Vive la France 1


VIVE LA FRANCE 1 is a new French textbook designed for the First Year of the Junior Cycle Modern Foreign Languages Specification. VIVE LA FRANCE 1 takes a dynamic and thorough approach to exploring the Specification’s three strands: Communicative Competence, Language Awareness, Socio-Cultural Knowledge and Intercultural Awareness.

  • Covers all Learning Outcomes laid out in the Specification.
  • Focus on pair and group work.
  • ‘Stop! Think’ Assessment for Learning questions in each chapter.
  • Portfolio activities in each chapter.
  • Focus on discovery learning.
  • Integration of all key skills: speaking, reading, writing, listening.
  • Focus on oral work and oral presentations.
  • Each chapter linked to an element of French culture.
  • Each chapter includes games, links to songs and videos.
  • Supported by over 100 audio tracks.


Powerpoint files available to use in class.


Interactive quizzes

Interactive quizzes for students to complete - self-corrected!


Class Tests

Summer and Christmas class tests to use in the classroom.

Learning tools and icons
Bright and colourful learning tools and icons are used throughout the book.
Audio tracks and exercises
Lots of audio tracks and exercises throughout the book.
Chapter Review Exercises
Chapter Review Exercises at the end of each chapter.