February 22, 2018

Ça Roule ! 2

Ça Roule ! 2 completes the package for Junior Cycle French and has been written for Second and Third Year students and teachers. It is fully in line with the new Junior Cycle Specification for Modern Foreign Languages and helps to develop students’ essential skills for learning French

Ça Roule ! 2 is aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (Level A1/A2) and it comprehensively covers the Learning Outcomes and Key Skills of all three Strands of the Junior Cycle Specification for Modern Foreign Languages:

  • Communicative Competence
  • Language Awareness
  • Socio-cultural Knowledge and Intercultural Awareness

Student Textbook

  • Ça Roule ! 2 actively engages students in communicative activities and tasks in order to develop their French language skills
  • Uses interdisciplinary teaching methods and an integrated approach to bring the five language skills of listening, reading, writing, speech and conversation into every lesson
  • Clear, student-friendly layout with vibrant photos and creative illustrations
  • Learning intentions – a checklist of the conversation, speech, listening, reading, and grammatical skills the student will learn is provided at the start of each unit
  • Six units of learning per year, including an assessment unit at the end of the book, helps students prepare for the Classroom-Based Assessments, the Assessment Task and the final exam
  • Self-assessment checks after key topics help students to monitor their progress
  • Mets tes connaissances à l’épreuve section at the end of each unit enables students to practise all the language skills acquired throughout the unit
  • Authentic texts and up-to-date content show natural language in use and give real-world context to topics
  • Cultural information in every unit provides students with an insight to life in the French-speaking world, thereby developing socio-cultural knowledge and promoting intercultural awareness
  • Reading and writing exercises incorporate students’ own lived experiences, bringing the real world into the classroom
  • Colourful icons with each activity indicate which language skill is being focused on
  • Suitable for mixed ability classes – icons indicate where activities are more challenging
  • Grammar is presented in an integrated manner and is supported by examples and practice exercises


Journal de bord

  • A FREE Journal de bord (learning diary), which is integrated with the textbook, helps students to:
    • collate their work
    • reinforce learning
    • revise key words and grammar points
    • reflect on and evaluate their progress
    • compile a portfolio of written pieces
    • put their new knowledge into practice
  • Helps students to prepare for the Classroom-Based Assessments
  • Includes a range of interesting activities and tasks (students interview each other, write blog posts, create narratives based on real-life scenarios, practise writing inquiries via email)
  • Provides space for students to set learning goals and reflect on their learning and progress
  • Includes success criteria for activities and space for teachers to leave comments and feedback


Student CDs

  • Two FREE student CDs of authentic audio material
  • Allow students to listen to native French speakers and practise their pronunciation at home


Teacher’s Resource Book, CD and Posters

The Ça Roule ! 2 Teacher’s Resource Book helps teachers to plan their lessons quickly and easily. It aligns to the Junior Cycle MFL specification and it contains:

  • Summative assessments for Assessment of Learning
  • Sample lesson plan, unit plan and yearly scheme of work
  • Aligns to the Junior Cycle MFL Specification
  • Additional worksheets and end-of-unit tests
  • Solutions to activities
  • Teacher’s CD with additional audio material and transcripts
  • A set of language posters that reinforce useful phrases for students


Digital Resources

Ça Roule ! 1 and 2 digital resources support the New Junior Cycle Specification’s emphasis on the use of modern technology in the classroom and are designed to cater for different learning styles.

Each unit is supported by digital resources that are integrated for easy reference and lesson planning.

Teachers can access the Ça Roule ! 1 and 2 interactive e-books at www.edcolearning.ie, plus a bank of free digital resources, including:

  • Free student website with interactive grammar and language activities and quizzes to reinforce learning and practise language skills
  • Easy-to-use, ready-made editable PowerPoints for the classroom
  • Interview videos with students to support oral communication
  • Follow-up worksheets, with solutions, for every video to focus comprehension and consolidate vocabulary
  • Innovative vlogs created by real students to encourage active engagement with the French language (Ça Roule ! 2 only)
  • Solutions to activities
  • Audio CD tracks available in digital format


FREE e-book

  • Students and teachers can download their free Ça Roule ! 2 e-book by visiting www.edcolearning.ie/code and entering the code from inside the front cover of the textbook.