Coffee Break French

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.

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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.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-02-08 21:49
last episode published
2018-11-23 18:00
publication frequency
19.14 days
Contributors
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Number of Episodes
214
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23.11.2018

CBF Special: Black Friday Sale - Save 30% on all CoffeeBreak courses

This is a special announcement for listeners to all Coffee Break Languages podcasts. It's Black Friday weekend and we're having a sale. We haven't offered any discounts since last November, so this is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of a huge...
16.05.2018

CBF ER 1.10 | Au Pays du Citron

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 conn...
26.04.2018

CBF ER 1.09 | Prochain ArrĂŞt : Monaco

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 car...
9.04.2018

CBF ER 1.08 | De Sospel Ă  Gorbio

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...
16.03.2018

CBF 1.07 | Nissa La Bella

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 ...
13.03.2018

CBF ER 1.06 | Les Villes Frontalières (Updated version)

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 Ita...
1.03.2018

CBF ER 1.06 | Les Villes Frontalières

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 Ita...
5.02.2018

CBF ER 1.05 | Sur la Moyenne Corniche

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 Villef...
17.01.2018

CBF ER 1.04 | Aux Halles de Menton

It's market day in Menton and Mark brings you a fantastic episode, full of new vocabulary, featuring interviews with various stall holders in the covered market in Menton. You'll hear about fish, spices, olives, fruit and vegetables and much more. This...
6.01.2018

CBF-ER 1.03 | Une Visite à Sainte-Agnès

In this episode Mark visits the hilltop village of Sainte-Agnès, the highest coastal town in Europe. He talks to locals and visitors to the village. As with all episodes of En Route, this will give you the perfect opportunity to practise your French an...
13.12.2017

CBF-ER 1.02 | Menton, la Perle de la France

Mark has arrived in Menton and in this episode he sets out to rediscover the town after 25 years. In the course of this episode he talks to a number of native speakers of French including Eric, who works at the reception of the Office du Tourisme in Me...
29.11.2017

CBF-ER 1.01 | En Route pour la CĂ´te d'Azur

In episode 1, Mark sets off en route for the south of France and arrives in Nice. On the way he explains the objectives of this new series, and also takes the opportunity to talk to the French-speaking cabin crew on his flight to Nice. As the episode c...
15.11.2017

En Route avec Coffee Break French - Season Preview

Join Mark and the Coffee Break French team "en route" in the south of France. In this season preview, Mark introduces the new show and you'll hear excerpts from some of the many interviews we've carried out in the area between Nice and Menton on the be...
15.06.2017

Announcing En Route avec Coffee Break French

In this special edition of Coffee Break French, Mark announces the new series in which you can join the Coffee Break French team, "en route". Listen to a sneak preview of some of the many interviews with native speakers and learn more about the forthco...
13.01.2016

Radio Lingua Update January 2016

Feliz año nuevo, buon anno,  bonne année und ein frohes neues Jahr to the entire Coffee Break learning community around the world. We hope that 2016 is a happy, healthy and successful year for you, and that you have many opportunities to put your langu...
18.10.2015

Celebrating 9 years of Radio Lingua

Nine years ago today we published the first episode of Coffee Break Spanish. Since then we’ve gone on to publish courses in 27 languages, and we’ve delivered over 160 million language lessons to learners around the world.Some of the team have spent thi...
27.07.2015

CBF 4:40 | C'est or il est?

Coming up in this lesson: In the final episode of the series we join Matthieu who is replying to Gabrielle’s email – for the last time! As ever Mark and Pierre-Benoît are on hand to discuss the episode and it’s finally time to tackle the tricky issue o...
15.07.2015

CBF 4:39 | Tricky pronouns

Coming up in this lesson: In the penultimate episode of the series we join Pierre-Benoît and Mark as they discuss Gabrielle’s email to Matthieu. The text gives us the opportunity to look at the complicated pronouns lequel, laquelle, lesquels and lesque...
28.06.2015

CBF 4:38 | Focus on idiomatic expressions

Coming up in this lesson: In this latest episode of Coffee Break French, Pierre-Benoît and Mark discuss Sylvie’s most recent email to her mother Monique. The text gives us the opportunity to talk about a number of interesting grammar points and idiomat...
13.06.2015

CBF 4:37 | The imperfect tense and idiomatic expressions

Coming up in this lesson: It’s time for another episode of Coffee Break French, and in this episode Mark and Pierre-Benoît discuss the latest email from Monique to her daughter Sylvie. A number of interesting examples of French appear in this episode, ...
30.05.2015

CBF 4:36 | When to use the subjunctive

Coming up in this lesson: In this latest episode of Coffee Break French, Mark and Pierre-Benoît discuss Matthieu’s latest email reply to Gabrielle. As usual there are a number of interesting language points to be discussed including further examples of...
18.05.2015

CBF 4:35 | Useful idiomatic expressions

Coming up in this lesson: In this latest episode of Coffee Break French, Mark and Pierre-Benoît discuss the latest email from Gabrielle to Matthieu and look in particular at a number of interesting language points contained in the lesson. Expressions i...
1.05.2015

CBF 4:34 | Placement of adjectives and idiomatic expressions

Coming up in this lesson: Mark and Pierre-Benoît are back with another episode of our advanced French course. In this episode we’re focusing on the latest email from Sylvie in which she updates her mother on her date with Matthieu. As usual the episode...
4.04.2015

CBF 4:33 | Interesting idiomatic expressions

Coming up in this lesson: It’s time for another episode in our series for advanced French learners. In this lesson we read the latest email from Monique to her daughter Sylvie. Monique is desperate to hear how Sylvie got on on her date with Matthieu, a...
20.03.2015

