Spanish-as-a-heritage-language series created specifically for U.S. heritage and native speakers

Bridge the language gap and promote bilingualism, biliteracy and biculturalism.

Students engage with the language as they meet artists, poets, mathematicians, scientists, and other iconic cultural figures of the past and present, from all regions of the Spanish-speaking world!

What makes Galería de lengua y cultura different from other
Spanish Language Arts programs?

  • First Spanish Language Arts program produced for Spanish heritage speakers in the U.S.
  • Versatile enough to also be successfully implemented in a world language classroom.
  • Differentiated content instruction for different learning modalities, abilities, and needs.
  • Extensive and intensive language practice and application to other content areas.

This Spanish-as-a-heritage-language series is the first of its kind, created specifically for U.S. heritage and native speakers in order to bridge the language gap and promote bilingualism, biliteracy, and biculturalism.

Galería de lengua y cultura was developed according to both the latest language arts and Spanish-as-a-world-language teaching methodologies.

Comprises three levels that can be used in a high-school or upper-middle-school setting.

Integrates cultural products and perspectives from most Spanish speaking regions of the world.

Introduces, practices, reviews, and maintains grammatical structures and domain-specific vocabulary across the the three levels.

Take a sneak peek and learn what makes Galería de lengua y cultura so different and special!

Student Edition

The eight modules in each student book present a theme and a specific region, and the phases in each module have a specific focus, such as reading, literary genres, content areas, academic vocabulary, and language specific to social studies, science, art, and music. 

Literacy Skills Companion Handbook

  • Correlates to Student Book topics and Big Idea.
  • Provides basic practice of grammar and spelling skills.
  • Connects to related social studies and science themes and domain specific vocabulary.

Language and Culture Companion Handbook

Introduces students to the topics and skills from the AP® Language and Culture test.

  • Reproduces basic format of AP® test, but without administrative rigor.
  • Correlates six AP® themes to the eight Galería themes.
  • Addresses the three Communication modes: Interpretive, Interpersonal, and Presentational, and incorporates cultural and linguistic comparisons.

Disclaimer – AP® is a trademark registered by the College Board, which is not affiliated with, and does not endorse, this program.

Teacher's Edition & Assessments

Galería de lengua y cultura provides a variety of formal and informal assessment tools to help teachers differentiate instruction and support the needs of heritage and native speakers.

  • Placement, Mid-Year, and Final Assessments.
  • End-of-Module Summative Assessments.
  • Five Formative Assessments within each module.
  • Assessments include multiple-choice and open-ended questions for oral and written expression.

SmartCenter, the next step in fully interactive, customizable instruction!


The SmartCenter provides a variety of interactive resources with immediate corrective feedback that encourage students to practice language concepts and help teachers plan and differentiate instruction! From the SmartBook with integrated audios, music, videos and presentations to student and teacher dashboards and reports, students and teachers have instant access to support from their desktop computer, tablet or mobile phone.

The key to bridging the gap for students is Differentiated Instruction!

Galería de lengua y cultura is designed to address students at all language proficiency levels! In addition to teaching strategies such as universal access, cooperative learning, and translanguaging, every module provides targeted instruction and activities for students at three specific levels:

Level 1

Students have access to essential communication and cultural concepts as they engage in critical-thinking skills.

Level 2

Students achieve a more advanced access to the language and their performance reflects the use of higher-order thinking skills.

Level 3

Students demonstrate more complex comprehension and command of the language, and their performance reflects problem-solving strategies as they apply higher-order thinking skills.

Differentiate content in a variety of ways and support all students!