Learn French with Coffee Break French (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: 8:57am UTC

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: 11:53am UTC

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: 8:02pm UTC

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: 10:22am UTC

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: 3:12pm UTC

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: 8:44am UTC

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: 10:06pm UTC

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: 11:10pm UTC

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: 5:37pm UTC

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: 9:43pm UTC

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: 11:25pm UTC

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: 10:30pm UTC

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: 10:38pm UTC

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: 11:12pm UTC

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: 10:51pm UTC

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: 9:00pm UTC

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: 2:55pm UTC

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: 7:00pm UTC

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: 10:41am UTC

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: 8:34pm UTC

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: 5:05pm UTC

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: 4:38pm UTC

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: 7:16am UTC

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: 10:24pm UTC

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: 10:20pm UTC

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: 1:53pm UTC

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: 10:45am UTC

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: 4:03pm UTC

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: 10:38am UTC

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: 7:10pm UTC

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: 9:41pm UTC

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: 9:25pm UTC

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: 3:36pm UTC

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: 1:25am UTC

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: 12:29pm UTC

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: 1:54pm UTC

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: 3:52pm UTC

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: 12:18am UTC

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: 10:47pm UTC

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: 5:01pm UTC

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: 8:15am UTC

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: 3:05pm UTC

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: 11:35pm UTC

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: 8:19pm UTC

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: 3:05pm UTC

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: 8:14pm UTC

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: 6:22pm UTC

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: 5:18pm UTC

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: 7:49am UTC

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: 9:26pm UTC

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: 10:34pm UTC

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: 6:27am UTC

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: 3:22pm UTC

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: 8:24am UTC

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: 4:48pm UTC

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: 2:27pm UTC

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: 10:12am UTC

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: 5:01pm UTC

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: 9:07am UTC

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: 9:00am UTC

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: 9:14pm UTC

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: 5:20pm UTC

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: 12:29pm UTC

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: 4:10pm UTC

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: 11:09pm UTC

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: 9:23pm UTC

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: 3:11pm UTC

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: 9:55am UTC

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: 5:17pm UTC

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: 5:02pm UTC

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: 9:47am UTC

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: 7:14am UTC

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: 2:52pm UTC

… 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: 8:54am UTC

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: 8:24am UTC

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: 9:14pm UTC

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: 10:08pm UTC

… 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: 9:25am UTC

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: 5:59pm UTC

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: 1:03pm UTC

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: 4:48pm UTC

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: 2:39pm UTC

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: 2:58pm UTC

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: 10:12pm UTC

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: 9:35pm UTC

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: 9:38am UTC

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: 2:12pm UTC

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: 6:41am UTC

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: 12:53pm UTC

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: 8:08am UTC

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: 3:43pm UTC

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: 4:46pm UTC

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: 12:41pm UTC

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: 11:36pm UTC

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: 12:21pm UTC

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: 8:20pm UTC

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: 7:24am UTC

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: 5:58pm UTC

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: 11:39am UTC

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: 7:17am UTC

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: 10:32am UTC

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: 9:31pm UTC

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: 7:45pm UTC

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: 3:00pm UTC

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: 8:00am UTC

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: 10:00pm UTC

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: 2:47pm UTC

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: 8:00pm UTC

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: 7:00pm UTC

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: 6:00am UTC

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: 7:00pm UTC

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: 10:00pm UTC

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: 9:18am UTC

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: 8:00am UTC

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: 10:59pm UTC

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: 6:00am UTC

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: 10:00pm UTC

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: 6:00pm UTC

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: 6:00am UTC

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: 6:00am UTC

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: 12:21pm UTC

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: 6:00am UTC

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: 6:00am UTC

 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: 6:00am UTC

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: 6:00am UTC

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: 6:00am UTC

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: 2:03pm UTC

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: 10:54am UTC

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: 3:36pm UTC

 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: 2:59pm UTC

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: 7:00am UTC

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: 8:00pm UTC

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: 3:52pm UTC

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
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 12:23pm UTC

 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
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 2:33pm UTC

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
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 3:56pm UTC

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
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 7:00am UTC

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
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 4:04pm UTC

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
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 9:17am UTC

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. […]
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 2:02pm UTC

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  
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 4:22pm UTC

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
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 2:22pm UTC

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
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 7:00am UTC

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
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 7:00am UTC

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
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 7:00am UTC

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
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 5:42am UTC

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

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
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 6:16am UTC

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

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

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

In Lesson 14 you’ll learn to talk about your town. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 4:06pm UTC

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

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
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 11:04am UTC

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
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 10:28pm UTC

In Lesson 10 you’ll join Mark and Anna for some Festive French Fun! Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 7:14am UTC

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
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Category:Coffee Break French -- posted at: 6:12am UTC

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

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: 3:14pm UTC

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: 10:20pm UTC

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: 11:36pm UTC

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: 11:00am UTC

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: 10:59am UTC

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: 10:57am UTC

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: 10:54am UTC