Pause-café is designed for the full second year of the study of French with emphasis on seven communicative functions: describing, comparing, narrating in the past, reacting and recommending, asking questions, talking about the future, and hypothesizing. These communicative functions are identified throughout the textbook by distinctive icons and are recycled in all six chapters. Although each chapter highlights at least one of the seven functions in turn, all seven are integrated into the chapter's oral and written work. The key grammatical structures that support these functions, called Points clés, appear with practice exercises at the back of the book. Pause-café helps students focus primarily on communicative functions because they are continuously recycled throughout the text, while the content and themes change with each new chapter.