Best French Course I've found, but not perfect
I have tried several other French podcasts and had purchased a highly rated CD set from Amazon and have found Coffee Break French the best of the bunch. The pace is slow compared to some other language courses, but because French is more difficult to learn than other romance languages (at least for me), I appreciate the slower pace. I really like the format of Mark speaks, pauses for me to repeat, and then Anna speaks. The length and coverage of each episode works very well for me. My two complaints are the minimal of discussion of grammar and little discussion about spelling. Mark tries to avoid discussing grammar until necessary, but I personally would rather he more clearly discuss concepts of masculine and feminine, when articles are needed and when they are not rather than treat variations as special cases. Maybe this will change in later episodes. I would also like Mark to spell out words more often. I listen during my daily commute and often cannot view the bonus material or the enhanced podcast. Overall, Coffe Break French is an excellent learning environment.Read full review »
RTM2000 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/22/08
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I thought French was beyond me because of all the silent letters and different sounds, but thanks to Coffee Break French, I am not only speaking it (and people recognize what I'm saying) but also hearing and reading with understanding. For this language, I opted to get the premium materials...Read full review »
MsMcCaw via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/20/08
We are off on a camping holiday to France very soon so I needed to brush up on my basic French and also my improve on my atrocious accent. Mark has a very relaxed but efficient presenting style and he understands exactly what phrases matter most and how to say them with assurance and accuracy. ...Read full review »
joleen via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/20/08
Please don't be put off by the fact that the hosts are Scots--I was, at first (wanting to hear only "authentic" French) but Mark and Anna have wonderful French accents, and you can tell Mark knows France very well. The tips about which phrases and words are most commonly used in...Read full review »
kol90 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/08/08
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