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Maine Publisher Releases Intercultural Spanish 1, 2, 3 Textbook Series

New Spanish language and culture textbook series pairs intercultural communicative competence with authentic, standards-based tasks.

Freeport, ME, February 10, 2017 --( Wayside Publishing, the publisher behind Triángulo Aprobado and Tejidos, has just released a new Spanish language learning series for levels 1, 2, 3 (novice-low to intermediate-mid): EntreCulturas: Communicate, Explore, and Connect Across Cultures.

This groundbreaking, standards-based Spanish series for middle and high school students focuses on teaching intercultural communicative competence with features like can-do statements alongside activities, student portfolios, and authentic resources.

EntreCulturas is aligned with the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, ACTFLs 5 C’s, and introduces AP® and IB themes starting at the novice level.

EntreCulturas Explorer, a digital workbook that accompanies the text, includes access to Learning Strategies videos, authentic video blogs from Spanish-speaking teens, and student portfolios where learners can upload evidence of their skills.

The company and author team set out to use backward design to create a series like no other, according to Wayside Publishing President Greg Greuel. The team wanted to create engaging classroom-ready materials to align with the most recent standards and pedagogical guidelines published by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Greuel said.

“Each of the eleven authors brought a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience to the series that worked in concert to create a cohesive articulated series,” Curriculum Coordinator Janet Parker said.

“Once the overall thread of interculturality was established, each author contributed to the thematic flow for their level.”

Greuel praised the author team for the extraordinary number of hours put into the series. “They poured their hearts and souls into this series - and it really shows.”

EntreCulturas is available to sample digitally or for purchase in hardcover, softcover, and FlexText eBook. Each new textbook purchase comes with a 1-year complimentary subscription to EntreCulturas Explorer.

Founded in 1988, Wayside Publishing is an educational publisher of superior quality textbooks and learning programs, located in the coastal town of Freeport, Maine. Call Wayside Publishing at (888) 302-2519 or email us at to place an order or ask a question. For author spotlights, news, teacher resources, and more, sign up for our monthly newsletter at
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