Coffee Break French

Synopsis

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.

Episodes

  • CBF To Go 2.03 | Quel est ton mot français préféré ? What is your favourite French word?

    CBF To Go 2.03 | Quel est ton mot français préféré ? What is your favourite French word?

    22/10/2020 Duration: 14min

    Welcome to Episode 3 of our new Coffee Break French To Go podcast in which we’re on the streets of Nantes in Western France with Pierre-Benoît, talking to native speakers about a variety of topics. In this episode we’re asking the question quel est ton mot français préféré ? What is your favourite French word? We’ll listen to all of the interviews with Pierre-Benoît out and about, while Mark is back in the studio and he’ll help you understand all the responses. Please note all interviews were filmed before lockdown.Our Coffee Break French To Go interviews are also available as videos on our website. Click here to watch, and we’d love to hear your answer to this week’s question, so why not leave a comment and let us know if travel is important to you.This season will feature 10 episodes and if you’d like to binge all our video interviews right now and access our comprehensive lesson notes and vocabulary for each lesson, check out our full course in the Coffee Break Academy.  See acast.com/p

  • CBF To Go 2.02 | C’est quoi une journée typique pour toi ? What is a typical day for you?

    CBF To Go 2.02 | C’est quoi une journée typique pour toi ? What is a typical day for you?

    15/10/2020 Duration: 23min

    Welcome to the second episode of our new Coffee Break French To Go podcast in which we’re on the streets of Nantes in Western France with Pierre-Benoît, talking to native speakers about a variety of topics. In this episode we’re asking the question c’est quoi une journée typique pour toi ? What is a typical day for you? We’ll listen to all of the interviews with Pierre-Benoît out and about, while Mark is back in the studio and he’ll help you understand all the responses. Please note all interviews were filmed before lockdown.Our Coffee Break French To Go interviews are also available as videos on our website. Click here to watch, and we’d love to hear your answer to this week’s question, so why not leave a comment and let us know if travel is important to you.This season will feature 10 episodes and if you’d like to binge all our video interviews right now and access our comprehensive lesson notes and vocabulary for each lesson, check out our full course in the Coffee Break Academy.  See a

  • CBF To Go 2.01 | Pour toi, est-il important de voyager ? - Is travel important to you?

    CBF To Go 2.01 | Pour toi, est-il important de voyager ? - Is travel important to you?

    08/10/2020 Duration: 16min

    Welcome to the first episode of our new Coffee Break French To Go podcast in which we’re on the streets of Nantes in Western France with Pierre-Benoît, talking to native speakers about a variety of topics. In this episode we’re asking the question pour vous, est-il important de voyager ? Is travel important to you? We’ll listen to all of the interviews with Pierre-Benoît out and about, while Mark is back in the studio and he’ll help you understand all the responses. Please note all interviews were filmed before lockdown.Our Coffee Break French To Go interviews are also available as videos on our website. Click here to watch, and we’d love to hear your answer to this week’s question, so why not leave a comment and let us know if travel is important to you.This season will feature 10 episodes and if you’d like to binge all our video interviews right now and access our comprehensive lesson notes and vocabulary for each lesson, check out our full course in the Coffee Break Academy.  

  • A special thank you from Coffee Break on International Podcast Day

    A special thank you from Coffee Break on International Podcast Day

    30/09/2020 Duration: 05min

    Every 30th September, the podcasting world comes together to celebrate podcasting on International Podcast Day. We're celebrating today by saying thank you to the Coffee Break community in this special podcast episode. International Podcast Day aims to raise awareness about podcasts and gives podcast creators and listeners a chance to celebrate the medium and the podcast industry.But podcasting has been around for a lot longer than that! Back in 2004, broadcaster Adam Curry asked developer Dave Winer to develop an audioblogging system and without going into the technical side of things, or indeed who specifically “invented” podcasting, it was Curry and Winer who got the ball rolling. The word “podcast” however, was first mentioned in a newspaper article in the Guardian by technology reporter Ben Hammersley. It was declared Word of the Year by the New Oxford American Dictionary in 2005. Of course, at this stage Coffee Break hadn't yet launched, but Coffee Break host Mark did start podcasting for an e

  • Terminer en beauté - Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 10

    Terminer en beauté - Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 10

    06/08/2020 Duration: 19min

    As Lara and Noah reach the end of their trip around the south of France, they make the most of the rest of their time in the alpine village of Aime-la-Plagne before heading back to Paris. In the tenth and final episode of this series of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries, we encounter the phrase dormir comme une marmotte and we take a look at some expressions which trigger the subjunctive. C’est parti !The Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes on a weekly basis. 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 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.

  • Chambres dhôtes - Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 9

    Chambres d'hôtes - Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 9

    30/07/2020 Duration: 20min

    Lara and Noah round off their time in Albertville by getting to know the locals at une chambre d'hôtes (a guesthouse), before travelling further into the mountains to the ski resort of Aime-la-Plagne. Listen out for an example of the construction, afin de + infinitive, the origin of the verb héberger, as well as some pronunciation tips.The Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes on a weekly basis. 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 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.

  • Destination : montagnes - Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 8

    Destination : montagnes - Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 8

    23/07/2020 Duration: 20min

    Le voyage continue ! In this week's episode, Lara and Noah are heading to the outskirts of Chambéry as they are en route to Albertville, home of the 1992 Winter Olympics. Find out what they get up to and learn when to use the phrase il s'agit de in Episode 8 of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries. C'est parti ! The Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes on a weekly basis. 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 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.

  • En route pour Chambéry - Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 7

    En route pour Chambéry - Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 7

    16/07/2020 Duration: 17min

    We're back for another episode of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries! In this week's travel diary, Lara describes their time in Valence before making the journey to Chambéry where they discover what the Alpine town has to offer. Do you know the difference between nager and faire de la natation? Listen to the episode to find out!The Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes on a weekly basis. 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 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.

  •  C’est chic ! - Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 6

    C’est chic ! - Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 6

    09/07/2020 Duration: 20min

    Welcome back to the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries! Join Lara and Noah as they leave Marseille for Valence on their train trip around the south of France.The Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes on a weekly basis. 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 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.

  • Marseille - Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 5

    Marseille - Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 5

    02/07/2020 Duration: 22min

    In this week's episode of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries, Lara and Noah are moving on from Avignon and heading to Marseilles.The Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes on a weekly basis. 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 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.

  •  Le Pont d’Avignon - Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 4

    Le Pont d’Avignon - Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 4

    25/06/2020 Duration: 25min

    Join Lara and Noah for some virtual travelling as they make their way through the South of France. This week, we're heading to the city of Avignon.The Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes on a weekly basis. 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 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.

  •  Les parfums du Sud - Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 3

    Les parfums du Sud - Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 3

    18/06/2020 Duration: 23min

    Welcome back to another episode of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries! 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 leave Bordeaux and make their way to Aix-en-Provence for some new adventures.The Travel Diaries is published in one season of ten episodes on a weekly basis. 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 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 ville du vin - Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 2

    La ville du vin - Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 2

    11/06/2020 Duration: 23min

    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 second episode we're heading to Bordeaux! 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 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

  • Cest parti ! Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 1

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

    04/06/2020 Duration: 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 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 Duration: 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 Duration: 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 Duration: 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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • CBF Mag 1.10 | La Tour Eiffel

    CBF Mag 1.10 | La Tour Eiffel

    28/10/2019 Duration: 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 Duration: 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 Duration: 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

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