EntreCultures 1A & 1B for Middle School

Communicate, Explore, and Connect Across Cultures

New Release! | Level 1A Novice-Low to Novice-Mid French | Level 1B Novice-Mid to Novice-High French 

Authors

  • Elizabeth Zwanziger
  • Brittany Goings
  • Ed Weiss
  • Hélène Schuster

EntreCultures 1A & 1B for Middle School

Communicate, Explore, and Connect Across Cultures

New Release! | Level 1A Novice-Low to Novice-Mid French | Level 1B Novice-Mid to Novice-High French 

Authors

  • Elizabeth Zwanziger
  • Brittany Goings
  • Ed Weiss
  • Hélène Schuster

Features

  • Authentic audio-visual and print resources from over thirty Francophone cultures 
  • Proficiency-based with a focus on intercultural communicative competence
  • Six thematic units leading with essential questions and incorporating AP® Global themes and IB themes
  • Unit-embedded Can-Do statements and an online Mon dossier to track performance
  • Integrated Performance Assessments (IPAs)
  • Annotated Teacher Edition
  • Online Explorer course for student and teacher support

Description

The standards-based EntreCultures program is all about teaching French language and culture to novice through intermediate learners through the lens of interculturality. Students discover appropriate ways to interact with others whose perspectives may be different from their own by exploring the lives of real people from the entire francophone world.

Levels 1A and 1B are designed with your learners in mind. Students build the language skills, personal attitudes, and cultural insights necessary to experience life entre cultures using French to connect with people and their own community. Vocabulary and grammar are presented in context. The online Explorer® provides audio-visual resources, scaffolding, vocabulary, and grammar reinforcement, including flipped classroom videos, with all activities tied to the Mon dossier to upload performance evidence.

EntreCultures 1a and 1b support teachers in assessing what learners can do with the language they have acquired through three differentiated formative performance-based assessments and a summative IPA per unit. IPA-specific, analytic, and holistic performance rubrics accompany this series in print and online, so teachers and students can stay on track. 

The educator-author team considered a variety of learner and educator styles in the backwards design of the series. Content includes IB and AP® task types and themes without compromising on our commitment to empower each learner to communicate in the real world. Units are clearly organized with ample strategies and support offered in the textbook, on the Learning Site, and in a constantly growing community of proficiency practitioners.

Want to learn more? Check out the EntreCultures YouTube playlist, featuring overviews, testimonials, and closer looks at the program pedagogy, instructional strategies, and EntreCultures Learning Site tools. 

Please contact (888) 302-2519 or email info@waysidepublishing.com to start planning how you can incorporate EntreCultures into your classroom.

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EntreCultures Explorer

Complete the EntreCultures program online with The Learning Site!

  • FlexText® - an online version of the textbook that connects to Explorer content
  • Explorer® - offering all the resources, activities you need!
    • Extensive collection of authentic images, text, audios, and videos
    • Activities and exercises to expand knowledge
    • Teacher resources, rubrics, and more
    • Student portfolio where learners can upload evidence to support Can-Do Statements
  • The Learning Site supports most classroom tech - from an iOS app to integration and rostering options. Check out The Learning Site page for details.