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Learn French with Coffee Break French Podcast

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Coffee Break French will help you learn French in a relaxing and encouraging way. Mark is an experienced teacher of French and you can join his cohost Anna who is learning alongside the listeners. Use Coffee Break French to learn French in the gym, in the car, or sitting at your favourite coffee shop with your favourite coffee!


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about Ana, the little girl
Reviewer maleki22
 March 25, 2012
hello sir/madam,
first of all let me thank you for your useful program for french language. I just wanted to say that I think the girl accent is a little bit unclear to understand. and I think you'll attract more audience if you chose another person instead of her.
in audio books, the enunciation is one of the important factors.
thank you so much.

J'adore Coffee Break French!
Reviewer SueMiller
 February 24, 2010
I didn't expect to get hooked on French, but Mark and Anna are so delightful, their voices so pleasant, that I look forward to my lesson every day. I highly recommend Coffee Break French.

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Radio Lingua Update January 2016


Wed, Jan 13, 2016


Feliz a?o nuevo, buon anno,  bonne ann?e 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 language skills to use over the coming months.

We’re delighted to bring you this update from Radio Lingua at the beginning of 2016. We’ve had a very busy holiday period with the launch of our new Coffee Break Academy website and the Coffee Break French and Spanish Masterclass programmes, but more about that a bit later.

Looking back at 2015

Let’s begin by taking a look back at 2015 and what it meant for Coffee Break language learners. We completed our fourth season of Coffee Break French and we launched our fourth season of Coffee Break Spanish last year. We also introduced a brand new language with Coffee Break Italian, along with our children’s show High Five French.

Over the year we delivered over 21 million free language lessons and this means that on average over 59,000 lessons were downloaded every day. In other words, language learners around the world downloaded 41 of our lessons every minute of 2015.

What’s coming in 2016

We spent much of last year producing new content for this coming year: we’ve been filming and recording in Spain, France and Germany for new and existing projects. We can’t say too much about some of these projects just yet, but you can look forward to exciting, new content and we’re sure you’ll enjoy continuing your learning journey with us.

The Masterclass

Our biggest news is the launch of our special 12-month course for intermediate learners of Spanish and French, the Coffee Break Masterclass. We’ve built a brand new website, the Coffee Break Academy, where you can join the Masterclass and become a master of the language. We’ve been listening very carefully to your feedback and have put together this innovative course which combines our regular, structured audio lessons with challenges, tasks and a discussion area. There are already many members interacting every day in the Masterclass forums, practising what they’re learning in the audio lessons and completing our challenges and exercises.

Each month there’s a new module, and you’ll receive lessons every 3 or 4 days. We’ll deliver everything straight to your inbox and the best thing about the Masterclass is that it starts when you’re ready for it. So if you join today you will receive your orientation module and lesson 1, then lesson 2 will follow in a few days’ time. The feedback so far on the Masterclass has been fantastic and we’re very excited to be supporting our intermediate learners in this way.

We firmly believe that learning a language can be done effectively in your 20-minute coffee break, or indeed on a run, on your commute to work, or while you’re doing the household chores. The secret is in making your downtime your “do” time, so if you’d like to take your French or Spanish to the next level, head over to the coffeebreakacademy.com.

Los geht’s – c’est parti – empecemos ya – cominciamo!

We hope you’re as excited as we are as we begin a new year of language learning!



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Celebrating 9 years of Radio Lingua


Sun, Oct 18, 2015


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 this weekend in London at the Language Show where we’ve been meeting thousands of language lovers, among them many members of the Coffee Break learning community. To celebrate our 9th birthday we’ve put together a special show featuring interviews with some of our listeners which we’ve recorded here at the Language Show.

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


Mon, Jul 27, 2015


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-Beno?t are on hand to discuss the episode and it’s finally time to tackle the tricky issue of c’est vs il est amont many other language points.  If you’re interested in finding out more about what happens next in the Coffee Break French series, please click here.

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The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 4 provides additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your French studies. The premium version includes the following elements:

  • Language Study audio show: in this bonus audio recording we provide a full analysis of the language used in each lesson. Presented in French and English, Pierre-Beno?t and Mark will help you to get to grips with all the language covered in the main lesson, and provide further examples of the idiomatic expressions and grammar concepts covered;
  • Transcripts and notes: since so much French is used in this season’s recordings, we’ve decided to include a full transcript of both the main audio lesson and the Language Study lesson. We’ve included vocabulary and language notes to help you master the language more effectively.

The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below. Please note that the lessons are published on a regular basis and you will have access to the materials as soon as they are published. Think of this as a “Season Pass”.

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CBF 4:39 | Tricky pronouns


Wed, Jul 15, 2015


Coming up in this lesson:

In the penultimate episode of the series we join Pierre-Beno?t 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 lesquelles, negative infinitives, the expression faire des folies and lots more.

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The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 4 provides additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your French studies. The premium version includes the following elements:

  • Language Study audio show: in this bonus audio recording we provide a full analysis of the language used in each lesson. Presented in French and English, Pierre-Beno?t and Mark will help you to get to grips with all the language covered in the main lesson, and provide further examples of the idiomatic expressions and grammar concepts covered;
  • Transcripts and notes: since so much French is used in this season’s recordings, we’ve decided to include a full transcript of both the main audio lesson and the Language Study lesson. We’ve included vocabulary and language notes to help you master the language more effectively.

The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below. Please note that the lessons are published on a regular basis and you will have access to the materials as soon as they are published. Think of this as a “Season Pass”.

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CBF 4:38 | Focus on idiomatic expressions


Sun, Jun 28, 2015


Coming up in this lesson:

In this latest episode of Coffee Break French, Pierre-Beno?t 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 idiomatic expressions including further examples of the gerund, s’apercevoir de quelque chose, insister pour and the expression br?ler les ?tapes.

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The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 4 provides additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your French studies. The premium version includes the following elements:

  • Language Study audio show: in this bonus audio recording we provide a full analysis of the language used in each lesson. Presented in French and English, Pierre-Beno?t and Mark will help you to get to grips with all the language covered in the main lesson, and provide further examples of the idiomatic expressions and grammar concepts covered;
  • Transcripts and notes: since so much French is used in this season’s recordings, we’ve decided to include a full transcript of both the main audio lesson and the Language Study lesson. We’ve included vocabulary and language notes to help you master the language more effectively.

The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below. Please note that the lessons are published on a regular basis and you will have access to the materials as soon as they are published. Think of this as a “Season Pass”.

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CBF 4:37 | The imperfect tense and idiomatic expressions


Sat, Jun 13, 2015


Coming up in this lesson:

It’s time for another episode of Coffee Break French, and in this episode Mark and Pierre-Beno?t discuss the latest email from Monique to her daughter Sylvie. A number of interesting examples of French appear in this episode, including the expressions de mon temps, en faire lourd and further examples of the imperfect tense.

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The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 4 provides additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your French studies. The premium version includes the following elements:

  • Language Study audio show: in this bonus audio recording we provide a full analysis of the language used in each lesson. Presented in French and English, Pierre-Beno?t and Mark will help you to get to grips with all the language covered in the main lesson, and provide further examples of the idiomatic expressions and grammar concepts covered;
  • Transcripts and notes: since so much French is used in this season’s recordings, we’ve decided to include a full transcript of both the main audio lesson and the Language Study lesson. We’ve included vocabulary and language notes to help you master the language more effectively.

The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below. Please note that the lessons are published on a regular basis and you will have access to the materials as soon as they are published. Think of this as a “Season Pass”.

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CBF 4:36 | When to use the subjunctive


Sat, May 30, 2015


Coming up in this lesson:

In this latest episode of Coffee Break French, Mark and Pierre-Beno?t 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 the subjunctive with triggers we have seen before, and a brand new situation when the subjunctive is used after a superlative.

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The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 4 provides additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your French studies. The premium version includes the following elements:

  • Language Study audio show: in this bonus audio recording we provide a full analysis of the language used in each lesson. Presented in French and English, Pierre-Beno?t and Mark will help you to get to grips with all the language covered in the main lesson, and provide further examples of the idiomatic expressions and grammar concepts covered;
  • Transcripts and notes: since so much French is used in this season’s recordings, we’ve decided to include a full transcript of both the main audio lesson and the Language Study lesson. We’ve included vocabulary and language notes to help you master the language more effectively.

The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below. Please note that the lessons are published on a regular basis and you will have access to the materials as soon as they are published. Think of this as a “Season Pass”.

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CBF 4:35 | Useful idiomatic expressions


Mon, May 18, 2015


Coming up in this lesson:

In this latest episode of Coffee Break French, Mark and Pierre-Beno?t discuss the latest email from Gabrielle to Matthieu and look in particular at a number of interesting language points contained in the lesson. Expressions in this episode include the expressions ce n’est pas ton fort, prendre peur and rendre des comptes ? quelqu’un.

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The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 4 provides additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your French studies. The premium version includes the following elements:

  • Language Study audio show: in this bonus audio recording we provide a full analysis of the language used in each lesson. Presented in French and English, Pierre-Beno?t and Mark will help you to get to grips with all the language covered in the main lesson, and provide further examples of the idiomatic expressions and grammar concepts covered;
  • Transcripts and notes: since so much French is used in this season’s recordings, we’ve decided to include a full transcript of both the main audio lesson and the Language Study lesson. We’ve included vocabulary and language notes to help you master the language more effectively.

The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below. Please note that the lessons are published on a regular basis and you will have access to the materials as soon as they are published. Think of this as a “Season Pass”.

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CBF 4:34 | Placement of adjectives and idiomatic expressions


Fri, May 01, 2015


Coming up in this lesson:

Mark and Pierre-Beno?t 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 is rich in interesting grammar points and idiomatic expressions and our two hosts are on hand to discuss the language used and to help listeners understand the content. Expressions in this episode include il devait y avoir, ?tre d?sol? de + infinitive and the placement of adjectives in phrases such as il a de grands yeux bleus vraiment magnifiques.

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The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 4 provides additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your French studies. The premium version includes the following elements:

  • Language Study audio show: in this bonus audio recording we provide a full analysis of the language used in each lesson. Presented in French and English, Pierre-Beno?t and Mark will help you to get to grips with all the language covered in the main lesson, and provide further examples of the idiomatic expressions and grammar concepts covered;
  • Transcripts and notes: since so much French is used in this season’s recordings, we’ve decided to include a full transcript of both the main audio lesson and the Language Study lesson. We’ve included vocabulary and language notes to help you master the language more effectively.


The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below. Please note that the lessons are published on a regular basis and you will have access to the materials as soon as they are published. Think of this as a “Season Pass”.

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CBF 4:33 | Interesting idiomatic expressions


Sat, Apr 04, 2015


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, and as usual Pierre-Beno?t and Mark are on hand to discuss the language points contained in the text. In this episode, expressions featured include tourner en rond, la curiosit? est un vilain d?faut, and lots more. 

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The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 4 provides additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your French studies. The premium version includes the following elements:

  • Language Study audio show: in this bonus audio recording we provide a full analysis of the language used in each lesson. Presented in French and English, Pierre-Beno?t and Mark will help you to get to grips with all the language covered in the main lesson, and provide further examples of the idiomatic expressions and grammar concepts covered;
  • Transcripts and notes: since so much French is used in this season’s recordings, we’ve decided to include a full transcript of both the main audio lesson and the Language Study lesson. We’ve included vocabulary and language notes to help you master the language more effectively.


The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below. Please note that the lessons are published on a regular basis and you will have access to the materials as soon as they are published. Think of this as a “Season Pass”.

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CBF 4:32 | Agreement of preceding direct objects


Fri, Mar 20, 2015


Coming up in this lesson:

It’s time for another episode in our series for advanced French learners. In this lesson Mark and Pierre-Beno?t are discussing the latest email from Matthieu to Gabrielle. There are many interesting expressions and useful grammar points covered including agreement of preceding direct objects, rien que de + infinitive, en avoir l’eau ? la bouche, and much more. 

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The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 4 provides additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your French studies. The premium version includes the following elements:

  • Language Study audio show: in this bonus audio recording we provide a full analysis of the language used in each lesson. Presented in French and English, Pierre-Beno?t and Mark will help you to get to grips with all the language covered in the main lesson, and provide further examples of the idiomatic expressions and grammar concepts covered;
  • Transcripts and notes: since so much French is used in this season’s recordings, we’ve decided to include a full transcript of both the main audio lesson and the Language Study lesson. We’ve included vocabulary and language notes to help you master the language more effectively.


The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below. Please note that the lessons are published on a regular basis and you will have access to the materials as soon as they are published. Think of this as a “Season Pass”.

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CBF 4:31 | Grammar review and idiomatic expressions


Fri, Mar 06, 2015


Coming up in this lesson:

Join Mark and Pierre-Beno?t 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 points and idiomatic expressions to study including the expressions prendre ses clics et ses clacs and aller en ?claireur. 

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The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 4 provides additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your French studies. The premium version includes the following elements:

  • Language Study audio show: in this bonus audio recording we provide a full analysis of the language used in each lesson. Presented in French and English, Pierre-Beno?t and Mark will help you to get to grips with all the language covered in the main lesson, and provide further examples of the idiomatic expressions and grammar concepts covered;
  • Transcripts and notes: since so much French is used in this season’s recordings, we’ve decided to include a full transcript of both the main audio lesson and the Language Study lesson. We’ve included vocabulary and language notes to help you master the language more effectively.


The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below. Please note that the lessons are published on a regular basis and you will have access to the materials as soon as they are published. Think of this as a “Season Pass”.

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CBF 4:30 | New vocabulary and idiomatic phrases


Fri, Feb 20, 2015


Coming up in this lesson:

It’s time for another episode of Coffee Break French and this week Mark and Pierre-Beno?t are discussing the latest email from Sylvie to her mother, Monique. There are lots of interesting language points to talk about including the expressions ?tre pot de colle, faire poireauter quelqu’un and the wonderful word dor?navant. 

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The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 4 provides additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your French studies. The premium version includes the following elements:

  • Language Study audio show: in this bonus audio recording we provide a full analysis of the language used in each lesson. Presented in French and English, Pierre-Beno?t and Mark will help you to get to grips with all the language covered in the main lesson, and provide further examples of the idiomatic expressions and grammar concepts covered;
  • Transcripts and notes: since so much French is used in this season’s recordings, we’ve decided to include a full transcript of both the main audio lesson and the Language Study lesson. We’ve included vocabulary and language notes to help you master the language more effectively.


The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below. Please note that the lessons are published on a regular basis and you will have access to the materials as soon as they are published. Think of this as a “Season Pass”.

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


Sun, Jan 25, 2015


Coming up in this lesson:

Join Mark and Pierre-Beno?t 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 points and interesting vocabulary and idiomatic expressions including piquer du nez, faire un tabac and how to use the subjunctive with jusqu’? ce que.

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The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 4 provides additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your French studies. The premium version includes the following elements:

  • Language Study audio show: in this bonus audio recording we provide a full analysis of the language used in each lesson. Presented in French and English, Pierre-Beno?t and Mark will help you to get to grips with all the language covered in the main lesson, and provide further examples of the idiomatic expressions and grammar concepts covered;
  • Transcripts and notes: since so much French is used in this season’s recordings, we’ve decided to include a full transcript of both the main audio lesson and the Language Study lesson. We’ve included vocabulary and language notes to help you master the language more effectively.


The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below. Please note that the lessons are published on a regular basis and you will have access to the materials as soon as they are published. Think of this as a “Season Pass”.

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CBF 4:28 | More triggers for the subjunctive


Sun, Jan 11, 2015


Coming up in this lesson:

Mark and Pierre-Beno?t 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 expressions, and through further examples and clear explanations, our two hosts will help you understand everything. Points covered in this episode include using the subjunctive after avoir peur que and craindre que, and lots more. In the opening section, Mark also mentions his new year’s resolutions to learn Swedish and to record a song each day of the year and publish it on his personal blog.

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The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 4 provides additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your French studies. The premium version includes the following elements:

  • Language Study audio show: in this bonus audio recording we provide a full analysis of the language used in each lesson. Presented in French and English, Pierre-Beno?t and Mark will help you to get to grips with all the language covered in the main lesson, and provide further examples of the idiomatic expressions and grammar concepts covered;
  • Transcripts and notes: since so much French is used in this season’s recordings, we’ve decided to include a full transcript of both the main audio lesson and the Language Study lesson. We’ve included vocabulary and language notes to help you master the language more effectively.


The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below. Please note that the lessons are published on a regular basis and you will have access to the materials as soon as they are published. Think of this as a “Season Pass”.

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CBF 4:27 | The pluperfect tense


Tue, Dec 23, 2014


Coming up in this lesson:

In this latest episode of Coffee Break French, Mark and Pierre-Beno?t 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 reveals some news about her own love life! Language points covered include some interesting examples of the pluperfect tense, apr?s avoir fait quelque chose, and the verb valoir.

