Coffee Break French

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Sinopsis

Learn French in coffee-break lessons from the Radio Lingua Network. In each lesson we'll focus on the language you need to know and before long you'll be making yourself understood with native French speakers. Season 1 lessons are for absolute beginners, and the courses increase in difficulty as the seasons progress.

Episodios

  • Cest parti ! Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 1

    C'est parti ! Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 1

    04/06/2020 Duración: 24min

    Welcome to this brand new series from Coffee Break French for intermediate learners. While it's not so easy to travel right now, why not do some virtual travelling with us? Join Lara and her boyfriend Noah as they travel by train through the south of France. In this first episode they're getting ready to depart from Montparnasse station in Paris, and we'll hear about their plans for their trip.Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 4th June. If you'd like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses after each sentence to allow you to practise your pronunciation, check out the full course on the Coffee Break Academy.At Coffee Break French we provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit https://coffeebreakfrench.com for all the information you need to build your confidence in French, whatever your level.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • La Vérité éclate toujours - Sample episode

    La Vérité éclate toujours - Sample episode

    01/06/2020 Duración: 10min

    This is a sample episode from our new show, La Vérité éclate toujours. This podcast has its own feed, so in order to continue listening to this episode and the subsequent episodes, please subscribe to that podcast feed. Search for "Coffee Break French" in your favourite podcast app and you'll find the feed. Alternatively, visit our website at https://radiolingua.com/lvet/ We'll be publishing more content for intermediate listeners very soon.James has been summoned to Paris by his friend Max under mysterious circumstances. Unsure of what to expect, he heads to the apartment where Max lives. But what will he find there?Welcome to the first episode of our new podcast for advanced French learners. In each episode of the story, published fortnightly, we'll be following a chapter of La Vérité éclate toujours, specially written to help you build your knowledge of French and extend your range of expression. In the episodes, teacher Mark and narrator Pierre-Benoît will discuss the story, helping you to improve your li

  • La Vérité éclatera ... le 1er juin 2020

    La Vérité éclatera ... le 1er juin 2020

    16/05/2020 Duración: 07min

    We're delighted to announce that La Vérité éclate toujours, our new advanced French course, will launch on Monday 1st June. Given the current situation we're not able to access our studio, so we've been putting in place new systems for recording the content and we're excited that the "truth will out" very soon.La Vérité éclate toujours is an audio drama which we think you're going to love. However, this podcast will not be available on the normal Coffee Break French feed. Instead you need to subscribe to a new feed specifically for this new show. If you're using Apple Podcasts, click here. Alternatively, just search for "Coffee Break French" on your favourite podcast app and you'll find the new feed for La Vérité éclate toujours there.If you find La Vérité éclate toujours is at too high a level for you, please check out our other Coffee Break French podcasts.You can find support materials for this show in the online course for La Vérité éclate toujours on the Coffee Break Academy.Follow Coffee Break French on

  • Coffee Break French Special Announcement: Introducing La Vérité éclate toujours

    Coffee Break French Special Announcement: Introducing La Vérité éclate toujours

    14/02/2020 Duración: 11min

    We're getting to ready to launch our new advanced course for French learners. It's called La Vérité éclate toujours and it's an audio drama which we think you're going to love. However, this podcast will not be available on the normal Coffee Break French feed. Instead you need to subscribe to a new feed specifically for this new show. If you're using Apple Podcasts, click here. Alternatively, just search for "Coffee Break French" on your favourite podcast app and you'll find the new feed for La Vérité éclate toujours there.If you find La Vérité éclate toujours is at too high a level for you, please check out our other Coffee Break French podcasts.You can find support materials for this show in the online course for La Vérité éclate toujours on the Coffee Break Academy.Follow Coffee Break French on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • CBF Mag 1.10 | La Tour Eiffel

    CBF Mag 1.10 | La Tour Eiffel

    28/10/2019 Duración: 30min

    It's the most visited monument in the world and at the time of its construction it was the tallest building in the world. Standing in the heart of the French capital, it is undeniably the global symbol of France. We're talking, of course, about the Eiffel Tower, and in this episode Mark and Pierre-Benoît talk about this famous monument. There's also a phone-in question from listener Freya who wants to know when to put prochain before and after the noun.This episode is the final episode in Season 1 of the Coffee Break French Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break French on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break French Facebook page here.If you'd like to find

  • CBF Mag 1.09 | Non, rien de rien ...

    CBF Mag 1.09 | Non, rien de rien ...

