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Coffee Break Travels: on the road in Pornic with Pierre-Benoît

Coffee Break French host Pierre-Benoît invites Mark to join him for a guided tour of his home town, Pornic, in the Loire Atlantique area of France. Put your French to the test with this video, all in French. We’ve provided subtitles in both French and English to help you understand everything. Mark and Pierre-Benoît visit the Nouveau Port, the Pottery

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Mamma Mia Parody! The Story of a Language Learner

Here at Coffee Break Languages the whole team loves ABBA and we’re excited about the launch of Mamma Mia – Here We Go Again. In fact, we were so excited about the new film, we decided to make a parody of Mamma Mia, telling the story of a language learner. Make sure you switch on captions so that you can

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“Merci de” or “merci pour”? Walk, Talk and Learn French Episode 002

Is it merci de … or merci pour…? How do you thank someone for something in French? Join Mark from Coffee Break in this Walk, Talk and Learn French video and learn exactly when to use merci de and when to use merci pour. This video was based on the phrase Roland Garros vous remercie d’avoir utilisé les transports en

Episode 05 – Walk, Talk and Learn French

In episode 05 of Walk, Talk and Learn French, Pierre-Benoît and Mark look more at adjective agreements; they talk about the expression 'être embêté(e) de + infinitive; and explain how the 'ne' in 'ne…pas' is often dropped in spoken French. Subscribe for free in iTunes now | Download iPod/iPhone version (120mb) Other downloads: wmv (89mb) | divx (39mb)

Episode 03 – Walk, Talk and Learn French

In episode 03 of Walk, Talk and Learn French, Pierre-Benoît and Mark introduce the construction il faut + infinitive. This episode is based around an advert in the métro. Subscribe for free in iTunes now | Download iPod/iPhone version (73mb) Other downloads: wmv (41mb) | divx (24mb) | ipod 320 (26mb)

Episode 02 – Walk, Talk and Learn French

In episode 02 of Walk, Talk and Learn French, Pierre-Benoît and Mark introduce the expressions dès que and ne … plus. This episode is based around an information poster in the métro. Subscribe for free in iTunes now | Download iPod/iPhone version (73mb) Other downloads: wmv (65mb) | divx (21mb) | ipod 320 (22mb)

Episode 01 – Walk, Talk and Learn French

In episode 01 of Walk, Talk and Learn French, Pierre-Benoît and Mark introduce the phrase il y en a and discuss adjective agreements. This episode is based around a poster for the film Ratatouille.   Subscribe for free in iTunes now | Download iPod/iPhone version (75mb) Other downloads: wmv (84mb) | divx (24mb) | ipod 320 (24mb)

Pilot Episode: Walk, Talk and Learn French

In this pilot episode for the brand new video podcast Walk, Talk and Learn French, presenters Pierre-Benoît and Mark introduce the programme. When you're learning a language, one of the best things you can do is look around you on the signs, posters and notices. However, this isn't always possible, especially if you can'ttravel to the country where the language

You want imperatives? You got them!

Joe Dale of Integrating ICT into the Classroom pointed out this video on YouTube which you may well have seen or heard of, but it has been subtitled in Spanish which may interest our Coffee Break Spanish learners who are desperate to learn some imperatives (command forms)! These are actually coming up in a future lesson (76) but in the

Festive French Fun from Paris

We’re just back from Paris where we spent three days filming new episodes of the video extra for Coffee Break French. We’ll be publishing the video extras for lessons 6-9 in the coming weeks, along with the new episodes for lesson 11 onwards. We were also filming for our new French video podcast, Walk, Talk and Learn French. More about

Coffee Break Spanish wins major award

Mark and Kara from Coffee Break Spanish were down in Cardiff yesterday to pick up a coveted European Award for Languages, presented by Isabella Moore, CEO of CILT, the National Centre of Languages on behalf of the European Commission. Watch the video of the proceedings below.