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The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 4 provides additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your French studies. The premium version includes the following elements:

  • Language Study audio show: in this bonus audio recording we provide a full analysis of the language used in each lesson. Presented in French and English, Pierre-Beno?t and Mark will help you to get to grips with all the language covered in the main lesson, and provide further examples of the idiomatic expressions and grammar concepts covered;
  • Transcripts and notes: since so much French is used in this season’s recordings, we’ve decided to include a full transcript of both the main audio lesson and the Language Study lesson. We’ve included vocabulary and language notes to help you master the language more effectively.


The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below. Please note that the lessons are published on a regular basis and you will have access to the materials as soon as they are published. Think of this as a “Season Pass”.

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CBF 4:26 | Idiomatic expressions and interesting vocabulary


Fri, Dec 05, 2014


Coming up in this lesson:

We’re back with another episode of our advanced French course. In this episode Mark and Pierre-Beno?t consider Sylvie’s latest email to her mother and, as usual there are lots of interesting grammar points and idiomatic expressions to discuss including se faire des films, faire un petit somme and the expression en dire long sur quelque chose.

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The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 4 provides additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your French studies. The premium version includes the following elements:

  • Language Study audio show: in this bonus audio recording we provide a full analysis of the language used in each lesson. Presented in French and English, Pierre-Beno?t and Mark will help you to get to grips with all the language covered in the main lesson, and provide further examples of the idiomatic expressions and grammar concepts covered;
  • Transcripts and notes: since so much French is used in this season’s recordings, we’ve decided to include a full transcript of both the main audio lesson and the Language Study lesson. We’ve included vocabulary and language notes to help you master the language more effectively.


The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below. Please note that the lessons are published on a regular basis and you will have access to the materials as soon as they are published. Think of this as a “Season Pass”.

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CBF 4:25 | More on the subjunctive


Fri, Nov 21, 2014


Coming up in this lesson:

In this latest episode of our advanced series for learners of French, join Pierre-Beno?t and Mark to look at Monique’s latest email to her daughter Sylvie. As usual there are lots of interesting grammar points and idiomatic expressions to be discovered in the episode including a number of subjunctives, the expression ?tre partant(e) pour quelque chose and lots more.

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Accessing the Premium Version

The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 4 provides additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your French studies. The premium version includes the following elements:

  • Language Study audio show: in this bonus audio recording we provide a full analysis of the language used in each lesson. Presented in French and English, Pierre-Beno?t and Mark will help you to get to grips with all the language covered in the main lesson, and provide further examples of the idiomatic expressions and grammar concepts covered;
  • Transcripts and notes: since so much French is used in this season’s recordings, we’ve decided to include a full transcript of both the main audio lesson and the Language Study lesson. We’ve included vocabulary and language notes to help you master the language more effectively.


The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below. Please note that the lessons are published on a regular basis and you will have access to the materials as soon as they are published. Think of this as a “Season Pass”.

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


Wed, Nov 05, 2014


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-Beno?t discuss the interesting language found in the lesson including the expression pour que which is followed by the subjunctive, avoir l’occasion de faire quelque chose and a couple of interesting examples of the word en.

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CBF 4:23 | Interesting verbs and idiomatic expressions


Tue, Oct 14, 2014


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-Beno?t and Mark are on hand to discuss the complex grammatical constructions and idiomatic vocabulary contained in the lesson which include proposer ? quelqu’un de faire quelque chose, vivre au jour le jour and the verb ch?mer.

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CBF 4:22 | Uses of the subjunctive


Wed, Oct 01, 2014


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-Beno?t and Mark in this episode include le monde est petit, avoir la t?te ? quelque chose and a further example of the subjunctive in use. Rich with idiomatic expressions, tricky grammar points and interesting vocabulary, we’re sure you’ll enjoy this latest episode.

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


Tue, Sep 30, 2014


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 subjunctives and the expressions soi-disantmarquer un jour d’une pierre blanche and avoir pour projet de faire quelque chose. As usual, Mark and Pierre-Beno?t are on hand to discuss the idiomatic expressions and grammar points, and enthuse about the wonders of the French language in general!

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CBF 4:20 | Interesting idiomatic phrases and grammar points


Thu, Aug 28, 2014


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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-Beno?t this week include je m’en doute, using the subjunctive after jusqu’? ce que, and ramasser quelqu’un ? la petite cuill?re. As usual Mark and Pierre-Beno?t are on hand to discuss the idiomatic expressions and grammar points, and enthuse about the wonders of the French language in general!

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


Sun, Aug 10, 2014


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 talk about working hard – or “like a dog”, and we even manage to include some Disney references and a bit of Edith Piaf! As usual Mark and Pierre-Beno?t are on hand to discuss the idiomatic expressions and grammar points.

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CBF 4:18 | Expressions with reflexive pronouns


Tue, Jul 22, 2014


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 ?pinal. As usual Mark and Pierre-Beno?t are on hand to discuss the idiomatic expressions and grammar points contained in the text, including the expressions se d?p?cher de faire quelque chose, se faire des id?es, and the very useful word sacr?.

Please note that lesson 18 of Season 4 was originally known as lesson 418 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 4:17 | More trigger expressions for the subjunctive


Tue, Jul 01, 2014


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-Beno?t are on hand to discuss the idiomatic expressions and grammar points contained in the text, including the expression tous les quatre matins, ce n’est pas la porte ? c?t?, l’essentiel c’est que + subjunctive and lots more.

Please note that lesson 17 of Season 4 was originally known as lesson 417 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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


Thu, May 22, 2014


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-Beno?t are on hand to discuss the expressions and grammar points contained in his text including how to talk about “remembering” things in French using se rappeller and se souvenir de qc, and an interesting use of the expression pour que.

Please note that lesson 16 of Season 4 was originally known as lesson 416 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 4:15 | Verbs which need particular prepositions


Wed, May 07, 2014


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-Beno?t discuss the expressions and grammar points contained in her text including verbs which require particular prepositions, such as se d?p?cher de faire qc, promettre de faire qc, and lots more.

Please note that lesson 15 of Season 4 was originally known as lesson 415 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 4:14 | Jours de RTT


Sun, Apr 13, 2014


Introduction

In this week’s edition of Coffee Break French, Mark and Pierre-Beno?t 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 concept of jours de RTT.

Please note that lesson 14 of Season 4 was originally known as lesson 414 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 4:13 | Rallong? ou allong??


Wed, Mar 05, 2014


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-Beno?t discuss a number of tricky grammar points and interesting areas of vocabulary, providing lots of examples along the way.

Please note that lesson 13 of Season 4 was originally known as lesson 413 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 4:12 | Je ne reste pas clo?tr?e


Sat, Feb 15, 2014


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-Beno?t will be discussing the language used in the text to help you understand and improve your French. Through examples and explanations, Mark and Pierre-Beno?t will help you to understand the French used by our characters in their texts, and you’ll be able to build your range of expression, increase your vocabulary and deepen your understanding of complex grammatical concepts.

Please note that lesson 12 of Season 4 was originally known as lesson 412 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 4:11 | The past historic


Wed, Feb 05, 2014


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-Beno?t discuss the language used in the text including the word “dont”, the phrase “profiter de quelque chose pour faire autre chose” and the past historic tense. Through examples and explanations, Mark and Pierre-Beno?t will help you to understand the French used by our characters in their texts, and you’ll be able to build your range of expression, increase your vocabulary and deepen your understanding of complex grammatical concepts.

Please note that lesson 11 of Season 4 was originally known as lesson 411 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 4:10 | Avoir la p?che


Tue, Dec 31, 2013


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-Beno?t are on hand to discuss the language contained in the email. After presenting Sylvie’s email, Mark gives a summary of the main narrative points of the text, and then Pierre-Beno?t discusses the four language points he has chosen from the text. Through examples and explanations, Mark and Pierre-Beno?t will help you to understand the French used by our characters in their texts, and you’ll be able to build your range of expression, increase your vocabulary and deepen your understanding of complex grammatical concepts.

Please note that lesson 10 of Season 4 was originally known as lesson 410 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 4:09 | Le sien, le mien


Mon, Dec 23, 2013


Introduction

It’s time once again to turn to Monique and listen to her email to her daughter Sylvie. As usual Mark and Pierre-Beno?t are on hand to discuss the language contained in the email. After presenting Monique’s email, Mark gives a summary of the main narrative points of the text, and then Pierre-Beno?t discusses the four language points he has chosen from the text. Through examples and explanations, Mark and Pierre-Beno?t will help you to understand the French used by our characters in their texts, and you’ll be able to build your range of expression, increase your vocabulary and deepen your understanding of complex grammatical concepts.

Please note that lesson 09 of Season 4 was originally known as lesson 409 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 4:08 | tenir le coup


Mon, Dec 16, 2013


Introduction

In this episode it’s Matthieu’s turn to write his email in reply to Gabrielle’s last message. Pierre-Beno?t and Mark discuss four expressions contained in the text including tenir le coup and ce n’est pas donn?. After presenting Matthieu’s email, Mark gives a summary of the main narrative points of the text, and then Pierre-Beno?t discusses the four language points he has chosen from the text. Through examples and explanations, Mark and Pierre-Beno?t will help you to understand the French used by our characters in their texts, and you’ll be able to build your range of expression, increase your vocabulary and deepen your understanding of complex grammatical concepts.

Please note that lesson 08 of Season 4 was originally known as lesson 408 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 4:07 | envier quelqu'un


Mon, Dec 09, 2013


Introduction

In the latest episode of Coffee Break French we join Gabrielle as she writes her regular email to Matthieu. Pierre-Beno?t and Mark discuss four expressions contained in the text including se balader and envier quelqu’un. After presenting Sylvie’s email, Mark gives a summary of the main narrative points of the text, and then Pierre-Beno?t discusses the four language points he has chosen from the text. Through examples and explanations, Mark and Pierre-Beno?t will help you to understand the French used by our characters in their texts, and you’ll be able to build your range of expression, increase your vocabulary and deepen your understanding of complex grammatical concepts.

Please note that lesson 07 of Season 4 was originally known as lesson 407 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 4:06 | Ne pas en croire ses yeux


Tue, Dec 03, 2013


Introduction

In this episode we join Sylvie as she replies to Monique’s email from the last episode. Pierre-Beno?t and Mark discuss four expressions contained in the text including ne pas en croire ses yeux and qu’est-ce que tu as fait de beau? After presenting Sylvie’s email, Mark gives a summary of the main narrative points of the text, and then Pierre-Beno?t discusses the four language points he has chosen from the text. Through examples and explanations, Mark and Pierre-Beno?t will help you to understand the French used by our characters in their texts, and you’ll be able to build your range of expression, increase your vocabulary and deepen your understanding of complex grammatical concepts.

Please note that lesson 06 of Season 4 was originally known as lesson 406 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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  • Language Study audio show: in this bonus audio recording we provide a full analysis of the language used in each lesson. Presented in French and English, Pierre-Beno?t and Mark will help you to get to grips with all the language covered in the main lesson, and provide further examples of the idiomatic expressions and grammar concepts covered;
  • Transcripts and notes: since so much French is used in this season’s recordings, we’ve decided to include a full transcript of both the main audio lesson and the Language Study lesson. We’ve included vocabulary and language notes to help you master the language more effectively.


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CBF 1:05 | Introducing family


Tue, Nov 26, 2013


Introduction

We turn our attention once more to Monique, Sylvie’s mother, whose email to her daughter provides a further opportunity for learners to familiarise themselves with a whole range of idiomatic phrases and interesting grammar points. The lesson is presented by Mark and Pierre-Beno?t in a mix of French and English. After presenting Monique’s email, Mark gives a summary of the main narrative points of the text, and then Pierre-Beno?t discusses four interesting language points brought up in the text. Through examples and explanations, Mark and Pierre-Beno?t will help you to understand the French used by our characters in their texts, and you’ll be able to build your range of expression, increase your vocabulary and deepen your understanding of complex grammatical concepts.

Please note that lesson 05 of Season 4 was originally known as lesson 405 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 4 provides additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your French studies. The premium version includes the following elements:

  • Language Study audio show: in this bonus audio recording we provide a full analysis of the language used in each lesson. Presented in French and English, Pierre-Beno?t and Mark will help you to get to grips with all the language covered in the main lesson, and provide further examples of the idiomatic expressions and grammar concepts covered;
  • Transcripts and notes: since so much French is used in this season’s recordings, we’ve decided to include a full transcript of both the main audio lesson and the Language Study lesson. We’ve included vocabulary and language notes to help you master the language more effectively.


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CBF 4:04 | Je me sens encore tout penaud


Tue, Nov 19, 2013


Introduction

In this episode we meet Matthieu, Gabrielle’s friend. He starts this email by apologising to Gabrielle for his behaviour. Find out more about what has been going on by listening to the episode! The lesson is presented by Mark and Pierre-Beno?t in a mix of French and English. After presenting Matthieu’s email, Mark gives a summary of the main narrative points of the text, and then Pierre-Beno?t discusses four interesting language points brought up in the text. Through examples and explanations, Mark and Pierre-Beno?t will help you to understand the French used by our characters in their texts, and you’ll be able to build your range of expression, increase your vocabulary and deepen your understanding of complex grammatical concepts.

Please note that lesson 04 of Season 4 was originally known as lesson 404 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 4 provides additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your French studies. The premium version includes the following elements:

  • Language Study audio show: in this bonus audio recording we provide a full analysis of the language used in each lesson. Presented in French and English, Pierre-Beno?t and Mark will help you to get to grips with all the language covered in the main lesson, and provide further examples of the idiomatic expressions and grammar concepts covered;
  • Transcripts and notes: since so much French is used in this season’s recordings, we’ve decided to include a full transcript of both the main audio lesson and the Language Study lesson. We’ve included vocabulary and language notes to help you master the language more effectively.


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CBF 4:03 | Tourne la page!


Mon, Nov 11, 2013


Introduction

In the third lesson of our series we meet Gabrielle and listen to her email to her friend Matthieu.

The lesson is presented by Mark and Pierre-Beno?t in a mix of French and English. After presenting Gabrielle’s email, Mark gives a summary of the main narrative points of the text, and then Pierre-Beno?t discusses four interesting language points brought up in the text. Through examples and explanations, Mark and Pierre-Beno?t will help you to understand the French used by our characters in their texts, and you’ll be able to build your range of expression, increase your vocabulary and deepen your understanding of complex grammatical concepts.

Please note that lesson 03 of Season 4 was originally known as lesson 403 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 4 provides additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your French studies. The premium version includes the following elements:

  • Language Study audio show: in this bonus audio recording we provide a full analysis of the language used in each lesson. Presented in French and English, Pierre-Beno?t and Mark will help you to get to grips with all the language covered in the main lesson, and provide further examples of the idiomatic expressions and grammar concepts covered;
  • Transcripts and notes: since so much French is used in this season’s recordings, we’ve decided to include a full transcript of both the main audio lesson and the Language Study lesson. We’ve included vocabulary and language notes to help you master the language more effectively.


The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below. Please note that the lessons are published on a regular basis and you will have access to the materials as soon as they are published. Think of this as a “Season Pass”.

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CBF 4:02 | M?tro-boulot-dodo


Mon, Nov 04, 2013


Introduction

In lesson two of our new series, we’ll be listening to Sylvie’s reply to Monique’s email from last week.

The lesson is presented by Mark and Pierre-Beno?t in a mix of French and English. After presenting Sylvie’s email, Mark gives a summary of the main narrative points of the email, and then Pierre-Beno?t discusses four interesting language points brought up in the text. Through examples and explanations, Mark and Pierre-Beno?t will help you to understand the French used by our characters in their texts, and you’ll be able to build your range of expression, increase your vocabulary and deepen your understanding of complex grammatical concepts.

Please note that lesson 02 of Season 4 was originally known as lesson 402 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 4 provides additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your French studies. The premium version includes the following elements:

  • Language Study audio show: in this bonus audio recording we provide a full analysis of the language used in each lesson. Presented in French and English, Pierre-Beno?t and Mark will help you to get to grips with all the language covered in the main lesson, and provide further examples of the idiomatic expressions and grammar concepts covered;
  • Transcripts and notes: since so much French is used in this season’s recordings, we’ve decided to include a full transcript of both the main audio lesson and the Language Study lesson. We’ve included vocabulary and language notes to help you master the language more effectively.


The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below. Please note that the lessons are published on a regular basis and you will have access to the materials as soon as they are published. Think of this as a “Season Pass”.

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CBF 4:01 | Je prendrai mes rep?res


Mon, Oct 28, 2013


Introduction

In this first episode of our new series, we’ll be listening to Monique’s first email to her daughter Sylvie. As we heard in the season preview last week, Sylvie has recently moved to Paris and, like any mother, Monique is worrying about her daughter, but is equally excited for her as she begins this new adventure.

