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Introducing Coffee Break French

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Coffee Break French is indeed everything you need to learn French, whether you’re an absolute beginner or a more experienced learner wishing to build your confidence in spoken and written French. You’ll be accompanied by experienced teachers throughout your Coffee Break French experience, so you’ll make solid progress and build your range of expression and mastery of French grammar quickly.

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Find out more about the different varieties of Coffee Break French in the table below.

Coffee Break French Season 1

Content outline: teacher Mark introduces the French language to learner Anna. You will learn to communicate in French in a variety of situations encountered when travelling in a French-speaking area.

In this series: an introduction to the French language; greetings, personal information, French for travellers including cafés, restaurants, hotels, shopping, emergencies, etc. Having completed this series you’ll be able to use French confidently when travelling to a French-speaking area.

Also available: this series is also available in Kindle format: visit Coffee Break French on the Amazon Kindle Store. Coming soon: Coffee Break French Season 1 on iBooks.

Ready to buy? Click the link below to view purchase options for this season. If you’re interested in purchasing more than one season, please read on to find out about our bundle options.

Buy Season 1
Coffee Break French Season 2

Content outline: teacher Mark helps learner Anna take the next steps in building her knowledge of the French language and developing her range of expression. Season 2 represents lessons 41-80.

In this series: you’ll acquire a deeper understanding of how the language works and you’ll start to recognise patterns in the language, and apply them so that you can manipulate the language yourself. Series 2 will allow you to deepen your knowledge and apply it to many situations.

Also available: this series is also available in Kindle format: visit Coffee Break French on the Amazon Kindle Store. Coming soon: Coffee Break French Season 2 on iBooks.

Ready to buy? Click the link below to view purchase options for this season. If you’re interested in purchasing more than one season, please read on to find out about our bundle options.

Buy Season 2
Coffee Break French Season 3

Content outline: teacher Mark presents forty lessons following the weekly journals of Katie, Veronica and Alf, three English-speakers learning French in a language school in Nice. Season 3 represents lessons 301-340.

In this series: you will build on what you’ve learned previously and develop a solid understanding of a number of grammatical concepts including how to form verbs in a variety of tenses, how to use pronouns and how to extend your range of expression. This is the perfect extension to series 2 of Coffee Break French.

Also available: (coming soon) Coffee Break French Season 3 on Kindle and iBooks.

Ready to buy? Click the link below to view purchase options for this season. If you’re interested in purchasing more than one season, please read on to find out about our bundle options.

Buy Season 3
Coffee Break French Season 4

Content outline: teacher Mark and native speaker Pierre-Benoît present a soap opera following the lives of two young French native speakers living in Paris, experienced through their weekly emails. Season 4 represents lesson 401-440.

In this series: you’ll take your previously-learned knowledge of the French language and extend it further, covering complex grammatical structures, idiomatic expressions and interesting vocabulary. This series is for intermediate-advanced students wishing to build their knowledge of French.

Also available: (coming soon) Coffee Break French Season 3 on Kindle and iBooks.

Ready to buy? Click the link below to view purchase options for this season. If you’re interested in purchasing more than one season, please read on to find out about our bundle options.

Buy Season 4

Buying multiple levels at the same time?

If you’d prefer to buy multiple levels at the same time, please use the buttons below to access our bundle product pages.

Key features of Coffee Break French

  • Audio and video lessons

    Courses feature audio and/or video materials which introduce the language in short, manageable chunks: just the right length for a coffee break!

  • Structured courses

    All our courses are carefully structured and you’ll make progress by building on what you learn in each lesson. We’ll focus on what you need to know!

  • Lesson notes

    Every one of our courses includes comprehensive lesson notes which include all the language covered, with bonus vocabulary and exercises where appropriate.

  • Award-winning content

    You’ll be following our award-winning courses taught by experienced teachers who will use their knowledge of the language to help you make solid progress and to build your understanding.

