Coffee Break French

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Learn French in coffee-break lessons from the Radio Lingua Network. In each lesson we'll focus on the language you need to know and before long you'll be making yourself understood with native French speakers. Season 1 lessons are for absolute beginners, and the courses increase in difficulty as the seasons progress.

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  • Alexandra Kelleher
    THE most helpful resource
    This podcast has a great instructional flow where it has you try to listen, guides you through parts you may have missed and then has you try again! The satisfaction that comes from hearing the same passage with new knowledge and understanding is a win you don’t often feel when learning a language. Thank you!
  • cinderelochka
    An indispensable resource for learning French!
    I can’t stress this enough, it’s a wonderful resource available to all of us for learning French, thank you to the creators who put your heart and soul (and time and creativity) into these. Life changers! Game changers!
  • ladeliciosa
    No full episodes WHY?
    Thank w! I cand found full episodes as well as many people here. Appreciate if you can put is on the pod again
  • askfjg
    Crashing too
    Yea I’m trying to get other episodes and it keeps crashing. I need more beginner episodes.
  • Nickolas Aquinas
    Help
    This is an amazing podcast but I can’t get to most of the episodes. As others have noted, it podcast crashes anytime we go to view them.
  • dema1995
    App Crashing
    Every other podcast works, even other Coffee Break podcasts, but when I try to see all of the french episodes my app crashes. Been like this for a few days.
  • becbevbec
    Crashing
    App keeps crashing every time I try to see all the episodes. Please fix and help .
  • Fife the Fierce
    Mark is absolument parfait!
    I love CBF! I’m a high school student learning French and Mark really helps me out. He does so well working us through the audio, helping with listening and speaking skills. Such a high quality podcast!
  • BlackCatBrigade
    Superb
    I've been listening to Coffee Break French from it's inception. It's an incredible learning resource and keeps things interesting and fresh. Mark is an absolute treasure and has a very soothing voice. Anna is lovely to learn with and Pierre Benoît is always charming and knowledgeable. Merci beaucoup à l'équipe de CBF!
  • MeandV
    exceptional content
    I lived in Paris and in Montpellier, nearly 15 years ago now and have not had many opportunities to speak French over the last few years. This podcast is wonderful for refreshing my memory and learning new vocabulary as well. Marc is a delightful host and so easy to learn from. The free version of the pod is wonderful, but I am truly loving the members version and very happy I made the purchase.
  • maddyendr
    Coffee break French
    This is such a great series! I’m really pouring myself into the French language and you guys are helping so much of the journey. Thank you! Also really appreciate the pace at which you explain things 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
  • liza27437994
    Wonderful
    I love this app. Looking forward to learning so many languages from this.
  • Lucathebazooka
    Fantastique!
    So helpful while I’m recuperating my French. Listening to all the people speak with differing accents, expressions, etc is great!
  • Kees DeVos
    Very helpful for intermediate French learner!
    Very accessible and varied French lessons. I appreciate having culture and grammar folded together.
  • Anything88
    Excellent
    I’m using this to supplement Duolingo for French. I love the podcast and it is excellent reinforcement. Easy to listen to- thank you!
  • Bob she's
    Amazing podcast
    Helpful and bubbly
  • AdventureHiker
    Great learning tool
    Excellent way to learn vocabulary and improve listening
  • CanadaVal
    The best!
    The best podcast and learning material for French. Easily explained.
  • Mbermu
    Learning a lot!
    I’m just in season 1 but I’ve learned so much with this podcast. Marks makes it so easy! Thank you! Can’t wait to finish all seasons and speak fluent french.
  • Mellão
    Absolutely fantastic- Adoro esse podcast
    I love this podcast. I have listened to all seasons while walking the dogs, and I plan to go back and listen to season 4 and the ones after all over again! I love that I can listen to French songs now and pick up what that are saying and news in slow French as well due to this show! Muito bom mesmo! Recomendo!
  • gunaaeri1288
    Muy bueno!
    Me están ayudando mucho a mejorar mi pronunciación y a practicar inglés mientras aprendo francés 🇫🇷💗
  • Dimasito
    Je suis du El Salvador.
    Très intéressant, c’est le premier podcast que m’a vais écouter que il a tout les choses que nous les personnes que ne sommes du France
  • Lou-lou l'italienne
    Super!
    J’ai adoré vos contes! J’aimerais bien si il y avait des épisodes avec de terminologie un peu plus spécifique pour les différents boulots on doit faire: par exemple, j’aurais besoin d’un episode pour les hôtesses de l’air; pour les serveurs de restaurants ou cafés, ect. Merci bien, pour votre travaille! Lou-lou
  • Denys AK
    Easy and entertaining way to learn!
    This is a really well develop program to learn French 20 minutes at a time. Classes are very well structured, easy to follow and learn new material. You learn without struggle. The teacher is great and the classes are very practical aimed at learning the most important words and frases to speak French. Really well done!
  • xxx23
    Best teacher ever
    Mark is fantastic. I took French in school when in my teens. If only those teachers had Mark’s language teaching skills, I might actually have learned to speak and understand French at a high level. Thank you, Mark!!!!
  • jordonjackson
    Incroyable !
    This podcast is a wonderful tool to use if wanting to learn French. The host, Mark, teaches Anna the language and you the listener learn along with her. The episodes are short and to the point so not to overwhelm with information. Definitely recommend for all beginners and even intermediates. Certainly pair this tool with other language learning apps to truly get a grasp of French.
  • acafara
    Amazing
    Mark is absolutely amazing! The language heard is so authentic. This podcast taught me French better than anything else I’ve tried. I’m a Spanish teacher and I tell my students to listen to the Spanish version for better comprehension. I think I’ll learn Chinese next! Please keep making more podcasts. They are wonderful!! Maybe Russian?