The lesson is presented by Mark and Pierre-Beno?t in a mix of French and English. After presenting Monique’s email, Mark gives a summary of the main narrative points of the email, and then Pierre-Beno?t discusses four interesting language points brought up in the text. Through examples and explanations, Mark and Pierre-Beno?t will help you to understand the French used by our characters in their texts, and you’ll be able to build your range of expression, increase your vocabulary and deepen your understanding of complex grammatical concepts.

Please note that lesson 01 of Season 4 was originally known as lesson 401 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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Accessing the Premium Version

The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 4 provides additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your French studies. The premium version includes the following elements:

  • Language Study audio show: in this bonus audio recording we provide a full analysis of the language used in each lesson. Presented in French and English, Pierre-Beno?t and Mark will help you to get to grips with all the language covered in the main lesson, and provide further examples of the idiomatic expressions and grammar concepts covered;
  • Transcripts and notes: since so much French is used in this season’s recordings, we’ve decided to include a full transcript of both the main audio lesson and the Language Study lesson. We’ve included vocabulary and language notes to help you master the language more effectively.


The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below. Please note that the lessons are published on a regular basis and you will have access to the materials as soon as they are published. Think of this as a “Season Pass”.

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Lesson 400 – Coffee Break French


Mon, Oct 21, 2013


Introduction

Welcome to this brand new season of Coffee Break French, and in this opening introductory episode, Mark and Pierre-Beno?t talk about what you can expect in this season. They introduce two of the featured characters in the series, Sylvie and Matthieu, both of whom have recently moved to Paris for work.

Like all lessons in season 4, this introductory episode is presented in a combination of French and English, giving you plenty of opportunities to put your French to the test. Through examples and explanations, Mark and Pierre-Beno?t will help you to understand the French used by our characters in their texts, and you’ll be able to build your range of expression, increase your vocabulary and deepen your understanding of complex grammatical concepts.

Listen to the lesson

Accessing the Premium Version

The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 4 provides additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your French studies. The premium version includes the following elements:

  • Language Study audio show: in this bonus audio recording we provide a full analysis of the language used in each lesson. Presented in French and English, Pierre-Beno?t and Mark will help you to get to grips with all the language covered in the main lesson, and provide further examples of the idiomatic expressions and grammar concepts covered;
  • Transcripts and notes: since so much French is used in this season’s recordings, we’ve decided to include a full transcript of both the main audio lesson and the Language Study lesson. We’ve included vocabulary and language notes to help you master the language more effectively.


The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below. Please note that the lessons are published on a regular basis and you will have access to the materials as soon as they are published. Think of this as a “Season Pass”.

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Welcome to Coffee Break French Season 4


Wed, Oct 16, 2013


Join Mark and Pierre-Beno?t in this first introduction to Season 4. The new season begins on 21st October 2013 with a short introductory episode in which you’ll meet two of the characters of our story, and lesson one will be published on 28th October 2013. Full details of the premium version of the course will be announced with the introductory episode.

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Here’s a special bonus for all Coffee Break French Season 3 members: download the full transcript of this promo episode to check your understanding of the French used by Mark and Pierre-Beno?t in the recording, and to get a feel for the type of notes we’ll be providing for this forthcoming season.[/amprotect]



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Radio Lingua News, 26 Sep 2013


Thu, Sep 26, 2013


We’re delighted to bring you this special edition of Radio Lingua News. Watch the video above for all the details. Follow the links below for more information about our announcements:



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The CBF Verb Fix 110 – Aller


Thu, Aug 08, 2013


Introduction

Welcome to the Coffee Break French Verb Fix – your weekly fix of the award-winning language course from the Radio Lingua Network in which we’ll help you master your French verbs and improve your spoken and written French in the process.

This is the final lesson of this season and we’re looking at the irregular verb aller meaning “to go”. Aller is a very common verb and in addition to being used in its normal sense, it is also used as part of the simple future tense, as in “I am going to visit my aunt” and other such sentences. There’s also something you need to take on board with aller when conjugating it in the perfect tense. All will be explained in the lesson.

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The premium version of The Coffee Break French Verb Fix provides additional materials which will help you build your knowledge of French verbs more effectively with your mastery of French verbs. The premium version is in the form of downloadable pdf lesson notes which include the following additional elements:

  • Verb tables: each verb is listed in the four tenses covered in the main lesson (present, perfect, imperfect and conditional) so that you can see the written form of the verbs and learn the structures and patterns more effectively;
  • Bonus verb tables: in addition to the main tenses we’ve also included the conjugations for the conditional, present subjunctive, past historic, pluperfect, future perfect and conditional perfect tenses;
  • Exercises: test your understanding with our translation quizzes – full answer key provided!
  • Bonus Audio: don’t want to listen to the whole show again? We’ve included the “Big Four” audio which extracts just the four main tenses of each verb in the members’ version.

The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below.

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The CBF Verb Fix 109 – Devoir


Wed, Jul 24, 2013


Introduction

Welcome to the Coffee Break French Verb Fix – your weekly fix of the award-winning language course from the Radio Lingua Network in which we’ll help you master your French verbs and improve your spoken and written French in the process.

In this lesson we’re looking at the irregular verb devoir meaning “must” or “to have to”, or in some situations “to owe”. Devoir is another irregular verb so we need to learn each part of the verb as it does not follow the regular patterns.

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The premium version of The Coffee Break French Verb Fix provides additional materials which will help you build your knowledge of French verbs more effectively with your mastery of French verbs. The premium version is in the form of downloadable pdf lesson notes which include the following additional elements:

  • Verb tables: each verb is listed in the four tenses covered in the main lesson (present, perfect, imperfect and conditional) so that you can see the written form of the verbs and learn the structures and patterns more effectively;
  • Bonus verb tables: in addition to the main tenses we’ve also included the conjugations for the conditional, present subjunctive, past historic, pluperfect, future perfect and conditional perfect tenses;
  • Exercises: test your understanding with our translation quizzes – full answer key provided!
  • Bonus Audio: don’t want to listen to the whole show again? We’ve included the “Big Four” audio which extracts just the four main tenses of each verb in the members’ version.

The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below.

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The CBF Verb Fix 108 – Vouloir


Tue, Jul 09, 2013


Introduction

Welcome to the Coffee Break French Verb Fix – your weekly fix of the award-winning language course from the Radio Lingua Network in which we’ll help you master your French verbs and improve your spoken and written French in the process.

In this lesson we’re looking at the irregular verb vouloir meaning “to want”. Vouloir is another irregular verb so we need to learn each part of the verb as it does not follow the regular patterns.

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This audio lesson is free, as are all the main audio lessons of the Coffee Break French Verb Fix.

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The premium version of The Coffee Break French Verb Fix provides additional materials which will help you build your knowledge of French verbs more effectively with your mastery of French verbs. The premium version is in the form of downloadable pdf lesson notes which include the following additional elements:

  • Verb tables: each verb is listed in the four tenses covered in the main lesson (present, perfect, imperfect and conditional) so that you can see the written form of the verbs and learn the structures and patterns more effectively;
  • Bonus verb tables: in addition to the main tenses we’ve also included the conjugations for the conditional, present subjunctive, past historic, pluperfect, future perfect and conditional perfect tenses;
  • Exercises: test your understanding with our translation quizzes – full answer key provided!
  • Bonus Audio: don’t want to listen to the whole show again? We’ve included the “Big Four” audio which extracts just the four main tenses of each verb in the members’ version.

The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below.

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The CBF Verb Fix 107 – Pouvoir


Mon, Jul 01, 2013


Introduction

Welcome to the Coffee Break French Verb Fix – your weekly fix of the award-winning language course from the Radio Lingua Network in which we’ll help you master your French verbs and improve your spoken and written French in the process.

In this lesson we’re looking at the irregular verb pouvoir meaning “to be able”. Pouvoir is another irregular verb so we need to learn each part of the verb as it does not follow the regular patterns.

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This audio lesson is free, as are all the main audio lessons of the Coffee Break French Verb Fix.

Use the audio player above to listen to the lesson, or make sure you’re subscribed to Coffee Break French in iTunes to receive this lesson and all future lessons automatically.

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The premium version of The Coffee Break French Verb Fix provides additional materials which will help you build your knowledge of French verbs more effectively with your mastery of French verbs. The premium version is in the form of downloadable pdf lesson notes which include the following additional elements:

  • Verb tables: each verb is listed in the four tenses covered in the main lesson (present, perfect, imperfect and conditional) so that you can see the written form of the verbs and learn the structures and patterns more effectively;
  • Bonus verb tables: in addition to the main tenses we’ve also included the conjugations for the conditional, present subjunctive, past historic, pluperfect, future perfect and conditional perfect tenses;
  • Exercises: test your understanding with our translation quizzes – full answer key provided!
  • Bonus Audio: don’t want to listen to the whole show again? We’ve included the “Big Four” audio which extracts just the four main tenses of each verb in the members’ version.

The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below.

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The CBF Verb Fix 106 – Faire


Sun, Jun 16, 2013


Introduction

Welcome to the Coffee Break French Verb Fix – your weekly fix of the award-winning language course from the Radio Lingua Network in which we’ll help you master your French verbs and improve your spoken and written French in the process.

In this lesson we’re looking at the irregular verb faire meaning “to do” or “to make”. Faire is another irregular verb so we need to learn each part of the verb as it does not follow the regular patterns.

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The premium version of The Coffee Break French Verb Fix provides additional materials which will help you build your knowledge of French verbs more effectively with your mastery of French verbs. The premium version is in the form of downloadable pdf lesson notes which include the following additional elements:

  • Verb tables: each verb is listed in the four tenses covered in the main lesson (present, perfect, imperfect and conditional) so that you can see the written form of the verbs and learn the structures and patterns more effectively;
  • Bonus verb tables: in addition to the main tenses we’ve also included the conjugations for the conditional, present subjunctive, past historic, pluperfect, future perfect and conditional perfect tenses;
  • Exercises: test your understanding with our translation quizzes – full answer key provided!
  • Bonus Audio: don’t want to listen to the whole show again? We’ve included the “Big Four” audio which extracts just the four main tenses of each verb in the members’ version.

The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below.

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CBF Community Show – 10 June 2013


Mon, Jun 10, 2013


Introduction

Mark is back with another Coffee Break French community show, in which we invite our listeners from around the world to take part in the show. In this episode we feature voice messages from listeners Charles, Desh, Jan, David, Nuhaa and Samantha using the verbs vendre and avoir following recent episodes of the Verb Fix.

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The premium version of The Coffee Break French Verb Fix provides additional materials which will help you build your knowledge of French verbs more effectively with your mastery of French verbs. The premium version is in the form of downloadable pdf lesson notes which include the following additional elements:

  • Verb tables: each verb is listed in the four tenses covered in the main lesson (present, perfect, imperfect and conditional) so that you can see the written form of the verbs and learn the structures and patterns more effectively;
  • Bonus verb tables: in addition to the main tenses we’ve also included the conjugations for the conditional, present subjunctive, past historic, pluperfect, future perfect and conditional perfect tenses;
  • Exercises: test your understanding with our translation quizzes – full answer key provided!
  • Bonus Audio: don’t want to listen to the whole show again? We’ve included the “Big Four” audio which extracts just the four main tenses of each verb in the members’ version.

The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below. Please note that the lessons are published from April 2013 onwards and you will have access to the materials as soon as they are published. Think of this as a “Season Pass”.

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The CBF Verb Fix 105 – ?TRE


Wed, May 29, 2013


Introduction

Welcome to the Coffee Break French Verb Fix – your weekly fix of the award-winning language course from the Radio Lingua Network in which we’ll help you master your French verbs and improve your spoken and written French in the process.

In this lesson we’re looking at the irregular verb ?tre meaning “to be”. Like avoir, ?tre is also irregular so we need to learn each part of the verb as it does not follow the regular patterns.

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This audio lesson is free, as are all the main audio lessons of the Coffee Break French Verb Fix.

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The premium version of The Coffee Break French Verb Fix provides additional materials which will help you build your knowledge of French verbs more effectively with your mastery of French verbs. The premium version is in the form of downloadable pdf lesson notes which include the following additional elements:

  • Verb tables: each verb is listed in the four tenses covered in the main lesson (present, perfect, imperfect and conditional) so that you can see the written form of the verbs and learn the structures and patterns more effectively;
  • Bonus verb tables: in addition to the main tenses we’ve also included the conjugations for the conditional, present subjunctive, past historic, pluperfect, future perfect and conditional perfect tenses;
  • Exercises: test your understanding with our translation quizzes – full answer key provided!
  • Bonus Audio: don’t want to listen to the whole show again? We’ve included the “Big Four” audio which extracts just the four main tenses of each verb in the members’ version.

The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below.

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The CBF Verb Fix 104 – AVOIR


Wed, May 22, 2013


Introduction

Welcome to the Coffee Break French Verb Fix – your weekly fix of the award-winning language course from the Radio Lingua Network in which we’ll help you master your French verbs and improve your spoken and written French in the process.

In this lesson we’re looking at the irregular verb avoir meaning “to have”. Avoir is the first irregular verb we’ve discussed here on the Verb Fix. This means that this verb follows slightly different patterns than the regular verbs we’ve covered so far.

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This audio lesson is free, as are all the main audio lessons of the Coffee Break French Verb Fix.

Use the audio player above to listen to the lesson, or make sure you’re subscribed to Coffee Break French in iTunes to receive this lesson and all future lessons automatically.

More tenses, exercises and bonus materials?

The premium version of The Coffee Break French Verb Fix provides additional materials which will help you build your knowledge of French verbs more effectively with your mastery of French verbs. The premium version is in the form of downloadable pdf lesson notes which include the following additional elements:

  • Verb tables: each verb is listed in the four tenses covered in the main lesson (present, perfect, imperfect and conditional) so that you can see the written form of the verbs and learn the structures and patterns more effectively;
  • Bonus verb tables: in addition to the main tenses we’ve also included the conjugations for the conditional, present subjunctive, past historic, pluperfect, future perfect and conditional perfect tenses;
  • Exercises: test your understanding with our translation quizzes – full answer key provided!
  • Bonus Audio: don’t want to listen to the whole show again? We’ve included the “Big Four” audio which extracts just the four main tenses of each verb in the members’ version.

The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below.

Subscribe links

Please note – if you’re already subscribed to Coffee Break French then you’ll receive the Verb Fix automatically – you don’t need to do anything! If you’re not already subscribed to Coffee Break French you can use the links below:

Purchase Membership | Access Members’ Materials | iTunes link | RSS feed



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The CBF Verb Fix 103 – VENDRE


Thu, May 16, 2013


Introduction

Welcome to the Coffee Break French Verb Fix – your weekly fix of the award-winning language course from the Radio Lingua Network in which we’ll help you master your French verbs and improve your spoken and written French in the process.

In this lesson we’re looking at the verb vendre meaning “to sell”. Vendre is an example of a regular -re verb. This means that with this lesson not only will you learn to conjugate finir in the present, perfect, imperfect and future tenses, you’ll also learn to conjugate all other regular -re verbs!

Listen to the lesson


This audio lesson is free, as are all the main audio lessons of the Coffee Break French Verb Fix.

Use the audio player above to listen to the lesson, or make sure you’re subscribed to Coffee Break French in iTunes to receive this lesson and all future lessons automatically.

More tenses, exercises and bonus materials?

The premium version of The Coffee Break French Verb Fix provides additional materials which will help you build your knowledge of French verbs more effectively with your mastery of French verbs. The premium version is in the form of downloadable pdf lesson notes which include the following additional elements:

  • Verb tables: each verb is listed in the four tenses covered in the main lesson (present, perfect, imperfect and conditional) so that you can see the written form of the verbs and learn the structures and patterns more effectively;
  • Bonus verb tables: in addition to the main tenses we’ve also included the conjugations for the conditional, present subjunctive, past historic, pluperfect, future perfect and conditional perfect tenses;
  • Exercises: test your understanding with our translation quizzes – full answer key provided!
  • Bonus Audio: don’t want to listen to the whole show again? We’ve included the “Big Four” audio which extracts just the four main tenses of each verb in the members’ version.

The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below.

Subscribe links

Please note – if you’re already subscribed to Coffee Break French then you’ll receive the Verb Fix automatically – you don’t need to do anything! If you’re not already subscribed to Coffee Break French you can use the links below:

Purchase Membership | Access Members’ Materials | iTunes link | RSS feed



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CBF Community Show – 10 May 2013


Sat, May 11, 2013


Introduction

Welcome to this week’s Coffee Break French Community Show where we hand it over to our worldwide community of learners. In this episode our listeners provide their sentences featuring the verb finir, which was this week’s verb in our Verb Fix show. We also share some news about a new development for French learners from Radio Lingua.

Listen to the show

Use the audio player above to listen to the lesson, or make sure you’re subscribed to Coffee Break French in iTunes to receive this lesson and all future lessons automatically.

More tenses, exercises and bonus materials?

