Does anyone use textbooks that haven't been published by UK publishers for teaching MFL? It seems so many schools use textbooks such as "Metro" etc for French, but I actually believe there are even better resources out there if we look outside of what is published in the UK. For example Didier, the French publisher, has a number of "méthodes de français langue étrangère pour adolescents", which are suited for secondary school pupils. I have looked at some of these courses and they seem a lot better than the UK-published equivalents. They relate to the CEFR, so book 1 would cover A1, for example. These are suitable as a year 7 course book, and the contents seem to provide better foundations in language learning than the UK counterparts I have seen. One example of such a course is "Et toi". It contains 4 book: niveaux 1 - 4. Book one covers what is necessary to reach A1 (suitable for year 7); Book 2 covers up to A2.1 (suitable for year 8) Book 3 covers A2 (suitable for year 9) There is also a book 4 covering up to B1.1 (which could be used for top set year 9s who progress quickly through the earlier books) I just feel these textbooks cover more of what is necessary in terms of language competencies than the UK-equivalents, which in my opinion seem watered-down in terms of content, and is maybe a reason UK language achievement is much lower than in other countries. There are many other courses like "Et toi" published by French "FLE" publishers, and would recommend MFL departments to review these when choosing courses, instead of always sticking with UK publications. I, as a language learner, often turn to textbooks made in a country where the language is spoken, as I feel the quality and content is sometimes better than those published by UK publishers for a particular language. Many foreign publishers have courses in "XXX as a foreign language"and they are worth the time investigating.