The Coffee Break French Magazine

The Coffee Break French Magazine is a 10-episode series for intermediate to advanced learners of French. Presented by native speakers Pierre-Benoît and Susie and teacher Mark, each episode will present cultural topics and grammar study in an enjoyable way, allowing you to build your vocabulary and increase your range of expression. It is recommended that learners complete at least Coffee Break French Season 1 and Season 2 before taking this course.

Each episode has three sections:

  1. Study of a text: Susie reads a text on a cultural topic and then together Mark and Pierre-Benoît discuss the language in this text, focusing on interesting points of vocabulary and grammar;
  2. Listener’s question: Mark answers a question from a listener on an aspect of learning French;
  3. Closing section: to end the episode, Susie presents an additional piece of interesting vocabulary or an idiomatic expression which will help you sound more like a native speaker.

Our latest lessons

As each lesson becomes available you can access it from the list below.

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CBF Mag 1.04 | Au Carrefour de l’Europe

In the latest episode of the Coffee Break French Magazine, we’re heading to the “crossroads of Europe”, the city of Strasbourg in the heart of Alsace. Find out about the traditions, the food, the history and the culture of this

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CBF Mag 1.03 | La Belle et la Bête

In this episode of the Coffee Break French Magazine we’re taking a trip to the movies to see one of the all time classics of French cinema, Jean Cocteau’s La Belle et la Bête. You’ll learn more about the film

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CBF Mag 1.02 | Saint Exupéry

In Episode 2 of Season 1 of the Coffee Break French Magazine, we discuss the French author and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of Le Petit Prince. In the Q&A section, Mark discusses the difference between the imperfect and perfect

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CBF Mag 1.01 | La Raclette

The Coffee Break French team is back with a new series, the Coffee Break French Magazine. In each episode of this 10-lesson season for intermediate learners, you can build your vocabulary, increase your understanding of grammar and learn to use

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The premium version of the Coffee Break French Magazine provides additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your French studies. These are available on the Coffee Break Academy.

Lesson notes

We provide full transcripts of all the French included in the lessons, and notes to explain complex grammar and vocabulary. Follow the notes as you listen.


Our vocabulary checklist will help you identify which words you know and which words you don't know. We provide French > English and English > French lists


Test your understanding of the grammar and vocabulary in each lesson with our exercise worksheets. The exercises are provided in a format which can be easily printed.

Available on the Coffee Break Academy

All our online courses are available only on the Coffee Break Academy where with a single login you’ll be able to access the premium elements of the course.

You can access everything online or, if you prefer, you can download the materials to your own device and take your learning with you wherever you go.