The premium version of The Coffee Break French Verb Fix provides additional materials which will help you build your knowledge of French verbs more effectively with your mastery of French verbs. The premium version is in the form of downloadable pdf lesson notes which include the following additional elements:

  • Verb tables: each verb is listed in the four tenses covered in the main lesson (present, perfect, imperfect and conditional) so that you can see the written form of the verbs and learn the structures and patterns more effectively;
  • Bonus verb tables: in addition to the main tenses we’ve also included the conjugations for the conditional, present subjunctive, past historic, pluperfect, future perfect and conditional perfect tenses;
  • Exercises: test your understanding with our translation quizzes – full answer key provided!
  • Bonus Audio: don’t want to listen to the whole show again? We’ve included the “Big Four” audio which extracts just the four main tenses of each verb in the members’ version.

The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below. Please note that the lessons are published from April 2013 onwards and you will have access to the materials as soon as they are published. Think of this as a “Season Pass”.

Subscribe links

Please note – if you’re already subscribed to Coffee Break French then you’ll receive the Verb Fix automatically – you don’t need to do anything! If you’re not already subscribed to Coffee Break French you can use the links below:

Purchase Membership | Access Members’ Materials | iTunes link | RSS feed



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The CBF Verb Fix 102 – FINIR


Sat, May 04, 2013


Introduction

Welcome to the Coffee Break French Verb Fix – your weekly fix of the award-winning language course from the Radio Lingua Network in which we’ll help you master your French verbs and improve your spoken and written French in the process.

In this lesson we’re looking at the verb finir meaning “to finish” or “to end”. Finir is an example of a regular -ir verb. This means that with this lesson not only will you learn to conjugate finir in the present, perfect, imperfect and future tenses, you’ll also learn to conjugate hundreds of other regular -ir verbs!

Listen to the lesson


This audio lesson is free, as are all the main audio lessons of the Coffee Break French Verb Fix.

Use the audio player above to listen to the lesson, or make sure you’re subscribed to Coffee Break French in iTunes to receive this lesson and all future lessons automatically.

More tenses, exercises and bonus materials?

The premium version of The Coffee Break French Verb Fix provides additional materials which will help you build your knowledge of French verbs more effectively with your mastery of French verbs. The premium version is in the form of downloadable pdf lesson notes which include the following additional elements:

  • Verb tables: each verb is listed in the four tenses covered in the main lesson (present, perfect, imperfect and conditional) so that you can see the written form of the verbs and learn the structures and patterns more effectively;
  • Bonus verb tables: in addition to the main tenses we’ve also included the conjugations for the conditional, present subjunctive, past historic, pluperfect, future perfect and conditional perfect tenses;
  • Exercises: test your understanding with our translation quizzes – full answer key provided!
  • Bonus Audio: don’t want to listen to the whole show again? We’ve included the “Big Four” audio which extracts just the four main tenses of each verb in the members’ version.

The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below.

Subscribe links

Please note – if you’re already subscribed to Coffee Break French then you’ll receive the Verb Fix automatically – you don’t need to do anything! If you’re not already subscribed to Coffee Break French you can use the links below:

Purchase Membership | Access Members’ Materials | iTunes link | RSS feed



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CBF Community Show – 2 May 2013


Thu, May 02, 2013


Introduction

Introducing our new Community Show where we hand it over to our worldwide community of learners. In this episode our listeners provide their sentences featuring the verb parler, which was this week’s verb in our Verb Fix show. We also share some feedback from Facebook and iTunes.

Listen to the show

Use the audio player above to listen to the lesson, or make sure you’re subscribed to Coffee Break French in iTunes to receive this lesson and all future lessons automatically.

More tenses, exercises and bonus materials?

The premium version of The Coffee Break French Verb Fix provides additional materials which will help you build your knowledge of French verbs more effectively with your mastery of French verbs. The premium version is in the form of downloadable pdf lesson notes which include the following additional elements:

  • Verb tables: each verb is listed in the four tenses covered in the main lesson (present, perfect, imperfect and conditional) so that you can see the written form of the verbs and learn the structures and patterns more effectively;
  • Bonus verb tables: in addition to the main tenses we’ve also included the conjugations for the conditional, present subjunctive, past historic, pluperfect, future perfect and conditional perfect tenses;
  • Exercises: test your understanding with our translation quizzes – full answer key provided!
  • Bonus Audio: don’t want to listen to the whole show again? We’ve included the “Big Four” audio which extracts just the four main tenses of each verb in the members’ version.

The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below. Please note that the lessons are published from April 2013 onwards and you will have access to the materials as soon as they are published. Think of this as a “Season Pass”.

Subscribe links

Please note – if you’re already subscribed to Coffee Break French then you’ll receive the Verb Fix automatically – you don’t need to do anything! If you’re not already subscribed to Coffee Break French you can use the links below:

Purchase Membership | Access Members’ Materials | iTunes link | RSS feed



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The CBF Verb Fix 101 – PARLER


Thu, Apr 25, 2013


Introduction

Welcome to the Coffee Break French Verb Fix – your weekly fix of the award-winning language course from the Radio Lingua Network in which we’ll help you master your French verbs and improve your spoken and written French in the process.

In this lesson we’re looking at the verb parler meaning “to speak” or “to talk”. Parler is an example of a regular -er verb. This means that with this lesson not only will you learn to conjugate parler in the present, perfect, imperfect and future tenses, you’ll also learn to conjugate hundreds, if not thousands of other regular -er verbs!

Listen to the lesson


This audio lesson is free, as are all the main audio lessons of the Coffee Break French Verb Fix.

Use the audio player above to listen to the lesson, or make sure you’re subscribed to Coffee Break French in iTunes to receive this lesson and all future lessons automatically.

More tenses, exercises and bonus materials?

The premium version of The Coffee Break French Verb Fix provides additional materials which will help you build your knowledge of French verbs more effectively with your mastery of French verbs. The premium version is in the form of downloadable pdf lesson notes which include the following additional elements:

  • Verb tables: each verb is listed in the four tenses covered in the main lesson (present, perfect, imperfect and conditional) so that you can see the written form of the verbs and learn the structures and patterns more effectively;
  • Bonus verb tables: in addition to the main tenses we’ve also included the conjugations for the conditional, present subjunctive, past historic, pluperfect, future perfect and conditional perfect tenses;
  • Exercises: test your understanding with our translation quizzes – full answer key provided!
  • Bonus Audio: don’t want to listen to the whole show again? We’ve included the “Big Four” audio which extracts just the four main tenses of each verb in the members’ version.

The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below.

Subscribe links

Please note – if you’re already subscribed to Coffee Break French then you’ll receive the Verb Fix automatically – you don’t need to do anything! If you’re not already subscribed to Coffee Break French you can use the links below:

Purchase Membership | Access Members’ Materials | iTunes link | RSS feed



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The CBF Verb Fix – Introduction


Thu, Apr 25, 2013


Introduction

Welcome to this introductory episode of the Coffee Break French Verb Fix in which we explain the concepts behind this course and offer an introduction to the whole idea of French verbs: how they work, what it means to conjugate a verb, and the meanings of the four main tenses we’re covering in the course.

This show is your weekly fix of Coffee Break French, and through the weekly episodes we’ll help you “fix” your French verbs. We believe that mastering your verbs is the key to developing confidence in written and spoken French. The Verb Fix will help you to learn the conjugations of each verb in the present, perfect, imperfect and future tenses. With the help of repetition, interactive quizzes and even musical backing tracks, you’ll be building your confidence in verbs in no time!

Listen to the lesson


This audio lesson is free, as are all the main audio lessons of the Coffee Break French Verb Fix.

Use the audio player above to listen to the lesson, or make sure you’re subscribed to Coffee Break French in iTunes to receive this lesson and all future lessons automatically.

Accessing the Premium Version

The premium version of The Coffee Break French Verb Fix provides additional materials which will help you build your knowledge of French verbs more effectively with your mastery of French verbs. The premium version is in the form of downloadable pdf lesson notes which include the following additional elements:

  • Verb tables: each verb is listed in the four tenses covered in the main lesson (present, perfect, imperfect and conditional) so that you can see the written form of the verbs and learn the structures and patterns more effectively;
  • Bonus verb tables: in addition to the main tenses we’ve also included the conjugations for the conditional, present subjunctive, past historic, pluperfect, future perfect and conditional perfect tenses;
  • Exercises: test your understanding with our translation quizzes – full answer key provided!
  • Bonus Audio: don’t want to listen to the whole show again? We’ve included the “Big Four” audio which extracts just the four main tenses of each verb in the members’ version.

The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below.

Subscribe links

Please note – if you’re already subscribed to Coffee Break French then you’ll receive the Verb Fix automatically – you don’t need to do anything! If you’re not already subscribed to Coffee Break French you can use the links below:

Purchase Membership | Access Members’ Materials | iTunes link | RSS feed



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French WOTD Review – 8 March 2013


Sun, Mar 17, 2013


Apologies for the delay with this episode! Mark has been a bit under the weather and we’ve only just managed to get it finalised.

As usual, we’ve been publishing a daily word on Facebook and Twitter and each day we’ve asked our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to post a comment using the word of the day, thereby practising their language skills. This week we’ve been focusing on shopping vocabulary. Our words have been acheter – to buy, la taille – the size, le prix – the price, faire les courses – to do the shopping, and faire un ?change, to make an exchange. Our listeners have been coming up with some interesting uses of these words and this review show highlights some of our favourites.

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French WOTD Review – 20 Feb 2013


Fri, Feb 22, 2013


We’ve been publishing a daily word on Facebook and Twitter and each day we’ve asked our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to post a comment using the word of the day, thereby practising their language skills. This week, in honour of St Valentine’s Day, we’ve focused on the topic of love and we’ve shared the following words and phrases with our community: l’amour, tomber amoureux, les fleurs, je t’aime and un ind?crottable romantique. As usual, the Radio Lingua community has come up with some excellent examples of these words in sentences, and that’s what we’re looking at in this episode of the show.

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Send us a voice message!


Mon, Feb 11, 2013


We’ve added a new feature to our website and Facebook pages: if you have a microphone or webcam connected to your computer, you can leave us a voice message easily by clicking on the “Send us a voice message” on the right hand side of the screen. Please note that for the time being this feature does not work on iOS, but we hope to include an iOS option soon.

If you’d like to send us a voice message to be included in the next Word of the Day Review episode, please also post your message on the CBS Facebook page or CBF Facebook page on the relevant entry to make sure it’s picked up by the team. If you’re sending a question for Q&A Spanish, please make sure you leave your name.

Please be aware that by sending your voice message we may use this in future shows. However, we do not guarantee to use all voice messages.

Here’s a video to explain more:



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French WOTD Review – 9 Feb 2013


Sat, Feb 09, 2013


We’ve been publishing a daily word on Facebook and Twitter and each day we’ve asked our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to post a comment using the word of the day, thereby practising their language skills. This week we’ve focused on the topic of eating out and we’ve shared the following words and phrases with our community: l’addition, la carte, l’entr?e, commande and r?server. As usual, the Radio Lingua community has come up with some excellent examples of these words in sentences, and that’s what we’re looking at in this episode of the show.

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Radio Lingua News – 24 Dec 2012


Mon, Dec 24, 2012


This is a short message from Radio Lingua to update you on developments and to send all of our listeners our warmest wishes for the festive season.

First of all, we’ve been extremely busy assembling the various parts of the Coffee Break German course. Coffee Break German will be aimed at complete beginners in the language and, following the well-loved relaxed but structured Coffee Break style, we’ll be teaching German in weekly episodes, starting on 23rd January 2013. The whole Coffee Break German team are very excited about the launch and Mark is looking forward to picking up German along with the listeners!

We’re coming to the end of the first season of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine. The Magazine features interviews with native speakers, tips on idiomatic Spanish and a question and answer section and it has gone down extremely well with our listeners. In particular the video interviews have received great reviews and we’ll be planning to add more video content to our language courses in the future. We’re working hard on more Magazine content – not just for Spanish – and we’ll announce more news about this in the new year.

If you’re interested in the premium version of the Magazine which gives you access to these videos – or indeed the premium version of any of our language courses, then you may be interested to know that we’re currently in the middle of our Winter Sale. It ends at one minute to midnight UK time on the 31st December – or Hogmanay as we call it in Scotland – so don’t miss out on getting a head start on your language learning in 2013. There’s more information about the sale at http://radiolingua.com/sale including the coupon code that you need to use to get your discount.

Finally, if you’re still trying to think up a last-minute gift for you friends or family members, you may be interested in our new gift memberships: you can buy a friend a membership to many of our courses. It’s really straightforward – simply purchase a gift membership and we’ll send you a printable gift certificate which contains all the details to allow your language-loving friend to have free access to the course materials. Find out more at http://radiolingua.com/gift/.

The audio version of this news broadcast is provided below along with download links. In addition to the information, Mark has also included a special rendition of one of his favourite pieces of festive music. He’s performed this himself on the piano, so we hope you enjoy it!



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French WOTD Review, 28 Oct 2012 (repost)


Mon, Oct 29, 2012


We’ve been publishing a daily word on Facebook and Twitter and each day we’ve asked our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to post a comment using the word of the day, thereby practising their language skills. This week we’ve focused on the topic of travel and we’ve shared the following words and phrases with our community: voyager, le voyage, le passeport, les bagages and en avion.

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Radio Lingua News – Launch Video


Wed, Sep 26, 2012


Radio Lingua Founder and CEO introduces the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine, Coffee Break French and Spanish iBooks, our new On Location Languages blog series, changes and improvements to the website and a new Coffee Break language in this special launch video.



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French WOTD Review, 19 Sep 2012


Tue, Sep 18, 2012


We’ve been publishing a daily word on Facebook and Twitter and each day we’ve asked our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to post a comment using the word of the day, thereby practising their language skills. This week we’ve focused on the topic of weather and we’ve shared the following words and phrases with our community: le froid, il fait beau, il pleut des cordes, le vent and il y a du brouillard.

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French WOTD Review, 9 Sep 2012


Sun, Sep 09, 2012


We’ve been publishing a daily word on Facebook and Twitter and each day we’ve asked our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to post a comment using the word of the day, thereby practising their language skills. This week we’ve introduced some culinary terms including some well-known French delicacies: le pain au chocolat, les escargots, la ratatouille, flamer and cuisiner.

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French WOTD Review, 2 Sep 2012


Sun, Sep 02, 2012


We’ve been publishing a daily word on Facebook and Twitter and each day we’ve asked our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to post a comment using the word of the day, thereby practising their language skills. It’s been another great week of responses from our community and we’re bringing you our review of your uses of this week’s words: la mer, plonger, prendre un bain de soleil, voyager, and se d?tendre.

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French WOTD Review, 25 Aug 2012


Sat, Aug 25, 2012


Over the past week we’ve been publishing a daily word on Facebook and Twitter and each day we’ve asked our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to post a comment using the word of the day, thereby practising their language skills. We’ve been overwhelmed with the excellent response from the our friends and followers and we’ve decided to feature the work of the community in a new podcast series. We’re delighted to bring you this first episode of our Word of the Day Review featuring this week’s words: l’?t?, la plage, le soleil, la glace, and les vacances.

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CBF 3:40 | Translation exercises and dictation exercise


Tue, Mar 20, 2012


Coming up in this lesson:

This episode marks the end of an era! It’s the final lesson of Season 3 of Coffee Break French. We first met Alf, Katie and Veronica over 18 months ago and since then hopefully all our listeners have built their confidence and developed their range of expression in the French language. This final episode provides further opportunities for listeners to practise what they’ve learned through a series of translation challenges and, for premium members, a further dictation exercise.

Please note that lesson 40 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 340 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

Accessing the Premium Version

If you’d like to get more out of the materials, we offer an exclusive members’ version of the lesson which is twice the length of the free version and provides a line-by-line analysis of the language used, along with a version of the text read at normal speed. The members’ materials include a comprehensive transcript and lesson notes in pdf format which can be used on any computer, or ePub format, specially created for the iBooks app on the iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad.

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CBF 3:39 | Translation exercises and dictation exercise


Sun, Mar 11, 2012


Coming up in this lesson:

It’s time for the penultimate episode in this season of Coffee Break French. Our translation challenges this week include further practice on the subjunctive and a couple of examples of the future tense.

Please note that lesson 39 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 339 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

Accessing the Premium Version

If you’d like to get more out of the materials, we offer an exclusive members’ version of the lesson which is twice the length of the free version and provides a line-by-line analysis of the language used, along with a version of the text read at normal speed. The members’ materials include a comprehensive transcript and lesson notes in pdf format which can be used on any computer, or ePub format, specially created for the iBooks app on the iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad.

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CBF 3:38 | Translation exercises and dictation exercise


Mon, Mar 05, 2012


Coming up in this lesson:

This week’s coffee break provides some practice on the tricky pronoun y and some further subjunctives.

