Coffee Break French

Informações:

Sinopsis

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.

Episodios

  • Introducing Season 2 of the Coffee Break French Show

    20/05/2024 Duración: 01min

    We're back with Season 2 of the Coffee Break French Show! In this podcast series we help you take your intermediate French to the next level, one coffee break at a time. Throughout the 10-episode series we cover a range of topics to help you deepen your understanding of tricky grammar, broaden your vocabulary, and improve your pronunciation. You'll sound like a native speaker in no time!You will also be able to watch these lessons for free on Coffee Break TV, and download the episodes to your device so you can access them on the go. Or, you can head to our Coffee Break French YouTube channel to access the video version of each podcast episode there, once they're released. Remember to subscribe to our channel so that you don’t miss an episode.That's not all... each episode of the Show is accompanied by a blog article to increase your understanding of the topics covered. See you next Monday 27th for the first episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • ‘À cause de’ and ‘grâce à’ - What's the difference? | The Coffee Break French Show 1.10

    18/12/2023 Duración: 12min

    Welcome to the 10th and final episode of the Coffee Break French Show! We're rounding off this series by exploring two phrases that French learners often mix up - à cause de and grâce à (both translated as: "because of" in English). Join us for this episode as we discuss the subtleties of these phrases and unravel the positive and negative nuances they bring to expressions in French. ➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️Like the Coffee Break mugs featured in our episodes? Click here to purchase your own! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • ‘En’ or ‘à’? - Prepositions with countries and cities | The Coffee Break French Show 1.09

    11/12/2023 Duración: 13min

    In our penultimate episode in this series of the Coffee Break French Show, we explore the nuances of using prepositions before cities, countries, islands, and continents. By the end of this episode you'll be able to use the correct prepositions in your French conversations.➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • Practising when to use 'qui' and 'que' - Relative pronouns Part 2 | The Coffee Break French Show 1.08

    04/12/2023 Duración: 12min

    Welcome back to The Coffee Break French Show! In our last episode we explained how to choose between 'qui' and 'que' in French. We're taking this a step further this time as we're putting what we learned into practice with some exercises of when to use these relative pronouns. Be sure to catch up on episode 7 before listening to this episode.➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️Like the Coffee Break mugs featured in our episodes? Click here to purchase your own! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • ‘Qui' or 'que'? - Relative pronouns Part 1 | The Coffee Break French Show 1.07

    27/11/2023 Duración: 12min

    Have you ever wondered whether to use ‘qui’ or ‘que’? If so, then this episode of the Coffee Break French Show is for you! Join Mark and Max as they discuss the meaning of ‘qui’ and ‘que’ and how to choose between them when speaking French➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • How to pronounce ‘e’, ‘é’ and ‘è’ in French | The Coffee Break French Show 1.06

    20/11/2023 Duración: 16min

    Join us for another episode of The Coffee Break French Show! In episode 6, we discuss how to pronounce the letter ‘e’ in all of its shapes and forms. By the end of this episode you'll sound more like a native French speaker!➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • ‘Jour’ and ‘journée’, ‘soir’ and ‘soirée’ - What's the difference? | The Coffee Break French Show 1.05

    13/11/2023 Duración: 11min

    We're halfway through our series of The Coffee Break French Show! This time, we chat about the distinction between 'jour' & 'journée', as well as 'soir' & 'soirée', 'an' & 'année', and 'matin' & 'matinée'. By the end of this episode, you'll be able to use each of these words confidently and correctly in any situation that comes your way!➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • Useful expressions with ‘avoir’ | The Coffee Break French Show 1.04

    06/11/2023 Duración: 10min

    Do you know how to use avoir correctly in French? This verb can be tricky for French learners so in episode four of The Coffee Break French Show, Mark and Max discuss avoir and consider some common expressions where this verb is used. By the end of this episode you will know exactly when avoir is used differently from "to have" in English.➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️☕️ To purchase a Coffee Break mug, click here ☕️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • ‘Tu’ and ‘vous’ - How to navigate informal and formal French | The Coffee Break French Show 1.03

    30/10/2023 Duración: 10min

    In this episode of the Coffee Break French Show we help you choose between ‘tu’ and ‘vous’ so that you can navigate informal and and formal French. Mark and Max talk about the rules, exceptions, and social context that surrounds this choice, helping you communicate like a native speaker!➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • When do adjectives go before a noun? | The Coffee Break French Show 1.02

    23/10/2023 Duración: 13min

    Knowing where to place adjectives in a sentence can be tricky - but fear not! By the end of this episode of the Coffee Break French Show, you'll be able to add depth to your French conversations and express your ideas more precisely, thanks to having a stronger understanding of the exceptions and nuances in adjective placement.➡️ Click here to access the blog article and worksheet that accompany this lesson ⬅️☕️ To purchase a Coffee Break mug, click here.☕️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • How to pronounce ‘u’ and ‘ou’ | The Coffee Break French Show 1.01

