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Coffee Break French

Season 4 – Episode 33 – Coffee Break French

It’s time for another episode in our series for advanced French learners. In this lesson we read the latest email from Monique to her daughter Sylvie. Monique is desperate to hear how Sylvie got on on her date with Matthieu, and as usual Pierre-Benoît and Mark are on hand to discuss the language points contained in the text. In this

Coffee Break French

Season 4 – Episode 32 – Coffee Break French

It’s time for another episode in our series for advanced French learners. In this lesson Mark and Pierre-Benoît are discussing the latest email from Matthieu to Gabrielle. There are many interesting expressions and useful grammar points covered including agreement of preceding direct objects, rien que de + infinitive, en avoir l’eau à la bouche, and much more. 

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Episode 4 – High Five French

Join Emma and Mathilde in this ten-lesson podcast series for younger learners of French. In this episode, you’ll learn to say how old you are and to count from one to twelve. 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

Coffee Break French

Season 4 – Episode 31 – Coffee Break French

Join Mark and Pierre-Benoît for another lesson of our advanced French course. In this episode they’re discussing Gabrielle’s revelations in her most recent email to Matthieu. As usual there are plenty of interesting grammar points and idiomatic expressions to study including the expressions prendre ses clics et ses clacs and aller en éclaireur. 

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Episode 3 – High Five French

Join Emma and Mathilde in this ten-lesson podcast series for younger learners of French. In episode 3 you’ll learn to ask “how are you?” and how to answer the question. 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

CBF Lesson 430
Coffee Break French

Season 4 – Episode 30 – Coffee Break French

It’s time for another episode of Coffee Break French and this week Mark and Pierre-Benoît are discussing the latest email from Sylvie to her mother, Monique. There are lots of interesting language points to talk about including the expressions être pot de colle, faire poireauter quelqu’un and the wonderful word dorénavant. 

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Newsletter Activity 3 – La Fête de St-Valentin

Our question to you in this activity is: comment avez-vous fêté la St-Valentin? The verb fêter means “to celebrate”. If you’re trying to work out what something means, remember that if there’s a circumflex accent it often means that in old French there used to be an ‘s’, so fêter < “fester” which can be linked to “festival” and other English words. So how

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Episode 2 – High Five French

Join Emma and Mathilde in this ten-lesson podcast series for younger learners of French. In episode 2, you’ll learn to say your name and to ask other people what they’re called. 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

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CBF Newsletter Activities

Newsletter Activity 2 – J’en ai marre!

Are you familiar with the expression j’en ai marre? It’s a great colloquial expression which means “I’m fed up” or “I’ve had enough”. You can use it on its own, or add de and say what you’re fed up doing. For example: j’en ai marre de faire la vaisselle j’en ai marre de ma voisine j’en ai marre du téléphone Can you work

French Challenge 28
Coffee Break French

Coffee Break French Two Minute Challenge Episode 028

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). View the video episode It’s over to you! We’d love to hear from you: let us know which words you found by posting a comment below. Subscribe to the podcast Don’t miss an episode

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Coffee Break French

Season 4 – Episode 29 – Coffee Break French

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.

French Challenge 27
Coffee Break French

Coffee Break French Two Minute Challenge Episode 027

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). View the video episode It’s over to you! We’d love to hear from you: let us know which words you found by posting a comment below. Subscribe to the podcast Don’t miss an episode

HFF Information for Parents
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High Five French – 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

Coffee Break French

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). View the video episode It’s over to you! We’d love to hear from you: let us know which words you found by posting a comment below. Subscribe to the podcast Don’t miss an episode

Introducing High Five French
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Introducing the High Five French podcast

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

French Challenge 25
Coffee Break French

Coffee Break French Two Minute Challenge Episode 025

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). View the video episode It’s over to you! We’d love to hear from you: let us know which words you found by posting a comment below. Subscribe to the podcast Don’t miss an

CBF Lesson 428
Coffee Break French

Season 4 – Episode 28 – Coffee Break French

Mark and Pierre-Benoît are back with another episode of Coffee Break French, this time working through Matthieu’s latest email to Gabrielle. As usual the email is rich in complex grammatical structures and idiomatic expressions, and through further examples and clear explanations, our two hosts will help you understand everything. Points covered in this episode include using the subjunctive after avoir peur que

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CBF Newsletter Activities

Newsletter Activity 1 – Quel temps fait-il?

Coffee Break French learners form a worldwide community. Today we’re asking you a simple question: quel temps fait-il? – what is the weather like where you are? If you’ve just started learning French, you could use a simple expression such as the following: à Londres il fait froid – in London it’s cold à Phoenix il pleut – in Phoenix it’s

French Challenge 24
Coffee Break French

Coffee Break French Two Minute Challenge Episode 024

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). View the video episode It’s over to you! We’d love to hear from you: let us know which words you found by posting a comment below. Subscribe to the podcast Don’t miss an

French Challenge 23
Coffee Break French

Coffee Break French Two Minute Challenge Episode 023

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 1 (= easy). View the video episode It’s over to you! We’d love to hear from you: let us know which words you found by posting a comment below. Subscribe to the podcast Don’t miss an