Please note that lesson 38 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 338 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

Accessing the Premium Version

If you’d like to get more out of the materials, we offer an exclusive members’ version of the lesson which is twice the length of the free version and provides a line-by-line analysis of the language used, along with a version of the text read at normal speed. The members’ materials include a comprehensive transcript and lesson notes in pdf format which can be used on any computer, or ePub format, specially created for the iBooks app on the iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad.

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CBF 3:37 | Translation exercises and dictation exercise


Tue, Feb 28, 2012


Coming up in this lesson:

After a slight delay we’re back with another episode of Coffee Break French with more translation challenges to help you test your knowledge of the materials covered in Season 3.

Please note that lesson 37 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 337 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

Accessing the Premium Version


 
If you’d like to get more out of the materials, we offer an exclusive members’ version of the lesson which is twice the length of the free version and provides a line-by-line analysis of the language used, along with a version of the text read at normal speed. The members’ materials include a comprehensive transcript and lesson notes in pdf format which can be used on any computer, or ePub format, specially created for the iBooks app on the iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad.
 

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CBF 3:36 | Translation exercises and dictation exercise


Sun, Feb 19, 2012


Coming up in this lesson:

In this week’s Coffee Break French we provide another opportunity for you to test your translation skills based on what you’ve learned in Season 3.

Please note that lesson 36 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 336 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

Accessing the Premium Version


 
If you’d like to get more out of the materials, we offer an exclusive members’ version of the lesson which is twice the length of the free version and provides a line-by-line analysis of the language used, along with a version of the text read at normal speed. The members’ materials include a comprehensive transcript and lesson notes in pdf format which can be used on any computer, or ePub format, specially created for the iBooks app on the iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad.
 

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Season 3 – Lesson 35 – Coffee Break French


Sun, Feb 12, 2012


Coming up in this lesson:

We’re back with another lesson of translation challenges to help you practise what you’ve learned in this season of Coffee Break French.

Please note that lesson 35 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 335 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

Accessing the Premium Version


 
If you’d like to get more out of the materials, we offer an exclusive members’ version of the lesson which is twice the length of the free version and provides a line-by-line analysis of the language used, along with a version of the text read at normal speed. The members’ materials include a comprehensive transcript and lesson notes in pdf format which can be used on any computer, or ePub format, specially created for the iBooks app on the iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad.
 

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Season 3 – Lesson 34 – Coffee Break French


Mon, Jan 09, 2012


Coming up in this lesson:

In lesson 34 of Season 3 we provide more translation exercises for you based on the constructions, vocabulary and grammar covered in this season. We’ll give you the phrase, followed by some time to work out the answer, and then we’ll talk through the answer, helping you to construct the phrase yourself in French.

Please note that lesson 34 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 334 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

Accessing the Premium Version


 
If you’d like to get more out of the materials, we offer an exclusive members’ version of the lesson which is twice the length of the free version and provides a line-by-line analysis of the language used, along with a version of the text read at normal speed. The members’ materials include a comprehensive transcript and lesson notes in pdf format which can be used on any computer, or ePub format, specially created for the iBooks app on the iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad.
 

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CBF 3:33 | Translation exercises and dictation exercise


Fri, Dec 23, 2011


Coming up in this lesson:

Lesson 33 of Season 3 is the first of eight lessons which focus on consolidating what you’ve learned in the past 32 lessons. We’ll be testing your grammar and vocabulary with a series of guided translation exercises: we’ll give you a phrase to translate into French and then work through the solution with you.

Please note that lesson 33 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 333 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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Radio Lingua News Update


Sun, Dec 18, 2011


Welcome to this festive edition of Radio Lingua News. In this update we’ll be telling you about the fantastic milestone we reached this week, and explaining how you can save 25% on our premium memberships until the end of the year.

100 million downloads

Early on Friday morning we clocked up our 100 millionth download. Over the past five years learners from around the world have downloaded our free language lessons and we’re delighted to have reached this amazing milestone. We’d like to thank all our listeners for continuing to enjoy our language lessons, and a special thank you to all our members who help to support all of our developments.

Winter sale now on

To celebrate this milestone we’ve launched our winter sale, so you can now get 25% off our memberships and premium versions of the courses. In most cases these premium versions include lesson guides in pdf or ebook format and extra audio or video content. All the courses available on our website can be purchased at this special reduced rate by using the coupon code winter2011 at checkout. The sale will continue until midnight on New Year’s Eve – or Hogmanay as we say in Scotland, so you still have almost two weeks to take advantage of these special prices, and get a head start on your language learning for 2012.

Update on current shows

The reaction to our new show for Spanish learners, Q&A Spanish, has been fantastic. We’re delighted that lots of you are now emailing us with your questions, or leaving voicemails so that we can include your questions in the show. JP and Nahyeli are enjoying answering your questions – even the difficult ones! If you’re learning Spanish and you’ve not yet listened to Q&A Spanish, you can find out more about the show, download the episodes, and find out how to contact us to ask your question at qandaspanish.com. We’re also really pleased with On Location French, our new video blog produced by Sophie in Paris. Sophie records her regular videos with a small camera and microphone all on her own in Paris and although we had some teething problems with sound, things are settling down now. She’s been including some really interesting phrases – and this week’s expression is a fantastic construction to add to your vocabulary! You can access On Location French on iTunes, Blip.TV or of course at onlocationfrench.com. Turning to our other courses, although we’ve had a delay with our new One Minute Languages series, we’re getting back on track and there will be new episodes out this week of our Dutch, Flemish and Arabic courses. As far as Coffee Break French is concerned, we’re now into the final eight lessons of Season 3 and in these episodes we’ll be going back through the texts used in this season and picking out some of the most important grammar points, then helping learners practise these constructions with a series of translation and dictation exercises. There will be lots of extra members-only content, so with our winter sale currently on, perhaps now is the time to take advantage of our special pricing.

Happy holidays!

Finally, we’d like to wish you all a very happy holiday season and hope that you get the chance to relax, spend time with your friends and family, enjoying everything that the festive season brings, and get the chance to work on your language – or put it into practice if you happen to be travelling! Don’t forget that you can join us in our Festive Phrases video series each day of December until the 25th to learn a festive greeting in a different language. Use the link on the home page of the Radio Lingua site to open each day of our linguistic Advent Calendar. Until the next time, happy holidays from everyone here at Radio Lingua!



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CBF 3:32 | Idiomatic expressions and grammar review


Thu, Dec 08, 2011


Coming up in this lesson:

It’s time to listen to the final section of Katie’s diary which she has kept throughout her time spent in Nice. In this week’s lesson we’ll be hearing about her plans for the future and we’ll find out if these plans include J?r?me!

Please note that lesson 32 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 332 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 3:31 | Idiomatic expressions and grammar review


Thu, Dec 01, 2011


Coming up in this lesson:

In this new edition of Coffee Break French we’ll be starting our farewells for Katie. We’ll cover the first part of her text in this lesson and then complete it in lesson 332.

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Radio Lingua is 5 years old – and we’re celebrating!


Tue, Oct 18, 2011


It’s five years since we launched the first lesson of Coffee Break Spanish, and since then we’ve served up millions of language lessons to learners around the world through our podcasts, our enhanced lessons and our ebooks. We’re delighted today to announce five new courses, and we’ll also be letting you know about a few exciting projects which are due to be launched early in 2012.

Spanish

?Empecemos con el espa?ol! On the 18th October 2006 we began with Spanish, and we’re doing the same today. Today we’re delighted to launch a brand new Spanish show. When you’re learning a language on your own, or if you don’t have access to a teacher or a native speaker, it’s difficult to get the answers you need to help you make progress. We receive questions almost every day from learners through posts on the website, emails, voicemails, tweets and Facebook, and we decided that the best way to deal with all of these questions would be to launch Q&A Spanish: you ask the questions and we provide the answers. Q&A Spanish will be hosted by teacher and languages expert JP Villanueva and native Spanish speaker Nahyeli Mendivil, so you have the best of both worlds! Each week they’ll help you develop your confidence in Spanish further by providing tips and examples of Spanish vocabulary, usage and grammar. Q&A Spanish starts today, so you can already subscribe to the podcast. Click here to find out more about how you can take part in the show.

French

We’re also delighted to be announcing a brand new French video show. In On Location French you can join Sophie who is a UK student currently studying in Paris. She’s there for a year and she’s agreed to be our “correspondent”, bringing us weekly reports on interesting expressions she learns as she interacts with native speakers every day. Sophie will also be providing some cultural input as she gets to know the city, and we’re really looking forward to finding out more about her experiences in Paris in her weekly videoblog. Find out more and watch the episodes at the On Location French page.

Dutch, Flemish and Arabic

We’re delighted to be launching three new courses in our ever-popular One Minute Languages series. One of the most requested languages over the past few years has been Dutch, and we’ve decided to produce a Dutch and Flemish version of the course. Both languages are very similar – Flemish is the variety of Dutch spoken in Belgium, and of course Dutch is spoken in the Netherlands and in other countries around the world such as Suriname and Aruba. One Minute Dutch launches on Thursday 20th October and One Minute Flemish will be published on Fridays from 21st October. We’ve also been asked many times to produce an Arabic version of our One Minute Languages course. One Minute Arabic will run for ten weeks from tomorrow, Wednesday 19th October. We’re concentrating on Modern Standard Arabic which will ensure that as a learner you’ll be understood across the Arab world, from Casablanca to Kuwait. With these latest additions to the One Minute Languages series, we now cover 26 languages, from Arabic to Zulu making Radio Lingua your first stop for language-learning on the go, literally from A to Z!

What’s coming down the line?

There may be some of you who are looking forward to a third season of Coffee Break Spanish. We’re working on this at the moment and by the time the reruns of Show Time Spanish end in January we should be ready to go with Coffee Break Spanish Season 3. French learners will be very pleased to know that Pierre-Beno?t has been wandering about in the streets of Paris again and a second series of Walk, Talk and Learn French is in production. We’re also very excited about the January launch of our new children’s French video course, High Five French. We’ll be releasing more information about all of these projects over the next few months, so stay tuned!

And finally…

Finally, a personal note. Five years ago today, as I uploaded the first lesson of Coffee Break Spanish to the internet I had no idea how things would develop. At the time it was really just a personal project – something to keep me involved in Spanish as my “day job” had changed and I was no longer as closely involved in languages. Since then we’ve seen Radio Lingua grow into a successful company, delivering language lessons to millions of learners from all corners of the globe. I’d like to say a personal thank you to all of the brilliant people involved in the production of our courses, and to everyone involved in the day-to-day running of Radio Lingua. Most of all, I’d like to thank you, the listeners, who find our lessons on iTunes, or who come across our videos on YouTube, or who download our ebooks on your iPhones or iPads. Thank you for continuing to use our lessons, and a special thank you to all of our loyal members. Please continue to enjoy our lessons, and we hope you’re as excited as we are about the new shows we’re launching today.

We love doing what we’re doing and we look forward to the next five years, and hopefully many more!

Mark Pentleton
Director, Radio Lingua Ltd



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CBF 3:30 | Idiomatic expressions and grammar review


Sat, Oct 15, 2011


Coming up in this lesson:

It’s time for another lesson of Coffee Break French and this week we join Alf in his final text. He has been writing a diary over eight weeks while he has been renovating his new house in the south of France and attending daily French lessons with Veronica and Katie, the two other protagonists of our series. In this week’s text he tells us about the party he organised for his classmates.

Please note that lesson 30 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 330 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 3:29 | Idiomatic expressions and grammar review


Thu, Sep 15, 2011


Coming up in this lesson:

In this latest lesson of Coffee Break French we’ll be joining Veronica and listening to her final text. She has been learning French in Nice along with Katie and Alf and in this final text she updates us on what she has been doing and tells us of some important decisions she has taken.

Please note that lesson 29 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 329 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 3:28 | Idiomatic expressions and grammar review


Wed, Aug 31, 2011


Coming up in this lesson:

Lesson 28 of season 3 offers an analysis of the second part of Katie’s latest text. As usual, we’ll be covering a range of expressions and grammar points. The free version of this lesson includes the recording of Katie’s text along with explanations of the language she uses to help you understand the text.

Please note that lesson 28 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 328 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 3:27 | Focus on the subjunctive and useful idiomatic phrases


Sun, Aug 21, 2011


Coming up in this lesson:

In the long-awaited return to Coffee Break French we spend episode 27 of season 3 looking at the first part of Katie’s latest text in which she updates us on what’s she’s been getting up to in Nice. In this episode we’ll be looking at a variety of grammatical topics including the relative pronouns ce que and ce qui, and we’ll also consider some examples of the future perfect tense. The second part of Katie’s text will be analysed in the next lesson.

Please note that lesson 27 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 327 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 3:26 | Focus on the subjunctive and idiomatic expressions


Sun, Jul 10, 2011


Coming up in this lesson:

We return to Alf’s story this week on Coffee Break French and his wife, Jennifer, has finally arrived in France. Alf has been preparing for her arrival, both with the house renovations and he’s even learned to cook! As usual there are plenty of useful expressions and interesting grammar points in this week’s lesson. In addition, following many requests from our members, the extended version of this week’s lesson features an introduction to a new tense, the Past Historic, which is a narrative tense used in literary texts.

Please note that lesson 26 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 326 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 3:25 | Focus on the conditional and idiomatic expressions


Sat, Jul 02, 2011


Coming up in this lesson:

This week on Coffee Break French Veronica is feeling a bit down in the dumps: elle a le bourdon ce soir! She has been doing some thinking about her future and the fact that she is accro au travail – addicted to her work. This episode provides lots of examples of interesting grammar and vocabulary in use, and you’ll learn about question formation, reported speech and lots more!

Please note that lesson 25 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 325 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 324 Free Bonus: Extended version


Sat, Jun 18, 2011


This week we’re offering a special treat for our free subscribers: the extended version of our lessons is normally only available to subscribers, but this week we’re giving this extended version away free to our non-members to let you know what you’re missing! The extended version features the same basic content as the free lesson, but there are over 15 minutes of extra explanations, examples and tests to help you understand more of the language covered.

Use the play link below to listen to the extended version, or access it through the normal iTunes feed. We hope you enjoy this free bonus!

If you like what you hear, you may wish to consider becoming a member for this season of Coffee Break French, you can purchase Season 3B (lessons 321-340) for ?37.00 (+VAT in EU). If you prefer you can opt for Season 3 Complete (lessons 301-340) for ?64.00 (+VAT in EU). If you’re an existing user, log into your Control Panel and choose your preferred option. If you’re new to Coffee Break French, choose between Season 3B (321-340) or Season 3 Complete (301-340) in our store. You may also be interested in Coffee Break French Season 3 on the iBookstore.



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CBF 3:24 | Idiomatic expressions and focus on tenses


Sat, Jun 18, 2011


Coming up in this lesson:

In this week’s lesson we’ll continue with Alf’s text from last week. There are some fantastic examples of preceding direct objects in this week’s show, and you’ll have the opportunity to practise ne … rien and ne … que.

Please note that lesson 24 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 324 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 3:23 | Adjectives and idiomatic expressions


Fri, Jun 10, 2011


Coming up in this lesson:

Lesson 323 is the first of two lessons which focus on Alf’s latest text which has lots of interesting language points to discuss. Alf has been attending cookery lessons in Nice and he reports back on this in this week’s episode. Language points include lots more preceding direct object examples and the intriguing use of que l’on instead of qu’on!

Please note that lesson 23 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 323 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 3:22 | Focus on the subjunctive and idiomatic expressions


Wed, Jun 01, 2011


Coming up in this lesson:

In episode 22 of Coffee Break French we hear about Veronica’s exciting weekend at the Monaco Grand Prix. We’ll be hearing about the party she attended at the house of one of her clients. We will be hearing more examples of the subjunctive along with a couple of interesting preceding direct objects!

Please note that lesson 22 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 322 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 3:21 | The subjunctive and idiomatic expressions


Mon, May 23, 2011


Coming up in this lesson:

Coffee Break French is back with episode 21 in which we’ll be hearing from Alf, one of our three students learning French in Nice. Alf will be telling us about a chance meeting he had with his neighbour and his new interest in the game of p?tanque, French boules.

Please note that lesson 21 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 321 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 3:20 | Review of lessons 1-19


Mon, Apr 25, 2011


Coming up in this lesson:

This week we’re testing you on what you’ve learned in the first twenty episodes of season 3. We’re providing you with a series of sentences in English to translate into French, and you’ll be encouraged to think of the grammatical constructions and vocabulary which have been covered in the texts of Veronica, Alf and Katie. You’ll have 20 seconds to work out each translation and then Mark will talk through the translation and talk about the language contained in the example.

Please note that lesson 20 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 320 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 3:19 | Idiomatic expressions and the subjunctive


Sun, Apr 17, 2011


Coming up in this lesson:

We rejoin Veronica this week in our series of episodes coming from our featured learners in the south of France. “Veronica” has been getting to know one of her clients and, as we’ll be finding out this week, she has been invited to a party at this client’s house. In terms of the language covered in this episode, you’ll hear further examples of the subjunctive, and we’ll also be discussing the concept of transitive and intransitive verbs.

