Why Wayside?

exceptional products and superlative customer care

Wayside Publishing® creates innovative materials and digital solutions for future-ready schools and provides exceptional, personalized service.

  • ACTFL-aligned world language programs
  • Library of Comprehension-Based Readers®
  • Flexible digital solutions
  • Unparalleled support

Our program creators are world language advocates who are passionate about promoting language acquisition and cultural awareness. They are native speakers, innovators of teaching, prolific authors, College Board consultants, and AP® Readers.

Behind our programs are teams of professionals in tech support, customer service, and instructional development - all committed to our vision and mission. Whether you order 5 books or 5,000, you get personal attention from Wayside Publishing®.

Our Mission

Giving students a competitive advantage in a diverse, global workforce is our goal. We offer teachers the tools to foster students’ language, intercultural, and critical thinking skills to prepare them for the future.

Our Vision

Empowering the next generation of global citizens.

Our Commitments

Wayside Publishing goes beyond creating world language materials and digital solutions to creating opportunities for a more just and inclusive world.

"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 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


This is my 49th year in education. EntreCulturas provides multiple spontaneous conversation opportunities for students, and teachers are able to look at something and immediately go from there with it - and perhaps even do the types of things they used to have to do on their own. EntreCulturas is the only series that I know of that provides that kind of material for kids to begin to speak with each other naturally. It's set up the way that I've always been striving to teach.

Deborah Doyle

Spanish Teacher, MFLA, Maryland

"My learners strive to succeed in the AP® and be prepared for in-depth study in university courses. I have been looking for a textbook that fits my style of teaching, one that my students and I can connect to, one that has more manageable chapters. [Triangulo APpreciado] is the book I have been looking for."

Eglee Rodriguez

Cranbook Schools, MI

"Azulejo is such a creative approach to making real-world connections to literature. Bravo to the authors."

Dr. Danielle Cahill Velardi

Associate Professor of Spanish, Christopher Newport University

I am currently using La Hija del sastre by Carrie Toth in my level 4 class, and the amount of communication that can come from the topics and vocabulary presented in the novel is simply amazing. Students are getting a lot of exposure to "complex" grammar structures, and are using them to discuss the novel, and to discuss their own lives.

How do you all use graded readers to promote communication in your class?

William Langley

ACTFL CCLT SIG Chair, Richmond, VA

"Neue Blickwinkel touches on themes of interest to my teens. The vocabulary is divided into function and color is used throughout. (I am a big advocate of color in learning, as it helps the whole brain become engaged.) It's not too large a text but functions in themes that I use (and that the AP reading/listening themes often use as well). There are ample opportunities for students to research more deeply a theme that interests them and because the reading texts are interesting, to improve their reading comprehension as well as their vocabulary."

Janey Haynes

"Finalmente! Finally, there is a textbook series that satisfies every need. Chiarissimo Uno and Chiarissimo Due are my one-stop resource for creating and carrying out engaging lessons. Written in a clear and logical manner, the content is easily understood and well suited to independent learning that can be expanded upon in the classroom in an effective sequence of communicative activities. Visually appealing and colorful, the graphics enhance the students' understanding and generate enthusiasm. The use of grammar and vocabulary recycling throughout the book reflect the invaluable experience and wisdom of two dedicated educators. The Chiarissimo series is a revolution and a revelation for teachers of Italian."

Jenn Trevisiol

The Prout School, Rhode Island

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