A complete Years 7–12 learning progression, with a rich suite of resources aligned to current state syllabi and the Australian Curriculum.

  • Year Levels 7–12
  • Curriculum ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
  • Subject Languages
  • Resource Formats Print, Digital
  • Learning Focus French
  • Last Updated Oct 2020

What it is

Quoi de Neuf ? offers a complete set of French language resources for learners and educators in Years 7-12.

Quoi de Neuf ? resources support: 

  • development of French linguistic and communication skills: listening, reading, viewing, speaking and writing
  • development of intercultural capabilities and critical and creative thinking skills
  • development of grammar and cultural knowledge and understanding
  • classroom and online independent learning
  • cross-curriculum learning and future skills-building.

How it helps


A complete suite to foster communication and skills development: Keep students engaged and curious from years 7 to 12 with interactive, up-to-date, relevant and authentic levelled content, as well as supportive, scaffolded explanations, and fun activities.

Foster intercultural and independent thinking: Help your students become independent thinkers and learners and confident communicators with a focus on intercultural understanding and skills development.

Resources for senior years: Prepare students for exam success and life, with real world content, supportive advice and modelling as well as challenging tasks, cumulative and creative production opportunities, higher order thinking, exam preparation and practise.


Written and mapped to your curriculum: Our series is written to the Australian Curriculum, Victorian and Western Australian curricula and the New South Wales Syllabus, it offers clear mapping to ease implementation.

Written and reviewed by French language education experts: Content created, updated and carefully reviewed by many expert language educators who understand the needs and diversities of the French classroom in Australia, with your feedback in mind.

Supporting teachers with lesson planning and delivery: Find support in the Teacher eBooks and Teacher Guide books for planning and delivering lessons, assessment and creative engaging activities for every student’s needs.

What it includes

Discover how Quoi de Neuf? makes a difference.

Quoi de Neuf ? 1–4

Student books

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Quoi de Neuf? 1–4, 2nd Edition student books integrate the intercultural language learning approach at their core and have been revised based on teacher and student feedback. They now better-support students with their learning of French and their development of language, intercultural, creative and critical thinking skills. They include:

  • updated prompts (including viewing, intercultural and higher order thinking)
  • updated, current visuals
  • relevant real-life contexts and texts
  • revised, more supportive grammar sections
  • extension opportunities and extra support for personalised learning
  • chapter vocabulary lists and updated projects.

Quoi de Neuf ? 1–4


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The eBook is the electronic version of the student book and provides students with a range of resources that can be used on any device, including:

  • grammar explanations animations
  • interactive games
  • all student book audio, activity book audio and worksheets audio
  • pronunciation modelling videos
  • drama-style videos that bring the language, culture and gestures to life
  • editable worksheets
  • complete editable chapter vocabulary lists.

Quoi de Neuf ? 1–4

Activity books

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The accompanying activity books follow the learning progression of the student books, and can be used both in and out of the classroom to encourage:

  • intercultural and critical thinking
  • self-reflection and peer assessment
  • practise and consolidation of learnings.

Quoi de Neuf ? 1–4

Teacher resources

The teacher resources for for each level of Quoi de Neuf? 1–4, 2nd Edition include:

  • a Teacher Guide book, which includes implementation guidance, cultural notes, additional intercultural learning prompts, ideas for extension, consolidation and kinesthetic activities, answers and a map of all chapter resources available in the eBook and when to make the most of those in the learning progression;
  • a Teacher eBook, which includes all of the Student eBook content and media, as well as teaching resources to help make lesson planning a breeze, including:
    • curriculum grids
    • editable chapter tests, and relevant audio and answers
    • projectable activity book answers
    • worksheets answers
    • a download pack of all audio files.

Quoi de Neuf ? Senior

Senior book

Written to the newest state syllabi and reviewed by expert educators across Australia and Francophonie, the Senior Book includes:

  • exam-style questions
  • preparation tasks
  • relevant authentic content and support.

Quoi de Neuf ? Senior


A full electronic version of the student book including:

  • access to all audio files
  • grammar animations for revision
  • editable worksheets for more listening, reading, and grammar practise.

Quoi de Neuf ? Senior

Teacher eBook

The Teacher Book offers extra support to help you guide students through their final exams successfully, with:

  • access to all student eBook content
  • additional listening practise
  • downloadable audio files, and more.

Sitcom-style videos

Copains Copines

Quoi de Neuf ? takes a fun and authentic approach to language learning with sitcom-style videos called Copains Copines. Quoi de Neuf ? 1, 2 and 3 each have 4 episodes, which enhance student learning by:

  • contextually exposing them to language with real-world, relevant situations
  • providing fun opportunities to practise viewing and listening comprehension skills and intercultural understanding
  • being carefully written to cater to expected levels of understanding.

Samples & downloads

Preview samples from Quoi de Neuf? 2nd Edition

  • Quoi De Neuf? Senior 2nd Edition Student Book - Table of Contents and sample pages Download PDF (6MB)

Meet the authors

Meet the authors

Judy Comley

Judy Comley, the lead author of the Quoi de Neuf? 1-4 series 1st and 2nd Editions, has been actively involved in French education in Victoria for over 40 years. This includes a long career in secondary schools as years 7-12 teacher, French co-ordinator, network leader and assessor for VCE oral examinations. She has been awarded Victorian French Teacher of the Year, was a writer for the VCAA’s Victorian Essential Learning Standards Progression Points in the LOTE domain and was the lead author of the Touché ! series.

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Annabel Gassmann

Annabel Gassmann, one of the lead authors of Quoi de Neuf? Senior and a contributing author and consultant on Quoi de Neuf? 1-4 2nd Edition student books and teacher guides, has been actively involved in French education in France and in NSW for over 25 years. This includes a long languages career in NSW secondary schools as years 7-12 teacher and head of department. She is the Co-President of the NSW Association of French Teachers and has been involved extensively with NESA as an HSC marker, examiner, assessor, curriculum writer and HSC Chief Examiner.

