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Learn French in coffee-break lessons from the Radio Lingua Network. In each lesson we'll focus on the language you need to know and before long you'll be making yourself understood with native French speakers. Season 1 lessons are for absolute beginners, and the courses increase in difficulty as the seasons progress. 386357 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
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We have reached the final episode of the Coffee Break French Magazine Season 2 and we're going out with a bang as we're discussing one of the most widely celebrated holidays in France - Bastille Day! As we discover how le quatorze juillet is celebrated in Paris, we learn some interesting expressions like grasse matinée, avoir la chance de faire qqc…
 
In this episode of the Coffee Break French Magazine we hear a text about Marie-Antoinette, the last Queen of France before the French Revolution. Join Mark and Pierre-Benoît as they discuss the language featured in the text and listen out for the following expressions: se rappeler qqch, tenter de faire qqch and faire des reproches à qqn. We also he…
 
In this episode of the Coffee Break French Magazine, we're transporting you to the city of Geneva. While hearing about what this wonderful Swiss city has to offer, we cover some interesting grammar points such as the agreement of tel(le) que and the use of être assis(e) à + infinitive. Sophie joins Mark at the end of the episode to discuss some tim…
 
The topic of this episode of the Coffee Break French Magazine is French painter and founder of impressionist painting, Claude Monet. As we hear about his life and work throughout the text, Mark and Pierre-Benoît focus on the language used before Sophie joins Mark to discuss some interesting quotations by Pissarro. We also hear examples of perfect a…
 
Mais d’où viennent les frites ? That is the question Mark and Pierre-Benoît are addressing in this episode of the Coffee Break French Magazine! We hope you're hungry as we hear a range of useful food-related words and expressions in this episode, such as manger sur le pouce, avoir la frite and ne pas avoir toutes ses frites dans le même sachet. We …
 
In this episode of the Coffee Break French Magazine we're heading to the cinema! After hearing a text about French cinema, Mark and Pierre-Benoît break down the language, focusing on some useful vocabulary for talking about films, such as: réalisateur, le septième art and trucages. Listen out for examples of the subjunctive, the gerund and the impe…
 
This week, we're taking a virtual trip to the French-speaking area of Canada: Québec! Throughout the lesson we share some of the top attractions in this beautiful province of Canada. Along the way, we hear examples of direct object pronouns, the pronoun y and examples of the future tense of the verbs avoir and être. Listen out for some useful expre…
 
In this episode of the Coffee Break French Magazine, we hear a text about the very well known French fashion designer...that's right it's Coco Chanel! Our hosts, Mark and Pierre-Benoît discuss a range of fashion-related words and phrases as well as examples of the following grammar points: reflexive verbs in the perfect tense; the imperfect tense; …
 
Join Mark and Pierre-Benoît for Episode 2 of our Coffee Break French Magazine Season 2! After introducing the episode, we hear about the French aperitif tradition and analyse the language featured throughout this text. Some interesting expressions to listen out for include: quel(le) que soit (whatever), être le bienvenu (to be welcome) and faire pl…
 
Welcome to the very first episode of the Coffee Break French Magazine Season 2! Join our hosts Mark and Pierre-Benoît as they introduce the series and take a virtual trip to the city of Toulouse, also known as La ville rose. Throughout the reading text about this beautiful city, Mark and Pierre-Benoît discuss the language used, including the use of…
 
In this special episode, Mark provides an update on all things Coffee Break French including the return of the Coffee Break French Magazine in late April 2022; the launch of the Coffee Break books, available from June in your local bookshop and from online retailers; and the Coffee Break French Club, where you can get your daily dose of French acti…
 
In the 10th and final episode from Season 2 of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries, Charlotte, Théo and Lucas savour their last day in France before travelling back to Geneva. Join Mark and Pierre-Benoît for one last time as they discuss the interesting language points included in Charlotte's final travel diary entry. We cover phrases like jeter…
 
It's time for the next instalment of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Season 2! University friends Charlotte, Théo and Lucas make the most of their time in the Loire Valley with a visit to the impressive Château de Chambord and Château de Villandry before a bike ride along the Loire River - the longest river in France! Join teachers Mark and …
 
Welcome to another episode from Season 2 of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries! This time, Charlotte, Théo and Lucas are back on the road as they're en route to Tours. On arrival they explore what the university town has to offer and sample some local dishes including the famous rillettes de Tours. Listen out for some indirect object pronouns a…
 
