Coffee Break French

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 See for privacy and opt-out information.

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Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 3 days 6 hours 14 minutes


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

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 sea...


 2009-07-25  20m

episode 22: CBF 2:22 | Introducing the imperfect tense

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 ...


 2009-08-01  22m

episode 23: CBF 2:23 | More on the imperfect tense

In this lesson 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: être. P...


 2009-08-08  20m

episode 24: CBF 2:24 | Uses of the imperfect tense

In this lesson 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 renumb...


 2009-08-16  24m

episode 25: CBF 2:25 | Relative pronouns qui and que

In this lesson 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 lis...


 2009-08-26  26m

episode 26: CBF 2:26 | Avant de and venir de

In this lesson 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 Se...


 2009-09-12  17m

episode 27: CBF 2:27 | After having done something

In this week's lesson we’re building on the verbal constructions we’ve been learning over the past few weeks and introducing the phrase après avoir fait quelque chose. This lesson also explains what happens when an être verb is used with this cons...


 2009-09-30  20m

episode 28: CBF 2:28 | Getting a taxi

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 Fre...


 2009-10-16  19m

episode 29: CBF 2:29 | Hiring a car

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 origin...


 2009-10-27  23m

episode 30: CBF 2:30 | Making a phone call in French

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 B...


 2009-11-15  20m