Welcome to this brand new series from Coffee Break French for intermediate learners. While it’s not so easy to travel right now, why not do some virtual travelling with us? Join Lara and her boyfriend Noah as they travel by train through the south of France. In this second episode we’re heading to Bordeaux!
Travel Diaries will be published in one season of ten episodes weekly from 4th June. If you’d like to access lesson notes and a video version which features pauses after each sentence to allow you to practise your pronunciation, check out the full course on the Coffee Break Academy.
At Coffee Break French we provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners, along with regular mini lessons on social media. Visit coffeebreakfrench.com for all the information you need to build your confidence in French, whatever your level.
In this episode of Coffee Break Spanish To Go, Marina asks the question, ¿Cuál es tu rutina diaria? (informal) or ¿Cuál es su rutina diaria? (formal). You can use the answers of our interviewees to help you answer this question in Spanish.
In the first part of the video, watch the interviews without subtitles and try to understand. In the second part of the video, we’ve provided subtitles in Spanish at the top of the screen. You can choose to turn on subtitles in English using the Subtitles/CC button.
In this second series of Coffee Break Spanish To Go, Marina is in the city of Salamanca in Spain, and in each episode she’ll ask passers-by one question. Of course, that one question will result in many answers, and it’s through these answers that you can practise your Spanish and build your vocabulary.
Coffee Break Spanish To Go will be published every two weeks here on YouTube, and each Season will be filmed in a different part of the Spanish-speaking world.
If you’d prefer not to wait for all 10 lessons of Season 2 to be published, you can access downloadable versions of the videos along with audio versions and lesson notes / transcripts in the Coffee Break Academy.
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Tell us who you are, where you live, your nationality and how long you’ve been learning a language with us.
My name is Susan, I live in Michigan and I am a 4th generation Finnish-American. I’ve been learning with Coffee Break French for 5 years.
What experience have you had speaking and learning other languages?
My earliest experiences of other languages begins with my Finnish grandparents who spoke fluent Finnish. In high school and college I had 6 years of French language study. In 2012 my love of the French language was reawakened when friends from Paris visited my home.
What are your favourite memories of learning a language?
My favourite memory of learning French is visiting those same friends in Paris a couple of years later with the ability to speak in and listen to the beautiful French language.
Where would your ideal coffee break be, and with whom?
My ideal coffee break…I want to speak French with Pascal in a cafe in Bordeaux.
What’s the best language-learning tip you have found works for you?
My best language-learning tip is to spend as much time as you can (ideally daily), listening to, speaking, reading and studying grammar. It takes time to learn French. I’m better at reading than listening. Now, I am spending more time listening to the spoken language.
Quick Fire round
• Your favourite language: Français ! • Your favourite word or phrase in the language:Je vous en prie. • Do you have a favourite film, TV show, book or singer in the language? George Brassens • Your favourite destination to practise your language: Paris and Bordeaux
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