In Episode 7 of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Season 2, Charlotte, Théo and Lucas reach one of the most popular tourist attractions in France, the Mont Saint-Michel. As they set off to explore the magical island, Théo and Lucas reveal a surprise for Charlotte. Can you guess what it could be? Listen to the episode to find out and pay close …
 
It's time for another episode from Season 2 of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries! Charlotte, Théo and Lucas spend their final day in Normandy visiting the Abbaye aux Hommes before wandering around the around streets of the city centre, stopping to sample some Norman specialities along the way. Mark and Pierre Benoît take note of many interesti…
 
Welcome back to Season 2 of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries! In Episode 5, Charlotte, Théo and Lucas have an emotional day at the Normandy landing beaches. While listening to the details of their trip from Charlotte's diary entry, pay attention to the use of the word dont and the conjugation of acueillir in the present tense which Mark and P…
 
Join us for the next instalment from Season 2 of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries in which we follow the adventures of university friends Charlotte, Théo and Lucas, as they explore historical locations in northwestern France. In this episode, the trio have an early rise for a day of fishing before heading back on the road, this time, for the …
 
We're back with another episode from Season 2 of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries. After a delicious breakfast at their BnB, Charlotte, Théo and Lucas visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts before getting back in the car and heading to the enchanting city of Honfleur. In this week's travel diary entry, we hear some indirect object pronouns and teache…
 
It's time for the second episode from Season 2 of our virtual travel series, the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries. Charlotte, Théo and Lucas make their way to Rouen, the historic capital of Normandy, and begin to discover what the Medieval city has to offer. In this episode, we encounter some interesting expressions such as prendre des forces, ma…
 
Welcome to Season 2 of our Coffee Break French Travel Diaries for intermediate learners. While it's not so easy to travel right now, why not do some virtual travelling with us? In this second series, we're following the adventures of Swiss student Charlotte and her friends Lucas and Théo as they take a trip through historic locations in northwester…
 
Welcome to this episode of our new Coffee Break French To Go podcast in which we’re on the streets of Nantes in Western France with Pierre-Benoît, talking to native speakers about a variety of topics. In this episode we’re asking the question quelle est ta ville française préférée ? - What is your favourite French city? We’ll listen to all of the i…
 
Welcome to this episode of our new Coffee Break French To Go podcast in which we’re on the streets of Nantes in Western France with Pierre-Benoît, talking to native speakers about a variety of topics. In this episode we’re asking the question avez-vous déjà mangé quelque chose de bizarre ? Have you ever eaten anything strange? We’ll listen to all o…
 
Welcome to this episode of our new Coffee Break French To Go podcast in which we’re on the streets of Nantes in Western France with Pierre-Benoît, talking to native speakers about a variety of topics. In this episode we’re asking the question quelle serait ta destination idéale ? What would your ideal destination be? We’ll listen to all of the inte…
 
Welcome to this episode of our new Coffee Break French To Go podcast in which we’re on the streets of Nantes in Western France with Pierre-Benoît, talking to native speakers about a variety of topics. In this episode we’re asking the question qu’est-ce qui t'embête le plus ? What annoys you the most? We’ll listen to all of the interviews with Pierr…
 
Welcome to this episode of our new Coffee Break French To Go podcast in which we’re on the streets of Nantes in Western France with Pierre-Benoît, talking to native speakers about a variety of topics. In this episode we’re asking the question préféres-tu l’été ou l’hiver ? Do you prefer summer or winter? We’ll listen to all of the interviews with P…
 
Welcome to this episode of our new Coffee Break French To Go podcast in which we’re on the streets of Nantes in Western France with Pierre-Benoît, talking to native speakers about a variety of topics. In this episode we’re asking the question pour toi, est-il important d’apprendre une langue étrangère ? Is learning a foreign language important to y…
 
Welcome to Episode 4 of our new Coffee Break French To Go podcast in which we’re on the streets of Nantes in Western France with Pierre-Benoît, talking to native speakers about a variety of topics. In this episode we’re asking the question qu’as-tu fait hier ? What did you do yesterday? We’ll listen to all of the interviews with Pierre-Benoît out a…
 
Welcome to Episode 3 of our new Coffee Break French To Go podcast in which we’re on the streets of Nantes in Western France with Pierre-Benoît, talking to native speakers about a variety of topics. In this episode we’re asking the question quel est ton mot français préféré ? What is your favourite French word? We’ll listen to all of the interviews …
 