Please note that lesson 19 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 319 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 3:18 | The perfect and imperfect tenses


Sat, Apr 09, 2011


Coming up in this lesson:

We knew you’d be desperate to find out how Katie got on at the Cannes Film Festival with J?r?me, so we’re sticking with Katie’s diary entries this week. In this episode you’ll hear a full account of her evening in Cannes with J?r?me and his parents, and you’ll also hear how things have developed between Katie and J?r?me… In terms of the language covered in this episode, we’ll be taking a look at further examples of direct and indirect object pronouns, more examples of the subjunctive, and lots more.

Please note that lesson 18 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 318 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 3:17 | Focus on the subjunctive and idiomatic expressions


Mon, Mar 28, 2011


Coming up in this lesson:

We’re returning to Katie’s texts this week and we’ll be hearing her exciting news about her forthcoming visit to the Cannes Film Festival, thanks to J?r?me’s mother. In this episode we’ll be covering more examples of vouloir que with the subjunctive, and we’ll also hear an example of pr?f?rer que which follows a similar pattern. There’s even a conditional perfect thrown in too!

Please note that lesson 17 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 317 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 3:16 | Looking at triggers for the subjunctive


Sun, Mar 06, 2011


Coming up in this lesson:

This week we’re consolidating what we’ve learned so far about the subjunctive in French. We’ll categorise the examples we’ve heard so far in the texts of Alf, Katie and Veronica, and Mark will walk you through some further examples including pour que, pourvu que, bien que, and many more. We’ll learn about situations when you use the subjunctive which relate to demands and wishes, and we’ll also cover situations involving opinions and emotions. This episode will help you to get to grips with the French subjunctive and lay the groundwork for further examples in future texts.

Please note that lesson 16 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 316 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 3:15 | Focus on past tenses


Sat, Feb 26, 2011


Coming up in this lesson:

Lesson 15 focuses on Alf’s diary entry for this week in which he talks a little more about his former career as a teacher. He also shares with us a decision that he has taken which he will return to in future lessons.

Please note that lesson 15 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 315 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 3:14 | Focus on the perfect, imperfect and pluperfect tenses


Tue, Feb 15, 2011


Coming up in this lesson:

In lesson 14 it’s time to return to Veronica’s diary entries. We’ll be hearing about her recent visit to Italy, and she’ll also be telling us a bit more about her work.

Please note that lesson 14 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 314 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 3:13 | Focus on tenses and idiomatic expressions


Sat, Feb 12, 2011


Coming up in this lesson:

In lesson 13 we rejoin Katie and hear her latest news. She’s working in the caf? and this week discovers that she has in fact met M. G?rard’s son before! Katie will also be talking about what she would like to do in the future in terms of work.

Please note that lesson 13 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 313 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 3:12 | Focus on daily routine


Tue, Jan 25, 2011


Coming up in this lesson:

We’re with Veronica this week and she’ll be telling us about her daily routine and a little more about her work. We’ll also hear about her plans for checking out a property in Menton and a trip to Italy.

Please note that lesson 12 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 312 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 3:11 | Focus on perfect and imperfect tenses


Thu, Jan 20, 2011


Coming up in this lesson:

Our new term of Coffee Break French begins today with another episode from Alf’s diary as he learns French in Nice. In this episode Alf talks about his family and about his daily routine. He also admits to being a bit embarrassed about his daily routine when he hears what the other learners have to do. His life is a bit more relaxing, to say the least!

Please note that lesson 11 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 311 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 3:10 | Grammar review and idiomatic expressions


Fri, Dec 31, 2010


Coming up in this lesson:

… the one in which we introduce the subjunctive! We’re returning to Katie’s texts this week and we’ll be hearing more about her search for a job.

Please note that lesson 10 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 310 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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Radio Lingua News, December 2010


Sun, Dec 26, 2010


It’s been a busy term for Radio Lingua: in the past three months we’ve published over 90 language lessons, we’ve introduced ebook versions of our courses in our premium memberships and on the iBookstore and we’ve had three of our podcasts listed in the iTunes Rewind best of 2010. We thought we’d take this opportunity to update you on a few important news items.

Festive greetings

Firstly, we’d like to take this opportunity to wish all our listeners a very happy festive season. We have listeners all around the world and wherever you are, whatever celebrations you’re having as we head towards 2011, we hope that you have a peaceful, restful and happy holiday. All through December we’ve been running our Festive Phrases podcast which has featured daily festive phrases from around the world with the hosts of our various shows. This series has been particularly aimed at schools and we’ve been delighted that so many young language learners around the world have used our daily podcasts to learn some festive greetings in 24 languages. Each day we’ve added the number of speakers of the language featured to a map and by the end of the series listeners were able to send festive greetings to over 2.6 billion people around the world. If you’re a teacher and you’ve been using Festive Phrases with your classes, please send us your feedback.

Coffee Break French Season 3 news

We introduced season 3 of Coffee Break French in October and this week we’ll release episode 10. Since we began season 3 we’ve offered a special introductory price for the premium version of the course which provided 3A (lessons 301-320) and 3B (lessons 321-340) together for a one-off payment of ?47 GBP. As of 10th January 2011, season 3A and 3B will cost ?37 each, or the complete season 3 will cost ?64. This is therefore your last chance to purchase season 3 at the introductory price. Please note that all existing customers who have bought season 3 complete will receive the premium materials for the full season.

UK VAT charges

On 4th January 2011, the UK VAT rate increases from 17.5% to 20%. As a result our prices for EU customers will increase. For example, the current price of Coffee Break French Seasons 1 and 2 complete is ?89 + VAT. This equates to ?104.57. From 4th January 2011 the price will be ?106.80 for EU customers. For Coffee Break Spanish Season 1 the current price is ?47 + VAT. This equates to ?55.23, but from 4th January the price will be ?56.40 for EU customers. These changes do not affect the base prices of our products, so non-EU customers will not be affected. We’ve decided to extend our winter sale until 10th January to help make this transition. This means our sale will now end at midnight GMT on 10th January: continue to use coupon code WINTER2010 until 10th January.

Plans for 2011

We’re looking forward to a new year of language learning with Radio Lingua, and we hope you are too! We’ve been working on lots of new content and we’ll be adding to our range of materials in Spanish, French, German and Italian with new materials for learners. We’ll be extending our One Minute Languages series with Arabic, Dutch, Galician and Hungarian to name but a few, and we’ll be introducing more video content in the coming year. Make sure you visit our site regularly, that you’re a friend of Radio Lingua on Facebook, and that you follow us on Twitter to be the first to hear of all our new content. There’s some very exciting news coming in the next couple of months, so stay tuned!

Finally, we’d like to wish you once again a very happy holiday season, and best wishes for 2011.



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CBF 3:09 | Focus on the future tense


Thu, Dec 23, 2010


Coming up in this lesson:

This week we’re returning to Veronica’s texts and we’ll be finding out a bit more about why Veronica decided to learn French. Veronica also tells us a bit more about her daughter Jessica.

Please note that lesson 09 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 309 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 3:08 | Future tense with regular and irregular verbs


Thu, Dec 09, 2010


Coming up in this lesson:

In this week’s lesson we’re continuing with Katie’s second text. We’ll be taking a closer look at direct object pronouns and some further examples of the future tense as Katie talks about her plans for the coming weekend.

Please note that lesson 08 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 308 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 3:07 | Focus on past tenses and idiomatic expressions


Sat, Dec 04, 2010


Coming up in this lesson:

This episode is the first of two episodes which are based on Katie’s second text. In this first part we’ll be hearing about an unfortunate event which Katie experienced while she was shopping in Nice. Language points covered include the expression se rendre compte in the perfect tense, whether descendre is an ?tre or avoir verb, and many other points.

Please note that lesson 07 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 307 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 3:06 | The future tense


Tue, Nov 23, 2010


Coming up in this lesson:

… a.k.a. “everything you ever wanted to know about the future tense, and a few things you probably didn’t!”

In Episode 06 of our course, we’re taking a break from our weekly texts from Alf, Katie and Veronica. Last week Alf mentioned that his teacher had been teaching the students about the future tense. We thought it would be useful to go through all aspects of the future tense in this lesson.

Please note that lesson 06 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 306 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 3:05 | Introduction to the future tense


Tue, Nov 16, 2010


Coming up in this lesson:

Episode 05 of Coffee Break French features Alf once again. We’ll be finding out about his plans for the coming weekend, and this gives us an opportunity to review the future tense of both regular and irregular verbs. In the free version of the podcast we’ll be looking at some of the language points covered in Alf’s text.

Please note that lesson 05 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 305 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 3:04 | Preceding direct objects and idioms


Wed, Nov 10, 2010


Coming up in this lesson:

In the fourth episode of Coffee Break French Season 3 we meet Australian entrepreneur Veronica who, like Katie and Alf, is studying French in Nice. In the free version of the podcast we’ll be looking at some of the language points covered in Veronica’s text.

Please note that lesson 04 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 304 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.\

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CBF 3:03 | Idiomatic expressions and grammar review


Tue, Nov 02, 2010


Coming up in this lesson:

It’s time for our third episode of Coffee Break French Season 3 and this week we’re getting to know Alf a bit more. In the free version of the podcast we’ll be concentrating on adjective agreements and looking at some of the words and expressions used in Alf’s text.

Please note that lesson 03 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 303 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 3:02 | Focus on adjectives and idiomatic expressions


Tue, Oct 26, 2010


Coming up in this lesson:

Our second episode of Coffee Break French Season 3 provides further details on Katie who has been writing her diary about her experience studying French in Nice. In this episode we’ll be looking at more language points which come up in Katie’s diary including direct and indirect object pronouns.

Please note that lesson 02 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 302 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 3:01 | Introduction to the characters for this season and idiomatic expressions


Mon, Oct 18, 2010


Coming up in this lesson:

We’re delighted to launch a new series of Coffee Break French with Season 3, Lesson 01. In this episode listeners will meet American student Katie, Australian entrepreneur Veronica, and Alf who is a retired teacher from England. Our three characters are studying French at a language school in Nice, and in each episode you’ll hear an extract from their diaries, recounting their adventures on the French Riviera. We’ll pick up on a couple of language points in each lesson to help listeners understand the content.

Please note that lesson 01 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 301 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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Coffee Break French – Season 3


Tue, Oct 12, 2010


Oui, c’est vrai! Nous sommes de retour! Coffee Break French is returning for a third season starting next Monday, 18th October. Season 3 will consist of 40 lessons and will give you the opportunity to develop your knowledge of the French language further, increasing your range of expression and building your confidence in a variety of grammatical constructions.

In this season we’ll be featuring three new characters who all happen to be learning French in a language school in Nice on the C?te d’Azur. There’s Katie, the American student who is currently spending a year travelling, working and learning in different European countries; Veronica is a forty-something Australian entrepreneur who is taking advantage of an extended business trip to the south of France to improve her language skills; and Alf, a retired teacher from the Home Counties. As part of their weekly homework, our three characters have to keep a diary of their time spent in France, so over the next forty lessons you’ll be following their adventures in Nice and the surrounding area. In each episode you’ll listen to a native speaker read Katie, Veronica or Alf’s diary entry (which, of course, has been corrected by Mme Soulabaille, their teacher!) and we’ll talk about one or two of the language points covered in the passages.

As usual, we’ll be providing free versions of the lessons, offering you listening practice in the language, and we’ll help you to understand the text with explanations of the language points covered. We’ll also be providing the premium version of the lessons: in the members’ podcast for each lesson we’ll give a full analysis of the text, going through each phrase and explaining any grammar points or difficult vocabulary used. Members will, of course, have access to a full transcript of the text and accompanying language notes.

We’re really excited about the new season of Coffee Break French and we’re sure you’ll enjoy deepening your knowledge of the language with Katie, Alf and Veronica, and hundreds of thousands of Coffee Break French listeners around the world.

While you’re waiting for Season 3 of Coffee Break French you may be interested in reviewing what you’ve learned until now. We’ve just released the Platinum version of Coffee Break French level 2 which features a series of review exercises to help you consolidate what you covered in lessons 41-80. It’s the perfect time for some review before getting started on the new materials, so if you’re interested, visit radiolingua.com/cbfplatinum to purchase the platinum upgrade or the full course if you’re not yet a member.

The first lesson in our new season will be available on the evening of Monday 18th October. ? tr?s bient?t alors!



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CBF 2:40 | Grammar review "a very pleasant evening"


Tue, May 11, 2010


Coming up in this lesson:

We’ve arrived at the final episode in our series of Coffee Break French. In lesson 40, we reach the end of the meal in which our friends Christina, David, Sophie and Jean-Jaques have been getting to know each other. As usual we cover a range of topics and constructions in this conversation and everything is explained in the lesson.

This lesson marks the end of the Coffee Break French course and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our faithful listeners who have been working through the lessons week by week. We very much hope that you’ve enjoyed using Coffee Break French. This, of course, is not the end of the French materials from Radio Lingua. We’re already planning new content and in the meantime we’d like to draw your attention to our Walk, Talk and Learn French video series in which Pierre-Beno?t, whom listeners will know from the Coffee Break French series, talks about grammar on the streets of Paris.

To find out about our future plans for more French content, please make sure you’re subscribed to our Newsletter. You can do this from the box in the sidebar and we’ll send you updates every couple of months. We’ll also announce any new materials here on the Radio Lingua website, and on our Twitter feed – @radiolingua.

Finally, from Mark, Anna, Pierre-Beno?t, “David”, “Christina”, “Sophie” and “Jean-Jacques”, and the whole team behind Coffee Break French we would like to wish you much success in your continued learning of French. Bonne continuation!

Please note that lesson 40 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 80 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 2:39 | Grammar review "we're not going to argue again"


Wed, May 05, 2010


Coming up in this lesson:

After an enjoyable meal our two couples are about to enjoy a coffee and un petit digeo. The conversation continues between David, Christina, Sophie and Jean-Jacques in this penultimate episode of the series. Expressions covered include ?a te dirait de faire quelque chose, aussit?t que, and further examples of the future and conditional tenses.

Please note that lesson 39 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 79 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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  • Lesson notes: detailed explanations of the vocabulary and any grammar points covered in each lesson;
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CBF 2:38 | The pluperfect tense "I had never tasted it"


Sun, Apr 25, 2010


Coming up in this lesson:

In our long-awaited 38th episode of the course, we continue our radio play featuring David and Christina who are having dinner with their new friends Sophie and Jean-Jacques. This lesson introduces the pluperfect tense and also looks at a few examples of avoir expressions, including avoir l’habitude, avoir besoin de quelque chose and avoir de la chance.

Please note that lesson 38 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 78 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 2 provides additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your French studies. The premium version includes the following elements:

  • Synchronised flashcards: the audio episode with synchronised flashcards – works in most Podcast applications, on iTunes and in QuickTime Player;
  • Lesson notes: detailed explanations of the vocabulary and any grammar points covered in each lesson;
  • Bonus audio lesson: providing further practice of the language covered in a variety of ways

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CBF 2:37 | The future tense "they're up to something"


Thu, Mar 25, 2010


Coming up in this lesson:

In lesson 37 our radio play continues and Sophie, Jean-Jacques, David and Christina are talking about what they will be doing in the coming days. We’ll therefore be taking a look at the future tense.

Please note that lesson 37 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 77 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 2:36 | The conditional "shall we use the tu form?"


Wed, Mar 10, 2010


Coming up in this lesson:

In this lesson of Coffee Break French, our radio play continues. Sometimes it’s difficult to know when to use tu and when to use vous when speaking to people in French. In this lesson, Jean-Jacques suggests that he and David should tutoyer each other – ie. use the tu form. This lesson includes some useful tips on dealing with tu and vous. We also take a close look at the conditional tense.

Please note that lesson 36 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 76 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 2:35 | Grammar review "we trust you!"


Fri, Feb 19, 2010


Coming up in this lesson:

Our radio play continues in lesson 35 as David and Christina get to know Jean-Jacques and Sophie a bit more. They talk about their children and pets, and about the food they’re going to order. The conversation includes some examples of the conditional tense, the comparative, and the use of the word en.

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CBF 2:34 | Grammar review "we're going to make some progress"


Thu, Feb 04, 2010


Coming up in this lesson:

In episode 34 of Coffee Break French David and Christina decide to join Jean-Jacques and Sophie for dinner in the latest instalment of our ‘radio play’. Topics covered include a review of ‘beaucoup de’ and a very brief introduction to the subjunctive mood.

Please note that lesson 34 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 74 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 2:33 | Grammar review "do you fancy eating with us?"


Wed, Jan 27, 2010


Coming up in this lesson:

In episode 33 of Coffee Break French our conversation between David, Christina and Jean-Jacques continues, and they are joined by Jean-Jacques’ wife, Sophie. Topics covered include the use of ?a vous dirait de + infinitive to suggest an activity. We also take a look at negatives in the form of ne … pas and ne … jamais.

