I’ve recently started teaching in a school where French has been rather neglected for the past few years in favour of other languages. However the new HOD is keep to improve all languages so we’ve been looking at the French course and it’s become clear that a major problem is a lack of resources. For students in Key Stage 3 we have some fairly new and interesting resources to use – a variety of texts, audio and visual material. But once students hit Key Stage 4 we have nothing. The newest of our texts dates from the early 1990s. The oldest goes back to the 50s. There’s nothing on CD and little on cassette and nothing visual at all. I’ve been tasked with buying a textbook to assist us and searching out some up to date resources but I haven’t a clue where to start so I’m here to ask: What have you found useful? We’ve had Elán recommended but I haven’t seen a copy of it before. I’m not a fan of Tricolore, but that may just because I haven’t ever seen a new edition. My HOD doesn’t like Expo, but since he’s not teaching the subject that’s not necessarily a deal-breaker if people think that’s the best out there. Any help would be appreciated.