Ca y est !

Philippe Vallantin

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Ca y est !

By Philippe Vallantin
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Ça y est ! is an innovative magazine-style topic-based course which invites students in Year 10 and early Year 11 to experience French language and culture at a more advanced level. Researched on location in France and Morocco, Ça y est ! uses original photographs, up-to-date realia and first-hand encounters to present real people and situations. Ça y est ! provides a systematic approach to developing language skills that is both accessible and practical and that seemlessly blends language and culture.
Pearson takes great pride in our authors. We source authors that are industry leading experts, with extensive teaching experience from every state of Australia. We commission only the best Authors who have valuable insight and something unique to bring to the field.
Authors for Ca y est ! are Phillippe Vallantin, Alison Brown, James Griffiths, Florence Guthrie and Isabelle Mangeot-Hewison

Each of the six units is presented as a different full-colour ‘magazine’

  • Articles are researched on location and include a wealth of original photographs and authentic realia
  • Topics are of strong interest to students, bridging into prescribed topics for Years 11 and 12
  • Topics include:
    - school life in France
    - travel and cuisine
    - teenage relationships
    - the French connection with Australia and New Zealand
    - the world of work
  • Each unit includes a variety of text types such as article, email, interview, letter, memoir, literary extract, song lyrics, poem, brochure, advertisement, recipe, photo story, entertainment guide, horoscope
  • Speaking activities varied from structured drills to open-ended role-plays
  • Longer reading passages are geared towards older students
  • Very clear, well-developed grammar explanations are appropriate for a more advanced level
  • An additional focus on life in other francophone countries, notably Morocco
Target audience
Years 10-11
Table of contents

Unité 1

Le Bahut

  • Daily routine
  • A school exchange
  • School subjects
  • School reports
  • School life
  • Ways of getting to school
  • Comparing Australian and French schools

Unité 2

Le Goût du Voyage

  • Morocco, a French-speaking country
  • North African cuisine
  • French regional cuisine
  • Air travel

Unité 3

Coup de Foudre

  • Friendships/relationships
  • Parties
  • Personality
  • First dates
  • Horoscope

Unité 4

On se bouge !

  • Music
  • Arts
  • Café culture
  • Cinema
  • Going out

Unité 5

La Boussole

  • French connections with Australia and New Zealand
  • early explorers and settlement
  • the two world wars
  • Some important moments and figures in French history

Unité 6


  • The world of work
  • Careers
  • Finding a job
  • Young people’s dreams
  • Environmental issues

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