EntreCultures 2 ©2025

EntreCultures 2 ©2025
Companion Reader Edition
Communicate, Explore, and Connect Across Cultures

Level 2 / Novice High — Intermediate Low

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EntreCultures 2 uses the same cultural, proficiency-based approach as Level 1 to introduce new vocabulary and structures in context that take learners beyond the basics of the French language, recycling previously learned content to strengthen their communicative skills. Learners continue to engage and interact with the French-speaking world and make comparisons between francophone communities and their own.

EntreCultures 2

The standards-based EntreCultures program is all about increasing French language proficiency and cultural competency for novice through intermediate students 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.

In EntreCultures 2 Companion Reader Edition, vocabulary and grammar are presented in context and with visual support to aid comprehension. The online Explorer® provides all audio-visual resources, online versions of activities from the student text, supplementary activities for vocabulary and grammar reinforcement, an online portfolio for students to track their own progress, and the searchable Instructional Strategies Toolkit for teachers.

The EntreCultures 2 Companion Reader Edition includes the comprehensible input reader, Émeraude, le bébé tortue marine. This engaging novel strategically weaves high-level language structures into a compelling story, which is based on high-frequency vocabulary. Wayside's novice readers maintain a high-frequency factor of high-level language structures, thus helping learners progress beyond typical proficiency levels.

Émeraude, le bébé tortue marine

Émeraude is a tiny baby turtle who struggles against all odds to avoid the many pitfalls that she encounters between her nest and the sea. With a lot of support from helpful human and animal friends, Émeraude is ready to begin the long search for her mother. Join Émeraude on a perilous and exciting marine adventure!

Émeraude, le bébé tortue marine was written to pair with EntreCultures 2 and targets the Novice Low to Novice Mid proficiency range.
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Listening and Speaking Practice

Now, your learners can practice their listening and speaking skills in a safe, confidence-building environment with the characters of Émeraude, le bébé tortue marine. Wayside and Nualang are partnering to create character chatbots to help your students become more confident listeners and speakers.
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All the Support You Need

  • Professional Development

    Wayside's instructional leaders make it easy to access timely, free professional development opportunities with synchronous, guided sessions and a digital archive of past PD presentations.
  • Conferences

    Our Instructional Strategists and Technologists speak on topics relating to proficiency, comprehensible input, and more, at conferences throughout the year.
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    Is there a topic you want to learn more about? Explore our Reading Room for articles by our Instructional Designers and other world languages educators in the field.
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    Wayside's Languages Matter Grants and Scholarships Program offers awards to teachers. With new topics and awards each month, there are plenty of opportunities to get your idea funded.
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As the World Languages Coordinator for Tulsa Public Schools, EntreCulturas and EntreCultures are my top textbook choices for Spanish and French.

Whitney Stafford-Najibi

OFLTA President-Elect, Tulsa, Oklahoma

"Historically, I have never really been a textbook following language teacher - but wow, Wayside Publishing's EntreCultures blew me away this week when I reviewed it for school adoption this fall! Bravo!"

Jeannie Starman

French Teacher, NC

"With units built around rich cultural topics and compelling essential questions, EntreCulturas and EntreCultures are the perfect fit for our IB Middle Years Programme. We love the focus on the development of both language and cultural proficiency and the wide range of communicative learning activities that work as well in middle school as they do for high school learners."

Molly Wieland

K-12 World Language and Immersion Coordinator, Hopkins, MN

"I can't write enough about how great EntreCultures is. I love that it has the themes and the essential questions from the AP®, starting in level one! It is so much more 'real' to have all the lessons in context, meaningful, relevant, connected, and correlated in a manner that gears students for higher-level thinking and learning. By the time they take AP®, they will be so prepared."

A. Leonardo


Wayside Publishing not only provides high-quality teaching materials, but they are a great company to work with. Their generosity and support in sponsoring the non-profit Manie Musicale Collaborative have been incredible. I highly recommend their personable and helpful staff.

Michelle Fournier

French teacher, Falmouth, Maine

Each book comes with a subscription to Learning Site®

The Interactive Digital Textbook

Your FlexText® is the page-by-page digital version of the textbook and is available through your Explorer® class or the FlexText® Library link on your Dashboard. Don't want to bring home your textbook? No problem! FlexText® is available wherever there is internet access.

A Community Bulletin Board

Learners and teachers alike use the Classroom Forum anytime as their online community bulletin board. Teachers love posting lesson openers, polls, links to external resources, and more. And students can comment, exchange GIFS, and upload audio, videos, and photos.

Learning to hold a conversation

Mock conversations with pre-recorded conversation prompts challenge your learners to hone their conversational skills. Learners record themselves replying to comments and questions, and the recorded conversations can be added to their portfolio as an artifact.

Tracking Their Own Progress

Online student portfolios follow learners from unit to unit, level to level. Students can upload evidence of what they can do in the language - assigned Can-Do statements, activities, quizzes, audio files, PowerPoint and Word files, and more. This allows them to set goals and reflect on their progress related to Can-Do Statements.

Efficient, Integrated Grading

Use the online calendar to remind students of upcoming assignments and deadlines, assign tasks to specific learners or an entire class, and more. Explorer® lets you know when your students complete their work and alerts students as soon as you’ve graded. Grade each quiz question response without opening each question in Explorer®. Automatic grading is available where appropriate.

More Than 200 Ideas

Wayside’s Instructional Strategies Toolkit provides loads of instructional ideas and approaches that can be filtered by mode, skill, proficiency level, activity type, learning style, and more! Whether you are a new teacher or want to find new strategies, the toolkit provides built-in world language methodology and pedagogy training at any time.

Additional Resources

Complete the EntreCultures Collection


EntreCultures 1A & 1B for Middle School ©2025

Communicate, Explore, and Connect Across Cultures

Novice Low — Novice High

EntreCultures 1 ©2025

Communicate, Explore, and Connect Across Cultures

Novice Low — Novice High

EntreCultures 3 ©2025

Communicate, Explore, and Connect Across Cultures

Intermediate Low — Intermediate Mid

EntreCultures 4 ©2025

Communicate, Explore, and Connect Across Cultures

Intermediate Mid — Intermediate High

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