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La Vérité éclate toujours

A Coffee Break French Course for Advanced Learners


James has been summoned to Paris by his friend Max under mysterious circumstances. In this course for advanced learners from Coffee Break French, you'll follow a trail of intrigue and discover that la vérité éclate toujours - that the truth will out!

The course features forty chapters released every two weeks and through the lessons, as an advanced learner, you will be able to build your vocabulary and put your comprehension skills to the test, while following an engaging story. La Vérité éclate toujours lets you travel with James and other characters he meets along the way, as they race against time through various European cities, gathering clues and evidence to uncover the truth and help a friend in need.

How this course works

Each chapter of the story features a number of elements which will help you understand the text, and build on the language featured in order to use the expressions and grammatical constructions in your own speaking and writing.

  1. Main audio episode - featuring the text of the chapter read by our narrator, Pierre-Benoît, or a dialogue read by the characters of the story.
  2. Text - follow the text of the chapter as you read. This version of the text has no notes, so you can test yourself on your understanding.
  3. Annotated text - we've provided a version of the text with notes to help you understand tricky aspects of the language.
  4. Language Study audio episodes - Mark and Pierre-Benoît break down the entire text and translate each sentence, discussing the language used and providing further examples.
  5. Vocabulary lists - to help you test yourself on new vocabulary we provide vocabulary lists for each chapter.

The chapters are published every two weeks, starting 23rd March. On the weeks in between lessons, you'll also get access to our atelier linguistique audio episode and notes in which you'll join Mark and advanced learner Ava as they look more closely at a selection of the expressions and grammar points included in each chapter. This will help you reuse these expressions and build them into your own speaking and writing.


Your Instructor


The Coffee Break French Team
The Coffee Break French Team

The Coffee Break French team includes language teachers, native speakers and host learners, making your experience learning a language fun and enjoyable. You can be sure every course has been carefully written by experienced teachers to ensure you progress steadily through the lessons.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course begin?
La Vérité éclate toujours begins on Monday 23rd March 2020 and chapters will be released every two weeks thereafter until the 40 chapters are published. The level of French included in this course is very advanced and we advise learners to take their time mastering the language before continuing with the next chapter.
Can I start when I want?
You can begin La Vérité éclate toujours whenever you want. On purchase you will get immediate access to whichever chapters are available at that point. For example, if you begin mid-April 2020, you'll get access to lessons 1 and 2, plus the associated "ateliers linguistiques". You will continue to have access to the materials thereafter for as long as you need them.
Can I download the materials?
Each chapter of La Vérité éclate toujours features mp3 audio and pdf text documents. You can download these to your own device or computer and store them indefinitely.
What level of French do I need for this course?
La Vérité éclate toujours has been written specifically to help advanced learners move further with their studies and is similar in level to a French novel written for native speakers. The difference is, of course, that you have access to the support materials, vocabulary lists and language study, so you'll build your understanding with every lesson. On the basis of the Common European Framework of Reference, La Vérité éclate toujours is C1-C2 level. If you have already completed Coffee Break French Season 4 then you will enjoy the challenge of this course.

This course is not currently available.