Please note that lesson 33 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 73 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 2:32 | Grammar review


Tue, Jan 19, 2010


Coming up in this lesson:

In episode 32 of Coffee Break French we’ll hear the next instalment of the conversation between David, Christina and Jean-Jacques.

Please note that lesson 32 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 72 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 2:31 | Formation of the imperfect tense


Sat, Jan 09, 2010


Coming up in this lesson:

One of the main things learners seem to be finding difficult is the idea of making conversation with people. It’s easy enough to order a coffee, or book into a hotel, and saying the words and phrases you’ve learned at the appropriate time is great, but sometimes it’s not enough. What happens when you ask a question and you receive 30 seconds of solid French in return? In the final ten lessons of Coffee Break French we’ve created something which we think will help you develop your range of language, and allow you to get more used to picking out the key words and phrases as you listen. We’re delighted to introduce this first episode in a series of ten shows which introduce a ‘radio play’, featuring Scottish couple “David” and “Christina”, who are on holiday in Villefranche, who meet up with Jean-Jacques and his wife Sophie. Each lesson will feature excerpts from the long conversation in which David and Christina get to know their new friends.

In this first episode, David and Christina get lost on the way to the Lion D’Or, a restaurant in Villefranche. They bump into Jean-Jacques who happens to be heading the same way and they end up going to the restaurant together. They chat on the way to the restaurant.

Please note that lesson 31 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 71 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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  • Lesson notes: detailed explanations of the vocabulary and any grammar points covered in each lesson;
  • Bonus audio lesson: providing further practice of the language covered in a variety of ways

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Sp?cial R?veillon – Coffee Break French


Thu, Dec 31, 2009




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Happy Holidays from Radio Lingua


Tue, Dec 08, 2009


2009 has been a fantastic year for Radio Lingua and we’d like to thank all our listeners for your support and enthusiasm over the past twelve months. To celebrate the end of 2009 and a new year of language-learning just around the corner, we’re delighted to announce our Holidays sale and give you some exciting advance notice of our plans for 2010. Read on!

No festive period is complete without a sale, and we’re offering you 25% off all our courses right through until 31 December, midnight GMT. If you’ve been thinking about taking your language-learning more seriously next year, perhaps now is the time to jump on board and purchase one of our Season Passes. We’re delighted to be able to offer free language-learning materials to hundreds of thousands of listeners around the world, but you can take your learning to a new level with our premium materials which include lesson guides, extra listening materials and exericses for each of our courses.

To receive your 25% discount, simply use the coupon code holidays09 (lower case) at checkout when you’re buying one of our courses. If you’ve not purchased an item from us before, you can view our full range of products here, or visit the appropriate store front for Coffee Break FrenchCoffee Break SpanishShow Time Spanish, One Minute Languages, or School Run French. When you complete the form, make sure you enter holidays09 in the coupon code area at the bottom of the signup page.

Please note that the 25% reduction will be applied at checkout. EU customers should be aware that the prices quoted on our signup pages do not include VAT. If you use the coupon code then the 25% discount will be applied and then 17.5% VAT will be added to the total cost. It’s worth also pointing out that as of 1st January 2010, the VAT charges will have to increase to 17.5% in line with the Inland Revenue arrangements in the UK.

Please remember to use the coupon code as you’re purchasing: no refunds will be given on any materials purchased at full price if the coupon codes have not been used.

Would you like to purchase a gift membership? If so, please contact us at support@radiolingua.com and we’ll get things set up for you. Let us know what product you wish to buy and the email address of the recipient. We’ll process your payment and send the gift membership invitation in time for Christmas. Please note that the deadline for any Christmas gifts is 17 December.

New for 2010: the Radio Lingua Club. We’ve been listening to comments from our existing premium customers and one of the most common requests is for more help and advice for learning languages. We’ve decided therefore to create a ‘club’ around this. Membership to the club will last 12 months and during this time members will receive the following benefits:

  1. Weekly podcasts in a brand new “how to learn a language” series featuring tips, tricks and advice on learning language. We’ll also be including interviews with language learners from all walks of life who will share their learning tips. The course will feature tips for beginners and for experienced learners and we’re sure that everyone will be able to benefit from this course, regardless of the language they are learning.
  2. Reduced prices on all our content. Members will have access to a special discount rate for any purchases made within the membership period. At certain times we’ll also offer special discounts on certain products.
  3. Refer-a-friend refunds. Members of the Radio Lingua club will be able to introduce a friend to Radio Lingua courses at a discounted rate, and receive an affiliate payment. So if you’re a Coffee Break Spanish Season Pass holder and you introduce your friend to the show and they purchase the show, you’ll receive a special payment from us to say thanks.

The Radio Lingua Club will involve a monthly payment of just ?4.00 GBP. Alternatively you can purchase a twelve-month subscription for ?36. The club will launch on January 1st 2010 with our first weekly language-learning tips podcast. We’re offering a special early-bird purchase offer where you can get 25% off the twelve-month subscription: for just ?27 you will get access to a full year’s worth of podcasts, you’ll access the reduced prices throughout 2010, and you will be able to use the refer-a-friend refund too.

Please note that the Radio Lingua Club is no longer available, as of July 2011.

If 2009 has been a big year for Radio Lingua, we’re really excited about what’s coming in 2010! Our Coffee Break French listeners will be aware that we’re moving into lessons 71-80 of Coffee Break French, and we’re often asked about “what happens when Coffee Break French finishes?” Well, we’re busy planning new content for intermediate learners at the moment, and we’re sure that everyone will enjoy what will come after our existing course content.

This year we introduced our first experimental video show – Walk, Talk and Learn French. We were overwhelmed at the response to Walk, Talk and Learn, but as a small company we’ve been limited in terms of the time required to produce more shows. Fans of the show will be delighted to know that we’ve filmed a second series and are working on the content at the moment, ready for launch early in 2010.

We’re a couple of days away from releasing the last ever episode of Show Time Spanish, which has developed into one of our most popular shows. As we’ve explained to listeners, Show Time took an enormous amount of work to produce each episode and we feel that we can’t continue the show in its current format. However, we are sure that Show Time Spanish listeners won’t be disappointed with what we have planned for release in the new year. We’re working on new content which will continue to feature native-speaker conversations and in-depth study of the language. We can’t say too much now, but we’ll be making some announcements early in the New Year.

If you’re interested in languages other than French and Spanish then we’re very pleased to announce that 2010 will bring more content for Italian and German learners and that we’ll continue to increase our range of One Minute Languages.

Last, but by no means least, since September we’ve been working in conjunction with schools in the UK through Radio Lingua Schools, and we’ve been involved in several projects involving languages and creative technologies. In 2010 we’re going to be looking more at the resources side of Radio Lingua Schools and have started work on a major new course for children, due to be launched in August 2010.

Of course, as we’ve said many times, we’re still a small company and we’re doing our best to continue to produce high quality, engaging materials. We hope that 2010 will bring further opportunities for new projects, collaboration and new ideas!

Of course we have lots of ideas as to our new developments, but we’re really interested to hear about your ideas. To this end, we’re asking for 10 minutes of your time and we hope that you’ll be willing to share some of your thoughts about language-learning and your next steps as a learner.

We’ve devised a survey and would be very grateful if you would tell us a little about your language-learning and your experience using Radio Lingua materials. You can give as much or as little detail as you wish, but obviously it’s extremely useful to us if you can provide as much information as possible. There are different sections of the survey, depending on which language(s) you learn with Radio Lingua, and on whether you listen to the free content or use our premium materials. You’ll be guided through the survey and we’ll try to explain why we’re asking what we’re asking.

If you complete the survey you’ll be invited to enter a prize draw – there’s an iPod Touch up for grabs along with five platinum season passes to a language course of your choice!

To start taking the survey now, click here.

All that remains for us to do is to wish each and every one of our listeners and friends a very happy holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous 2010.

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CBF 2:30 | Making a phone call in French


Sun, Nov 15, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

In this 30th episode of Coffee Break French, Mark and Anna look at one activity which learners traditionally find difficult in a foreign language: using the telephone.

Please note that lesson 30 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 70 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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  • Lesson notes: detailed explanations of the vocabulary and any grammar points covered in each lesson;
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CBF 2:29 | Hiring a car


Tue, Oct 27, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

This week’s Coffee Break French deals with hiring a car in a French-speaking area. Like our last episode, this lesson focuses on using the language we’ve been working on recently in a practical context.

Please note that lesson 29 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 69 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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  • Lesson notes: detailed explanations of the vocabulary and any grammar points covered in each lesson;
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Radio Lingua celebrates 3 years of language-learning


Sun, Oct 18, 2009


On 18th October 2006, episode one of a new language-learning podcast called Coffee Break Spanish was released to the world. This show was a bit different from the other Spanish learning shows out there: it was a gradual introduction to basic Spanish presented by teacher Mark, teaching student Kara. At this stage no-one really knew if the idea would work, but Coffee Break Spanish grew to become one of the most popular ways to learn Spanish online. The show quickly climbed the charts on iTunes UK and US, and began to feature in the top podcasts at Podcast Alley and on Libsyn.

Three years down the line and the Radio Lingua Network now produces twenty-seven language courses in eighteen languages and this week saw the sixty millionth download of our language lessons! That means – on average – around 55,000 downloads per day, every day for the last three years.

It’s time to celebrate!

To celebrate this milestone in our company’s development, we’re reducing everything to 60% of the normal prices, ie. 40% off, for one week only, from noon GMT on 18th October through to midnight GMT on 25th October. There has never been a better time to purchase our lesson guides, enhanced podcasts and extra listening materials. Simply use coupon code sixty when you sign up for any of our shows. You can choose between Coffee Break Spanish, Coffee Break French and Show Time Spanish, or indeed one of our shorter One Minute or TwitterLearn courses. By purchasing a membership you can access a range of materials including pdf lesson guides featuring the words and phrases included in each lesson, enhanced podcasts which are perfect for listening on the iPod Touch or iPhone where you can see the flashcards synchronised to the audio, and bonus listening materials to help you improve your language skills even more.

Please note that the coupon code can’t be used in conjunction with any other offer and is limited to one purchase per member. Please note too that in order to qualify for the discount, the coupon code must be used at checkout time. We can’t offer retrospective discounts if the coupon code was not used.

Announcing a new development

We’ve been reading your comments regarding discussion boards and building a community around our lessons. Our previous discussion boards were created before we developed our membership system, so were unfortunately not linked to the system. Today we’re launching our new Community area where listeners can interact with each other, share their language-learning experiences and benefit from collaborative learning with fellow listeners. Accessing the Community is free, but you’ll need to sign up for an account in our system, so we’ll hopefully avoid the spam problems we’ve had in the past.

If you’re already a member of our system then you’ll be able to access My Courses in the community, where we’ll lead activities and generate discussions in which you can practise what you’ve learned in each lesson. My Courses is restricted to our premium members, so if you’ve purchased a Season Pass to Coffee Break French Level 2, you’ll see this course in My Courses, allowing you to interact with your fellow learners in the activities and discussions there. And if you’re not yet a premium member, you can join this week at a hugely discounted price! We’re looking forward to interacting with all our learners in My Courses.

Any questions? Get in touch with us, or post your question in our Community area.

Here’s to many more years of language learning with Radio Lingua!



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CBF 2:28 | Getting a taxi


Fri, Oct 16, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

Coffee Break French is back! In Lesson 28 it’s time to put the language we’ve been learning into practice and return to some transactional situations, this time equipped with a thorough understanding of how the language works. In this week’s show Mark and Anna discuss travelling by taxi in French, and use the constructions and expressions learned in recent weeks within this context.

Please note that lesson 28 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 68 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 2:27 | After having done something


Wed, Sep 30, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 27 we’re building on the verbal constructions we’ve been learning over the past few weeks and introducing the phrase apr?s avoir fait quelque chose. This lesson also explains what happens when an ?tre verb is used with this construction.

Please note that lesson 27 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 67 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 2:26 | Avant de and venir de


Sat, Sep 12, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 26 we’re covering two constructions which will help to increase your range of expression: venir de faire quelque chose (to have just done something) and avant de faire quelque chose (before doing something).

Please note that lesson 26 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 66 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 2:25 | Relative pronouns qui and que


Wed, Aug 26, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 25 you’ll solve the mystery of “qui” or “que”.

Please note that lesson 25 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 65 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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  • Lesson notes: detailed explanations of the vocabulary and any grammar points covered in each lesson;
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CBF 2:24 | Uses of the imperfect tense


Sun, Aug 16, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 24 you’ll find out exactly why Prince Philip changes his wig frequently… or at least when the imperfect tense is used in French!

Please note that lesson 24 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 64 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 2:23 | More on the imperfect tense


Sat, Aug 08, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 23 we take a further look at the imperfect tense, this time looking at the formation of -re and -ir verbs. We also consider some verbs with slightly different patterns and the only verb with an irregular stem in the imperfect tense: ?tre.

Please note that lesson 23 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 63 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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  • Lesson notes: detailed explanations of the vocabulary and any grammar points covered in each lesson;
  • Bonus audio lesson: providing further practice of the language covered in a variety of ways

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CBF 2:22 | Introducing the imperfect tense


Sat, Aug 01, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

In this week’s lesson we look at another tense used to talk about the past: the imperfect tense. We learn how to construct it and look at one of the situations in which the imperfect is used.

Please note that lesson 22 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 62 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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  • Lesson notes: detailed explanations of the vocabulary and any grammar points covered in each lesson;
  • Bonus audio lesson: providing further practice of the language covered in a variety of ways

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CBF 2:21 | Looking at the pronouns y and en


Sat, Jul 25, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

Lesson 21 marks the beginning of Level 2b of Coffee Break French. In this week’s lesson we look at two tiny pronouns which can cause some confusion for French learners: y and en.

Please note that lesson 21 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 61 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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  • Lesson notes: detailed explanations of the vocabulary and any grammar points covered in each lesson;
  • Bonus audio lesson: providing further practice of the language covered in a variety of ways

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CBF 2:20 | Review of the perfect tense


Sun, Jul 19, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 20 we check whether Anna has done her homework by taking a look at her diary entry using avoir verbs, ?tre verbs and reflexive verbs. In doing so, we review everything we have covered in Lessons 29-21.

Please note that lesson 20 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 60 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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  • Lesson notes: detailed explanations of the vocabulary and any grammar points covered in each lesson;
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Radio Lingua News Podcast


Fri, Jul 17, 2009


Welcome to Radio Lingua News – in this podcast we’ll be updating listeners on the latest developments from Radio Lingua. Coming up on today’s show:

  • Learning languages 140 characters at a time with TwitterLearn
  • Introducing our Community Managers
  • New features for Radio Lingua premium members
  • Announcing our Summer Sale
  • Updates on the latest shows

TwitterLearn It seems that in the past few months the entire world has started twittering, helped by the huge number of celebrities using the microblogging service. Some write it off as another banal social media fad, but here at Radio Lingua we’ve been using Twitter for many months to update listeners on the latest podcast episodes and other news from Radio Lingua. This summer, we’ve decided to take our twittering a stage further and we’ve designed a course in French, Italian and Spanish for beginners, delivered in daily tweets of 140 characters, and podcasts of 1 minute 40 seconds. You can join Twitter at  http://twitter.com and follow @learnspanish@learnfrench or @learnitalian to start your micro language-learning course.

Community Managers This summer we’re joined by three new members of the Radio Lingua team. Ellie, Katie and Marylou are going to be working over the summer on developing our learning communities on the website and they’re also working on the TwitterLearn courses. Initially they’ll be helping to develop the conversations on our Facebook pages. We really hope that Ellie, Katie and Marylou enjoy working with Radio Lingua over the summer months. If you’re a Facebook user, head over to the Facebook pages for Coffee Break SpanishCoffee Break FrenchShow Time Spanish and Radio Lingua where the conversations are increasing daily. Make sure you become a ‘fan’ of the shows and tell your friends that you’re learning with us. We’re also looking at the longer term plans for the Discussion Forum on our website. Have your say about how this should develop and contribute to the discussion on our blog.

New developments for members Until now our premium members have been downloading the bonus materials from our members’ pages, but we’ve been working on developing premium feeds for all of our podcasts. You can now use our one-click method to download all of the premium materials through iTunes. Find out more on our members’ pages. Another new development has been the introduction of automatic upgrades. A number of members who have purchased premium memberships have requested upgrades. Until now this has been a manual process, but we’ve just introduced new automatic upgrades for Coffee Break Spanish and Coffee Break French. By simply paying the difference between, for example, the silver and gold memberships, members will be able to upgrade automatically to the higher level. Find out more here.

