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Episode 1 – High Five French

HFF Lesson 1

Join Emma and Mathilde in this ten-lesson podcast series for younger learners of French. In this episode, you’ll learn to say “hello” and “goodbye”.

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High Five French Membership

The free podcast is only the beginning! High Five French is a full forty-lesson video course with a range of materials allowing children to learn and understand the French language. Purchasing a membership gives access to the following elements for each of the forty lessons:

  • video episode: join Emma and Mathilde on location in France in our video episodes. The video presents the language covered in the lesson in a fun way, allowing children first to hear the French word or phrase, and then to see it on the screen as Mathilde encourages viewers to repeat the word and practise their French.
  • the High Five French Radio Show: this bonus audio recording provides further practice of the words and phrases covered in the main video lesson, and also provides some bonus vocabulary. Each episode of the radio show finishes with a musical review of the words and phrases of the lesson.
  • activity sheets: we’ve included two activity sheets for each lesson, allowing children to practise the written language in fun puzzles and activities.
  • transcripts: there are full transcripts of the video lessons with explanations of any unfamiliar French words.
  • notes for parents: if you’re not familiar with French, it can be difficult to support your child in their learning. Our notes for parents for each lesson will help you help your child learn! There are explanations of the difficult words and phrases and background information on the language and culture of the French-speaking world.

Learn more about High Five French
The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase a membership using the links below. The complete course of 40 lessons is already available, so as soon as you purchase you will have access to all 40 lessons.

  • Access a trial lesson and find out more here
    The course includes 40 streaming video lessons, 40 streaming audio lessons, activity sheets, notes for parents
    (£99.00 GBP inc VAT / approx $124.00 USD ex VAT for non EU customers)

Information for teachers

If you’re a teacher and you’re interested in using this resource within your school, we provide a licence for using High Five French in schools which includes all the resources mentioned above and comprehensive notes for both specialist and non-specialist teachers. High Five French is the perfect way to introduce French in an engaging way to younger learners. Visit Radio Lingua Schools for more information.

Subscribe links

Subscribe in iTunes | RSS Feed | Purchase members’ audio and transcripts

Episode 1 – Season 4 – Coffee Break Spanish

CBS Season 4 Lesson 1

Join Mark and Carmen in this first episode of Coffee Break Spanish Season 4 in which they present the first chapter of our story based around María’s diary entry. In this episode you’ll get to know María and how she has spent time studying in Edinburgh, but is glad to be back on her beloved island of Mallorca for the summer. You’ll also find out about Rory, her boyfriend, and you’ll learn how they met. This episode is full of interesting idiomatic expressions and complex grammar points.

CBI 1-01 | Saying ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’ in Italian

CBI Lesson 101

Take your first steps in learning Italian with teacher Mark, learner Katie and native speaker Francesca. In this lesson you’ll learn to say “hello” and ask the question “how are you?” You’ll also learn some appropriate answers for this question, and discover more about Italian culture.

Coffee Break Spanish Two Minute Challenge Episode 028

Spanish Challenge 28

Put your Spanish vocabulary to the test with this episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Two Minute Challenge. We’ve rated this episode as difficulty level 2 (intermediate).

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We’d love to hear from you: let us know which words you found by posting a comment below.

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Coffee Break French Two Minute Challenge Episode 028

French Challenge 28

Put your French vocabulary to the test with this episode of the Coffee Break French Two Minute Challenge. We’ve rated this episode as difficulty level 2 (= intermediate).

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Season 4 – Episode 29 – Coffee Break French

CBF 429

Join Mark and Pierre-Benoît for another episode of Coffee Break French in which they discuss Monique’s latest email to her daughter Sylvie following Sylvie’s visit to Epinal. As usual the text is rich in complex grammatical points and interesting vocabulary and idiomatic expressions including piquer du nez, faire un tabac and how to use the subjunctive with jusqu’à ce que.

CBI 1-00 | Introductory Episode

CBI Introductory

If you can learn how to pronounce spaghetti, tagliatelle and bruschetta properly in Italian, you’ll have no bother with the 40 episodes of our first season of Coffee Break Italian. Join Mark, Francesca and Katie in this introductory episode.

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More information

Coffee Break Italian launches with lesson 1 on Monday 26th January. To find out more about what you can expect from this course, click here.

Coffee Break Spanish Two Minute Challenge Episode 027

Spanish Challenge 27

Put your Spanish vocabulary to the test with this episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Two Minute Challenge. We’ve rated this episode as difficulty level 2 (intermediate).

