Learn French with Coffee Break French Step by Step: lessons 1-10


Welcome to the step-by-step guide to Coffee Break French. Lessons 1-10 introduce the French language in 20-minute chunks and cover topics such as greetings, making friends and talking about yourself. By the end of lesson ten you’ll understand the basics of French and you’ll be starting to make conversation with native speakers. To access the lesson guides and additional materials, please purchase a premium pass.

Coffee Break French: Lessons 1-10
Lesson 1
Basic greetings; asking how you are and giving a response.
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Lesson 2
Greetings at different times of the day; saying goodbye; giving your name.
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Lesson 3
Saying where you’re from; asking people where they’re from; countries; using the word ‘also’.
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Lesson 4
Saying ‘yes’ and ‘no’; saying where you live; using the words ‘but’ and ‘now’. Access lesson
Lesson 5
Talking about your family; introducing people; giving other people’s names; pronunciation tips.
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Lesson 6
Giving more information about your family; numbers 1-10; names.
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Lesson 7
Talking about your job; saying where you work; saying whether you like your work or not.
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Lesson 8
Talking about your likes and dislikes; talking about what you like doing.
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Lesson 9
Review and practice of material covered in lessons 1-8.
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Lesson 10
Christmas and New Year celebrations; giving gifts; songs.
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If you’re ready to move on, you can access lessons 11-20 here.

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  • Elliot

    Reply Reply July 14, 2015


    If I were to purchase the packages, am I able to download on to my smart phone and a tablet or is it just one download?

    Many thanks,

    • radiolingua

      Reply Reply July 23, 2015

      Apologies for the late reply, Elliot. Yes, you can download all the materials on your phone and tablet. Hope that helps.

  • Kathy

    Reply Reply October 22, 2015

    I love your podcast! A few years ago I downloaded lessons 1-20 for Coffee break French. But now a few years later I would like to reload them and I can’t find them to reload. Are they in the Apple music? And if I go to your website, it says download podcast but I don’t see where it’s going to download, so I don’t know what app to use to play it.. I would like to listen to it in the car.
    Thanks for a great series!

    • radiolingua

      Reply Reply October 27, 2015

      You should be able to use the Podcasts app on iOS to access all our podcasts on your mobile device. This will allow you to download our entire back catalogue of lessons. Hope that helps.

  • Victoria

    Reply Reply December 9, 2015

    I listen this program, but Anna here is a bit annoying, cus she takes too much time sometimes when she is asked to repeat the teacher. Often time i had to check if my phone is stopped, then the teacher calls her again and ask to repeat again.

    • radiolingua

      Reply Reply December 9, 2015

      Thanks for your comment. The reason for this is – as we explain in the lessons – that Anna waits for listeners to repeat before repeating herself. Hope that explains it!

  • BIll Soutar

    Reply Reply January 2, 2016

    My wife and I are keen to refresh and learn better French with a view to living in France. We both have ‘A’ level French although from some 40 years ago, and my wife did business French also. We have holidayed from time to time in France but realise we would need to be reasonably capable to live in the country.

    Which level would you recommend we start at?

    Thank you


    • radiolingua

      Reply Reply January 13, 2016

      Sorry for the slow reply, Bill. We’d suggest you consider Season 3 which would suit your needs. Have a listen to the audio lessons here: http://radiolingua.com/tag/cbf-season-3/ and you can see if it’s the kind of thing you’re looking for. If you’re ready to buy, you can visit our purchase page or buy seasons 3 and 4 in a bundle. Hope that helps.

  • Barbara Burbank

    Reply Reply April 25, 2017

    How much do the lessons cost? I am interested, but I do not see the cost anywhere on your website. Thank you.

    • radiolingua

      Reply Reply May 3, 2017

      Hi Barbara. All the lessons are available on our Coffee Break Academy. If you follow this link you’ll find pricing in £GBP and $USD. Hope this helps.

  • HANA

    Reply Reply May 29, 2017

    Hi.Thanks for your great podcast. My English is not good but I’m glad that I can learn French from your pods.I wanted to ask you if it is possible to access the support sheets(PDF) of audio lessons?

  • Dorothy Taylor

    Reply Reply October 2, 2017

    I think I signed up for $92. I thought I should get 10 lessons for this sign up. I can seem to get only the 1st lesson and this often comes with no viewing of the presenter nor view of the word being spoken. I can hear it but see nothing. What am I suppose to do?

    • radiolingua

      Reply Reply October 22, 2017

      Hi Dorothy. Apologies for the late reply. Perhaps you’ve been in touch with us via our Helpdesk about this already. You do indeed have an account for Coffee Break French Season 1 which involves 40 lessons. For each lesson you’ll be able to access the audio, the bonus audio episode, the lesson notes and the video version. Please note that the video version of each lesson features the words and phrases on the screen (not a live video of the presenters). You can go straight to http://courses.coffeebreakacademy.com and log in with your email address and password. If you have problems, please get in touch with with us by emailing support [at] radiolingua.com and we’ll do our best to help you get access to the course.

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