EntreCultures 3

EntreCultures 3
Communicate, explore, and connect across cultures

Level 3 / Intermediate Low — Intermediate Mid


In EntreCultures 3 we present rigorous tasks that hone learners’ skills. Your learners will have the opportunity to engage with authentic texts and literature, experience IPAs with all modes of communication, reflect on the knowledge they have learned, interact with students from different francophone countries, and more, all while encompassing elements of AP® skills.

"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


"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

"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

EntreCultures - A Cohesive System

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.

EntreCultures 3 will 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 backward design of the series. The program integrates all of the 2017 ACTFL World-Readiness Standards and aligns with or exceeds every state's language standards. 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.

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  • The EntreCultures series is chock-full of unit-aligned authentic resources from more than thirty Francophone cultures around the world, like podcasts, news stations, video bloggers, and more.

  • EntreCulturas nurtures your learners' interculturality by layering in reflection on the products, practices, and perspectives of French-speaking communities, as well as how diverse language, culture, geography, and environments affect the world around them.

  • The EntreCultures series lead with AP® and IB themes, and teacher resources in the front and end matter of the Teacher Edition outline AP® and IB themes and subthemes, so you can start your learners on the right foot.

  • Can-do statements in each unit of EntreCultures show learners a direct connection between tasks and what they are aiming to be able to do in French. They also support learners' social and emotional learning in developing skills and attitudes within the five dimensions of CASEL's Instruction and Classroom Climate Core (the CASEL 5).

  • EntreCultures contains performance-based formative and summative assessments throughout each level. We also provide lots of teacher supports to foster your success, including assessment guidelines, rubrics for IPAs, analytic and holistic rubrics, and more.

  • Each teacher edition of EntreCultures provides guidance in incorporating proficiency-based instruction in your classroom, provides ample tips and ideas throughout each unit, and includes a helpful section on teaching strategies.

  • Wayside provides additional strategies and support through our numerous outreach efforts - complimentary professional development, podcasts, blogs, newsletters, and connection with our thought leaders through social media.

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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 - 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

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EntreCultures 1

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EntreCultures 2

Communicate, explore, and connect across cultures

Novice High — Intermediate Low

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