  • Learn where it suits you

    You’ll be able to access our course either by streaming the content or by downloading it to your device. Take your learning with you on the go and learn where and when it suits you.

  • Relaxed style

    It’s just like going for a coffee with your friend who happens to speak French. Each course features a learner just like you, so you won’t feel out of your depth.

Also available…

We have a number of other French courses available. Please click on the links below to find out more.

One Minute French

One Minute French is a quick introduction to the French language which features ten lessons of just 2-3 minutes each. In this course you’ll learn to greet people, introduce yourself, count from 1-10 and use a number of useful words and phrases to help you get by. If you haven’t got time for a relaxing coffee break, try our quick espresso shot!

Buy One Minute French
The Verb Fix

Master your French verbs with this innovative course. We’ve taken all our experience in teaching French grammar and combined it with some new theories on language acquisition to provide this brand new take on French verbs. You’ll be focusing on four main tenses: present, perfect, imperfect and future, but you’ll quickly learn the patterns and you’ll be able to apply them to new verbs easily.

Buy The Verb Fix
High Five French

High Five French is our ground-breaking, brand new French course for younger learners. Presented by learner Emma and French native speaker Mathilde, the course is made up of forty video lessons with bonus audio materials and printable resources. High Five French is launching soon.

Visit the High Five French website
Walk, Talk and Learn French

Walk, Talk and Learn French presents French grammar with a twist: join Pierre-Benoît on the streets of Paris as he talks about the grammar and vocabulary he spots on signs and posters all around the city. Watch the video episodes and learn with Pierre-Benoît.

Free video episodes
Focus on French

Focus on French Conversation is our free iBook aimed at school students who want to increase their range of expression and build their confidence in using French. Join native speaker Anaïs who will help you improve your pronunciation and learn a range of words and phrases to help you introduce yourself, talk about your family, your likes and dislikes and where you live.

Download free ebook (iOS only)

What are other people saying
about Coffee Break French?

I just wanted to say how much I love your programs and I’m constantly talking about them. I just returned from a really long trip to Europe for work armed with Coffee Break French. It was fantastic! If only these materials were so easily accessible when I was a kid I might speak them all by now. Keep up the great work and thank you!

Justin Gould, Coffee Break French Facebook comment

In trying to retrieve my french from high school many moons ago I’m finding the manner in which the subjects are introduced and the pace to be fantastic. I find myself looking forward to listening to the next lesson and finding it informative and easy to keep pace with while driving. I can easily see that I’ll be using much of what I’m learning/relearning here in the near future.

anotre_BobTheBuilder, Coffee Break French iTunes Review

As a Scot living and working in France with very little French language ability, I enrolled the help of a private French tutor. She told me on day one that it was mandatory for me to listen to Coffee Break French to complement her teaching. And how right she was! Very well paced for a beginner, the lessons are very clear and well laid-out and Mark and Anna are instantly likeable. Now my wife is listening to Coffee Break Spanish just for fun and says it is equally as good.

Steve7292, Coffee Break French iTunes Review

Season 4 is very challenging, and very rewarding. The tag team of Mark and Pierre-Benoît energizes the process perfectly. For an adult learner… this approach brings the language to life.

Alan D'Augustine, Coffee Break French Facebook comment

I tried a couple of other French courses before this one but found that they moved too fast for me or expected my learning ability to be intermediate plus. I haven’t studied French since GCSEs (10 years ago), and so my knowledge was very basic. CBF’s pace gave me the confidence to build up my skills and the lessons are all really applicable to the real world.

Hanabat, Coffee Break French iTunes Review

I just discovered this last week and have been addicted to Coffee Break French ever since. I’ve listened to 11 lessons in the past week. I love Mark and Anna. The dynamic between them both is so charming and professional and the fact that Anna is also learning makes me feel more comfortable in my difficulties learning pronunciation. They are so much fun to listen to, with those adorable Scottish accents, and their French accents are amazing. This podcast is great for beginners and the pace is perfect.

SDIana, Coffee Break French iTunes Review