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CBF En Route 1-01 | En Route pour la Côte d’Azur

In episode 1, Mark sets off en route for the south of France and arrives in Nice. On the way he explains the objectives of this new series, and also takes the opportunity to talk to the French-speaking cabin crew on his flight to Nice. As the episode comes to an end Mark is heading to his final destination for this episode, the town of Menton where he lived 25 years ago.

Listen to the lesson

The audio lesson is free, as are all the main audio lessons of En Route avec Coffee Break French. Use the audio player to listen to the lesson, or subscribe in Apple Podcasts to receive this lesson and all future lessons automatically. If you can’t see the player below, click here to access the lesson.

Accessing the Premium Version

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In the full course of En Route you’ll get access to every episode as it’s released. The premium version includes additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your French studies:

  • transcripts: read every word of French included in the conversations;
  • vocabulary lists: in addition to the transcripts, we’ll provide vocabulary lists to help you understand everything that’s said;
  • bonus audio materials: where an edited version of an interview is included in the main lesson, we’ll provide the full recording in the course to allow you to develop your comprehension skills further;
  • exclusive video content: in addition to recording interviews in the south of France, the Coffee Break Team also filmed some video content and this video material is included in the course. Please note that these are not video versions of the interviews.

The En Route course can be accessed on the Coffee Break Academy.

Subscribe links

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | RSS Feed | Purchase full course

Black Friday Sale 2017

Update

Our Black Friday sale 2017 is now over. Thanks to everyone who has taken advantage of our special pricing, and we wish you well with your Coffee Break Language course! Want to find out if you’re among our lucky competition winners? Join us live on Facebook at 4pm UK time on Wednesday 29th!

Sale details

There’s 25% off all our courses on the Coffee Break Academy this weekend. To take advantage of this special offer you must use coupon code BF2017 at checkout.

Included in the sale are all our Coffee Break French, Spanish, German, Italian and Chinese courses. If you’d like to learn the basics of another language, try our One Minute Languages courses, or help your children or grandchildren learn a language with our High Five French and High Five Spanish courses.

And that’s not all…

How would you like to win every language course we’ve ever produced? That’s 43 courses in 25 languages, and thousands of hours of audio and video materials! Every customer purchasing a course during our Black Friday 2017 sale will automatically be entered into a prize draw and we’ll announce three lucky winners on Wednesday 29th November.

For full details of our sale and competition, please click here.

 

CBI 2.20 | Non ha mai provato la pizza napoletana!

In this lesson you’ll learn to use four very useful adverbs: mai (ever), già (already), appena (just) and ancora (still/yet) to talk about what you’ve just done, what you’ve already done, what you’ve never done and what you’ve not yet done. This very useful lesson builds on what you’ve learned in previous episodes, and it marks the half-way point of our course.

Huge News from Coffee Break Languages

FB Live

Yesterday we made some huge announcements in a live broadcast on Facebook. You can view the broadcast here, and there’s a summary of the keypoints below.

1. En Route avec Coffee Break French

You’ve learned French with Coffee Break French, and now it’s time to take your French on the road with Mark and the Coffee Break team. This first season of En Route was recorded in the south of France, in the area between Nice and Menton on the Italian border. In each episode Mark talks to people living and working in the area, so you’ll be hearing lots of different accents and speaking speeds.

The Season Preview is already available and you can find this here on the website and on the Coffee Break French podcast feed. If you’d like to sign up for the premium version of the course which includes transcripts, bonus audio and exclusive video content, you can purchase the En Route course in the Coffee Break Academy.

2. High Five French and Spanish

These courses for younger learners of French and Spanish are now fully available in our Coffee Break Academy. In High Five French, learner Emma is joined by native speaker Mathilde and children can learn along with Emma through a series of engaging video episodes, all filmed in France. Our presenters of High Five Spanish are native English speaker Sophie and her Spanish friends Marina and Miguel. High Five Spanish is set in the south of Spain and again features a series of video lessons which tell the story of Sophie learning Spanish. Both courses feature video content, audio materials, transcripts and notes for parents, activities and puzzles. Find out more about High Five French and High Five Spanish here.