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Coffee Break French Two Minute Challenge Episode 027

French Challenge 27

Put your French vocabulary to the test with this episode of the Coffee Break French Two Minute Challenge. We’ve rated this episode as difficulty level 3 (= tricky).

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Coffee Break Italian – What you will learn

CBI - What you will learn

In this short episode, Mark outlines the structure of the Coffee Break Italian course. Season 1 is organised into four blocks of ten lessons:

  • Lessons 1-10: you’ll be learning how to greet people, introduce yourself, talk about where you’re from, introduce your friends or members of your family, use Italian in basic travel situations like buying things, getting around and coping with language difficulties;
  • Lessons 11-20: you’ll learn more travel language and will be able to order drinks and food, check into hotels, go shopping, ask for information and use public transport;
  • Lessons 21-30: you’ll perfect your travel language, learn to deal with a visit to the doctor or pharmacy in Italy, use the phone, and also talk more about yourself, your job, and your hobbies and pastimes;
  • Lessons 31-40: we’ll be recording these episodes in Italy and you’ll join us in a series of conversations putting all the language you’ve covered so far into practice and extending your vocabulary and understanding of Italian grammar.

Listen to the episode

More information

Coffee Break Italian launches with lesson 1 on Monday 26th January. To find out more about what you can expect from this course, click here.

High Five French – Information for Parents

HFF Information for Parents

High Five French director Mark explains more about the podcast series in this short introductory podcast episode.

Listen to the episode

High Five French Membership

The free podcast is only the beginning! High Five French is a full forty-lesson video course with a range of materials allowing children to learn and understand the French language. Purchasing a membership gives access to the following elements for each of the forty lessons:

  • video episode: join Emma and Mathilde on location in France in our video episodes. The video presents the language covered in the lesson in a fun way, allowing children first to hear the French word or phrase, and then to see it on the screen as Mathilde encourages viewers to repeat the word and practise their French.
  • the High Five French Radio Show: this bonus audio recording provides further practice of the words and phrases covered in the main video lesson, and also provides some bonus vocabulary. Each episode of the radio show finishes with a musical review of the words and phrases of the lesson.
  • activity sheets: we’ve included two activity sheets for each lesson, allowing children to practise the written language in fun puzzles and activities.
  • transcripts: there are full transcripts of the video lessons with explanations of any unfamiliar French words.
  • notes for parents: if you’re not familiar with French, it can be difficult to support your child in their learning. Our notes for parents for each lesson will help you help your child learn! There are explanations of the difficult words and phrases and background information on the language and culture of the French-speaking world.

Learn more about High Five French
The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase a membership using the links below. The complete course of 40 lessons is already available, so as soon as you purchase you will have access to all 40 lessons.

  • Monthly subscription – renews monthly
    Access 40 streaming video lessons, 40 streaming audio lessons, activity sheets, notes for parents
    (£12.95 GBP inc VAT / approx $20.00 USD ex VAT for non EU customers)
  • Annual subscription – renews yearly
    Access 40 streaming video lessons, 40 streaming audio lessons, activity sheets, notes for parents
    (£129.50 GBP inc VAT / approx $200.00 USD ex VAT for non EU customers)

Information for teachers

If you’re a teacher and you’re interested in using this resource within your school, we provide a licence for using High Five French in schools which includes all the resources mentioned above and comprehensive notes for both specialist and non-specialist teachers. High Five French is the perfect way to introduce French in an engaging way to younger learners. Visit Radio Lingua Schools for more information.

Subscribe links

Subscribe in iTunes | RSS Feed | Purchase members’ audio and transcripts

How this works – Coffee Break Spanish Season 4

CBS4 How This Works

We’re about to launch the fourth season of Coffee Break Spanish and in this short podcast episode Mark explains what is involved in this new season.

Each lesson in this new course represents a chapter in our story. The chapter is built around a text: this text could be an email or a conversation between two of the characters, or it could be a diary entry or a letter. In the audio episode we’ll listen to a spoken version of that text. We’ll be publishing the free preview episodes of the course here on the site, on iTunes and on Soundcloud. The preview episodes include an introduction from Mark and Carmen, the audio of the text and then a summary of the text in English to help learners understand.

Our premium materials for Season 4 include the following elements:

  • the full audio lesson: running to around 30 minutes, this episode analyses the text and Mark and Carmen will discuss the grammar points and idiomatic expressions featured in the text, helping you to understand with further examples;
  • a transcript of the lesson: if you didn’t quite catch what the presenters said in Spanish in the episode, you’ll be able to follow the transcript and use the handy notes to help you fully understand;
  • bonus audio lesson: we’re also providing an extra episode which will test you on your translation skills.