    14/10/2019 Duración: 34min

    An extraordinary voice and life story filled with success and tragedy in almost equal measure, the "Little Sparrow" is the focus of this episode of the Coffee Break French Magazine. Edith Piaf is known as one of the most widely known French singers, and you'll learn more about her life and work in this episode.There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 1 of the Coffee Break French Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break French on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break French Facebook page here.If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram, and check out our videos for lan

  • CBF Mag 1.08 | Le Festival de Cannes

    CBF Mag 1.08 | Le Festival de Cannes

    30/09/2019 Duración: 35min

    Glitz and glamour are the name of the game in this episode of the Coffee Break French Magazine as we head to the south of France for the Cannes Film Festival. In our text we'll find out more about the interesting origins of this key event in the international cinematic calendar, and we'll also tackle listener Sophie's question about ce,ceci, cela and ça, and Susie shares a quote from Jean Cocteau about the French Riviera.There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 1 of the Coffee Break French Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break French on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break French Facebook page here.If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the s

  • CBF Mag 1.07 | Parlons breton !

    CBF Mag 1.07 | Parlons breton !

    16/09/2019 Duración: 37min

    We're heading to north-western France for this episode of the Coffee Break French Magazine to discover more about the Breton language and culture. As ever, you'll be able to listen to Susie's text and Mark and Pierre-Benoît are on hand to discuss the text. There's a question from listener Tomás who wants to know when to use merci de and merci pour, and in our final section we look at two idiomatic expressions which are linked to the word beurre, specifically compter pour du beurre and vouloir le beurre et l'argent du beurre which is the French equivalent of "to have your cake and eat it".There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 1 of the Coffee Break French Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break French on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a f

  • CBF Mag 1.06 | Le Neuvième Art

    CBF Mag 1.06 | Le Neuvième Art

    02/09/2019 Duración: 37min

    In this episode of the Coffee Break French Magazine we're talking "bande dessinées", comic books. The French-speaking world has produced many famous bande dessinée including Tintin, the Smurfs and Astérix, and they can be a great way to expand your vocabulary and experience.a different reading format. Pierre-Benoît is on hand to explain everything in the text. Mark answers a listener's question about the use of on and nous, and Susie shares some jeux de mots.There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 1 of the Coffee Break French Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break French on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break French Facebook page here.If you'd like

  • CBF Mag 1.05 | Destination : Québec

    CBF Mag 1.05 | Destination : Québec

    08/07/2019 Duración: 32min

    In this episode of the Coffee Break French Magazine, we're heading to the French-speaking area of Quebec in Canada and finding out more about how the French spoken there is different from the French spoken in France. We also look at the very useful expression il s'agit de, and learn about how to use this expressions.There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 1 of the Coffee Break French Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break French on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break French Facebook page here.If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram, and check out our videos f

  • CBF Mag 1.04 | Au Carrefour de lEurope

    CBF Mag 1.04 | Au Carrefour de l'Europe

    24/06/2019 Duración: 31min

    In the latest episode of the Coffee Break French Magazine, we’re heading to the “crossroads of Europe”, the city of Strasbourg in the heart of Alsace. Find out about the traditions, the food, the history and the culture of this beautiful part of the world. There’s also a discussion about how to express necessity using devoir and falloir, in response to listener Steve’s question.There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 1 of the Coffee Break French Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break French on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break French Facebook page here.If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow

  • CBF Mag 1.03 | La Belle et la Bête

    CBF Mag 1.03 | La Belle et la Bête

    10/06/2019 Duración: 26min

    In this episode of the Coffee Break French Magazine we're taking a trip to the movies to see one of the all time classics of French cinema, Jean Cocteau's La Belle et la Bête. You'll learn more about the film and about the work of Cocteau, and there's an interesting listener's question about how to translate "to look like" and "to feel like" into French. This series is aimed at learners who have completed at least Seasons 1 and 2 of Coffee Break French.There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 1 of the Coffee Break French Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break French on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break French Facebook page here.If you'd like to fi

  • CBF Mag 1.02 | Saint Exupéry

    CBF Mag 1.02 | Saint Exupéry

    27/05/2019 Duración: 31min

    In Episode 2 of Season 1 of the Coffee Break French Magazine, we discuss the French author and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of Le Petit Prince. In each episode of this 10-lesson season for intermediate learners, you can build your vocabulary, increase your understanding of grammar and learn to use the French language in a more natural way. This series is aimed at learners who have completed at least Seasons 1 and 2 of Coffee Break French.There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 1 of the Coffee Break French Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break French on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break French Facebook page here.If you'd like to find