  • aidan falla
    Trés bien
    Ya aprendí español con el podcast de español y ahora estoy escuchándole para aprender francés, es la raja!!
  • z@mm
    You’re the best
    I really enjoy listening to you.this podcast is the best for learning and improving our french.
  • naaghmee
    Nice method
    I have started learning french by duolingo. It is awesome but not enough for listening and comprehension. Between all 10 french podcasts that i am trying them, it is the best one. A teacher, a student like me, nice relationship and nice method for learning by reviewing previous lessons time to time, sing a song and extra...
  • Chasers01
    One of the best ways to learn a language out there.
    This really is an amazing podcast. i had the free version for season 1-2, and had the upgraded version for season 3-4. and let me tell you, it truly is the best language learning program. i have rosetta stone and pimsleur but i only got as much out of those because i did coffee break first. My only criticism is that sometimes they get so excited about the complicated grammar they forget to really translate the sentences for you but without this program i wouldn’t have understood enough about the language to learn and apply vocabulary or idiomatic expressions. Take my advice and just pay for the upgraded version, listen to all the seasons, then re-listen to them.
  • HaiMyHeo743
    I love your voice
    I’m addicted about your voice, which is really warm and beautiful. I’m your big fan ❤️
  • Andreasnothome
    Buy the course!
    I really recommend this free podcast and I found after the first season, I needed to see the words we were conjugating. It also gave me about 10 minutes of bonus pratice with each. Loving it.
  • Ash_iit
    Best and easiest way to learn French is CBF.
    Mark is highly skilled in teaching a new language. I started learning Spanish and then French for over an year using coffee break podcasts and I loved the way lessons are structured. Highly recommend. Cheers Mark 😊 Looking to learn more languages from your podcasts.
  • proletarian964
    J’adore
    Cannot recommend Coffee Break French enough. I’ve taken many French classes from middle school through college (including classes in France), and Mark and Pierre-Benoit have been the best teachers. I’ve struggled with so many grammar points that I now understand thanks to these two. Personally, I do appreciate that the podcast spends a lot of time on grammar. Vocab is easy to pickup on your own time, but French grammar can be really tricky! The stories could be a bit more interesting, but the quality of the teaching totally makes up for it. I tell all of my friends who are learning French to give it a listen. P.S. It would be cool if the podcast did an episode or two on the French spoken in other parts of the world. For instance, I know that québécois French isn’t uh traditional, but it is typically the French that we North Americans encounter the most!
  • SNL252014
    Great podcast!
    The two hosts are so likable and friendly it makes me want to listen. They are very knowledgeable in French and I’d recommend this podcast to anyone trying to practice their French. They clearly put a lot of effort into every episode. Thank you!
  • jonathan housinf
    Very helpful
    Short and helpful. I listen on the way to/from work and I am really learning the stuff (as long as I keep repeating).
  • Another Weasley
    What a resource treasure trove!
    I’ve been searching quite some time to find a podcast or audiobook to supplement my daily French studies. I really appreciate the care and good humor that went into creating these podcasts — I look forward to listening each episode not just for the active French learning, but also for the personality of the hosts who make you feel very at home. Keep up the great work!
  • Alyssa 😺
    J’adore ce Podcast!
    It is a great supplement to my college French course. I can read and write fairly easily, but I am trying to work on my auditory comprehension. Listening to this podcast is really helping!
  • Expat^2
    Helpful and clearly explained
    My only small critique is that imho they could try using less English
  • DR MB
    Good but not great
    I love the format and the funny banter. But I think that the host/s spend too much time on grammar. Conversational skills do not rely very much on perfect grammar, but rather on overall fluency and comprehension.
  • The Nerdlinger
    Great podcast but Anna ruins it
    I find myself having to pause the podcast or race to answer the questions before she does. I find her completely unnecessary to the show and immensely enjoy the episodes where it’s just Mark and she’s not present. I’m listening to the podcast over again and counting down until season 2 is over and Anna is no longer a distraction. But otherwise, it’s been a great way to learn French. I’m supplementing it with Rocket French, tutors on italki, and regular grammar text books as well as following French news sites on Twitter and my French is improving.
  • Kavi Colin
    Bravo
    Excellent. Will there be a Season 6?
  • ZaraHuman
    Amazing!!
    This podcast is great!! They explain stuff well and clear and I learn a lot from this podcast. Definitely recommend!!
  • McKenna Lou
    Love this station!!
    This has been the perfect way for me to brush up on my French. I am planning a trip to France in February and I have 6 months to refresh myself. This podcast has been the perfect way!
  • naid18
    It’s fun!
    Honestly I was looking for something to listen when I had free time..this could actually be fun...I’ll try it ...I learn basic French in high school..I hope I can pick up more basic words and who knows!
  • susan saleem
    Helpful resource
    This is a very good resource for learning languages! Just one comment why doesn’t the french version have a grammar guru and cultural correspondent? (Maybe there is in later seasons but if not please add them) I have used the spanish version and the german version and i love them so much thank you radio lingua!!
  • MarciaS05
    Great podcast
    I just came across this podcast and I am in love with it. I am listening the French podcast and I will start the Spanish too. I recommend.
  • EmpressInterstellarDaisy
    useful!
    this podcast is very good. Started recently but is really helping. Mark is easy to understand and always tells you how to pronounce the words. Using a regular app like babble and duolingo didn’t help me pronounce the words like this podcast. (I know I shouldn’t compare) Would reccomend!
  • Johnnycury
    Amazing podcast
    Coffee Break is probably the best thing that ever happened in my life...at least this month
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