Episode one will be published on Wednesday 28th January at 6:00pm UK time. If you’re interested you can go ahead and preorder the course here.

Coffee Break French Two Minute Challenge Episode 026

Put your French vocabulary to the test with this episode of the Coffee Break French Two Minute Challenge. We’ve rated this episode as difficulty level 3 (= tricky).

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Don’t miss an episode of the Two Minute Challenge. Subscribe now for free by clicking the button below and receive all new episodes automatically on your computer or your mobile device.

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Coffee Break Spanish Two Minute Challenge Episode 026

Spanish Challenge 26

Put your Spanish vocabulary to the test with this episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Two Minute Challenge. We’ve rated this episode as difficulty level 2 (intermediate).

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Introducing the High Five French podcast

Introducing High Five French

Join learner Emma and native speaker Mathilde, our two young presenters, in this new series from Radio Lingua. In ten short lessons, children will be able to pick up the basics of French and learn greetings, how to introduce themselves, counting, days of the week, how to talk about their family where they live and their likes and dislikes. The podcast is aimed at learners between the ages of 7-11 who have no French, or who have just started French at school.

Listen to the episode

High Five French Membership

The free podcast is only the beginning! High Five French is a full forty-lesson video course with a range of materials allowing children to learn and understand the French language. Purchasing a membership gives access to the following elements for each of the forty lessons:

  • video episode: join Emma and Mathilde on location in France in our video episodes. The video presents the language covered in the lesson in a fun way, allowing children first to hear the French word or phrase, and then to see it on the screen as Mathilde encourages viewers to repeat the word and practise their French.
  • the High Five French Radio Show: this bonus audio recording provides further practice of the words and phrases covered in the main video lesson, and also provides some bonus vocabulary. Each episode of the radio show finishes with a musical review of the words and phrases of the lesson.
  • activity sheets: we’ve included two activity sheets for each lesson, allowing children to practise the written language in fun puzzles and activities.
  • transcripts: there are full transcripts of the video lessons with explanations of any unfamiliar French words.
  • notes for parents: if you’re not familiar with French, it can be difficult to support your child in their learning. Our notes for parents for each lesson will help you help your child learn! There are explanations of the difficult words and phrases and background information on the language and culture of the French-speaking world.

Learn more about High Five French
The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase a membership using the links below. The complete course of 40 lessons is already available, so as soon as you purchase you will have access to all 40 lessons.

  • Monthly subscription – renews monthly
    Access 40 streaming video lessons, 40 streaming audio lessons, activity sheets, notes for parents
    (£12.95 GBP inc VAT / approx $20.00 USD ex VAT for non EU customers)
  • Annual subscription – renews yearly
    Access 40 streaming video lessons, 40 streaming audio lessons, activity sheets, notes for parents
    (£129.50 GBP inc VAT / approx $200.00 USD ex VAT for non EU customers)

Information for teachers

If you’re a teacher and you’re interested in using this resource within your school, we provide a licence for using High Five French in schools which includes all the resources mentioned above and comprehensive notes for both specialist and non-specialist teachers. High Five French is the perfect way to introduce French in an engaging way to younger learners. Visit Radio Lingua Schools for more information.

Subscribe links

Subscribe in iTunes | RSS Feed | Purchase members’ audio and transcripts

Sneak Preview – Coffee Break Spanish Season 4

CBS Season 4

Join Mark and Carmen in this sneak preview of the forthcoming season of Coffee Break Spanish.

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More information

There’s more information about our fourth season of Coffee Break Spanish here.

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Coffee Break Spanish Two Minute Challenge Episode 025

Spanish Challenge 25

Put your Spanish vocabulary to the test with this episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Two Minute Challenge. We’ve rated this episode as difficulty level 2 (intermediate).

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Coffee Break French Two Minute Challenge Episode 025

French Challenge 25

Put your French vocabulary to the test with this festive episode of the Coffee Break French Two Minute Challenge. We’ve rated this episode as difficulty level 2 (= intermediate).

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Coffee Break Italian – Preview Episode

CBI Preview

Join teacher Mark, learner Katie and native speaker Francesca in this preview episode of Coffee Break Italian.

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More information

Coffee Break Italian launches with lesson 1 on Monday 26th January. To find out more about what you can expect from this course, click here.