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Philippe Vallantin

Philippe Vallantin, one of the lead authors of Quoi de Neuf? Senior, teaches French 7-12 including VCE French and IB French at Lauriston Girls and is President of the Association of French Teachers of Victoria. He has written components of Touché !, Ça alors ! and Ça y est !, the Leading Edge French, and has co-written the Quoi de Neuf? 1 and 2 activity books and consulted on the student books. He also works with the Alliance française de Melbourne and the University of Melbourne on different projects including the review of the Queensland French Curriculum.

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Prue Clarke

Prue Clarke has taught French for many years at Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School in Melbourne, where she has been Chief of Staff. She was a teaching consultant on the first edition of Quoi de Neuf? 1 & 2 before taking on the authoring role on the first edition of Quoi de Neuf? 3+4 student book and activity book. 

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Nathalie Marchand

Nathalie Marchand has been actively involved in language education at primary and secondary levels for more than 16 years. She started her teaching career in England and has taught in two independent Victorian schools since 2007. She has experience in curriculum development and design, material development, as head of department for French, year level coordinator and examiner for both the VCE and IB examinations. She took part in the writing of online and assessing material for the first edition of Quoi de Neuf? 1-4 and has written the extension/CLIL taster material in the new edition of Quoi de Neuf? 1-4, is an author on the Quoi de Neuf? Senior resources and overall consultant on teaching and learning material for the series.

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Salma Burfoot

Salma Burfoot, author on the Quoi de Neuf? Senior resources, has taught French in Queensland secondary schools for the past 16 years. She has also been teaching mathematics and science in the French immersion program at Mansfield State high school since 1999. She has extensive experience in writing senior French work programs and assessment items for her school and in monitoring and verifying exams across many schools in south east Queensland in her role as a member of the QCAA district review panel.

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James Armstrong

James Armstrong, author on the Quoi de Neuf? Senior resources, has been teaching for 25 years. For the first 20 years, he taught French and German in inner-city schools in the north of England. As Curriculum Leader he developed strategies to meet the requirements of the UK National Curriculum and the various exam syllabuses. Since moving to Brisbane in 2014, James has been French Coordinator at a well-regarded state school. He has been a member of the French Panel for the QCAA, scrutinising and quality-assuring senior assessment portfolios. In 2016, James was a member of the QCAA Expert Writing Team, helping to create the updated senior French syllabus for introduction across Queensland in 2019.

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Beatrice Vanderstichele

Beatrice Vanderstichele has taught French in Victorian independent secondary schools for the last 15 years. She has worked with students from Year 7 to 12 and has been an assessor for VCE oral and written examinations. She has experience in curriculum planning and material development, and has a particular interest in creating multimodal tasks to provide students with ample opportunities to practise their language skills. In recent years, she has co-written practice examination papers for years 11 and 12 for the Association French Teachers of Victoria. Beatrice has also been involved in mentoring beginning teachers and presenting workshops for the AFTV for teachers of senior years. She is a contributing author on Quoi de Neuf? 3+4 2nd Edition student book and 1-4 tests, and a consultant on the Quoi de Neuf? Senior resources.

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Ghislaine Barbe

Ghislaine Barbe is the author of the first edition of Quoi de Neuf? 3+4 teacher guide. An education consultant in Languages F-12 for the Association of Independent Schools NSW for many years, she taught French, Japanese and Korean at high school level and was the French Language consultant at the NSW Department of Education. The French Government formally recognised Ghislaine's involvement in the promotion of the French language and culture in Australia by conferring to her the title of Chevalier des Palmes Académiques.

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Claire Courtel

Claire Courtel is a qualified native teacher of French who has been teaching both overseas and in Australia for nearly 20 years. She has a wealth of experience developing curriculum from beginner to proficient levels for a range of learners. Claire is passionate about language learning and promoting cultural awareness. She really enjoyed working on the pronunciation and drama videos for Quoi de Neuf?.

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Céline Fompudie

Céline Fompudie is a French and humanities teacher with many years experience teaching in Victoria and the ACT and also overseas in Lithuania and India. She has been actively involved in language education in Australia for the past 10 years. She is interested in implementing innovative language teaching methods and has been teaching using a wide range of approaches. She started and developed the CLIL program at Glen Eira College in Melbourne. She is the author of the Quoi de Neuf? grammar animations and a reviewer of years 7-10 cross-curriculum material.

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Martine Spooner

Martine Spooner, one of the consultants for Quoi de Neuf? Senior and author of the Quoi de Neuf? 2 2nd Edition tests, has been teaching French in WA secondary schools since 1999. She has worked as a years 7-12 teacher for mainstream as well as gifted and talented students, and as a head of department and assistant head of learning area.

Contributing reviewers

Alex Brayle

Alex Brayle, a reviewer of Quoi de Neuf ?, has been working in education development and training throughout the Francophonie since the start of the 1990s, after a short career as a biologist and science journalist. He has worked in a range of high-impact roles between the Maghreb and Southeast Asia within the French international cooperation services, and then the AUF (Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie). Today Alex offers educational training and consulting services in France, Senegal and where the need arises.

Contributing reviewers

Catherine Dhaussy

Catherine Dhaussy, a reviewer of Quoi de Neuf ?, lives in Paris after having spent several years abroad (Dominican Republic, Vietnam, Tunisia). Her academic background as a researcher in cross-cultural studies between French-speaking and English-speaking areas and her experience in international organisations have made her interested in foreign language acquisition and mutual comprehension among speakers with different backgrounds.

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