July 27, 2020
EntreCultures 3 reimagines intermediate French
Relevant rigor that pushes learners farther
It’s been only a year since the revolutionary EntreCultures 1 and 2 entered French classrooms. Early responses have been so positive that Wayside Publishing has launched level 3 of the program with an expedited online/print release!
EntreCultures 3 offers Level 3 classrooms an unprecedented blend of proficiency-based pedagogy and best practice strategies that align with ACTFL standards, every state’s DOE standards, and correlate with both AP® and IB themes.
For learners, content of EntreCultures 3 could not have arrived at a more appropriate time. Units 1 and 2 revolve around identity and digital citizenship, with relevant subtopics that can support learners in processing the world around them. Students this fall will have opportunities to reflect on how teens’ perspectives and independence have been impacted by recent events, and to research how social media and remote learning have varied across the Francophone world through authentic resources created for teenage French learners, by native French speaking peers.
And of course, all of this communication is transpiring in French! Vocabulary and grammar are taught in context, with communicative tasks that reinforce language meaning, pronunciation, and structure.
For teachers, EntreCultures 1,2,3 have all been updated this summer to include tools that will support remote instruction, classroom delivery, or a blend. New to EntreCultures:
- Differentiated formative assessments to guide customization to each learner’s progress
- An Instructional Strategies Toolkit with 100+ activities that can be filtered by proficiency level, communication mode, age appropriateness, learning style, and more
- A revamped gradebook with improved functionality, faster navigation, and improved viewing
- A new YouTube channel packed with “how-to” tutorials, Learning Site tips, and more
- New integration options including nearly any learning management system
- Practical guides on how to adapt EntreCultures units around COVID-19 disruptions this fall
Experience the cutting-edge EntreCultures today.
EntreCultures 3 giveaway, a success!
In celebration of EntreCultures 3's launch, Wayside gave away the Ultimate French Proficiency Library, consisting of EntreCultures 3, our entire French line, a class set of student subscriptions, and more. Congratulations to our three winners, drawn randomly on August 24th:
Grand Prize: Claudia McGuigan
Gift bag prize: Erica Boston
EntreCultures 3 Teacher Edition prize: Denise (Jeanne) Miller
July 27, 2020
EntreCulturas 4 completes the path to proficiency
Standing out, leading forward
Spanish educators have something to cheer about this summer — EntreCulturas 4 has been released for classroom use! With this latest level in Wayside’s proficiency-based language series, teachers finally have access to an uniterrupted Novice through Advanced Spanish line that is completely proficiency-based and correlated with the 2017 NCSSFL-ACTFL standards, and every state standard.
In this first edition of EntreCulturas 4, teachers will encounter the only new Pre-AP® program in Spanish education that combines the best practices of teachers across the proficiency spectrum. From TPRS devotees to C.I. practitioners to grammar advocates, EntreCulturas 4’s teacher-authors understood that there is a time and place for each element, and sequenced authentic-resource centered tasks and assessment in a manner that naturally inspires communicative language practice and retention.
EntreCulturas 4 can be flexibly used with the broad array of Spanish learners including heritage learners with individual perspectives and varying degrees of proficiency in each of the four modalities (listening, speaking, reading, and writing).
Not only does EntreCulturas 4 included the beloved IPA format, rubrics and strategies that educators have loved in prior levels, but it also includes new assessment and grading features:
- Differentiated formative assessments can be given as tasks during class, support educators in understanding individual progress, with extension opportunities available to individualize instruction.
- A new Gradebook in the Learning Site makes assigning and grading a breeze – with integrations to most online learning platforms. (If you use other Wayside products – have no fear – this new gradebook is now available across ALL Wayside titles!)
Building on the communicative proficiency developed through EntreCulturas 1,2,3, EntreCulturas 4 prepares learners with the confidence they need to experiment with their Spanish in the real world and to pursue AP®-level coursework in Triángulo APreciado and Azulejo.
With the entire Spanish line complete, Wayside has been partnering with communities to make sure its resources support learners across the various contexts imposed by COVID-19. Supportive tools include an Instructional Strategies Toolkit in the Learning Site, YouTube tutorials on how to make best practices into daily habits, new Facebook communities where teachers can interact with series creators in real-time, and practical guides on how to adapt EntreCulturas units around COVID-19 disruptions.
Experience the only uninterrupted Spanish path to proficiency for yourself.
EntreCulturas 4 launch giveaway, a success!
In celebration of EntreCulturas 4's launch, Wayside gave away the Ultimate Spanish Proficiency Library, consisting of EntreCulturas 4, our entire Spanish line, a class set of student subscriptions, and more. Congratulations to our three winners, drawn randomly on August 10th:
Grand Prize: Lucia Philipp, Salisbury School CT
Gift bag prize: Katherine Menendez, Moore Haven Middle School FL
EntreCulturas 4 Teacher Edition prize: Belen Ramirez, Point Loma High School, CA