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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.
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Coffee Break French Coffee Break Languages

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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.
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    Introducing "Il était une fois..." from Coffee Break French

    Introducing "Il était une fois..." from Coffee Break French

    Join Mark and Pierre-Benoît to find out more about the new series from Coffee Break French. In each episode of Il était une fois, Max and Pierre-Benoît will challenge each other to come up with an original story. The catch is that they must include 10 specific words, chosen by the challenger. Each episode is entirely in French, but to help you understand what's going on we've provided a full online course including lesson notes, transcript and a video version of the full episode. Find out more at https://coffeebreaklanguages.com/storytime.
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    • 6 min
    CBF Mag 2.01 | La ville rose

    CBF Mag 2.01 | La ville rose

    Welcome to the very first episode of the Coffee Break French Magazine Season 2! Join our hosts Mark and Pierre-Benoît as they introduce the series and take a virtual trip to the city of Toulouse, also known as La ville rose. Throughout the reading text about this beautiful city, Mark and Pierre-Benoît discuss the language used, including the use of depuis + present tense; an example of the relative pronoun lesquelles; and the reflexive verb se ranimer. 
    There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 2 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 here.
    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 language learners on our YouTube channel.
    Find out everything you need to know about Coffee Break French at http://coffeebreakfrench.com

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    • 33 min
    CBF Mag 2.02 | L’apéro, c’est sacré !

    CBF Mag 2.02 | L’apéro, c’est sacré !

    Join Mark and Pierre-Benoît for Episode 2 of our Coffee Break French Magazine Season 2! After introducing the episode, we hear about the French aperitif tradition and analyse the language featured throughout this text. Some interesting expressions to listen out for include: quel(le) que soit (whatever), être le bienvenu (to be welcome) and faire plaisir (to be appreciated). Mark and Sophie round off the episode with a discussion about a recipe for tapenade.
    There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 2 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 here.
    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 language learners on our YouTube channel.
    Find out everything you need to know about Coffee Break French at http://coffeebreakfrench.com

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    • 29 min
    CBF Mag 2.03 | La petite robe noire

    CBF Mag 2.03 | La petite robe noire

    In this episode of the Coffee Break French Magazine, we hear a text about the very well known French fashion designer...that's right it's Coco Chanel! Our hosts, Mark and Pierre-Benoît discuss a range of fashion-related words and phrases as well as examples of the following grammar points: reflexive verbs in the perfect tense; the imperfect tense; and the gerund. To finish, Mark and Sophie explore a short text about Lily Rose Depp during which they discuss an interesting expression: c’est un peu spécial.
    There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 2 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 here.
    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 language learners on our YouTube channel.
    Find out everything you need to know about Coffee Break French at http://coffeebreakfrench.com

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    • 26 min
    CBF Mag 2.04 | Vingt-quatre heures dans la province du Québec

    CBF Mag 2.04 | Vingt-quatre heures dans la province du Québec

    This week, we're taking a virtual trip to the French-speaking area of Canada: Québec! Throughout the lesson we share some of the top attractions in this beautiful province of Canada. Along the way, we hear examples of direct object pronouns, the pronoun y and examples of the future tense of the verbs avoir and être. Listen out for some useful expressions such as: profiter de qqch, s'aventurer quelque part and avoir l’impression.
    There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 2 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 here.
    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 language learners on our YouTube channel.
    Find out everything you need to know about Coffee Break French at http://coffeebreakfrench.com

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    • 27 min
    CBF Mag 2.05 | L’ancêtre du cinéma français

    CBF Mag 2.05 | L’ancêtre du cinéma français

    In this episode of the Coffee Break French Magazine we're heading to the cinema! After hearing a text about French cinema, Mark and Pierre-Benoît break down the language, focusing on some useful vocabulary for talking about films, such as: réalisateur, le septième art and trucages. Listen out for examples of the subjunctive, the gerund and the imperfect tense, as well as the following expressions: que ce soit and être la première à avoir fait qqch.
    There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 2 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 here.
    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 language learners on our YouTube channel.
    Find out everything you need to know about Coffee Break French at http://coffeebreakfrench.com

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    • 29 min

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581 Ratings

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Love this podcast.
My only complaint is that there aren’t more episodes in the style of season one!
Really enjoyable, easy to hear and follow, pronunciation corrections, really vital content, so well organized!
I have been searching for another french podcast and have come to find that this one is the best by an absolute mile.

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