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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episode 10: CBF 3:10 | Grammar review and idiomatic expressions

… the episode 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 h...


 2010-12-31  19m

episode 11: CBF 3:11 | Focus on perfect and imperfect tenses

Today we have 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 ...


 2011-01-20  19m

episode 12: CBF 3:12 | Focus on daily routine

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 origi...


 2011-01-25  17m

episode 13: CBF 3:13 | Focus on tenses and idiomatic expressions

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


 2011-02-12  20m

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

It's time to return to Veronica’s diary entries in today's lesson. 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 lesso...


 2011-02-15  17m

episode 15: CBF 3:15 | Focus on past tenses

This week's lesson 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 les...


 2011-02-26  17m

episode 16: CBF 3:16 | Looking at triggers for the subjunctive

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, ...


 2011-03-06  17m

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

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 Jérôme’s mother. In this episode we’ll be covering more examples of vouloir que with the subjunctive, a...


 2011-03-28  17m

episode 18: CBF 3:18 | The perfect and imperfect tenses

We knew you’d be desperate to find out how Katie got on at the Cannes Film Festival with Jérôme, 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 Jérôme and his parents, an...


 2011-04-09  18m

episode 19: CBF 3:19 | Idiomatic expressions and the subjunctive

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 clie...


 2011-04-18  20m