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CBF ER 1.04 | Aux Halles de Menton

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CBF ER 1.04 | Aux Halles de Menton

Coffee Break French

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. 386357

Coffee Break French

It's market day in Menton and Mark brings you a fantastic episode, full of new vocabulary, featuring interviews with various stall holders in the covered market in Menton. You'll hear about fish, spices, olives, fruit and vegetables and much more. This season of En Route avec Coffee Break French features 10 audio episodes, all of which will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode. If you'd like to benefit from transcripts, bonus audio recordings and some exclusive video materials, you can access the premium version of En Route on the Coffee Break Academy.Don't forget to follow Coffee Break French on Facebook where we post language activities, cultural points and review materials to help you practise your French. Remember - a few minutes a day can help you build your confidence in the language. Access the Coffee Break French Facebook page here.If you'd like to find out what goes on behind the scenes here at Coffee Break Languages, follow @coffeebreaklanguages on Instagram. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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