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Coffee Break French

Season 4 – Episode 37 – Coffee Break French

It’s time for another episode of Coffee Break French, and in this episode Mark and Pierre-Benoît discuss the latest email from Monique to her daughter Sylvie. A number of interesting examples of French appear in this episode, including the expressions de mon temps, en faire lourd and further examples of the imperfect tense.

Episode 201 – Q&A Spanish

We’re delighted to launch the first episode in a new season of Q&A Spanish, the show which answers your questions about the Spanish language. In this episode, JP and Nahyeli will be answering a question from Rodney and Soraya about the differences between the imperfect and preterite tenses. There’s also a question from Steve about using two reflexive verbs together.

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Season 3 – Lesson 28 – Coffee Break French

This week’s lesson offers an analysis of the second part of Katie’s latest text. As usual, we’ll be covering a range of expressions and grammar points. The free version of this lesson includes the recording of Katie’s text along with explanations of the language she uses to help you understand the text. Please note that lesson 28 of Season 3

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Season 2 – Lesson 37 – Coffee Break Spanish

In this episode María-José tells Andrew about her visits to the Canary Islands. She uses lots of examples of the imperfect tense to describe what she used to do when she went there several times when she was younger. Please note that lesson 37 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 237 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered

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Season 2 – Lesson 20 – Coffee Break Spanish

In this week’s episode we reach episode 20 and Mark will be testing Kara on everything she’s learned so far about verbs and adjectives in the past few lessons of the course. Please note that lesson 20 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 220 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons

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Season 2 – Lesson 19 – Coffee Break Spanish

This week we’re continuing to look at the imperfect tense. We’ll go through the conjugation of -ar, -er and -ir verbs and talk about how the imperfect tense is used to describe things in the past. Please note that lesson 19 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 219 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of

Coffee Break Spanish

Season 2 – Lesson 18 – Coffee Break Spanish

In this week’s lesson we introduce the imperfect tense and consider in what situations this tense is used. We’ll also learn the conjugation of -ar verbs in the imperfect tense. Please note that lesson 18 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 218 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to

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Season 2 – Lesson 24 – Coffee Break French

In this lesson you’ll find out exactly why Prince Philip changes his wig frequently… or at least when the imperfect tense is used in French! Please note that lesson 24 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 64 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for

Coffee Break French

Season 2 – Lesson 23 – Coffee Break French

In Lesson 23 we take a further look at the imperfect tense, this time looking at the formation of -re and -ir verbs. We also consider some verbs with slightly different patterns and the only verb with an irregular stem in the imperfect tense: être. Please note that lesson 23 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 63 of

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Season 2 – Lesson 22 – Coffee Break French

In this week’s lesson we look at another tense used to talk about the past: the imperfect tense. We learn how to construct it and look at one of the situations in which the imperfect is used. Please note that lesson 22 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 62 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons

Episode 08 – Walk, Talk and Learn French

In episode 08 of Walk, Talk and Learn French, Pierre-Benoît and Mark talk avoir expressions and take another look at the imperfect tense. Subscribe for free in iTunes now | Download iPod/iPhone version (107mb) Other downloads: wmv (66mb) | divx (32mb) | ipod 320 (29mb)

Episode 06 – Walk, Talk and Learn French

In episode 06 of Walk, Talk and Learn French, Pierre-Benoît and Mark consider 'si clauses' which combine imperfect and conditional tenses. Please note that teachers using this episode with their classes should view the full episode before using it with younger students. Subscribe for free in iTunes now | Download iPod/iPhone version (102mb) Other downloads: wmv (69mb) | divx (33mb)