Summer Sale Until 16 August 2009 we’re offering a 20% discount on all of our premium materials. Now’s the time to purchase our bronze, silver, gold or platinum memberships for Coffee Break SpanishCoffee Break FrenchShow Time Spanish or any of our other courses. Simply use coupon code SUMMER2009 at signup, or log into your Control Panel and add the relevant membership to your account.

Podcast update Let’s start with Coffee Break Spanish: episode 30 is due out in the next few days, and this episode concentrates of el f?tbol. It was actually originally recorded on the streets of Glasgow on the occasion of the UEFA Cup Final a couple of years ago when hundreds of thousands of Spaniards arrived in the city for the match at Hampden Park. Listen in to hear interviews with fans of Espa?ol and Sevilla. Sticking with Spanish, we’ve just launched a special episode of Show Time Spanish recorded as Alba and I made a tortilla espa?ola, live in the kitchen. We explained to listeners exactly how to make the tortilla and we’re looking forward to seeing your photos of your tortillas. Episode 29 was Alba’s final episode with us as she’s returned to Barcelona. We’d like to wish her all the very best for the future. Show Time will continue, nonetheless and episode 30, due out in the middle of next week, will be the sixth instalment of our Spanish soap opera Verano Espa?ol. To French, now, and Coffee Break French. Episode 60 of our flagship French course will be published in the next couple of days and we’re just about to launch season 2B with episode 61. CBF subscribers should keep their eyes on the podcast feeds for all the information about the show. Our One Minute Languages courses have now finished, and we’re introducing the premium version of the courses gradually. One Minute French, Mandarin, Japanese and Greek are available already in the store, and we’ve just launched the premium version of One Minute Italian. The premium versions include a printable lesson guide, enhanced versions of the podcast with synchronised flashcards which work perfectly on iPods and iPhones, and bonus listening materials in the form of the quick quiz podcast and our popular Take-Off Time, a summary of all the language contained in the course presented in one fifteen to twenty minute show, perfect for packing onto your iPod as you head off on your summer vacation.



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CBF 2:19 | "this", "that", "these" and "those"


Thu, Jul 16, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

This week we look at demonstrative adjectives: different ways of saying “this”, “these”, “that” and “those”. We will also have the chance to practice the perfect tense.

Please note that lesson 19 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 59 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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  • Lesson notes: detailed explanations of the vocabulary and any grammar points covered in each lesson;
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CBF 2:18 | Reflexive verbs in the perfect tense


Mon, Jul 06, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 18 we take our knowledge of the perfect tense a stage further by looking at reflexive verbs.

Please note that lesson 18 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 58 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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  • Lesson notes: detailed explanations of the vocabulary and any grammar points covered in each lesson;
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CBF 2:17 | More verbs which form the perfect tense with ?tre


Sat, Jun 20, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 17 we look at the other verbs that take ‘?tre’ as their auxiliary verb in the perfect tense and we consider a way to remember them.

Please note that lesson 17 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 57 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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  • Lesson notes: detailed explanations of the vocabulary and any grammar points covered in each lesson;
  • Bonus audio lesson: providing further practice of the language covered in a variety of ways

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CBF 2:16 | Verbs which form the perfect tense with ?tre as an auxiliary verb


Sat, Jun 13, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

In this week’s lesson we look at two verbs which take ‘?tre’ as their auxiliary verb in the perfect tense, instead of ‘avoir.’ 

Please note that lesson 16 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 56 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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  • Lesson notes: detailed explanations of the vocabulary and any grammar points covered in each lesson;
  • Bonus audio lesson: providing further practice of the language covered in a variety of ways

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CBF 2:15 | The perfect tense with irregular verbs


Wed, Jun 03, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 15, we take a look at some verbs which have irregular past participles and are therefore irregular in the perfect tense.

Please note that lesson 15 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 55 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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  • Lesson notes: detailed explanations of the vocabulary and any grammar points covered in each lesson;
  • Bonus audio lesson: providing further practice of the language covered in a variety of ways

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CBF 2:14 | The perfect tense continued


Sat, May 23, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

In this week’s lesson we continue looking at the perfect tense, this time using regular -re and -ir verbs. We also think about the different uses of the perfect tense.

Please note that lesson 14 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 54 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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  • Lesson notes: detailed explanations of the vocabulary and any grammar points covered in each lesson;
  • Bonus audio lesson: providing further practice of the language covered in a variety of ways

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CBF 2:13 | The perfect tense


Sat, May 16, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 13 we introduce the perfect tense of regular -er verbs.

Please note that lesson 13 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 53 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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  • Lesson notes: detailed explanations of the vocabulary and any grammar points covered in each lesson;
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CBF 2:12 | The negative of the immediate future


Sat, May 09, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 12 we take a look at the negative form of the immediate future tense. We also look at the different ways to say “some” in French, also known as the partitive article.

Please note that lesson 12 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 52 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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  • Lesson notes: detailed explanations of the vocabulary and any grammar points covered in each lesson;
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CBF 2:11 | Talking about going to do something


Sat, May 02, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 11, we learn how to say “going to do something” in French. This is a useful way of talking about the immediate future.

Please note that lesson 11 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 51 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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  • Lesson notes: detailed explanations of the vocabulary and any grammar points covered in each lesson;
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CBF 2:10 | End-of-unit quiz


Sat, Mar 28, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

In lesson 10, Mark puts Anna to the test with an identity quiz.

Please note that lesson 10 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 50 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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  • Lesson notes: detailed explanations of the vocabulary and any grammar points covered in each lesson;
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CBF 2:09 | Adjectives which come before a noun


Sat, Mar 21, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

In this week’s lesson, we look at some adjectives that come before the noun instead of after. We also learn a way to remember which adjectives come before the noun.

Please note that lesson 09 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 49 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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  • Lesson notes: detailed explanations of the vocabulary and any grammar points covered in each lesson;
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CBF 2:08 | Adjectives: Colours and nationalities


Sat, Mar 14, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 08, we look at a different area of French grammar. We move on from verbs to adjectives and start by talking about colours and nationalities. Anna can’t be here for this lesson but she will be back with us next week as we look at adjectives in more detail.

Please note that lesson 08 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 48 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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  • Lesson notes: detailed explanations of the vocabulary and any grammar points covered in each lesson;
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CBF 2:07 | A review of regular and irregular verbs


Sat, Mar 07, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

In this week’s lesson, Mark puts Anna and our listeners to the test on the verbs we have been looking at in the past few lessons.

Please note that lesson 07 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 47 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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CBF 2:06 | Constructing questions and looking at avoir and ?tre


Sat, Feb 28, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 06, we check if Anna has done her homework from last week and take a look at the conversations she has come up with. We also look at the present tense of two irregular verbs: “avoir” and “?tre.”

Please note that lesson 06 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 46 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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  • Lesson notes: detailed explanations of the vocabulary and any grammar points covered in each lesson;
  • Bonus audio lesson: providing further practice of the language covered in a variety of ways

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CBF 2:05 | Saying what you are going to do


Sat, Feb 14, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

In this week’s lesson, Mark and Anna talk about the verb aller, meaning “to go” and introduce the concept of irregular verbs in the context of making arrangements and forming questions. By looking more closely at the grammar behind the French, we hope you will gain a better overall understanding of the language and be able to put what you learn to practical use.

Please note that lesson 05 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 45 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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  • Lesson notes: detailed explanations of the vocabulary and any grammar points covered in each lesson;
  • Bonus audio lesson: providing further practice of the language covered in a variety of ways

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CBF 2:04 | Using the present tense to make arrangements


Sat, Feb 07, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

In this week’s lesson, Mark and Anna talk about making arrangements. By looking more closely at the grammar behind the French, we hope you will gain a better overall understanding of the language and be able to put what you learn to practical use.

Please note that lesson 04 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 44 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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  • Lesson notes: detailed explanations of the vocabulary and any grammar points covered in each lesson;
  • Bonus audio lesson: providing further practice of the language covered in a variety of ways

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CBF 2:03 | Using reflexive verbs in the present tense


Sat, Jan 31, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

In this week’s episode, we take a further look at daily routine, focusing particularly on reflexive verbs. We also look at time in more detail so we can say exactly when we carry out each part of our daily routine.

Please note that lesson 03 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 43 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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  • Lesson notes: detailed explanations of the vocabulary and any grammar points covered in each lesson;
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CBF 2:02 | Daily routine


Sat, Jan 24, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 02 we continue to look at ER verbs in the present tense by talking about our daily routines.

Please note that lesson 02 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 42 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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  • Lesson notes: detailed explanations of the vocabulary and any grammar points covered in each lesson;
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CBF 2:01 | The present tense


Sat, Jan 17, 2009


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 01 we move on from looking at particular words and phrases to constructing the language so you can say exactly what you want to say. We start by taking a look at how to conjugate regular ER verbs in the present tense.

Please note that lesson 01 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 41 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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  • Lesson notes: detailed explanations of the vocabulary and any grammar points covered in each lesson;
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CBF 1:40 | Linguistic diversity in France


Tue, Oct 07, 2008


Coming up in this lesson:

Lesson 40, the last episode of Season 1, is based on another conversation we recorded on the beach in Sainte-Marie.

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CBF 1:39 | Language review in a party setting


Thu, Oct 02, 2008


Coming up in this lesson:

In lesson 39, we have a special dialogue for you. We’ll be listening to a conversation recorded on the beach in Sainte-Marie where Anna talked with a French family.

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CBF 1:38 | Seeking help at the pharmacy


Wed, Sep 24, 2008


Coming up in this lesson:

This week, we are continuing our series of dialogues recorded in France. Anna is not feeling too well so we take a trip to the pharmacy to get something to make her feel better.

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CBF 1:37 | Travelling by public transport


Tue, Sep 16, 2008


Coming up in this lesson:

In episode 37, Mark is asking the hotel receptionist for some information. Listen to the dialogue and the breakdown of the conversation in order to learn new vocabulary and constructions as well as using what you already know to work out what they are saying.

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Season 1 – Lesson 36 – Coffee Break French


Wed, Sep 10, 2008


Coming up in this lesson:

In this week’s show, we are continuing our series of dialogues recorded in Pornic and Sainte-Marie. We have 2 conversations recorded on shopping trips in France – one with Mark and one with Anna and her friend.

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CBF 1:35 | At the tourist office


Fri, Sep 05, 2008


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 35, Mark and Anna are in the Tourist Information Office in Sainte-Marie, looking for some information about the area.

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CBF 1:34 | Breakfast at the hotel


Fri, Aug 22, 2008


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 34, it’s breakfast time in Ste-Marie sur Mer. Mark and Anna are joined by Anna’s friend as they order breakfast. Having learned the content from previous lessons, listeners will understand much of the material in this lesson..

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CBF 1:33 | Mix up at hotel check in


Fri, Aug 15, 2008


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 33, join Mark and Anna in France as they arrive at the hotel. Anna plays the role of Jane Johnson, a British tourist who is checking in at the hotel. In this dialogue, you’ll recognise lots of the words and phrases covered in Lessons 22 and 23.

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CBF 1:32 | Arrival in France


Mon, Aug 11, 2008


Coming up in this lesson:

Join Mark in this week’s episode as he arrives at Nantes Airport and asks for directions to get to Sainte-Marie. This gives you the chance to practice listening to French conversation and learn some new language at the same time.

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CBF 1:31 | Travelling to France


Mon, Aug 04, 2008


Coming up in this lesson:

Lesson 31 introduces Unit 4 which will feature dialogues recorded live in France. Join Mark and Anna en route to Brittany as Anna tries to remember the words and phrases she’ll need for her visit.

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CBF 1:30 | End-of-unit review


Mon, Jul 21, 2008


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 30, marking the end of Unit 3, we put Anna and you, the listeners, to the test. We cover all the topics included in Lessons 21 to 29 to see how much you have learned!

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CBF 1:29 | More aches and complaints


Mon, Jul 14, 2008


Coming up in this lesson:

In this week’s episode, we continue with the theme of ‘feeling unwell’ but this time we head to the pharmacy to find a remedy for whatever is wrong.

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CBF 1:28 | Aches and pains


Mon, Jul 07, 2008


Coming up in this lesson:

In this week’s episode, we talk about different ways of saying you’re not feeling well and how to say different parts of the body are sore. If you’re lucky, you may even learn a song which will help you to remember those body parts!

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Season 1 – Lesson 27 – Coffee Break French


Tue, Jul 01, 2008


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 27, we continue our “transactional” theme. A very common situation while traveling is having to visit the bank so we take a look at some vocabulary and constructions which could be used in this situation to help explain your money matters!

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CBF 1:26 | Shopping at the deli


Tue, Jun 24, 2008


Coming up in this lesson:

In this week’s lesson, we continue the theme of shopping but this time in a market place. You’ll learn how to ask for different types and quantities of food and how to ask the price. Finally you can listen to a typical conversation in a market place and hear the words and phrases in context.

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CBF 1:25 | Shopping


Tue, Jun 17, 2008


Coming up in this lesson:

In lesson 25 we talk about Anna’s favourite pastime: shopping! We also test your knowledge of the French alphabet by spelling out the names of some shops you’d see in France.

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CBF 1:24 | At the campsite


Tue, Jun 10, 2008


Coming up in this lesson:

In episode 24 we continue the theme of accommodation, this time looking at the campsite. Even if camping is not your thing, the constructions covered in this week’s lesson can be easily adapted. We’ll also learn how to spell in French.

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CBF 1:23 | Problems with your stay at a hotel


Fri, May 30, 2008


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 23, you’ll learn how to make complaints about a hotel room in France – something which we hope you will never have to do!

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CBF 1:22 | Checking in to a hotel


Fri, May 23, 2008


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 22, you’ll learn how to book into a hotel in France – something which is likely to be very useful when on holiday in France or any other French-speaking country. After learning the material in this lesson, you’ll be able to book the exact type of room you want!

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CBF 1:21 | Talking about the weather


Fri, May 16, 2008


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 21, you’ll learn how to talk about the weather, using both the present and the future tense.

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CBF 1:20 | End-of-unit special


Sat, Apr 26, 2008


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 20 Mark and Anna are joined by Pierre-Beno?t from our forthcoming video podcast Walk, Talk and Learn French. Listeners can review the restaurant language through a dialogue.

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CBF 1:19 | Unit review


Fri, Apr 18, 2008


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 19 you’ll check your knowledge of what you’ve learned in unit 2.

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CBF 1:18 | Restaurant situations


Tue, Apr 08, 2008


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 18 you’ll learn to deal with dietary requirements in the restaurant and complain about your food – or compliment the chef!

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CBF 1:17 | Ordering food in a restaurant


Thu, Mar 13, 2008


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In Lesson 17 you’ll learn useful language for visiting a restaurant.

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CBF 1:16 | Ordering snacks ina caf?


Mon, Mar 03, 2008


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 16 you’ll learn to order snacks in a caf?.

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CBF 1:15 | Ordering drinks in a caf?


Thu, Feb 21, 2008


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 15 you’ll learn to order drinks in a caf?.

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CBF 1:14 | Talking about your town


Sun, Feb 17, 2008


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 14 you’ll learn to talk about your town.

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CBF 1:13 | Asking for directions


Sat, Feb 02, 2008


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 13 you’ll learn to ask for directions to places in the town.

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CBF 1:12 | Numbers, days and dates


Fri, Jan 25, 2008


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 12 you’ll learn numbers from 11 to 1000, and you’ll also learn the days of the week, and the months and seasons of the year.

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CBF 1:11 | Talking about language


Fri, Jan 18, 2008


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 11 you’ll learn how to cope with language difficulties and to talk about the languages you speak.

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CBF 1:10 | Happy holidays


Sun, Dec 16, 2007


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 10 you’ll join Mark and Anna for some Festive French Fun!

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CBF 1:09 | Talking about what you have learned so far


Tue, Dec 11, 2007


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 09 we’ll take the chance to go over what you’ve learned so far in Coffee Break French.

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CBF 1:08 | Talking about likes and dislikes


Sat, Dec 01, 2007


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In Lesson 08 you’ll learn to talk about your likes and dislikes.

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CBF 1:07 | Talking about your job


Sat, Nov 24, 2007


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In Lesson 07 you’ll learn to talk about your job.

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CBF 1:06 | Numbers and more family


Wed, Nov 14, 2007


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 06 you’ll learn to talk more about your family and to count from 1-10.

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CBF 1:05 | Introducing family


Thu, Nov 08, 2007


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 05 you will learn how to introduce your family.

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CBF 1:04 | Talking about where you live


Fri, Oct 19, 2007


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 04 you will learn how to say where you live.

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Season 1 – Lesson 03 – Coffee Break French


Fri, Oct 12, 2007


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 03 you will learn how to say where you’re from.

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CBF 1:02 | Greetings


Thu, Oct 04, 2007


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 02 you will learn how to greet people at different times of the day and how to say your name.

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CBF 1:01 | How are you?


Wed, Sep 26, 2007


Coming up in this lesson:

In Lesson 01 you will learn how to ask people how they’re feeling and respond to this question.

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