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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 Radio Lingua Network

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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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    La Vérité éclatera ... le 1er juin 2020

    La Vérité éclatera ... le 1er juin 2020

    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.


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

    Coffee Break French Special Announcement: Introducing La Vérité éclate toujours

    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.


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    • 11 min
    CBF Mag 1.10 | La Tour Eiffel

    CBF Mag 1.10 | La Tour Eiffel

    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 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.


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

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

    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 language learners on our YouTube channel.


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    • 34 min
    CBF Mag 1.08 | Le Festival de Cannes

    CBF Mag 1.08 | Le Festival de Cannes

    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 scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram, and check out our videos for language learners on our YouTube channel.


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    • 35 min
    CBF Mag 1.07 | Parlons breton !

    CBF Mag 1.07 | Parlons breton !

    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 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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    • 37 min

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29 Ratings

Kasiabb92 ,

Brilliant

Worth subscribing to, suitable for beginner and intermediate levels. Interesting to listen to as well as a good mix of accents and vocab. Thank you

Gallycat. ,

Superb.

Excellent and best way to learn French. I have tried other methods. Coffee break French rocks! Well done! Liam.

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Fresh, Upbeat, concise and relevant

I'd like to thank Mark and Anna for giving me the opportunity to use these podcasts- I feel like Im robbing the bank as I consider these lessons not only relevant but invaluable.
One could imagine A Scot teaching an Irishman French, that something would be lost in translation, but these guys have done delivered upbeat, concise and relevant podcasts that, on a larger scale, are obviously built on a well thought out method of learning.
Great work has gone into this and I can't thank the people involved enough,
Merci beaucoup et bonne chance à tous pour l'avenir ;)

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