I agree with Maverick. I hate the idea of not using a text book in the classroom. Both my training schools didn't use them and neither did the first school I taught it. It was frowned upon and teachers who used them were viewed as "lazy". I never had a minute to myself in those two years, and now have shedloads of resources which I don't have time to sort out properly! You don't have to use textbooks all the time - if they don't explain something well you can always then make up your own thing. And I think that textbooks allow pupils to see how much progress they've made, which isn't always obvious in MFL. As a supply teacher I've done loads of cover lessons for other subjects (especially maths) where they just work through a textbook every lesson. So why do we MFLers beat ourselves up all the time, trying to be all singing all dancing?