  • CBF Mag 1.01 | La Raclette

    CBF Mag 1.01 | La Raclette

    13/05/2019 Duración: 26min

    The Coffee Break French team is back with a new series, the Coffee Break French Magazine. In each episode of this 10-lesson season for intermediate learners, you can build your vocabulary, increase your understanding of grammar and learn to use the French language in a more natural way. This series is aimed at learners who have completed at leats Seasons 1 and 2 of Coffee Break French.There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 1 of the Coffee Break French Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break French on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break French Facebook page here.If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages,

  • CBF ER 1.10 | Au Pays du Citron

    CBF ER 1.10 | Au Pays du Citron

    16/05/2018 Duración: 19min

    In this final episode of our first season of En Route avec Coffee Break French, Mark is back in Menton, talking to some of the locals. We'll find out more about the type of people who visit Menton from the hotel manager, we'll learn about Menton's connection to the artist Jean Cocteau, and we'll discover how the local dialect is being maintained. As usual, this episode is presented in a combination of French and English, and the aim of the episode is to help you learn more about the area and about the French language, while practising your listening skills with engaging content from a variety of speakers with different accents and speeds of delivery.This season of En Route avec Coffee Break French features 10 audio episodes, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from transcripts, bonus audio recordings and some exclusive video materials, you can access the premium version of En Route on the Coffee Break Academy.Do

  • CBF ER 1.09 | Prochain Arrêt : Monaco

    CBF ER 1.09 | Prochain Arrêt : Monaco

    26/04/2018 Duración: 17min

    In this episode of En Route avec Coffee Break French, Mark heads to the Principality of Monaco where he attends the Changing of the Guard, meets Riviera blogger Kevin Hin, and experiences the ePrix, a version of the Grand Prix for electronic racing cars. As usual, you'll be learning about the area while improving your French through the interviews and language study provided in the lesson.This season of En Route avec Coffee Break French features 10 audio episodes, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from transcripts, bonus audio recordings and some exclusive video materials, you can access the premium version of En Route on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break French on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break

  • CBF ER 1.08 | De Sospel à Gorbio

    CBF ER 1.08 | De Sospel à Gorbio

    09/04/2018 Duración: 19min

    Welcome to our "frogs and dogs" episode of En Route avec Coffee Break French. In this episode Mark starts in the village of Sospel which straddles the Bévéra river and is a popular destination for walkers and cyclists. He then travels on to the village of Gorbio and has a coffee break with photographer Jilly Bennett whose passion is for photographing the life - and dogs - of the village. As usual, the episode is full of fascinating insights into the local area, and plenty of French to help you practise your listening skills.This season of En Route avec Coffee Break French features 10 audio episodes, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from transcripts, bonus audio recordings and some exclusive video materials, you can access the premium version of En Route on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break French on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to

  • CBF 1.07 | Nissa La Bella

    CBF 1.07 | Nissa La Bella

    16/03/2018 Duración: 28min

    Our destination for episode 7 of En Route avec Coffee Break French is "Nice the beautiful", as the city is referred to in the unofficial anthem which is in the local dialect, Niçard. In this episode Mark visits Nice, takes a ride on a vélotaxi and has a Coffee Break with a friend from Scotland who now lives and works in the area.This season of En Route avec Coffee Break French features 10 audio episodes, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from transcripts, bonus audio recordings and some exclusive video materials, you can access the premium version of En Route on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break French on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break French Facebook page here.If you'd like to find out what goes

  • CBF ER 1.06 | Les Villes Frontalières (Updated version)

    CBF ER 1.06 | Les Villes Frontalières (Updated version)

    13/03/2018 Duración: 29min

    In this episode we're investigating an interesting aspect of life in this part of France: what it's like to live and work in a border town. Mark travels north to the town of Breil-sur-Roya, and to do so he has to cross the border between France and Italy a number of times. Through the conversations featured in this extended audio episode you'll learn about life in les villes frontalières.This season of En Route avec Coffee Break French features 10 audio episodes, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from transcripts, bonus audio recordings and some exclusive video materials, you can access the premium version of En Route on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break French on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break F

  • CBF ER 1.05 | Sur la Moyenne Corniche

    CBF ER 1.05 | Sur la Moyenne Corniche

    05/02/2018 Duración: 28min

    In this episode Mark is travelling from Nice to Monaco, along one of Europe's most impressive roads, la Moyenne Corniche. Clinging to the cliffs with sheer drops to the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean on one side, this road travels through Villefranche-sur-Mer, Èze, Cap d'Ail, Beausoleil and on to Monaco. As you join Mark en route, you'll listen to a series of informative conversations he has with people visiting the region and working there.This season of En Route avec Coffee Break French features 10 audio episodes, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from transcripts, bonus audio recordings and some exclusive video materials, you can access the premium version of En Route on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break French on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you bui

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