The "Breakthrough" courses are aimed at adult education classes and also at the self-study learner. Each course offers authentic, lively, conversational language through a coherent and carefully structured approach. The books have a wealth of illustrations including attractive photographs and artwork giving a real sense of the country and its culture. There are three hours of audio material to accompany this course. This third-level course is designed for learners of French with a reasonable knowledge of the language (perhaps two or three years of study whether in classes or less formally) and aims to extend the learner's vocabulary over a wide range of topics and improve conversational and reading skills. The new edition has been brought up to date with the inclusion of the Euro.
JENNY OLLERENSHAW was formerly Lecturer in French and a materials developer and writer at the Centre for Modern Languages at the Open University. She has been a professional languages material writer for the last 10 years specialising the writing of self-access materials for adults. - STEPHANIE RYBAK has worked in several universities including the University of Cambridge and the Open University, taking a particular interest in adult foreign language learning. - BRIAN HILL is Head of the School of Languages at the University of Brighton. He is an experienced and respected author, series editor and teacher and has worked on the Breakthrough Series since it was first conceived in 1982.