CBF 4:32 | Agreement of preceding direct objects

Coming up in this lesson: It’s time for another episode in our series for advanced French learners. In this lesson Mark and Pierre-Benoît are discussing the latest email from Matthieu to Gabrielle. There are many interesting expressions and useful gram...
6.03.2015

CBF 4:31 | Grammar review and idiomatic expressions

Coming up in this lesson: Join Mark and Pierre-Benoît for another lesson of our advanced French course. In this episode they’re discussing Gabrielle’s revelations in her most recent email to Matthieu. As usual there are plenty of interesting grammar po...
20.02.2015

CBF 4:30 | New vocabulary and idiomatic phrases

Coming up in this lesson: It’s time for another episode of Coffee Break French and this week Mark and Pierre-Benoît are discussing the latest email from Sylvie to her mother, Monique. There are lots of interesting language points to talk about includin...
25.01.2015

CBF 4:29 | Using the subjunctive with jusqu'á ce que

Coming up in this lesson: Join Mark and Pierre-Benoît for another episode of Coffee Break French in which they discuss Monique’s latest email to her daughter Sylvie following Sylvie’s visit to Epinal. As usual the text is rich in complex grammatical po...
11.01.2015

CBF 4:28 | More triggers for the subjunctive

Coming up in this lesson: Mark and Pierre-Benoît are back with another episode of Coffee Break French, this time working through Matthieu’s latest email to Gabrielle. As usual the email is rich in complex grammatical structures and idiomatic expression...
23.12.2014

CBF 4:27 | The pluperfect tense

Coming up in this lesson: In this latest episode of Coffee Break French, Mark and Pierre-Benoît discuss Gabrielle’s most recent email to Matthieu. She’s giving Matthieu some advice on where he should take Sylvie on their first date, and she also reveal...
5.12.2014

CBF 4:26 | Idiomatic expressions and interesting vocabulary

Coming up in this lesson: We’re back with another episode of our advanced French course. In this episode Mark and Pierre-Benoît consider Sylvie’s latest email to her mother and, as usual there are lots of interesting grammar points and idiomatic expres...
21.11.2014

CBF 4:25 | More on the subjunctive

Coming up in this lesson: In this latest episode of our advanced series for learners of French, join Pierre-Benoît and Mark to look at Monique’s latest email to her daughter Sylvie. As usual there are lots of interesting grammar points and idiomatic ex...
5.11.2014

CBF 4:24 | Using the subjunctive after pour que and idiomatic phrases

Coming up in this lesson: It’s time for Matthieu to respond to Gabrielle’s email and in this episode we’ll find out about the latest updates in our story. Mark and Pierre-Benoît discuss the interesting language found in the lesson including the express...
14.10.2014

CBF 4:23 | Interesting verbs and idiomatic expressions

Coming up in this lesson: In this latest episode of Coffee Break French, Gabrielle is writing to Matthieu to find out the latest in his developing relationship with Sylvie. As usual Pierre-Benoît and Mark are on hand to discuss the complex grammatical ...
1.10.2014

CBF 4:22 | Uses of the subjunctive

Coming up in this lesson: It’s time for another episode of Coffee Break French and for Sylvie to reply to her mother’s latest email. The key phrases discussed by Pierre-Benoît and Mark in this episode include le monde est petit, avoir la tête à quelque...
30.09.2014

CBF 4:21 | Using the subjunctive and other grammatical constructions

Coming up in this lesson: In this latest episode of Coffee Break French, Monique is writing to her daughter Sylvie. As usual she uses some interesting expressions and tricky grammatical constructions and idiomatic expressions, including plenty of subju...
28.08.2014

CBF 4:20 | Interesting idiomatic phrases and grammar points

Coming up in this lesson: It’s time for another lesson of Coffee Break French and this week it’s the turn of Matthieu to reply to Gabrielle. The expressions discussed by Mark and Pierre-Benoît this week include je m’en doute, using the subjunctive afte...
10.08.2014

CBF 4:19 | Idiomatic ways to say how long you have been doing something

Coming up in this lesson: In this latest episode of Coffee Break French, Gabrielle is writing to Matthieu. There are some great expressions in this lesson’s text, including a few idiomatic ways of saying how long you’ve been doing something, how to tal...
22.07.2014

CBF 4:18 | Expressions with reflexive pronouns

Coming up in this lesson: It’s time for a new episode of Coffee Break French. This week Sylvie is responding to her mother’s latest email as they’re both looking forward to spending a family weekend in Épinal. As usual Mark and Pierre-Benoît are on han...
1.07.2014

CBF 4:17 | More trigger expressions for the subjunctive

Introduction In this episode of Coffee Break French Season 4, we consider Monique’s latest email as she looks forward to Sylvie’s visit this coming weekend. Mark and Pierre-Benoît are on hand to discuss the idiomatic expressions and grammar points cont...
22.05.2014

CBF 4:16 | Talking about"remembering" things in French

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 ...
7.05.2014

CBF 4:15 | Verbs which need particular prepositions

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 ver...
13.04.2014

CBF 4:14 | Jours de RTT

Introduction 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 con...
5.03.2014

CBF 4:13 | Rallongé ou allongé?

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, providin...
15.02.2014

CBF 4:12 | Je ne reste pas cloîtrée

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 t...
5.02.2014

CBF 4:11 | The past historic

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 ...
31.12.2013

CBF 4:10 | Avoir la pĂŞche

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 ...
23.12.2013

CBF 4:09 | Le sien, le mien

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 t...
16.12.2013

CBF 4:08 | tenir le coup

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...
9.12.2013

CBF 4:07 | envier quelqu'un

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 S...