus vocabulary for lesson 1.
Direct download: cbf-01-extra.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:46 PM

This video extra for lesson 1 reviews the vocabulary covered in the audio version of lesson 1 and comes to you from the Jardin de Luxembourg in Paris. This video file is optimised for iPods, Apple TVs and iPhones and is m4v format (H264).
Direct download: cbf-01-videoextra.m4v
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:42 PM

This pdf guide outlines the vocabulary covered in lesson 01 of Coffee Break French.
Direct download: cbf-01-guide.pdf
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:40 PM

This is the enhanced edition of Coffee Break French - press the middle button on your iPod two times in order to see the words and phrases on your iPod screen. Welcome to our first lesson of Coffee Break French in which we'll be learning to ask people how they are feeling and finding out how to answer that question. Find out more about Coffee Break French on our website at http://www.coffeebreakfrench.com
Direct download: cbf-01-enhanced.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:08 PM

We're delighted to launch Coffee Break French today here in Paris, celebrating the European Day of Languages. The first episode will be available in a few minutes.
Direct download: cbf-launchfeed-ipod-atv.m4v
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:00 PM

In Lesson 01 you will learn how to ask people how they’re feeling and respond to this question. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 10:54 AM

This is Mark from the Radio Lingua Network and I'm here to bring you some of the latest news about our language-learning materials. It's been a while since we released a CBS news podcast, and there's just so much happening just now we thought it was time to add this news podcast to all our feeds to bring you the latest information. This news programme will be added to all our podcast feeds to make sure everyone hears about what's happening, regardless of which language you're learning with us. There's also another reason why we wanted to release the news podcast today, but more about that in just a moment! First up today is the news that Coffee Break Spanish has won a European Award for Languages. The award recognises "creative ways to improve the quality of language teaching, motivate students and make the best of available resources". It's a Europe-wide initiative supported by the European Commission. The UK co-ordinator of the initiative is CILT, the National Centre for Languages. In total 15 initiatives were recognised involving language-learners of all ages. According to the judges, "the success of Coffee Break Spanish across the world shows that podcasting can promote language awareness and competence regardless of geographical location". Kara and I will be at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on 20 November to accept the award. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support of Coffee Break Spanish, and we're looking forward to the new season beginning in a few weeks. All the Coffee Break Spanish news can be found at www.coffeebreakspanish.com Final preparations are underway for our launch of Coffee Break French next week. The French team is heading out to Paris this weekend in preparation for the launch. The Coffee Break French feed is already live and you can subscribe to it in iTunes or via the website. Prior to the launch we've been releasing promo shows about Coffee Break French and there will be another one of these later this week explaining what the course will involve. Coffee Break French goes live at 18h00 on Wednesday 26th September when we'll launch with a video introduction from Paris. While in Paris we'll also be working on something else, but at this stage we'll have to keep that top secret! More information in the coming months! We're going to be making some changes with the Coffee Break Spanish premium service. Within the next couple of weeks we're going to be introducing a new way of accessing the premium materials, rather than using the subscription method. Current subscriptions will remain in place, and it will still be possible to sign up for 3 month subscriptions, but the new store which is currently in development will allow listeners to purchase whole units for one-off costs. We'll be able to accept payment by credit card rather than Paypal only, so hopefully this will be good news for many of you. The same system will be used for our other podcasts. Now for a quick roundup of where we are with our podcasts. CBS episode 40 is about to be released and features a discussion about languages and language-learning in Spain. There's even some Catalan thrown in in this week's show. We'll be taking a couple of weeks off with CBS while we launch CBF, but we'll be back with unit 5 in early October. MDPG is about to finish. We're going to be releasing the final materials in this series in the next few days. Our plans are to remove all the content of MDPG and MDPI from the feeds in November and then start the courses again with some updated extra materials. Many listeners have been asking us about higher level Italian and German courses. We'll be introducing a new German course in the winter and we're currently planning more Italian content for early 2008. We'll take this opportunity to mention that we're also developing short courses in other languages including Polish and Norwegian. These will be made available over the coming months and you'll hear more about them in future news podcasts. And finally... if any Scottish educators are heading to the Scottish Learning Festival this week then do come along to the Apple stand where I'm going to be demonstrating podcasting along with Kara. The Scottish Learning Festival is a major event in the educational calendar in the UK welcoming tens of thousands of educationalists from across Europe. Find out more at www.ltscotland.org.uk/slf. You can also subscribe to the SLF Connected Live podcast in iTunes. And that's it for this edition of Radio Lingua News. We'll be back in a couple of weeks after the launch of CBF. In the meantime, thanks for listening.
Direct download: rln-news-070918.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:35 AM

Coffee Break French launches on Wednesday 26th September, live from Paris and in the run-up to the launch we're publishing more information about the programme and about what you can expect from the series. It's time today to introduce someone to our listeners: Anna is Mark's cohost for the show. Anna studies German and Gaelic at university and although she did just a little French at school she's delighted to be going right back to the beginning and learning along with you. We'll be back soon with more information about the show and what you can expect to be learning. Don't forget - it all begins on 26th September!
Direct download: cbf-00-promo2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:37 AM

Bonjour, bonjour! My name is Mark and I run the Radio Lingua Network, the podcast network bringing you language-learning on the move. We've now started the official countdown to Wednesday 26 September which is, in fact, the European Day of Languages. To celebrate this we're going to be in Paris launching Coffee Break French. Over the next four weeks I'll be publishing more information here on our podcast feed and on our Coffee Break French site at http://www.coffeebreakfrench.com. I'll also be introducing you to my cohost, who'll be learning with you. Remeber, Coffee Break French starts on 26 September.
Direct download: cbf-00-promo1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:38 AM

This pdf flyer provides more information about the launch of Coffee Break French in four weeks' time.
Direct download: cbf-poster6.pdf
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:57 AM