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In Lesson 11 you’ll learn how to cope with language difficulties and to talk about the languages you speak.

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    18 replies to "Season 1 – Lesson 11 – Coffee Break French"

    • Joel

      i am willing to support you in this way, commenting,
      thank you for your lessons. i am really learning

    • Steve

      One of the best light hearted ways of getting to learn French that I have discovered. thank you Radio Lingua

    • ramesh bhatia

      excellent teaching

    • Industrialplantlife

      thx for the clear teachings

    • jarett


    • Cam

      This show is perfect to help with my (appalling) listening skills in French. Thanks so much for providing the lessons! Also, both of your English accents are a pleasure to listen to…

    • Tim

      I love this show. The teaching is fantastic. I really feel for the first time that I am starting to learn a new language!

    • lorraine johns

      Thanks so much (merci beaucoup), this is helping me immensely.

    • Melissa Jean

      I’m loving these pod casts! It’s so helpful! I’ll be sure to post blogs and reviews.



    • jeff miller

      Il me plait,but it does help to know basic grammar and vocabulary first. Is it je suis pret a apprendre or je suis pret pour apprendre?

    • shapoor


    • Betty

      GREAT lessons. Perfect time for each session. Merci!

    • Barbara

      Love these short classes. I’m Scottish too and really enjoy the accents!

    • Melvyn Schlank

      Merci beaucoup pour votre lecons. I’ve completed 11 lessons now & am thoroughly enjoying myself, especially the singing in Lesson 10!! There is one thing I’d like to mention however, & that is as we’ve not learnt any grammar as yet & still have a limited vocabulary, it would be helpful if you could spell all new words as they come up.
      I like to write down everything you say, & as I learnt French at school I can do this, or else look up words I’m not familiar with in a French dictionary. However I’d be reluctant to recommend this course to friends who’ve had no background in French, as there are a lot of unspelt words, & I think this would make it very difficult to write down what you say.
      eg in the song “vive le vent” I wasn’t sure whether it was “qui sont va” or “qui s’en va”, or perhaps something else. Can you help me here please Mark, & tell me why it should be one or the other?
      Please do not publish my comments. Thanks, Melvyn.

    • PJ

      I think you’re wrong about saying you speak a little French – on videos I’ve seen there is no mention of adding anything in between ‘little’ and ‘French’, and I’ve said the phrase without anything added and French-speaking people have understood me and a French teacher said it was correct. Makes me wonder if you’re telling the truth about being able to speak genuine French

    • Roz

      I have just returned to Coffee Break French and I have to say it is the best, trust me I have tried them all, thank you Mark and Anna keep the good work up 🙂

    • Eva

      Thank you so much for making this podcast available for us all. I discovered it a few days ago and have already learned so much. you just cant compare this podcast to any other – great work!
      thanks mark and anna you’re a really great team
      greetings from germany

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