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Learn French with Coffee Break French, bringing you language-learning with your latte! Aimed at total beginners, this podcast will help you get to grips with the French language.

Learn French with Coffee Break French, bringing you language-learning with your latte! Aimed at total beginners, this podcast will help you get to grips with the French language.

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South Ayrshire, United Kingdom

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Learn French with Coffee Break French, bringing you language-learning with your latte! Aimed at total beginners, this podcast will help you get to grips with the French language.

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Episodes

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

7/27/2015
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-Benoît 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. Listen to the lesson Accessing the Premium Version The premium...

Duration:00:31:03

CBF 4:39 | Tricky pronouns

7/15/2015
Coming up in this lesson: In the penultimate episode of the series we join Pierre-Benoît 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. 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...

Duration:00:27:52

CBF 4:38 | Focus on idiomatic expressions

6/28/2015
Coming up in this lesson: In this latest episode of Coffee Break French, Pierre-Benoît 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 brûler les étapes. Listen to the lesson Accessing the Premium Version The premium version of Coffee Break French Season...

Duration:00:23:37

CBF 4:37 | The imperfect tense and idiomatic expressions

6/13/2015
Coming up in this lesson: It’s time for another episode of Coffee Break French, and in this episode Mark and Pierre-Benoît 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. Listen to the lesson Accessing the Premium Version The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 4 provides additional materials which...

Duration:00:28:10

CBF 4:35 | Useful idiomatic expressions

5/18/2015
Coming up in this lesson: In this latest episode of Coffee Break French, Mark and Pierre-Benoît 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 à quelqu’un. Listen to the lesson Accessing the Premium Version The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 4 provides additional...

Duration:00:24:45

CBF 4:34 | Placement of adjectives and idiomatic expressions

5/1/2015
Coming up in this lesson: Mark and Pierre-Benoît 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, être désolé de +...

Duration:00:28:14

CBF 4:33 | Interesting idiomatic expressions

4/4/2015
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-Benoît and Mark are on hand to discuss the language points contained in the text. In this episode, expressions featured include tourner en rond, la curiosité est un vilain défaut, and lots more. Listen to the...

Duration:00:22:25

CBF 4:32 | Agreement of preceding direct objects

3/20/2015
Coming up in this lesson: It’s time for another episode in our series for advanced French learners. In this lesson Mark and Pierre-Benoît 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 à la bouche, and much more. Listen to the lesson Accessing the Premium Version The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 4...

Duration:00:23:23

CBF 4:31 | Grammar review and idiomatic expressions

3/6/2015
Coming up in this lesson: Join Mark and Pierre-Benoît 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 éclaireur. Listen to the lesson Accessing the Premium Version The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 4 provides...

Duration:00:23:19

CBF 4:30 | New vocabulary and idiomatic phrases

2/20/2015
Coming up in this lesson: It’s time for another episode of Coffee Break French and this week Mark and Pierre-Benoît are discussing the latest email from Sylvie to her mother, Monique. There are lots of interesting language points to talk about including the expressions être pot de colle, faire poireauter quelqu’un and the wonderful word dorénavant. Listen to the lesson Accessing the Premium Version The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 4 provides additional materials which...

Duration:00:19:45

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

1/25/2015
Coming up in this lesson: Join Mark and Pierre-Benoît 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’à ce que. Listen to the lesson Accessing the Premium Version The premium version of Coffee Break...

Duration:00:20:15

CBF 4:28 | More triggers for the subjunctive

1/12/2015
Coming up in this lesson: Mark and Pierre-Benoît 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...

Duration:00:25:48

CBF 4:27 | The pluperfect tense

12/23/2014
Coming up in this lesson: In this latest episode of Coffee Break French, Mark and Pierre-Benoît 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, après avoir fait quelque chose, and the verb valoir. Listen to the lesson Accessing the Premium Version The premium...

Duration:00:23:04

CBF 4:26 | Idiomatic expressions and interesting vocabulary

12/5/2014
Coming up in this lesson: We’re back with another episode of our advanced French course. In this episode Mark and Pierre-Benoît 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. Listen to the lesson Accessing the Premium Version The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 4 provides...

Duration:00:25:31

CBF 4:25 | More on the subjunctive

11/21/2014
Coming up in this lesson: In this latest episode of our advanced series for learners of French, join Pierre-Benoît 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 être partant(e) pour quelque chose and lots more. Listen to the lesson Accessing the Premium Version The premium version of Coffee Break French...

Duration:00:27:26

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

11/5/2014
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-Benoît 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. Listen to the lesson Accessing the Premium Version The premium version of Coffee Break French...

Duration:00:18:19

CBF 4:23 | Interesting verbs and idiomatic expressions

10/14/2014
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-Benoît and Mark are on hand to discuss the complex grammatical constructions and idiomatic vocabulary contained in the lesson which include proposer à quelqu’un de faire quelque chose, vivre au jour le jour and the verb chômer. Listen to the lesson Accessing the Premium Version The premium version of...

Duration:00:19:56

CBF 4:22 | Uses of the subjunctive

10/1/2014
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-Benoît and Mark in this episode include le monde est petit, avoir la tête à 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. Listen to the lesson Accessing the Premium Version The...

Duration:00:18:59

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

9/30/2014
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-disant, marquer un jour d’une pierre blanche and avoir pour projet de faire quelque chose. As usual, Mark and Pierre-Benoît are on hand to discuss the idiomatic expressions and grammar points, and enthuse about...

Duration:00:24:20

CBF 4:20 | Interesting idiomatic phrases and grammar points

8/28/2014
Coming up in this lesson: 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-Benoît this week include je m’en doute, using the subjunctive after jusqu’à ce que, and ramasser quelqu’un à la petite cuillère. As usual Mark and Pierre-Benoît are on hand to discuss the idiomatic expressions and grammar points, and enthuse about the wonders of the French language in general! Listen to the...

Duration:00:19:50