Welcome to the second episode of our new Coffee Break French To Go podcast in which we’re on the streets of Nantes in Western France with Pierre-Benoît, talking to native speakers about a variety of topics. In this episode we’re asking the question c’est quoi une journée typique pour toi ? What is a typical day for you? We’ll listen to all of the i…
 
Welcome to the first episode of our new Coffee Break French To Go podcast in which we’re on the streets of Nantes in Western France with Pierre-Benoît, talking to native speakers about a variety of topics. In this episode we’re asking the question pour vous, est-il important de voyager ? Is travel important to you? We’ll listen to all of the interv…
 
Every 30th September, the podcasting world comes together to celebrate podcasting on International Podcast Day. We're celebrating today by saying thank you to the Coffee Break community in this special podcast episode. International Podcast Day aims to raise awareness about podcasts and gives podcast creators and listeners a chance to celebrate the…
 
As Lara and Noah reach the end of their trip around the south of France, they make the most of the rest of their time in the alpine village of Aime-la-Plagne before heading back to Paris. In the tenth and final episode of this series of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries, we encounter the phrase dormir comme une marmotte and we take a look at s…
 
Lara and Noah round off their time in Albertville by getting to know the locals at une chambre d'hôtes (a guesthouse), before travelling further into the mountains to the ski resort of Aime-la-Plagne. Listen out for an example of the construction, afin de + infinitive, the origin of the verb héberger, as well as some pronunciation tips. The Travel …
 
Le voyage continue ! In this week's episode, Lara and Noah are heading to the outskirts of Chambéry as they are en route to Albertville, home of the 1992 Winter Olympics. Find out what they get up to and learn when to use the phrase il s'agit de in Episode 8 of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries. C'est parti ! The Travel Diaries will be publish…
 
We're back for another episode of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries! In this week's travel diary, Lara describes their time in Valence before making the journey to Chambéry where they discover what the Alpine town has to offer. Do you know the difference between nager and faire de la natation? Listen to the episode to find out! The Travel Diar…
 
Welcome back to the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries! Join Lara and Noah as they leave Marseille for Valence on their train trip around the south of France. The Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes on a weekly basis. If you'd like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses after each sentence to all…
 
In this week's episode of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries, Lara and Noah are moving on from Avignon and heading to the port city of Marseilles. The Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes on a weekly basis. If you'd like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses after each sentence to allow you t…
 
Join Lara and Noah for some virtual travelling as they make their way through the South of France. This week, we're heading to the city of Avignon. The Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes on a weekly basis. If you'd like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses after each sentence to allow you to p…
 
Welcome back to another episode of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries! While it's not so easy to travel right now, why not do some virtual travelling with us? Join Lara and her boyfriend Noah as they leave Bordeaux and make their way to Aix-en-Provence for some new adventures. The Travel Diaries is published in one season of ten episodes on a w…
 
Welcome to this brand new series from Coffee Break French for intermediate learners. While it's not so easy to travel right now, why not do some virtual travelling with us? Join Lara and her boyfriend Noah as they travel by train through the south of France. In this second episode we're heading to Bordeaux, where they experience all that the city h…
 
Welcome to this brand new series from Coffee Break French for intermediate learners. While it's not so easy to travel right now, why not do some virtual travelling with us? Join Lara and her boyfriend Noah as they travel by train through the south of France. In this first episode they're getting ready to depart from Montparnasse station in Paris, a…
 
This is a sample episode from our new show, La Vérité éclate toujours. This podcast has its own feed, so in order to continue listening to this episode and the subsequent episodes, please subscribe to that podcast feed. Search for "Coffee Break French" in your favourite podcast app and you'll find the feed. Alternatively, visit our website at https…
 
We're delighted to announce that La Vérité éclate toujours, our new advanced French course, will launch on Monday 1st June. Given the current situation we're not able to access our studio, so we've been putting in place new systems for recording the content and we're excited that the "truth will out" very soon. La Vérité éclate toujours is an audio…
 
We're getting to ready to launch our new advanced course for French learners. It's called La Vérité éclate toujours and it's an audio drama which we think you're going to love. However, this podcast will not be available on the normal Coffee Break French feed. Instead you need to subscribe to a new feed specifically for this new show. If you're usi…
 
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