3. The Coffee Break Reading Club

It’s easy to find materials in the language you’re learning on the internet, but it’s not always easy to find materials which suit your level. That’s why we’ve developed the Coffee Break Reading Club. Starting in January 2018, the Reading Club will provide weekly texts, delivered straight to your inbox. This service will be free of charge: you’ll receive a passage every week for one year. If you’d like to receive an audio version of the text along with vocabulary and an exercise/activity, you can purchase the Reading Club in the Coffee Break Academy. The Reading Club is aimed at learners who are working on or have completed Season 2 of our courses, or at a A2/B1 level in the language. It will be available in French, German, Spanish and Italian and you can find out more here.

4. New One Minute Languages

Currently our short introductory course, One Minute Languages, is available in 25 languages, from Arabic to Zulu. We’re delighted to be adding five new languages to the range, starting in December 2018. One Minute Czech, One Minute Slovak, One Minute Hungarian, One Minute Latvian and One Minute Icelandic will be published in weekly podcast episodes and a course featuring video versions of the ten lessons and a lesson guide will be available in the Coffee Break Academy. Stay tuned for more details of our launch. To find out more about One Minute Languages, click here.

5. En Marcha con Coffee Break Spanish

We decided that taking your language skills “on the road” was too good an idea to be limited to French, so we’ve started production on En Marcha con Coffee Break Spanish. Mark and the team visited the Andalucía region of Spain and recorded a series of interviews with locals. This new Spanish course will be launching in early 2018. Click here to find out more and to sign up for notifications about En Marcha.

Over to you…

Let us know what you think about our latest announcements by posting a comment!

CBF En Route 1-00 | Season Preview

En Route Season Preview

Join Mark and the Coffee Break French team “en route” in the south of France. In this season preview, Mark introduces the new show and you’ll hear excerpts from some of the many interviews we’ve carried out in the area between Nice and Menton on the beautiful Côte d’Azur. We’ll be talking to people who live or work in the area, and to people who are visiting the area. These conversations feature authentic French, with a whole range of different accents and speeds of delivery, so it’s the perfect way to improve your listening comprehension.

Listen to the lesson

The audio lesson is free, as are all the main audio lessons of En Route avec Coffee Break French. Use the audio player to listen to the lesson, or subscribe in Apple Podcasts to receive this lesson and all future lessons automatically. If you can’t see the player below, click here to access the lesson.

Accessing the Premium Version

thumb-cbf-enroute-season1
In the full course of En Route you’ll get access to every episode as it’s released. The premium version includes additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your French studies:

  • transcripts: read every word of French included in the conversations;
  • vocabulary lists: in addition to the transcripts, we’ll provide vocabulary lists to help you understand everything that’s said;
  • bonus audio materials: where an edited version of an interview is included in the main lesson, we’ll provide the full recording in the course to allow you to develop your comprehension skills further;
  • exclusive video content: in addition to recording interviews in the south of France, the Coffee Break Team also filmed some video content and this video material is included in the course. Please note that these are not video versions of the interviews.

The En Route course can be accessed on the Coffee Break Academy.

Subscribe links

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | RSS Feed | Purchase full course

CBG 2.20 | Als ich 20 war, wollte ich Astronautin werden

This lesson marks the end of the first half of our second season of Coffee Break German. Mark and Andrea take the opportunity to review the topics covered in lessons 11 to 19 with lots of new examples, helping you build your vocabulary and practise the grammar points at the same time.

CBI 2.19 | Ti è piaciuta la pastiera?

In this episode we’re looking at how you say you liked something in the past using the verb piacere. This verb is conjugated with essere and you have to be careful with how you agree the past participle. We’ll also be taking a look at how reflexive verbs work in the Perfect Tense in this lesson. Again, pay close attention to the past participles!