    16/10/2023 Duración: 14min

    Welcome to our very first episode of the Coffee Break French Show! We're kicking off the series by talking about French vowel sounds. We share tips on how to pronounce 'u' and 'ou' accurately, and provide words and exercises to practise. Are you ready? C’est parti !Prefer to watch these lessons? You can do exactly that for free on Coffee Break TV, and download the episodes to your device so you can access them on the go. Or, you can head to our Coffee Break French YouTube channel to access the video version of each podcast episode there. Remember to subscribe to our channel so that you don’t miss an episode.That's not all... each episode of the Show is accompanied by a blog article to increase your understanding of the topics covered. Click here to head to our website and access the blog article for this episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • Introducing the Coffee Break French Show

    10/10/2023 Duración: 01min

    Welcome to our brand new podcast series - the Coffee Break French Show! Throughout this 10-episode series, Mark and Max will help you take your intermediate French to the next level, one coffee break at a time. We cover a range of topics to help you deepen your understanding of tricky grammar, broaden your vocabulary, and improve your pronunciation. You'll sound like a native speaker in no time!Prefer to watch these lessons? You can do exactly that for free on Coffee Break TV, and download the episodes to your device so you can access them on the go. Or, you can head to our Coffee Break French YouTube channel to access the video version of each podcast episode there. Remember to subscribe to our channel so that you don’t miss an episode.That's not all... each episode of the Show is accompanied by a blog article to increase your understanding of the topics covered. We'll see you next Monday, 16th October, for the first episode of the Show. À bientôt ! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information

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

    05/12/2022 Duración: 06min

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

  • CBF Mag 2.10 | Vive la France : le quatorze juillet à Paris

    22/08/2022 Duración: 26min

    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 qqch and finir la journée en beauté. Listen out for some reflexive verbs along the way, some examples of direct object pronouns and the use of the perfect tense, the future tense and the imperative. As always, Sophie joins Mark at the end of the episode and this time, they're discussing dates of other national holidays in the French-speaking world.There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 2 of the Coffee Break French Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine here.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break French on Facebook where we post language activities, c

  • CBF Mag 2.09 | La dernière reine de l’Ancien Régime

    08/08/2022 Duración: 30min

    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 hear examples of indirect object pronouns and preceding direct objects and learn about the use of the imperfect tense and the conditional perfect. Sophie joins Mark at the end of the episode to discuss a short text about the French Republican calendar.There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 2 of the Coffee Break French Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine here.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break French on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day c

  • CBF Mag 2.08 | Entre les montres de luxe et le lac Léman

    25/07/2022 Duración: 29min

    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 time-related expressions including depuis la nuit des temps and en un rien de temps.There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 2 of the Coffee Break French Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine here.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break French on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break French Facebook page here.If you'd like to find out what goes on behind th

  • CBF Mag 2.07 | La France derrière le regard impressionniste

    11/07/2022 Duración: 24min

    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 and imperfect tenses; direct and indirect object pronouns; and the pluperfect tense with the auxiliary verbs avoir and être. Some expressions to listen out for include: ne pas avoir bon caractère and initier qqn à qqch.There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 2 of the Coffee Break French Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine here.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break French on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidenc

  • CBF Mag 2.06 | Mais d’où viennent les frites ?

    27/06/2022 Duración: 26min

    Mais d’où viennent les frites ? This 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 also come across examples of direct object pronouns and learn more about the use of the superlative.There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 2 of the Coffee Break French Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine here.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break French on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break French Facebook page here.If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the

  • CBF Mag 2.05 | L’ancêtre du cinéma français

    13/06/2022 Duración: 29min

    In this episode of the Coffee Break French Magazine we're heading to the cinema! After hearing a text about French cinema, Mark and Pierre-Benoît break down the language, focusing on some useful vocabulary for talking about films, such as: réalisateur, le septième art and trucages. Listen out for examples of the subjunctive, the gerund and the imperfect tense, as well as the following expressions: que ce soit and être la première à avoir fait qqch.There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 2 of the Coffee Break French Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine here.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break French on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break French Facebook page here.If you'd like to find out what goes on behind t

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

    30/05/2022 Duración: 27min

    This week, we're taking a virtual trip to the French-speaking area of Canada: Québec! Throughout the lesson we share some of the top attractions in this beautiful province of Canada. Along the way, we hear examples of direct object pronouns, the pronoun y and examples of the future tense of the verbs avoir and être. Listen out for some useful expressions such as: profiter de qqch, s'aventurer quelque part and avoir l’impression.There will be a total of 10 episodes in Season 2 of the Coffee Break French Magazine. If you'd like to benefit from lesson notes, transcripts, vocabulary lists and exercises, you can access the premium version of the Magazine here.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break French on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break French Facebook page here.If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes

página 1 de 13