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PWCS World Language Adopted Textbooks

The following textbooks are recommended by the World Languages Textbook Adoption Committee in 2015-16 comprised of 60 teachers and parents. The levels and special program materials for each language will vary based on the middle and high schools where the courses or upper level classes are offered.

The less commonly taught languages (LCTs) such as Arabic, ASL (American Sign Language), Korean, and Russian have very limited choices for the public school 6-12 programs. As newer materials become available on the market, these programs may purchase supplemental materials using Regulation 653-4 for this purpose.

Special programs such as Advanced Placement, Cambridge, and the International Baccalaureate programs have specialized materials that need to be purchased to align with their programs.

The languages are listed in alphabetical order: Arabic, ASL (American Sign language), French, German, Italian, Latin, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Spanish for Native Speakers.


Arabic

Levels 1-4:

  • Alif Baa (3rd ed.); Georgetown University Press, 2013
  • Al-Kitaab, Part 1 & 2 (3rd ed.); Georgetown University Press, 2013

ASL (American Sign Language)

Levels 1-2:

  • Master ASL Textbook 1; Sign Media, 2006

Level 3:

  • Signing Naturally, Units 13-17; Dawn Sign Press, 2014

French

Levels 1-5:

  • T’es Branché 1-5; EMC, 2014

Advanced Placement:

  • Themes; Vista Higher Learning, 2014

Cambridge:

  • Cambridge ICSCE and International Certificate French Foreign Language; Hodder Education, 2015
  • IGCSE Level 3 French; Hodder Education, 2015
  • Elan 1-2; Oxford University Press, 2015

International Baccalaureate:

  • Le Monde en Français; Cambridge University Press, 2011

German

Levels 1-3:

  • Deutsch Aktuell, 1-3; EMC, 2015

Advanced Placement:

  • Kaleidoskop; Cengage, 2015-16

Italian

Levels 1-3:

  • ECCO 1-3; EMC, 2013

Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate:

  • Immagina; Vista Higher Learning, 2015-16

Korean

Levels 1-4:

  • Dynamic Korean 1-3; Foundation for Korean Language and Culture in USA, 2015-16

Latin

Levels 1-3:

  • Latin for the New Millennium, 1-3; Bolchazy-Carducci, 2008

Advanced Placement, Cambridge, and International Baccalaureate:

  • Cicero’s First Catilinarian Oration; Bolchazy-Carducci, 1997
  • Ovid: Amores, Metamorphoses Selections; Bolchazy-Carducci, 2013
  • Catullus: Expanded Edition; Bolchazy-Carducci, 2005
  • Caesar: Selections from his Commentarii De Bello Gallico; Bolchazy-Carducci, 2012
  • Vergil’s Aeneid: Selected Readings from Books 1, 2, 4, and 6; Bolchazy-Carducci, 2012
  • Lectiones Memorabiles, Volume I: Selections from Catullus, Cicero, Livy, Ovid, Propertius, Tibullus, and Vergil; Bolchazy-Carducci, 2015
  • Lectiones Memorabiles, Volume II: Selections from Horace, Lucretius, Seneca, Suetonius, and Tacitus: Bolchazy-Carducci, 2015

Russian

Levels 1-4, and Advanced Placement:

  • Live from Russia-Stage One, Volume 1-2 Textbook; Kendall Hunt, 2008
  • Welcome Back-Russian Stage Two, Textbook Volume 1-2; Kendall Hunt, 2010

Spanish

Levels 1-4:

  • ¡Qué Chévere!; EMC, 2015-16 

Advanced Placement:

  • ¡Qué Chévere!; EMC, 2015-16

Cambridge:

  • Cambridge IGCSE and International Certificate Spanish; Hodder Education, 2013
  • Sigue! AS; Hodder Education, 2014
  • Sigue! A2; Hodder Education, 2014

International Baccalaureate:

  • Spanish B, International Baccalaureate; Pearson, 2014
  • En Español, 6-12; Santillana, 2015 Spanish for Native Speakers Middle School or Pre-literate:
  • Yabisí, 4, 5 and 6 and Antología 3, 4, and 5; Santillana, 2015

Spanish for Native Speakers

  • En Español, 6-12; Santillana, 2015

Middle School or Pre-literate:

  • Yabisí, 4, 5 and 6 and Antología 3, 4, and 5; Santillana, 2015