Season 1 – Lesson 14 – Coffee Break French

In this episode we’re continuing with the topic from last week’s lesson as we’re talking about the town. You’ll learn to talk about your town and describe what it has to offer.

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44 thoughts on “Season 1 – Lesson 14 – Coffee Break French”

  1. Nice lesson. In the last paragraph, when you sing it appears that the order is a bit different from the text. Librairie is sung before boulangerie. Am I right?

  2. Hi,

    We forgot to add the words of the song before… so here they are!

    ‘Dans la ville où j’habite
    il y a beaucoup à faire.
    Il y a beaucoup à voir
    et oui, ça c’est clair.
    C’est une ville sympa,
    une ville calme et tranquille.
    J’aime bien où j’habite,
    j’aime bien ma petite ville.

    Dans la grande place
    il y a un marché
    et en face de l’église
    il y a un musée.
    À côté de la gare
    se trouve la mairie,
    et près de la piscine
    il y a une pharmacie.

    En face du parc
    il y a une librairie
    et juste à côté,
    une boulangerie.
    Il y a aussi
    un centre commercial
    qui se trouve en face
    de l’hôpital.’

    Enjoy singing along!


  3. I really love this podcast as it’s fun and useful at the same time. Love the voices of Marc and Anna. And singing is always fun!!!

  4. Merci Lorraine=]

    Merci Marc et Anna=]
    Je viens de Hong Kong et j’aime beaucoup pour apprendre le francais avec vous. C”est tres interessant.


  5. I have looked on various podcasts.
    Your is the best so far. Great start, great startup music. great content, great Marc’s voice, Anna is not singer:), but she is great learner. Marc you can become Joe Dassinn and start singing you have great voice.
    i am on lesson 14, and making up a song is great idea, i love it

    Merci beaucoup.
    what is left for me to become a gold member:)

  6. This podcast is really excellent, you deserve all the praise you get.
    You transformed my generally idle daily commute into quite an event which I look forward to every morning.

    Your voices are great, the singing is fun, the teaching is 1st rate.

    This course has a big warm heart. Thank you for the great work.

    Respect from Hungary


  7. This lesson with the singing has brightened an otherwise flat day, can’t wait to speak the language properly and at this rate it wont be too long,,,thanks thanks

  8. Awesome podcast!

    My once dreaded 1.5 hr commute to the office is a thing of the past now.
    I love this podcast and my commute. Best thing to happen.


  9. I feel so bad as I am still on Lesson 14, BUT I do replay it over and over – and I know that sooner or later it will become a second language and I want to thank Mark and Anna – they make it enjoyable.

  10. love this episode! I’ve been making study pages from every episode and hanging them on my wall so I can practice when I go to sleep and wake up!

  11. This podcast is fantastic! Love this lesson in particular. What a fun way to remember french words! Thanks Mark and Anna. I’ve recently discovered this show/podcast and guess what I’ve been doing every morning during my walks? 🙂
    You guys are doing a fantastic job – please keep up the good work.


  12. Hey guys,
    Thank you so much for a brillant lesson with singing!! Awesome! It really helps to learn the words to music and stays with you throughout the day. You should do more lessons with this component. I have really enjoyed spending time with you in the mornings.

    Thank you so much – I think you’re doing a fantastic job.


  13. A brilliant ,awesome way to learn in songs and music. I am soooo looking forward to each lesson! Fantastic job Mark & Anna.
    Merci Beacoup 😛


  14. Love this pod cast! I, along with all the others who have commented here it could seem, love your work. It is a beautiful language and you make learning it fun!

    Merci Beaucoup!

  15. I’m listening to season one podcasts for a third time in preparation for a month long trip to Madagascar and Paris the end of October. J’adore apprendre le francais Alec Marc et Anna! Merci beau coup.

  16. Salud from New York! J’aime aussie ce podcast! I love both of your voices–they are so warm and real and friendly. I hope to be able to understand un peu de francaise before I go to Paris next week. We’ll see! And I just want to say that Anna, you have a lovely sweet singing voice. Can’t sing? Nonsense! You are lovely to listen to, as are you Marc.
    Merci beaucoup!!

  17. Greetings from Portland, USA. I am listening to season 1 in preparation for a few days in Paris coming up this summer. Thanks so much for this excellent podcast. I loved this lesson in particular – the song is so great!


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