Season 1 – Lesson 11 – Coffee Break French

Have you ever found it difficult to understand what people are saying to you in French? In this episode you’ll learn how to cope with language difficulties and to talk about the languages you speak.

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19 thoughts on “Season 1 – Lesson 11 – Coffee Break French”

  1. This show is perfect to help with my (appalling) listening skills in French. Thanks so much for providing the lessons! Also, both of your English accents are a pleasure to listen to…

  2. Il me plait,but it does help to know basic grammar and vocabulary first. Is it je suis pret a apprendre or je suis pret pour apprendre?

  3. Merci beaucoup pour votre lecons. I’ve completed 11 lessons now & am thoroughly enjoying myself, especially the singing in Lesson 10!! There is one thing I’d like to mention however, & that is as we’ve not learnt any grammar as yet & still have a limited vocabulary, it would be helpful if you could spell all new words as they come up.
    I like to write down everything you say, & as I learnt French at school I can do this, or else look up words I’m not familiar with in a French dictionary. However I’d be reluctant to recommend this course to friends who’ve had no background in French, as there are a lot of unspelt words, & I think this would make it very difficult to write down what you say.
    eg in the song “vive le vent” I wasn’t sure whether it was “qui sont va” or “qui s’en va”, or perhaps something else. Can you help me here please Mark, & tell me why it should be one or the other?
    Please do not publish my comments. Thanks, Melvyn.

  4. I think you’re wrong about saying you speak a little French – on videos I’ve seen there is no mention of adding anything in between ‘little’ and ‘French’, and I’ve said the phrase without anything added and French-speaking people have understood me and a French teacher said it was correct. Makes me wonder if you’re telling the truth about being able to speak genuine French

  5. I have just returned to Coffee Break French and I have to say it is the best, trust me I have tried them all, thank you Mark and Anna keep the good work up 🙂

  6. Thank you so much for making this podcast available for us all. I discovered it a few days ago and have already learned so much. you just cant compare this podcast to any other – great work!
    thanks mark and anna you’re a really great team
    greetings from germany

  7. Mark & Anna,

    Thank you so much for these friendly informal podcasts. You are teaching quite a lot – and helping me with converse – perhaps simply for now – but I am enjoying it immensely. I live in Florida, and we have many French Canadian neighbors visiting for the winter. Some of them speak very little English, so it would be wonderful to be able to practice as well as communicate with them in French. Thank you for your wonderful podcasts.



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